One of the most important and least explored phases of lighting design is that complex and indefinite one which is known as glare. (M. Luckiesh and L.L Holiday; 1925). Proper lighting design, architectural lighting and glare mitigation are often hard to combine, particularly when a certain appearance is desired, but the fixture selected is not conducive to the space because of glare. VCP, UGR, Intensity or Luminance values on their specification sheet? How do we balance glare mitigation or create a healthy space while meeting the architectural design intent? This presentation will teach the designer how to read and understand these values and terms all while creating a healthy space. Lighting Design can add to the architectural value and safety of a building or an environment. Glare from a lighting fixture can result in discomfort or in some cases pain and inability to navigate a space. It is important to understand the terms and information available to the design community when comparing fixture specifications and determining the best fixture for an application that will mitigate glare and provide safe illumination for the user of the building.
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