Lighting levels

Lighting levels

Established by building, fire, life safety, and health codes. Too much light will lead to excessive energy usage and failure to meet energy code limits.
References in periodicals archive ?
This is due to some aspects of our design process and the available technology, which results in installed lighting levels that are far above the required maintained lighting level.
Researchers working with FHWA conducted studies to determine optimal times, conditions, and suitable approaches for reducing lighting; appropriate lighting levels for various roads and features; energy savings and reductions in greenhouse gases resulting from reduced lighting; and potential legal issues.
Ramps and entrance areas may have different fixture types than basic parking areas because the IES recommends higher lighting levels there, according to the DOE's fact sheet for its Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG).
It is important to recognize the difference between the two types of lighting levels required.
In spite of the necessity of adequate lighting for sight and safety, data shows that artificial lighting levels in many residences and nursing homes in the United States are below the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recommended levels (Bakker, Lofel, & Lachs, 2004;.
Our initial analysis showed that in order to reach the desired lighting levels, we would have to add another 150 400 watt HID units.
The architect's solution introduced a new and streamlined interior architectural "envelope" of dramatic wall and flooring surfaces as well as improved lighting levels.
The goal of this study is to develop a protocol for quantitative measurement of lighting levels in food service operations.
Building codes simply prescribe average lighting levels for all types of spaces including corridors, stairwells, resident rooms, and bathrooms.