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RESIDENCES


AREAS -ACTIVITIES TYPE OF WORK Recommended Lux Minimum LUX
Reception areas  (living rooms) (General)
150
 
(Localized: reading, writing, etc)
1000
(500)
Kitchens (General)
150
 
(Localized: sink, table)
500
(250)
Bedrooms (General)
150
 
(Localized: mirrors, children beds)
200
(70)
Corridors – staircases– garage (General)
150
 
(Localized)
500
(250)
 
 

Hotels - Restaurents


HOTELS - RESTAURANTS
 
 
 
 
 
AREAS -ACTIVITIES
TYPE OF WORK
Recommended Lux
 
- (Minimum Lux)
 
 
 
 
 
Bedrooms
(General)
150
 
 
 
 
(Localized: beds)
500 –
(250)
 
 
 
(Localized: offices)
500 –
(250)
 
Kitchens
 
500 –
(250)
 
Large areas: press conference areas - restaurant - bar
150
 
 
Large areas: exhibition halls
 
500 –
(250)
 
Bathrooms
(General)
150
 
 
 
 
(Supplementary lighting: mirrors)
500 –
(250)
 
Halls – staircases etc.
 
150
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OFFICES - BUSINESS


SHOPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
AREAS - ACTIVITIES
TYPE OF WORK
Recommended Lux
 
- (Minimum Lux)
 
 
 
 
 
Down-town shop windows
(General)
2000
– (1000)
 
 
 
(Supplementary with spots)
10000
– (5000)
 
Shop windows in other areas
(General)
1000
(500)
 
 
 
(Supplementary with spots)
5000
– (2500)
 
Indoor lighting for city shops
 
1000
(500)
 
Indoor lighting for other areas
 
500
(250)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Schools


SCHOOLS
 
 
 
 
 
 
AREAS - ACTIVITIES
TYPE OF WORK
Recommended Lux
 
- (Minimum Lux)
 
 
 
 
 
Nursery schools
 
200
(100)
 
Elementary schools
 
400
(200)
 
High schools
(Teaching rooms)
500
(250)
 
 
 
(Research areas - laboratories)
600
(300)
 
 
 
(Auxiliary areas)
300
(150)
 
Technical Schools
(Teaching rooms)
500
(250)
 
 
 
(Drawing rooms)
1000
(500)
 
 
 
(Laboratories)
500
(250)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hospitals


HOSPITALS
 
 
 
 
 
 
AREAS - ACTIVITIES
TYPE OF WORK
Recommended Lux
 
- (minimum Lux)
 
 
 
 
 
Doctors’ offices
(General lighting)
150
 
 
 
Doctors’ offices
(Working table)
1000
(500)
 
Waiting areas
 
150
 
 
 
Bathrooms
(General)
200
(100)
 
 
 
(Mirror)
400
(200)
 
Library
 
500
(250)
 
First aid ward
(Localized)
1000
(500)
 
 
 
(General)
20000
–(10000)
 
Corridors - staircases
 
150
 
 
 
Kitchen
 
500
(250)
 
Laboratory
(Research areas)
500
(250)
 
Laboratory
(Working table)
1000
(500)
 
Operating room
(General)
1000
(500)
 
 
 
(Working table)
40000
–(20000)
 
 
 
(X-ray ward) adjustable lighting
0 - 100
– (0 - 50)
 
Dentistry
(General)
500
(250)
 
 
 
(Chair)
10000
(5000)
 
Maternity ward
(Delivery bed)
10000
(5000)
 
 
 
(Deliver area) general
500
(250)
 
 
 
(Infant and waiting area)
200
(100)
 
Patient rooms
(General)
150
 
 
 
 
 
(Localized lighting: beds)
500
(250)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Museums


AREAS - ACTIVITIES
Recommended Lux
 
- (Minimum Lux)
 
 
 
General
150
 
 
 
Supplementary lighting for paintings
400
(200)
 
Supplementary lighting for sculptures and other objects
1000
(500)
 
 

Professional Areas


AREAS - ACTIVITIES
Recommended Lux
 
- (Minimum Lux)
 
 
 
DRY-CLEANING SHOPS
 
 
 
 
General works
500
(250)
 
Laundries
500
(250)
 
Machine areas
1000
(500)
 
Inspection areas
2000
 
 
 
BAKERIES
 
 
 
 
Kneading area
400
(200)
 
Preparation area
400
(200)
 
Packaging area
300
(150)
 
Product exhibition area
500
(250)
 
PRINTING - LITHOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
 
 
 
 
Press preparation, corrections, etc
1000
(500)
 
Color checking
2000
 
 
 
 

Industries


 
AREAS - ACTIVITIES
Recommended Lux
 
- (Minimum Lux)
 
 
 
PAPER INDUSTRIES
 
 
 
 
Final control
1000
(500)
 
Other works
500
(250)
 
Warehouses
150
 
 
 
LEATHER FACTORIES
 
 
 
 
Leather processing
2000
– (1000)
 
GLASS MANUFACTURING - COLOR PRODUCTION FACTORIES
 
 
 
 
General lighting
500
(250)
 
Control
2000
– (1000)
 
SHOE FACTORIES
 
 
 
 
Shoe processing
2000
– (1000)
 
SOAP FACTORIES
 
 
 
 
General works
150
 
 
 
Checks - packaging
500
(250)
 
CERAMIC INDUSTRIES
 
 
 
 
General works
150
 
 
 
Color works
1000
(500)
 
CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES
 
 
 
 
Furnaces,  kilns,  boilers, etc.
300
(150)
 
FOOD INDUSTRIES
 
 
 
 
Cleaning, washing
500
(250)
 
Conveyor belts
500
(250)
 
Canning area (inspection)
2000
– (1000)
 
Other areas
500
(250)
 
MILK INDUSTRIES
 
 
 
 
Sterilization, cooling, cream preparation areas, etc.
1000
(500)
 
Bottle washing, bottle filling inspection
1000
(500)
 
Weighing areas
250
(500)
 
Laboratories
1000
(500)
 
FOUNDRIES
 
 
 
 
Molding construction (operational works)
1000
(500)
 
Molding construction (heavy processing)
500
(250)
 
Inspection areas for delicate works
2000
– (1000)
 
Inspection areas for other works
1000
(500)
 
SILK - SYNTHETIC INDUSTRIES
 
 
 
 
Light color fibers
400
(200)
 
Very dark color fibers
1500
(750)
 
WOOL INDUSTRIES
 
 
 
 
Processing areas
400
(200)
 
Inspection areas
800
(400)
 
TOBACCO INDUSTRIES
 
 
 
 
Areas with processing and configuration machines
800
(400)
 
Production inspection areas
2000
– (1000)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
 
 
 
 
Chassis manufacturing
500
(250)
 
Components preparation
1000
(500)
 
Inspection area
2000
– (1000)
 
ELECTRICITY PRODUCTION STATIONS
 
 
 
 
Cabinets
1000
(500)
 
Other areas
150
 
 
 
AERONAUTICS
 
 
 
 
Aircraft workshops
1000
(500)
 
SHIPYARDS
 
 
 
 
Assembly areas
500
(250)
 
Transport areas, bridge cranes
150
 
 
 
Areas for other works
1000
(500)
 
INDUSTRY WAREHOUSES
 
 
 
 
a) Bulk storage
100
(50)
 
b) Storage of small pieces
200
(100)
 
c) Storage of very small pieces
400
(200)
 
 

Workshops


AREAS - ACTIVITIES
 
Recommended Lux
 
- (Minimum Lux)
 
 
SEWING AREAS
 
 
 
 
 
Light colored fabrics
 
 
150
(100)
Dark colored fabrics
 
1000
(250)
DYEING AREAS
 
 
 
 
 
General works
 
1000
(500)
Special works and control
 
 
2000
– (1000)
REPAIR SHOPS
 
 
 
 
 
A) Work with bulk pieces
 
 
100
 
 
B) Work with medium sized pieces
Localized and general
500,
250
 
 
C) Work with fine pieces
Lighting respectively
1000,
500
 
 
D) Work with very fine pieces
 
2000,1000
 
 
METALLURGICAL WORKS
 
 
 
 
 
General works
 
 
500
(250)
Product control areas
 
1000
(500)
WOOD WORKS
 
 
 
 
 
Operational
 
1000
(500)
Common
 
 
500
(250)
SUGAR LABORATORIES
 
 
 
 
 
Color control
 
 
2000
– (1000)
Centrifuges – purification
 
1000
(500)
Various works
 
 
500
(250)
Warehouses
 
 
150
 
 
 

Bus,Trains,Undergrounds Stations Airports


AREAS - ACTIVITIES
Recommended Lux
 
- (Minimum Lux)
 
 
 
Waiting rooms
150
 
 
Ticket booths and offices
1000
–  (500)
 
Canteens
150
 
 
Platforms
150
 
 
 

Parking Stations


AREAS - ACTIVITIES
Recommended Lux
 
- (Minimum Lux)
 
 
 
Garage (general lighting)
500
(250)
 
Working table
1000
(500)
 
Lubrication area
500
(250)
 
Washing area
500
(250)
 
Parking area
150
 
 
 
Car showroom
1000
–  (500)
 
 

Stadiums


AREAS - ACTIVITIES
Recommended Lux
 
- (Minimum Lux)
 
 
 
Football - Handball
750
 
Basketball - Volleyball
750
 
Swimming
300