Lighting for VDT Workstations 2: Effect of Control and Lighting Design on Task Performance and Chosen Photometric Conditions

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction; Volume 166
Physical description62 p.
AbstractThis experiment was conducted in a mock-up office space laboratory. 118 participants worked for a single day under one of four lighting designs (Figure A). They had no control over the lighting until the second half of the afternoon, when all participants were offered some form of individual dimming control. During this working day participants completed a variety of simulated office tasks and questionnaires related to mood, satisfaction, and discomfort. An earlier report [Newsham et al., 2003] described initial data analysis of questionnaire outcomes and photometric data. In this report we supplement this information with analysis of the task performance data and more detailed photometric data. For completeness, this Executive Summary will summarize the findings of the experiment as a whole.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number16225
NPARC number20378016
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Record created2012-07-24
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