We provide premium LED lighting solutions for a range of applications including large hospitals, hotels, schools, factories and warehousing through to churches and retail environments, using our trusted lighting partners to deliver the best light quality and design.

  • The outdoor light level is approximately 10,000 lux on a clear day.
  • In the building, in the area closest to windows, the light level may be reduced to approximately 1,000 lux.
  • In the central area it could be as low as 25 – 50 lux.

To comply with Health and Safety regulations additional lighting equipment is often necessary to compensate for the low levels. Our lighting designs comply with CIBSE recommendations, SLL codes for Lighting and SLL lighting guides.

For reference, the lux is the international standard unit of illuminance and luminous emittance. According to Wikipedia, it measures luminous flux per unit area. It is equal to one lumen per square metre. In photometry, this is used as a measure of the intensity, as perceived by the human eye, of light that hits or passes through a surface.

From this, the code provides detailed advisory information on lighting levels in a wide range of settings. A snapshot table of effective lighting levels is below:

Illumiance (lux)ActivityArea
100Casual seeingCorridors, changing rooms, stores
150Some perception of detailLoading bays, switch rooms, plant rooms
200Continuously occupiedFoyers, entrance halls, dining rooms
300Visual tasks moderately easyLibraries, sports halls, dining rooms
500Visual tasks moderately difficultGeneral offices, kitchens, laboratories, retail shops
750Visual tasks difficultDrawing offices, meat inspection, chain stores
1000Visual tasks very difficultGeneral inspection, electronic assembly, paintwork, supermarkets
1500Visual tasks extremely difficultFine work and inspection, precision assembly
2000Visual tasks exceptionally difficultAssembly of minute items, finished fabric inspection
Illumiance (lux)ActivityArea
100Casual seeingCorridors, changing rooms, stores
150Some perception of detailLoading bays, switch rooms, plant rooms
200Continuously occupiedFoyers, entrance halls, dining rooms
300Visual tasks moderately easyLibraries, sports halls, dining rooms
500Visual tasks moderately difficultGeneral offices, kitchens, laboratories, retail shops
750Visual tasks difficultDrawing offices, meat inspection, chain stores
1000Visual tasks very difficultGeneral inspection, electronic assembly, paintwork, supermarkets
1500Visual tasks extremely difficultFine work and inspection, precision assembly
2000Visual tasks exceptionally difficultAssembly of minute items, finished fabric inspection

Powerful Design Tools

Our lighting design service uses powerful design tools to achieve the best results in interior, exterior, private and public lighting environments. Our extensive experience and specialist equipment enable us to confidently select the correct model and quantity of luminaires to meet practical, commercial and regulatory needs.

Lighting Design Report

We provide our customers with a lighting design report that shows key details such as lux level calculations, 3D visuals and design overview. This, combined with our technical advice, will give you complete confidence in your new lighting scheme.

To talk about your specific lighting requirements contact a member of our dedicated in-house Lighting Design Team

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