SS 531-2006: Code of Practice for Lighting of Work Places Part 1 – Indoor Lighting

well being.Lighting requirements Office lighting requirements change from: Fixed uniform illuminance levels on the working plane. zoned lighting that is derived from human needs. for different types of areas (CIE) to Variable and/or dynamic. and the perception of the space (CEN) . the task.

5 m If task area is unknown: where task MAY occur .SS 531-2006: Code of Practice for Lighting of Work Places Part 1 – Indoor Lighting Definitions Task and surrounding area Task area (any shape and slope) and surrounding area Surrounding Task > 0.

70 Surrounding 500 lux 300 lux 200 lux 200 lux Surrounding ≥ 0.SS 531-2006: Code of Practice for Lighting of Work Places Part 1 – Indoor Lighting Definitions Task and surrounding areas Task / Surrounding area • Illuminance Surrounding Task > 0.5 m Task ≥ 750 lux 500 lux 300 lux ≤ 200 lux Task ≥ 0.50 • Uniformity (Emin/Eave) .

50 • Uniformity (Emin/Eave) Task ≥ 0.70 Continuously occupied areas: > 200 lux .SS 531-2006: Code of Practice for Lighting of Work Places Part 1 – Indoor Lighting Definitions Task and surrounding areas Task / Surrounding area • Maintained illuminance > 0.5 m Task ≥ 750 lux 500 lux 300 lux ≤ 200 lux Surrounding 500 lux 300 lux 200 lux Etask Surrounding ≥ 0.

The recommended scale of illuminance is: 20 . • • .5 represents the smallest significant difference in subjective effect of illuminance.300 .3000 .200 .750 .5000 lux.2000 .500 .Scale of illuminance • A factor of approximately 1.75 .50 .100 .1000 . Illuminance . In normal lighting conditions approximately 20 lux of horizontal illuminance is required to just discern features of the human face and is the lowest value taken for the scale of illuminances.30 .Lighting design criteria 3.1500 .150 .

Maintained illuminance of the immediate surrounding areas < task illuminance but shall not be less than the values given in the table below.2. . Illuminance • of immediate surroundings The illuminance of immediate surrounding areas shall be related to the illuminance of the task area and should provide a well-balanced luminance distribution in the field of view.Lighting design criteria 3. • • • In addition to the task illuminance the lighting shall provide adequate adaptation luminance in accordance with clause 4. Rapid spatial changes in illuminances around the task area may lead to visual stress and discomfort.

lighting requirements for offices (CIE) 500 lux (minimal on the working plane) 0.Lighting requirements (Traditional) Previous Approach . copying.6m . typing. circulation areas writing. reading.8m Former approach (Space related) Average illuminance levels on the working plane filing. data processing areas technical drawing offices CAD work stations conference and meeting rooms reception desk areas archives 300 lux 500 lux 750 lux 500 lux 500 lux 300 lux 200 lux 1.

7 (task area) Beam shape : triangle or asym TASK .Ceiling (D) • • • • • • Lighting level : > 150 lux Colour Temp. : 3000-5000K Colour rendering: 80-100 Glare restriction :No direct glare uniformity :> 0.) Colour Temp.5 Beam shape :- ROOM .5 (table) Beam shape : wide beam Collective space ROOM .Walls (E) • • • • • • Lighting level : > 200 lux (Vert.concentration zone (A) • • • • • • Lighting level : 300-1000 lux Colour Temp. : 3000-4000K Colour rendering: 80-100 Glare restriction : uniformity : > 0.Direction Lighting requirements D Communication area Concentration area E O. : 3000-4000K Colour rendering: 80-100 Glare restriction : uniformity : > 0.2m Decorative elements Variation & surprise How often are the extremes applied? A A 300 lux (orientation lighting) B C Control switching steps Club office Individual task TASK .3 Beam shape :- ROOM .1 Beam shape :- Control collectively controlled .) Colour Temp. : 3000-5000K Colour rendering: 80-100 Glare restriction :<1000cd/m2/650 uniformity :>0.Floor (C) • • • • • • Lighting level : > 300 lux (hor.Communication zone (B) • • • • • • Lighting level : 300-1000 lux Colour Temp. : 3000-4000K Colour rendering: 80-100 Glare restriction : uniformity : > 0.

7 4800mm > 300 lx uniformity > 0.5 3600mm 3600mm 4800mm > 200 lx .SS 531-2006: Code of Practice for Lighting of Work Places Part 1 – Indoor Lighting Example Office Lighting > 500 lx uniformity > 0.

SS 531-2006: Code of Practice for Lighting of Work Places Part 1 – Indoor Lighting Definitions Luminance distribution • Consequences: – Close interaction with future user (or general approach) – Project layout need to be known – Detailed lighting calculations required • Opportunities – More detailed lighting advise required – Advanced detailed lighting installations to meet clear task area specifications – Or: General design for total area .

SS 531-2006: Code of Practice for Lighting of Work Places Part 1 – Indoor Lighting Definitions Maintenance factor Illuminance levels are maintained levels Eave Initial illuminance Service illuminance 100% Maintained illuminance Maintenance interval Operating time .

SS 531-2006: Code of Practice for Lighting of Work Places Part 1 – Indoor Lighting Definitions Maintenance factor • Consequences: – Clear definitions in planning with respect to lamp (luminaire and room) maintenance – Higher initial values • Opportunities – Marketing of constant illuminance lighting controls – Marketing of better performing lamps – Definition of maintenance schedule .

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