Illuminance requirements for emergency lighting

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Journal titleJournal of the Illuminating Engineering Society
Pages3742; # of pages: 6
SubjectLighting; Emergency lighting/wayfinding; eclairage
AbstractThere are many factors that may affect the illuminance requirements for emergency lighting. Among these are illuminance uniformity, ages of occupants, familiarity with the space, crowd, size, length of escape route, presence of exit signs, and the presence of special hazards such as clutter and changes in level. These factors differed from one study to another. This paper places, as much as possible, all studies in the same context to help rationalize seemingly conflicting findings and to clarify some of the technical foundations for the illuminance selection process.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAlso presented at the IES Conference held in Minneapolis, Minn, USA, August 1988
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number34060
NPARC number20374984
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