Accession Number:

ADA148883

Title:

The Relative Effectiveness of Red and White Light for Subsequent Dark-Adaptation

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-07-03

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The literature concerning the effectiveness of red and white light for permitting subsequent dark-adaptation is reviewed. Although red light is clearly superior to white, its advantage decreases as intensity decreases, and at levels of ambient light found in submarine compartments, its superiority over white is probably not of practical significance in most situations. Considering the disadvantages of red light, it is concluded that low level white light is preferable to red light as general night-time ambient illumination.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE