What will the area be used for? Usable light comparisons for interior lighting design
Area Description
Suggested Light Levels and Task Descriptions
(WS-1)

♦Warehouse Storage - Low
Unoccupied by workers.

Minimum light levels

15-20fc Basic storage of merchandise.
Small print would be difficult to read, but sufficient light to see clearly for fork lift operation and storage.
(WS-2)

♦Warehouse Storage - Med
Occupied part time by workers.

Medium light levels

20fc to 30fc Basic storage & general task duties.
Small print would be easier to read and sufficient light to see clearly for fork lift operation and storage. This area would be for more frequent use than WS-1
(WS-3)

♦Warehouse Storage - High
Occupied continuously.

High light levels

30fc to 50fc Basic storage & detailed task duties.
Print would be easy to read with quality light to see clearly for fork lift operation and storage. This area would be used frequently compared to WS-2
(FS-1)

♦Factory/Assembly
Occupied continuously.

Detail related work and increased workplace safety.

50fc to 75fc General manufacturing facilities and large part assembly.
Print will be easy to read with quality light and good ability for large part inspection and labeling.
(FS-2)

♦Factory/Assembly - High
Occupied continuously.

Very detail related work.

75fc to 100fc Detailed manufacturing and inspection processes.
Fine print and close detail will be easy to see. Workers will be able to see clearly without the use of task lights for inspection and reading small labels.
(OS-1)

♦Office - Med
Occupied continuously.

Detail related work

50fc to 75fc Detailed general office work.
Print and close detail will be easy to see. Workers will be able to see clearly without the use of extra task lights for most work.
(RS-1)

♦Retail - Med
Occupied continuously.

Retail spaces

50fc to 80fc General retail sales areas.
Print and product detail will be easy to see with excellent color rendering. Customers will be able to see clearly throughout the space.
(GS-1)
♦Garage/Workshop - Med
Occupied continuously.
Low ceilings under 14ft.
Medium light levels
Detail related work.
40-80fc Garage shop & general tasks.
Most print will be easy to read. Workers will be able to see without the use of task lights for large part applications.
Example: Home Garage -- working on cars, refinishing furniture, cleaning projects.
(AS-1)
♦Art Studio/Crafting - XHigh
Occupied continuously.
Very high light levels
Intricate detail related work.
80-100fc+ Very detailed tasks within 24" of project.
Fine print will be easy to read. Workers will be able to see without the use of task lights for painting, crafting, & sculpturing. Some small projects might still want to use the BlueMax™ task lamps as well.
(HS-1)

♦Horse Riding Arena - Med
Occupied part-time.

Horse Arenas & Barns

25fc to 50fc Horse exhibitions and competitions.
Lower range for good barn visibility and higher levels for exhibition arenas. Visitors and animals will be able to see clearly throughout the space.
(AS-2)

♦Gymnasiums and Sports Arena - High
Occupied continuously.

Indoor Sporting Events

50fc to 80fc Sporting exhibitions and competitions.
Good visibility for fast moving objects and detailed viewing. Spectators and athletes will be able to see clearly throughout the space.