Lighting Problems in Highway Traffic

Lighting Problems in Highway Traffic

Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the Wenner-Gren Center, Stockholm, Sweden, October 1962

1st Edition - January 1, 1963

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  • Editor: Erik Ingelstam
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483194486

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Lighting Problems in Highway Traffic provides information pertinent to the problems in highway traffic. This book discusses a very complicated system of problems of greatest significance for road safety during dark hours. Organized into 11 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the information capacity of the human eye that is dependent on physiological, physical, and psychological factors. This text then examines the part played by the vision in the driving of vehicles. Other chapters consider the visual acuity, which varies greatly with the luminance of objects, with their contrasts, and with the presence of uneven luminosity conditions such as one encounters on the highways. This book discusses as well the difference between the illumination concept and the luminance concept in road and street lighting. The final chapter deals with the design of lower headlight beams. This book is a valuable resource for experts in different fields of lighting research.

Table of Contents


  • Opening Address

    The Glare-Effect from the Standpoint of Physiological Optics

    Discussion

    Research and Visual Problems in Night-Driving

    Discussion

    Quality Measurements of Road Lighting Installations

    The Practice of Illuminating the Highways

    Discussion to Papers by van Zwet and von der Trappen

    Influence of Light Distribution of Headlamps on Seeing Distances

    Discussion

    Visible Distances During Night Driving

    Discussion

    Subjective Brightness and Contrast in Relation to the Visual Task in Night Driving

    Discussion

    Disability Glare and Discomfort Glare

    Discussion

    Adaptation Time After Glare

    Discussion

    Problems and Some Findings with Polarized Headlights

    How Polarized Headlighting Might be Introduced

    Discussion

Product details

  • No. of pages: 158
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1963
  • Published: January 1, 1963
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483194486

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Erik Ingelstam

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