Visibility Vol 8 Issue 3, 2014

Measuring and Prescribing Optimum Task Light Intensity and Color

While bright task light is known to be important for functional vision, it is challenging to measure and prescribe. A new diagnostic system, the LuxIQ™, has been developed to provide clinicians, researchers and educators with a standard tool to assess lighting needs for near tasks, without swapping bulbs or changing fixtures. It enables quick assessment of near vision performance over a broad range of light levels, color temperatures and colors. The calibrated source is placed over visual acuity charts or reading materials using the individual’s working distance. Clinicians adjust the lux (brightness) and color (°K or nm) to the individual’s need and record the settings. Practitioners can prescribe optimum task lighting in less than 5 minutes, in exam rooms, labs, or during home visits. An accompanying webbased application, LightChooser,™ translates illuminance and color temperature measurements into recommendations for lamps or light bulbs.

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