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CIBSE
RECOMMEnDED
LUX LEVELS

CIBSE, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, acts as a professional body for lighting in the UK and produces a series of guides giving optimum lighting requirements for a wide range of environments.

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Our following table, compiled from information found in CIBSE's Society of Light and Lighting publications, aims to give recommended light levels for commonly found environments.These are recommendations only; careful consideration must go into every unique environment. All units given are in Lux, equalling one lumen per square metre.

Banks & Building Societies

Area Recommended Lighting Level
Public Areas 300 lux
Counter & Offices 500 lux

Building Services

Area Recommended Lighting Level
Electrical Plant Rooms 100 lux
Mechanical Plant Rooms 150 lux
Boiler Houses 100 lux
Control Rooms 300 lux

Carparks - Indoor

Area Recommended Lighting Level
Entrances & Exits 250 lux
Parking Bays & Driving Lanes 75 lux

Carparks - Outdoor

Area Recommended Lighting Level
Urban Areas 20 lux
Rural Areas 10 lux
Roof of Multi-Storey 20 lux

Circulation Areas

Area Recommended Lighting Level
Entrances & Exits 200 lux
Atria 50 lux
Atria with Plant Growth 500 lux
Lifts 100 lux
Escalators & Moving Conveyors 150 lux
Corridors and Stairs 100 lux

Food Production

Area Recommended Lighting Level
Product Inspection 1180 lux
Packaging 750 lux
Maintenance 750 lux
Administrative Offices 500 lux
Processing Areas 590 lux
Cafeteria 450 lux
Locker Rooms 320 lux
Bulk Ingredient Storage 320 lux
Ingredient Warehouse 215 lux

Hazardous (Oil/Gas Industries)

Area Recommended Lighting Level
Drill Towers 100 lux
Drill Floors 300 lux
Processing Areas 100 lux
Test Stations 200 lux
Pump Areas 200 lux
Crude Oil Pumps 300 lux
Sludge Chamber 300 lux
Facility Areas 300 lux
Rotary Tables 500 lux
Walkways 100 lux
Landing Areas 100 lux

Hazardous (Petrochemical Industries)

Area Recommended Lighting Level
Servicing Areas 20 lux
Risk-Free Filling Areas 50 lux
High-Risk Filling Areas 100 lux
Fuel Loading Areas 100 lux
Maintenance Areas 200 lux

Hazardous (Power Industries)

Area Recommended Lighting Level
Inspection Areas 50 lux
Maintenance Areas 200 lux
Handling Areas 20 lux
Walkways 5 lux

High Temperature

Area Recommended Lighting Level
Furnaces 300 lux
Kilns 300 lux
Boilers 300 lux

Industrial & General Engineering

Area Recommended Lighting Level
Heavy Machine Assembly 300 lux
Arc Welding 300 lux
Spot Welding 500 lux
Tool Shops 300 lux
Inspections & Testing 500 lux
Wind Tunnels 100 lux

Offices

Area Recommended Lighting Level
General Offices 500 lux
Drawing Offices 500 lux
Executive Offices 300 lux
Computer Workstations 300 lux
Filing Rooms 300 lux
Print Rooms 300 lux
CAD Design Areas 300 lux
Drawing Boards 750 lux

Places of Public Assembly

Area Recommended Lighting Level
Libraries 150 lux
Cinemas & Theatre Foyers 200 lux
Museums & Art Galleries 300 lux
Churches 100 lux
Village Halls 300 lux
Lecture Theatres 300 lux
Auditoria 100 lux
Booking Offices 300 lux

Restaurants & Hotels

Area Recommended Lighting Level
Food Storage Areas 150 lux
Wash Up & Vegetable Preparation 300 lux
Food Preparation & Cooking 500 lux
Entrance Halls 100 lux
Reception Desk 300 lux
Bar, Restaurant or Lounge 50 lux
Bedrooms 50 lux

Retail

Area Recommended Lighting Level
Small Retail Outlets 500 lux
Fashion 500 lux
Supermarkets 750 lux
Hypermarkets 1000 lux
Bookshops, Chemists & Jewellers 500 lux
Garden Centres 500 lux
Showrooms 500 lux
Electrical Store 750 lux
Furniture Store 750 lux
Arcades & Malls 50 lux

Roadways & Streets

Area Recommended Lighting Level
Village 15 lux
Suburban 20 lux
Urban 30 lux
Industrial Estate - Low Speed 5 lux

Sports - Indoor

Area Recommended Lighting Level
General - Sports Halls 300 lux
Gymnastics 300 lux
Badminton - Regional & Local 500 lux
Badminton - National & International 750 lux
Badminton - Local & Training 300 lux
Swimming - National & International 750 lux
Swimming - Regional & Local 500 lux
Swimming - Local & Training 200 lux
Weight/Cardio Suite 400 lux

Sports - Outdoor

Area Recommended Lighting Level
Football & Rugby - National & International 500 lux
Football & Rugby - Regional & Local 200 lux
Football & Rugby - Local & Training 75 lux
Hockey & Tennis - National & International 500 lux
Hockey & Tennis - Regional & Local 300 lux
Hockey & Tennis - Local & Training 200 lux
Equestrian - National & International 500 lux
Equestrian - Regional & Local 200 lux
Equestrian - Local & Training 100 lux

Staff Rooms

Area Recommended Lighting Level
Rest Rooms 150 lux
Canteens 200 lux
Changing Rooms & Toilets 100 lux

Warehousing & Distribution

Area Recommended Lighting Level
Loading Bays 150 lux
Large Item Storage 100 lux
Small Item Storage 200 lux
Warehouse, Bulk Storage 100 lux
Packing & Despatch 300 lux
Unpacking & Sorting 200 lux
Offices 500 lux
Counter Area 500 lux
Cold Storage 300 lux