Study of the effects of varying colours on industrial illumi-nation, human working and production model


1 Assistant Professor, Dep. of Mechanical Engineering, College of Technology and Engineering, MPUAT, Udaipur-313001, India

2 Reader, Dep. of Mechanical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur-302017, India


In this paper, an attempt has been made to investigate the reflectance of various colours and effects of vary-ing colours on human working and production. Different colours have different reflectance and energy associ-ated with it. Colours play a significant role in the colour scheme of the houses, offices, factories etc. The col-ours may be seen on walls, tabletops, equipment, machines etc. In the experiment, assembly shops of electric meter and plastic toys were selected for study. Four experiments were conducted with different colours and observations taken for eyestrain and production. The significant effects were noticed on the effects of colours. Colours not only improve the aesthetic value of the product or the facility, but also affect human working and hence, productivity.