Recommended Lighting Levels

Domus Projects has prepared the below guide to assist designers, engineers and architects to achieve the correct lighting levels for a specific building requirement. The below levels should only be used as a guide and care should be considered when designing for technically specific areas or areas that could pose a risk to staff, clients or the general public.

Office Spaces

Open Areas 400-500 Lux

Individual Offices / Pods 300 – 500 Lux

Desks and Work Stations 300 – 500 Lux

Drawing Room 500 – 750 Lux

Boardrooms 300 – 500 Lux

Circulation Areas

Entrance / Exit 200 Lux

Foyer / Atrium 500 – 3000 Lux

Lifts & Stairs 100 Lux

Corridors 100 – 150 Lux

Escalators 150 Lux

Retail Lighting Levels

Small Retail Ambient 500 – 800 Lux

Large Retail Ambient 750 – 1000 Lux

Product Displays 800 – 1500 Lux

DIY / Garden 500 – 1000 Lux

Car Showrooms 500 – 750 Lux

Warehouse / Distribution

Trade Counter 500 – 750 Lux

Packaging 200 – 300 Lux

General Storage 100 – 200 Lux

Warehousing 100 – 200 Lux

Loading Bays 150 – 200 Lux

Engineering Workshops / Assembly

Test Stations 500 – 1500 Lux

Inspection Areas 500 – 1500 Lux

Assembly Areas 300 – 500 Lux

Workshop Floor 300 – 750 Lux

Welding Station 300 – 1000 Lux

 

Levels should only be used as a guide and care should be considered when designing for technically specific areas or areas that could pose a risk to staff, clients or the general public.