Accession Number:

ADA156897

Title:

Acceptability of Low Level White Lighting in the Control Room at Sea

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-05-23

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Low level white LLW lighting was evaluated as a substitute for red lighting by the watchstanders in the control room of the USS BOSTON SSN703. A questionnaire was completed by each man at the end of a watch period under each lighting condition. The men almost unanimously preferred LLW to red. However, when the control room was rigged for spaces, when seen peripherally, appeared much brighter and more distracting than when the red lighting was used. This problem can be solved by using dimmer LLW for the lights that will be left on when the control room is rigged for black.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE