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Lighting LUX values

There are many standards pertaining to the recommended lighting lux values and the Health & Safety Executive document HSG38 provides guidance on how lighting affects the health and safety of people at work. The CIBSE (The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) also publishes guides to lighting requirements in different environments including:

  • CIBSE Lighting guide (LG02) Hospitals and health care buildings
  • CIBSE Lighting guide (LG03) Areas for visual display terminals
  • CIBSE Lighting guide (LG04) Sports
  • CIBSE Lighting guide (LG05) Lecture, teaching and conference rooms
  • CIBSE Lighting guide (LG06) The outdoor environment
  • CIBSE Lighting guide (LG07) Office Lighting
  • CIBSE Lighting Guide (LG08) Museums and art galleries

CIBSE publications are intended as guidance only. They have no legal standing in themselves, however, they are often cited within project contracts.

Recommended LUX values (CIBSE Code for Interior Lighting, 1994)

Areas common to most buildings Lux (lm/m2)
Entrance hall, lobby, waiting room 200
Enquiry desk 500
Corridor, passageway, stairs 100
Atria 50-200
Changing room, cloakroom, lavatory 100
Rest room 150
Canteen, cafeteria, dining room 200
Kitchen 300

Offices Lux (lm/m2)
General offices 500
Computer workstations 300-500
Conference room, executive office 300-500

Banks and building societies Lux (lm/m2)
Counter and office area 500
Public area 300

Retailing Lux (lm/m2)
Fashion 500-750
Supermarket 750
Restaurant 200
Bookshop, chemist, jeweller 500
Superstore 1000
Electrical and furniture store 750
Showroom 500-750
Arcades and malls 50-300

Places of public assembly Lux (lm/m2)
Cinema and theatre foyer 200
Booking office 300
Auditoria 100-150
Library 150-300
Museum art gallery 50-300
Lecture theatre 300
Church 100-300

Hotels Lux (lm/m2)
Entrance hall 100
Reception desk 300
Bar, restaurant, dining room, lounge 50-200
Bedroom 50-100
Kitchen 150-300

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