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AS/NZS 1680.2.5:2018


Interior and workplace lighting, Part 2.5: Hospital and medical tasks

This Standard sets out lighting recommendations for a variety of tasks carried out within hospitals and medical premises, particularly tasks associated with clinical observation, treatment and care. The recommendations also apply to related tasks, such as the visual examination of biological solutions and pathology specimens, in medical laboratories.
Published: 14/05/2018
Pages: 32
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Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Application
1.3 Referenced documents
1.4 Definitions
2 General requirements of good interior lighting
2.1 Overview
2.2 Fundamental considerations
3 Task visibility
3.1 Overview
3.2 General considerations for medical tasks
3.3 Uniformity of illuminance in bedded areas
4 Directional effects of lighting
4.1 Overview
4.2 Direction of lighting
5 Unwanted reflections
5.1 Overview
5.2 Effect of reflecting surfaces
5.3 Screen-based tasks
6 Surfaces
6.1 Overview
6.2 Surface colours for clinical observation areas
6.3 Reflectances of surfaces in operating rooms
6.4 Nature of surface finishes
7 Light source colour
7.1 Overview
7.2 The importance of colour discrimination
7.3 Cyanosis observation lighting
7.4 General dermatological examinations
7.5 Use of colour-based diagnostic tests
8 Glare and related effects
8.1 Overview
8.2 Application of glare control systems
8.3 Luminance of surfaces in visual field of patients
8.3.1 General
8.3.2 Night lighting luminaires
8.3.3 High luminance sources
8.4 Glare control in operating theatres
9 Light sources, luminaires and control systems
9.1 Overview
10 Lighting systems
10.1 Overview
10.2 Night lighting
10.3 Operating rooms
10.4 Special purpose examination lights
10.5 Rooflights and windows
11 Lighting design procedure
11.1 Overview
12 Maintenance of lighting systems and equipment
12.1 Overview
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
F1 Introduction
F2 Recommendations
F3 Differentiation of treatment areas
Appendix G
G1 Scope
G2 Principle
G3 Definitions
G4 Symbols and abbreviations
G5 Calculation method
Appendix H
H1 Basis of criteria in AS 1765—1975∗
H2 Subsequent developments
H3 Revision of AS 1765—1975
H4 Revision of AS/NZS 1680.5:2017
Cited references in this standard
International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) — Part 845: Lighting
Photobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems
[Pending Revision]
Interior and workplace lighting, Part 2.2: Specific applications - Office and screen-based tasks
[Pending Revision]
Interior and workplace lighting, Part 2.1: Specific applications - Circulation spaces and other general areas
[Pending Revision]
Interior and workplace lighting, Part 1: General principles and recommendations
Content history
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