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.
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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.
The Light Pollution Reduction point--SS Credit 8--provides guidelines for reducing interior and exterior lighting levels.
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;.
The new fixtures also offer variable lighting levels, for instance illuminating only alternating rows or only the perimeter.
"Our initial analysis showed that in order to reach the desired lighting levels, we would have to add another 150 400 watt HID units." said Mario Lopez, Solyndra Project Manager.
Boasting three lighting levels (maximum, optimum and economic), two lighting modes (continuous and flashing), boost mode (shines to 50 meters for up to 20 seconds) and four interchangeable, wide-angle lenses (red, green, blue and transparent), the water-resistant Tactikka XP with ADAPT system allows users to mount the light to the included headband, onto a rigid surface and to your waist belt or shirt pocket.
This luminaire provides consistent color temperature at all lighting levels and is quick to come up to full light when needed.
"With the project just recently completed, we are already seeing our anticipated returns with improved lighting levels in our production and administrative areas, as well as reduced power consumption and the corresponding savings," said Craig McPhee, Farr West retail support center general manager.