THE EFFECTS OF ILLUMINATION AND CONTRAST ON VISUAL PROCESSES AFFECTING COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE

Reduced levels of illumination and the consequential effects on visual and human performance are discussed. It is pointed out that even if high levels of performance are maintained under conditions of reduced illumination and contrast, this performance may be at the expense of visual comfort, which in the long run may be debilitating to performance. Pilot studies are being conducted at the State University of New York to investigate this problem. It is suggested that until such investigations as these are completed it would be unwise to ignore current approaches to the determination of lighting levels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Illuminating Engineering Society

    120 Wall Street, 17th Floor
    New York, NY  USA  10005-4001
  • Authors:
    • Lewis, A L
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

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  • Accession Number: 00129901
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM