Shedding Light: Has light quality really improved over the years? – monthly column featured in Sparks Electrical News

Shedding Light by Philip Hammond is a monthly column featured in Sparks Electrical News by Crown Publications, we he discusses a variety of  industry topics from the world of lighting such as standards and compliance, lighting applications, the role of light in our lives and more…

I am sure that every reader has at some time during their life been in a dull, under-illuminated space or conversely in an over-illuminated space.

I remember my primary school days well during the 1950s. Every classroom had six pendant fittings with large translucent glass shades containing 250W incandescent lamps in each. The light in our classrooms was excellent on sunny days without the lights, but dull and dismal on overcast rainy days. Of course, that was many years ago.

Moving on to the 1970s, offices were filled with artificial light in the form of fluorescent lighting, come sun or rain. There were frequent complaints from occupants of headaches, tired eyes. There were even cases of epileptic seizures caused by the flicker or waterfall effect of the fluorescent tubes.

Continue reading the full monthly column of Shedding Light: Lower lighting loads in times of loadshedding by Philip Hammond on Sparks Electrical News HERE.


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