What Light Levels do I need for Different Situations?
Using the sophisticated Relux Lighting program we can send you a 3D representation of how the lighting we supply will look in your new or refurb project. Contact us with L x W x H and preferably some images if possible, plus a description of what each room will be used for.
Outside on a sunny clear day the Lux level is around 10,000 lux. However, inside even close to a window the level may be reduced to as little as 1,000 lux. Further inside it may be as low as 25 – 50 lux.
50 years ago 100 – 300 lux would have been considered acceptable for normal activities. However, nowadays acceptable light levels are more commonly found in the range 500 – 1000 lux – depending on activity. For close up and very detailed work 1500 – 2000 lux will be required.
In the table below we give generally accepted levels for various different situations.
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