Lighting Stardard


Not sure if the lighting level in your apartment or building are meeting the minimum lighting requirement? The below table should give you some idea when you plan out your lighting upgrades.

We provide lighting simulation services to clients who wants to be compliance with the minimum lighting level required for specific work place and tasks. See how we do it here.
 

Type of interior, task or activity

Em lux UGRL Ra Remarks
1. General building areas        
Entrance halls 100 22 60  
Lounges 200 22 80  
Circulation areas and corridors 100 28 40 At exits and entrances provide a transition zone and avoid sudden changes.
Stairs, escalators, travelators 150 25 40  
Loading ramps/bays 150 25 40  
Canteens 200 22 80  
Rest rooms 100 22 80  
Rooms for physical exercise 300 22 80  
Cloakrooms, washrooms, bathrooms, toilets 200 25 80  
Sick bay 500 19 80  
Rooms for medical attention 500 16 90 Tcp at least 4000 K
Plant rooms, switch gear rooms 200 25 60  
Post room, switchboard 500 19 80  
Store, stockrooms, cold store 100 25 60 200 lux if continuously occupied
Dispatch packing handling areas 300 25 60  
Control station 150 22 60 200 lux if continuously occupied
2. Agriculture building        
Loading and operating of goods handling equipment and machinery 200 25 80  
Building for livestock 50 28 40  
Sick animal pens, calving stalls 200 25 80  
Feed preparation, dairy, utensil washing 200 25 80  
3. Bakeries        
Preparation and baking 300 22 80  
Finishing, glazing, decorating 500 22 80  
4. Cement, concrete, & bricks industry        
Drying 50 28 20 Safety colours shall be recognisable.
Preparation of materials, work on kilns and mixers 200 28 40  
General machine work 300 25 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
Rough forms 300 25 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
5. Ceramics and glass industry        
Drying 50 28 20  
Preparation, general machine work 300 25 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
Enamelling, rolling, pressing, shaping simple parts, glazing, glass blowing 300 25 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
Grinding, engraving, glass polishing, shaping precision parts, manufacture of glass instruments 750 19 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
Decorative work 500 19 80  
Grinding of optical glass, crystal hand grinding and engraving, work on average goods 750 16 80  
Precision work e.g decorative grinding, hand painting 1000 16 90 Tcp at least 4000 K
Manufacture of synthetic precious stones 1500 16 90 Tcp at least 4000 K
6. Chemicals, plastics and rubber industry        
Remote operated processing installations 50   20 Safety colours shall be recognisable.
Processing installations with limited manual intervention 150 28 40  
Constantly manned work places in processing installations 300 25 80  
Precision measuring rooms, laboratories 500 19 80  
Pharmaceutical production 500 22 80  
Tyre production 500 22 80  
Colour inspection 1000 16 90 Tcp at least 6500 K
Cutting, finishing, inspection 750 19 80  
7. Electrical industry        
Cable and wire manufacture 300 25 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
Winding:
- large coils 300 25 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
- medium-sized coils 500 22 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
- small coils 750 19 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
Coil impregnating 300 25 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
Galvanising 300 25 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
Assembly work:
- rough e.g. large transformers 300 25 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
- medium e.g. switchboards 500 22 80  
- fine e.g  telephones 750 19 80  
- precision e.g. measuring equipm. 1000 16 80  
Electronic workshops, testing, adjusting 1500 16 80  
8. Food industry        
Workplaces and zones in breweries, malting floor, for washing, barrel filling, cleaning, sieving, peeling, cooking in preserve and chocolate factories, work places and zones in sugar factories, for drying and fermenting raw tobacco, fermentation cellar 200 25 80  
Sorting and washing of products, milling, mixing, packing 300 25 80  
Work places and zones in slaughter houses, butchers, dairies mills, on filtering floor, in sugar refineries 500 25 80  
Cutting and sorting of fruit and vegetables 300 25 80  
Manufacture of delicatessen foods, 500 22 80  
kitchen
Manufacture work of cigars and cigarettes 500 22 80  
Inspection of glasses and bottles, product control, trimming, sorting decoration 500 22 80  
Laboratories 500 19 80  
Colour inspection 1000 16 90 Tcp at least 4000 K
9. Foundries and metal casting plants        
Mansize underfloor tunnels, cellars etc. 50 28 20 Safety colours shall be recognisable.
Platforms 100 25 40  
Sand preparation 200 25 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
Dressing room 200 25 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
Workplaces at cupola and mixer 200 25 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
Casting bay 200 25 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
Shake out areas 200 25 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
Machine moulding 200 25 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
Hand and core moulding 300 25 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
Die casting 300 25 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
Model building 500 22 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
10. Hairdressers        
Hairdressing 500 19 90  
11. Jewellery manufacturing        
Working with precious stones 1500 16 90 Tcp at least 4000 K
Manufacture of jewellery 1000 16 90  
Watch making (manual) 1500 16 80  
Watch making (automatic) 500 19 80  
12. Laundries and dry cleaning        
Goods in, marking and sorting 300 25 80  
Washing and dry cleaning 300 25 80  
Ironing, pressing 300 25 80  
Inspection and repairs 750 19 80  
13. Leather industry        
Work on vats, barrels, pits 200 25 40  
Fleshing, skiving, rubbing, tumbling of skins 300 25 80  
Saddlery work, shoe manufacture stitching, sewing, polishing, shaping, cutting, punching 500 22 80  
Sorting 500 22 90 Tcp at least 4000 K
Leather dyeing (machine) 500 22 80  
Quality control 1000 19 80  
Colour inspection 1000 16 90 Tcp at least 4000 K
Shoe making 500 22 80  
Glove making 500 22 80  
14. Metal working and processing        
Open die forging 200 25 60  
Drop forging, welding, cold forming 300 25 60  
Rough and average machining: tolerances > 0,1 mm 300 22 60  
Precision machining: grinding: tolerances 500 19 60  
< 0,1 mm
Scribing; inspection 750 19 60  
Wire & pipe drawing shapes 300 25 60  
Plate machining  >5mm 200 25 60  
Sheet metalwork <5mm 300 22 60  
Tool making; cutting equipment manufacture 750 19 60  
Assembly:
- rough 200 25 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
- medium 300 25 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
- fine 500 22 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
- precision 750 19 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
Galvanising 300 25 80 For high-bay: see also clause 4.6.2.
Surface preparation and painting 750 25 80  
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