Publisher Description

How is lighting ergonomic? Notice the position you are standing or sitting in as you read this. Did you move to get better lighting? Did you position your body in a way to help improve the visual contrast of the text, reduce glare or avoid a shadow? That very movement is the essence of ergonomics.



How can lighting reduce operating costs? According to the US Department of Energy, 51% of the energy used in commercial buildings is consumed by lighting systems. However, many existing systems have much higher than recommended illumination levels from overhead lighting. In instances where too much illumination is provided through overhead lighting, companies can reduce their power usage and associated costs by simply reducing overhead light levels and applying proper lighting for specific tasks.



How does proper lighting increase performance? According to The American Optometric Association, excessive overhead or ambient lighting levels reduce the apparent visual contrast on computer screens due to glare. 



The Bottom Line: Optimal task illumination levels through the use of task lighting will help improve user ergonomics, reduce operating cost and increase worker performance.

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2014
October 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
34
Pages
PUBLISHER
Workrite Ergonomics
SELLER
Workrite Ergonomics
SIZE
17.6
MB

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