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DELTA Snapshots: Lighting for Dormitories
Title:  DELTA Snapshots: Lighting for Dormitories
Date:  1999
Author(s):  Judith Block
Number of Pages:  2 pages
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Abstract

Dormitory rooms can be dark, but the risk of fire associated with tungsten-halogen ("quartz") lamp torchieres has prompted many colleges in North America to ban their use in dormitories. Ambient lighting can be produced safely and efficiently with torchieres and task lights that use compact fluorescent lamps instead. This Snapshot describes a dormitory room lighted with an ENERGY STAR torchiere supplemented with a compact fluorescent task light.


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