Chapter 25. Illumination

  1. Gavriel Salvendy Ph.D. Chair, Professor, and Head of the Department2,3
  1. Peter R. Boyce

Published Online: 28 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470048204.ch25

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition

How to Cite

Boyce, P. R. (2006) Illumination, in Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition (ed G. Salvendy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0470048204.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

  2. 3

    Tsinghua University Beijing, People's Republic of China

Author Information

  1. Consultant, 60, Riverside Close, Bridge, Canterbury, Kent, Great Britain, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471449171

Online ISBN: 9780470048207

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Keywords:

  • measurement of illumination;
  • threshold visual performance;
  • production of illumination

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Measurement of Illumination

  • Production of Illumination

  • Functional Characteristics of the Human Visual System

  • Effects on Threshold Visual Performance

  • Effects on Suprathreshold Visual Performance

  • Effects on Comfort

  • Individual Differences

  • Other Effects of Light Entering the Eye

  • Tissue Damage

  • Epilogue

  • References