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AHMADI Z, MIRZAEE M, AMROLLAHI M. Evaluating the lighting Status of Urban Parks in Kerman in 2016. ohhp 2018; 2 (1) :69-76
URL: http://ohhp.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-100-en.html
Department of Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
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Background: Urban green spaces have a positive impact on prevention of mental illnesses and cardiovascular diseases. Using lighting and a proper distribution of light sources in parks can increase the efficiency of these places. This study aimed to investigate the lighting status of urban parks in Kerman.
Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was done on 38 urban parks in Kerman city in the spring and summer of 2016. After calculating the area of the park, it was divided into 10×10 stations and the lighting intensity was measured by the Hagner lux meter (model EC1) at 2.1 meter height from the ground. The data were analyzed using software SPSS16.
Results: The lighting intensity mean was less than the standard level (30-50 lux) in all areas. The highest and lowest lighting intensity was recorded in the 2nd and 4th areas, respectively (9.61 and 3.6 lux). Low-pressure sodium fluorescent lamps were the most common lamps, and none of studied parks have used the lighting distribution pattern.
Conclusion: The mean lighting intensity in Kerman parks was less than the standard.  Considering the comparison of the area and the measured lighting, it was observed that larger parks had less lighting, due to the lack of attention to the lighting design and consideration of the area dimension and the number of light sources, as well as the arrangement of the lights which has to be corrected.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: safty
Received: 2018/05/26 | Accepted: 2018/05/26 | Published: 2018/05/26

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