Recommended Lighting Levels

Date March 22, 2017
Categories Knowledge

Different Applications require different lux levels. This is a general guide for lighting levels, across common & industrial areas:

Area TypeAve LuxUniformityRelated Standard
Outdoor General Storage - pedestrian access10 Lux
Outdoor Industrial loading and unloading - forklift40 Lux
Corridors; cable tunnels; indoor storage tanks; walkways, ramps40 LuxAS1680.1
Parking spaces for disabled40 luxAS1680.2.1
Undercover Carpark70 Lux
Staff change rooms; locker rooms; loading bays.80 luxAS1680.1
Stair Wells - Internal80 LuxAS1680.2.1
Warehouse/ Bulk Stores100 Lux
Mechanical Plant Rooms150 Lux
Toilets150 Lux
Waiting rooms; staff canteens; entrance halls; lobbies, foyers, gatehouses160 luxAS1680.1
rough checking of stock; rough machine work; general fabrication of steel; casting concrete; automated process monitoring;160 luxAS1680.1
Restaurants200 Lux
School chalkboards and charts; medium woodworking; food preparation; counters for transactions.240 LuxAS1680.1
Filing Rooms300 Lux
Routine office tasks, e.g. reading, writing, typing, enquiry desks.320 luxAS1680.1
Computer Work Stations400 Lux
Library400 Lux
Open Plan Office, Inspection of medium work; fine woodwork; car assembly.400 LuxAS1680.1
Trade Counter, 500 Lux
Drawing Office500 Lux
Showroom500 Lux
Commercial Kitchen500 Lux
Cabinet Making; Glass Cutting, Drawing boards; fine machine work600 LuxAS1680.1
Supermarket750 Lux
Laboratory750 Lux
Fine inspection; paint retouching; fine manufacture; grading of dark materials; colour matching of dyes, Printing Room800 LuxAS1680.1
Sewing; Upholstery800 Lux
Indoor Carpark Entrance, During daytime, first 15m800 luxAS1680.2.1
Extra-fine work: tool and die-making1200 Lux
Finished fabric inspection; assembly of minute mechanisms, jewellery and watchmaking.1600 LuxAS1680.1

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