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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.
The Glare-Effect from the Standpoint of Physiological Optics
Research and Visual Problems in Night-Driving
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
Visible Distances During Night Driving
Subjective Brightness and Contrast in Relation to the Visual Task in Night Driving
Disability Glare and Discomfort Glare
Adaptation Time After Glare
Problems and Some Findings with Polarized Headlights
How Polarized Headlighting Might be Introduced
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- © Pergamon 1963
- 1st January 1963
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