Handbook of Industrial Lighting

Handbook of Industrial Lighting

1st Edition - October 8, 1981

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  • Author: Stanley L. Lyons
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483101941

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Handbook of Industrial Lighting is a practical guide on the specification, design, installation, operation, and maintenance of lighting in industrial premises. Coverage of the book includes the importance of good localized lighting; the different lighting schemes; lighting for difficult visual tasks; lighting in consideration to safety; and emergency lighting. The book also includes the practical, thermal, ventilation, and energy considerations; lighting in different environments; maintenance of lighting installations; and the cost benefits of efficient lighting. Appendices include useful information such as UK legislation and codes on lighting; summary of lamp and luminaire data; and conversion factors. The text is recommended for those involved in the design, planning, and maintenance of industrial places such as factories and power plants.

Table of Contents

  • Contents



    Chapter 1 Benefits of Good Industrial Lighting

    1.1 Visual performance affected by lighting

    1.2 Lighting and productivity

    1.3 Lighting and industrial safety

    1.4 Cost-benefit of good industrial lighting

    Chapter 2 General, Local and Localized Lighting

    2.1 General lighting schemes

    2.2 Local and localized lighting

    2.3 Integration of electric lighting and daylight

    2.4 Manual and automatic control of lighting

    Chapter 3 Lighting for Difficult Visual Tasks

    3.1 Normal abilities of the eye

    3.2 Inspection by direct vision

    3.3 Inspection by assisted vision

    3.4 Inspection by extended vision

    Chapter 4 Lighting and Colour

    4.1 Colour in the factory

    4.2 Colour properties of light sources

    4.3 Colour-matching; standardising

    4.4 Colour-matching techniques

    Chapter 5 Lighting and Safety

    5.1 Accident causation

    5.2 Glare and adventitious light

    5.3 Discontinuous light

    5.4 Designing lighting to minimise visual error

    Chapter 6 Emergency Lighting

    6.1 Principles of emergency lighting

    6.2 Escape lighting

    6.3 Stand-by lighting

    6.4 Emergency lighting luminaires and power supplies

    Chapter 7 Procurement of a Lighting System

    7.1 Setting objectives; recognising constraints

    7.2 Lighting specification and scheme preparation

    7.3 Management of the tender

    7.4 Supervision of the contract; acceptance tests

    Chapter 8 Installation Design: Practical Considerations

    8.1 Choice of lamps and luminaire types

    8.2 Sspension and wiring systems

    8.3 High rooms; rooms with gantries

    8.4 Temporary interior lighting systems

    Chapter 9 Thermal, Ventilation and Energy Considerations

    9.1 Energy conservation in buildings

    9.2 The importance of lamp efficacy

    9.3 Lighting and ceiling structures

    9.4 Integrated environmental design; heat balance

    Chapter 10 Lighting for Special Industrial Environments

    10.1 Lighting in high ambient temperatures

    10.2 Lighting in low ambient temperatures

    10.3 Lighting for clean rooms and sterile rooms

    10.4 Lighting with reduced r.f. interference

    Chapter 11 Lighting in Hostile Environments

    11.1 Lighting in dusty or soiled atmospheres

    11.2 Lighting in wet and corrosive atmospheres

    11.3 Lighting for rugged environments

    11.4 Lighting in windy or vibrating environments

    Chapter 12 Lighting in Flame Hazard Environments

    12.1 Zone classifications: occupier's responsibilities

    12.2 Classification of protected equipment

    12.3 Lighting design considerations

    12.4 Problems during installation

    Chapter 13 Maintenance of Lighting Installations

    13.1 Designing for safe, low-cost maintenance

    13.2 Mobile and built-in access equipment

    13.3 Preventative maintenance and relamping

    13.4 Compatibility of discharge lamps with control gear

    Chapter 14 Portable and Mobile Lighting in the Factory

    14.1 Hand-lamps, battery-lamps, trolley-lights

    14.2 Engine-driven mobile stand-by sets

    14.3 Reduced-voltage portable lighting

    14.4 Reduced-voltage distribution systems

    Chapter 15 Exterior Lighting

    15.1 Yards, lorry parks, loading bays

    15.2 Factory roadlighting

    15.3 Exterior security lighting

    15.4 Exterior lighting for amenity and prestige

    Chapter 16 Calculations For Interior General Lighting

    16.1 The Lumen Method for calculating Eh

    16.2 Utilisation, maintenance, light loss and absorption factor

    16.3 Calculation of direct glare

    16.4 Approximations and calculation aids

    Chapter 17 Directional Lighting

    17.1 Point-by-point method of calculating E

    17.2 Vertical, cylindrical and spherical illuminance

    17.3 Designing for enhanced vertical illuminance

    17.4 Practical method of producing design aids

    Chapter 18 Economics of Good Industrial Lighting

    18.1 Calculating cost-benefit of lighting

    18.2 Economic justifications and Pay-Back Period

    18.3 Cost comparisons with inflation adjustment

    18.4 Tax allowances on lighting investment in the UK

    Chapter 19 Examples of Lighting Practice in Industries

    19.1 Food, drink and pharmaceutical industries

    19.2 Clothing, textiles, paper and leather industries

    19.3 Engineering, plastics, printing and furniture trades

    19.4 Metal industries, foundries, glass, petrochemicals

    Chapter 20 Lighting Practice in Non-Manufacturing Areas

    20.1 Lighting for offices

    20.2 Lighting for drawing offices

    20.3 Lighting for canteens, staff rooms and clinics

    20.4 Stairs, corridors, circulation areas and entrances


    I UK Legislation on Industrial Lighting

    II Summary of CIBS/IES Code Recommendations

    III Summary of Lamp Data

    IV Summary of Luminaire Data

    V Polarized Light

    VI Conversion Factors

    VII Lightmeters

    VIII Useful Names and Addresses

    IX Bibliography and Further Reading

    X Buyer's Guide to Products of UK Lighting Manufacturers


Product details

  • No. of pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1981
  • Published: October 8, 1981
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483101941

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Stanley L. Lyons

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