Industrial/Commercial Recommended Lighting Levels
- A Guide for Businesses
As a business owner, you want to ensure that your commercial or industrial space is properly lit to promote productivity, safety, and energy efficiency. However, choosing the right lighting level can be a challenge, especially if you’re not familiar with the industry standards and recommendations.
At Canadian Global Electronics Inc. (CGE-LED), we understand the importance of finding the perfect lighting solution for your specific needs. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you navigate the recommended lighting levels for various commercial and industrial settings.
The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) provides guidelines for recommended lighting levels for different settings based on the task performed in that area. Here are some of the recommended lighting levels for various settings:
|Setting||Recommended Lighting Level (Lux)|
|General Office Areas||500|
|Indoor Sports Arena||750-1500|
General Office Areas
The recommended lighting level for general office areas is 500 lux. This level of lighting is suitable for tasks such as reading, writing, typing, and working on a computer. It also helps to create a comfortable and productive work environment for employees.
Conference rooms typically require a higher lighting level than general office areas, with a recommended level of 750 lux. This higher level of lighting is necessary for presentations, note-taking, and reading materials.
Warehouses generally require lower levels of lighting, with a recommended range of 150-300 lux. This is because the main task in warehouses is typically picking and packing items, which does not require high levels of illumination. However, it’s important to ensure that the lighting is evenly distributed throughout the warehouse to avoid creating shadows or dark spots.
Manufacturing facilities often require higher lighting levels, with a recommended range of 500-1000 lux. This is because the work performed in these facilities often requires high levels of visual acuity, and adequate lighting is necessary to ensure worker safety and prevent errors.
The recommended lighting level for parking garages is 50-100 lux. This is to ensure that drivers can safely navigate the garage and avoid accidents. Additionally, adequate lighting can also help to deter criminal activity in parking garages.
Retail stores require higher levels of lighting to showcase products and create an inviting atmosphere for customers. The recommended lighting level for retail stores is 750-1500 lux, depending on the type of store and the products being sold.
Similar to retail stores, supermarkets require higher levels of lighting to showcase products and create an inviting atmosphere for customers. The recommended lighting level for supermarkets is 1000-1500 lux, depending on the size of the store and the products being sold.
Indoor Sports Arena
The recommended lighting level for indoor sports arenas is 750-1500 lux. This is to ensure that the athletes and spectators can see the game clearly and enjoy a safe and comfortable environment.
Choosing the right lighting levels for your business can have a significant impact on productivity, safety, and overall energy costs. At CGE-LED, we can help guide you in selecting the right lighting level and fixtures for your business. Our team of experts will assess your current lighting system, identify areas for improvement, and provide customized recommendations based on your businesses specific needs.
Don’t settle for subpar lighting in your commercial or industrial space. Contact CGE-LED today to schedule your free lighting audit and take the first step towards a brighter, safer, and more energy-efficient future.