Illumination Conditions and Visual Comfort in Production Spaces of Ready-Made Garments Factories in Dhaka

Hossain, M. and Ahmed, K.S. 2013. Illumination Conditions and Visual Comfort in Production Spaces of Ready-Made Garments Factories in Dhaka. International Journal of Engineering Technology (IJET). 5 (5), pp. 587-592. https://doi.org/10.7763/IJET.2013.V5.623

TitleIllumination Conditions and Visual Comfort in Production Spaces of Ready-Made Garments Factories in Dhaka
TypeJournal article
AuthorsHossain, M. and Ahmed, K.S.
Abstract

In Bangladesh, Ready-made garment (RMG) sector is fully supported by the workers who labour in the production spaces of garments factory buildings throughout the day. Appropriate Illumination conditions of these production spaces, which indicate the quality as well as quantity of lighting suitable for the production processes, is a major requirement. As indoor environments of these spaces are becoming highly complex, working under poor lighting conditions are usually exposed to a variety of visual problems with operating machines, textile sewing activities, ironing and other tasks. Visual comfort for various illumination levels has impact on total physical comfort condition and any physical discomfort influences the human behaviour and their works. Eventually, the visual comfort of these workers becomes a significant issue which is based upon determining the suitable range of illumination levels and glares available on the work plane of the user. Local visual comfort standards and guidelines for improving the illumination conditions in these production spaces should be established for incorporation in the sustainable design process. The objective of this paper is to investigate standard illumination conditions in terms of visual comfort of the workers in production spaces of RMG sector of Dhaka region.

KeywordsIllumination condition
Production space
Ready-made garments
Visual comfort
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Technology (IJET)
Journal citation5 (5), pp. 587-592
ISSN1793-8236
Year2013
PublisherIACSIT Press
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.7763/IJET.2013.V5.623
Web address (URL)http://www.ijetch.org/papers/623-C2009.pdf
Publication dates
Published2013
FunderBUET and GIZ

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