A Review of Research Concerning Lighting in Manufacturing Plants


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Based on the Market Watch 2012 with regards to the ASEAN region, Malaysia is the third biggest automotive manufacturing nation which employs more than 300,000 people. To accomplish their operation demands, manufacturing companies such as Proton and Perodua would utilize artificial lighting in their respective manufacturing plants. Research on the effects of artificial lighting on human expended about millions of dollars every years. Sufficient lighting is required for effective tasks completion while providing adequate visual capability, thus will ensure the safety of the operators. Eye strain, migraine and headache are among the common symptoms caused by poor lighting at workplace. This study aims to review on prior research regarding sufficient lighting while giving a special focus on light assessment techniques and tools in determining the luminous level in manufacturing plants. This study will contribute to create awareness among the manufacturing plant on the importance of lighting in term of work performance and occupational safety and health.



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Rosnah Mohd Yusuff, Siti Anom Ahmad, Dian Darina Indah Daruis, Baba Md Deros and Siti Zawiah Md Dawal






S. H. M. Yusop et al., "A Review of Research Concerning Lighting in Manufacturing Plants", Advanced Engineering Forum, Vol. 10, pp. 83-88, 2013

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December 2013


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