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Standards Category: Glare

Discomfort Glare Metrics: Elusive, but not Illusive: A companion piece to The Elusive Discomfort Glare Metric

Naomi Miller’s essay “The Elusive Discomfort Glare Metric” highlights a number of questions within the lighting community about the causes of (and, hopefully, the cures for) discomfort glare, as well as some recent progress from the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) toward practical metrics that address solid-state lighting (SSL) systems. Playing on the title of her essay, this comment hopes to demonstrate that the path to appropriate metrics for discomfort glare may require expert navigational skills (elusive), but ultimately it is not a path to nowhere (illusive).

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The Elusive Discomfort Glare Metric

By Naomi J Miller, FIES, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

In The Elusive Discomfort Glare Metric, Naomi J. Miller, FIES describes how the IES Discomfort Glare in Outside Nighttime Environments Committee is working on changing that.

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