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IJET 2013 Vol.5(5): 587-592 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2013.V5.623

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

Md Mohataz Hossain and Khandaker Shabbir Ahmed
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.

Index Terms—Illumination condition, production space, ready-made garments, visual comfort.

Illumination condition, production space, ready-made garments, visual comfort.

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Cite:Md Mohataz Hossain and Khandaker Shabbir Ahmed, "Md Mohataz Hossain and Khandaker Shabbir Ahmed," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 587-592, 2013.

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