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daylight factor


quotient of the illuminance at a point on a given plane due to the light received directly and indirectly from a sky of assumed or known luminance distribution and the illuminance on a horizontal plane due to an unobstructed hemisphere of this sky, where the contribution of direct sunlight to both illuminances is excluded

Note 1 to entry: Glazing, dirt effects, etc. are included.

Note 2 to entry: When calculating the lighting of interiors, the contribution of direct sunlight has to be considered separately.

Note 3 to entry: The daylight factor has unit one.

Note 4 to entry: This entry was numbered 845-09-97 in IEC 60050-845:1987.

Note 5 to entry: This entry was numbered 17-279 in CIE S 017:2011.

Publication date: 2020-12
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