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The below table provides a helpful guide to the recommended lighting levels for the most common premises types.  Remember, this is a guide and any specific building requirements need to be carefully considered.  If in doubt, consult an expert!  Mount Lighting can provide advice on the correct lighting solution for any application, drawing on our decades of experience in the lighting sector.



Area Recommended Lighting Level Area Recommended Lighting Level
General 500 lux Drawing office 500 lux
Computer work stations 300 – 500 lux Drawing boards 750 lux
Filing rooms 300 lux CAD design areas 300 – 500 lux
Print rooms 300 lux
Small retail outlets 500 lux DIY superstore 1000 lux
Supermarkets 750 lux Garden centres 500 lux
Hypermarkets 1000 lux Showrooms 500 – 750 lux
Tool shops 300 – 750 lux Heavy machine assembly 300 lux
Arc welding 300 lux Inspection and testing 500 – 2000 lux
Spot welding 500 – 1000 lux
Banks & building societies
Counter offices 500 lux Public areas 300 lux
Staff areas
Changing rooms & toilets 100 lux Restaurants & canteens 200 lux
Restrooms 150 lux
Serving & washing up areas 300 lux Food stores 150 lux
Food preparation & cooking 500 lux
General areas
Entrance halls & lobbies 200 lux Gatehouses 200 lux
Enquiry desks 500 lux
Circulation areas
Lifts 100 lux Atria 50 – 200 lux
Corridors & stairs 100 lux Atria with plants 500 – 3000 lux
Escalators/Conveyors 150 lux Entrances/Exits 200 lux
Switchboards 300 lux Post rooms 500 lux
Building services areas
Boiler house 100 lux Mechanical plant rooms 150 lux
Control rooms 300 lux Electrical plant rooms 100 lux
Distribution & storage
Loading bays 150 lux Trade counter 500 lux
Unpacking & sorting 200 lux Warehouse/Bulk Stores 100 lux
Large item stores 100 lux Packing & dispatch 300 lux
Small-item stores 200 lux Cold stores 300 lux
Places of public accessibility
Churches & village halls 300 lux


Lighting Levels for Hospitals

Lighting levels for hospitals and health care centres are specialised and complex, seek guidance from the C.I.B.S.E guide for interior lighting.  These levels are based on the C.I.B.S.E guide for interior lighting and cover only the most common applications.


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Lighting for retail

In retail you want to create a good shopping environment, where customers feel comfortable and welcome. You also want to present the products in an attractive light setting. Using the right light has a direct impact on your sales.

The right light puts high demands on your lighting solution. Directed light will also affect the approach to reach maximum effect and with our energy efficient lighting solutions; you can reduce the energy consumption for and reduce your carbon footprint.

In a supermarket the quality of the light lets you experience the products in different ways. Aura light offers all types of light sources, luminaires and lighting solutions both for general lighting, areas that need closed or protected luminaires, and cold applications.

Do you want to find out more about our sustainable lighting solutions? Contact one of our lighting experts.

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Smarter lighting for a smarter school with iQ Connect

Good lighting is a fundamental component for an inspiring learning environ-ment. iQ Connect is a new intelligent solution built on a total wireless communication. The application is self-calibrating and provides a uniform light level in the entire classroom. The luminaires are pre-programmed after the specified classroom and can be installed directly without any need for commissioning. Via an app in your smartphone, you can also easily readjust the settings if necessary. It is an energy efficient solution that saves both time and expensive installation costs. With iQ Connect you can save up to 70 percent compared with a conventional solution.

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Office Lighting

Office lighting plays an important role in creating a good work environment. Light is needed not only to see, but it can also influence how we feel.

The lighting in the workspace should create enough contrast and the illumination levels should be adjusted according to which tasks are made at the specific working place. With the help of sensors you can adapt the light levels depending on presence and take into account the amount of natural daylight in each area, thus achieving a very energy efficient installation.

The demands for energy saving solutions are increasing and the legislation is becoming sharper. So why not start reducing your energy consumption and environmental impact.

We understand your needs and can help you to get a suitable sustainable lighting solution. Contact our lighting experts.