A Procedure for Calculating Interior Daylight Ilumination

Publication Type

Conference Paper

Date Published

10/1980

LBNL Report Number

LBL-11186

Abstract

A procedure is described for calculating interior daylight illumination using an inexpensive programmable hand calculator. The proposed procedure calculates illumination at any point within a room utilizing sky luminance distribution functions that are consistent with the CIE (Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage) Overcast and Clear Sky functions. This procedure separates the light reaching the point being considered into three components, these being (a) light directly from the sky, (b) light after being reflected from external, and (c) internal surfaces. Finally, two examples are presented in order to demonstrate the proposed procedure and indicate the speed with which the calculations may be performed.

Conference Name

5th National Passive Solar Conference

Year of Publication

1980

Conference Location

Amherst, MA

Call Number

LBL-11186