This is a survey for professional and amateur machinists, woodworkers etc. about their workspaces and the lighting in them. The purpose is to understand lighting and ergonomic problems in order to design better lighting.
What do you do?
Select what applies to you:
Amateur / home shop
1. A. What is your favorite place to work in your shop?
1. B. Could you describe this part of your shop? What do you like about it?
1. C. What is the lighting like in this part of your shop?
2. A. Where in your shop do you get the most done?
2. B. Could you describe this part of your shop?
2. C. What is the lighting like in this part of your shop?
3. A. Where in your shop do you go if you have to do something with especially fine detail or high stakes?
3. B. Could you describe this part of your shop?
3. C. What is the lighting like in this part of your shop?
4. A. How do you deal with temporary, lighting-related problems? Do you ever use a flashlight/portable light?
4. B. If you use a portable light, where do you place it when in use? To what does it attach? Does it hang? Does it use a magnet?
5. Where is the best lit space in your shop and what do you do there most frequently?
6. Where do you put down tools you are immediately using? Do you ever bring portable surfaces near?
7. How is the lighting in your shop?
Great: insignificant shadows, right lighting level
Good: some shadows or lighting level a little off but overall effective
Not Good: serious problems with shadows, lighting level or something else
Inconsistent: lighting effectiveness totally inconsistent throughout the space
8. (optional) Did these questions leave anything out? If so, what else about your space and lighting could be informative to shop lighting design?
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