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A critical examination of perceptual and cognitive effects attributed to full-spectrum fluorescent lighting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11219759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Full-spectrum fluorescent lighting (FSFL) has been credited with causing dramatic improvements in vision, perception and cognitive performance as compared with other fluorescent lamp types. These effects are hypothesized to occur because of similarity between FSFL emissions and daylight, which is said to have evolutionary superiority over other light sources. This review, covering 1945-98, critically considers the evidence for these claims. In general, poor-quality research has resulted in an absence of simple deterministic effects that can be confidently attributed to fluorescent lamp type. Promising avenues for lighting behaviour research include investigations of cognitive mediators of lighting-behaviour relationships, and flicker rates and colour rendering effects on visual processing, appearance judgements and affect. Good lighting solutions are more complex than lamp type specification.
J A Veitch; S L McColl
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ergonomics     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0014-0139     ISO Abbreviation:  Ergonomics     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-21     Completed Date:  2001-03-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373220     Medline TA:  Ergonomics     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-79     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Job Satisfaction
Task Performance and Analysis*
Visual Perception*
Erratum In:
Ergonomics 2001 Mar 15;44(4):473

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