ASSIST: Alliance for Solid-State Illumination Systems and Technologies
ASSIST recommends...A Method for Estimating Discomfort Glare from
Exterior Lighting Systems
Published April 2011
Because outdoor lighting is utilized at relatively low light levels and because outdoor lighting equipment (e.g., lamps and luminaires) tends to be relatively bright, there is a substantial potential for discomfort glare in outdoor lighting applications. This volume of ASSIST recommends describes
a calculation method for predicting discomfort glare from outdoor lighting systems, based on the existing De Boer (1967) rating scale and a published discomfort glare model.
Volume 9, Issue 1:
A Method for Estimating Discomfort Glare from Exterior Lighting Systems
LRC's ASSIST Recommendations Provide New Methods for Evaluating Street and Roadway Lighting, Estimating Discomfort Glare – LRC Press Release
Project Summary Sheet (2011)
ASSIST and the Lighting Research Center would like to thank the following for their review and feedback during the development of this publication: Philips Hadco.