ENERGY CONSERVATION BY SELECTIVE LIGHTING STANDARDS, GRADED IN TERMS OF TASK AND OBSERVER CHARACTERISTICS

A group of experts comprising the Visual Performance Committee of the International Commission in Illumination (CIE) has established the basis for a rational selection of lighting standards for different tasks and different observes. The use of such "selective" lighting standards rather than a single standard of any kind is expected to produce a sizable savings in the energy used for lighting. This paper summarizes the Committee findings, concluding that once lighting standards are expressed in terms of E-ref and evaluated in terms of ERI, it should be possible to conserve energy without any loss in task performance by prohibiting the use of excessive wattage to produce criterion values of E-ref.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Illuminating Engineering Society

    120 Wall Street, 17th Floor
    New York, NY  United States  10005-4001
  • Authors:
    • Blackwell, H R
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 17-28
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129902
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM