TABLE 9.5.

1 Lighting Power Densities Using the Building Area Method
Building Area Typea Automotive facility Convention center Courthouse Dining: bar lounge/leisure Dining: cafeteria/fast food Dining: family Dormitory Exercise center Gymnasium Health-care clinic Hospital Hotel Library Manufacturing facility Motel Motion picture theater Multifamily Museum Office Parking garage Penitentiary Performing arts theater Police/fire station Post office Religious building Retail School/university Sports arena Town hall Transportation Warehouse Workshop

LPD (W/m2) 10 13 13 14 15 17 11 11 12 11 13 11 14 14 11 13 8 12 11 3 11 17 11 12 14 16 13 12 12 11 9 15



do not have to comply with the 80% partition height requirements. Determine the interior lighting power allowance by using the columns designated Space-by-Space Method in Table 9.6.1. Multiply the floor area(s) of the space(s) times the allowed LPD for the space type that most closely represents the proposed use of the space(s). The product is the lighting power allowance for the space(s). For space types not listed, selection of a reasonable equivalent category shall be permitted. The interior lighting power allowance is the sum of lighting power allowances of all spaces. Trade-offs among spaces are permitted provided that the total installed interior lighting power does not exceed the interior lighting power allowance.

9.6.2 Additional Interior Lighting Power. When using the Space-by-Space Method, an increase in the interior lighting power allowance is allowed for specific lighting functions. Additional power shall be allowed only if the specified lighting is installed and automatically controlled, separately from the general lighting, to be turned off during nonbusiness hours. This additional power shall be used only for the specified luminaires and shall not be used for any other purpose. An increase in the interior lighting power allowance is permitted in the following cases: a. For spaces in which lighting is specified to be installed in addition to the general lighting for the purpose of decorative appearance, such as chandelier-type luminaries or sconces or for highlighting art or exhibits, provided that the additional lighting power shall not exceed 10.8 W/m2 of such spaces. For lighting equipment installed in sales areas and specifically designed and directed to highlight merchandise, calculate the additional lighting power as follows: Additional Interior Lighting Power Allowance = 1000 watts + (Retail Area 1 × 11 W/m2) + (Retail Area 2 × 18 W/m2) + (Retail Area 3 × 28 W/m2) + (Retail Area 4 × 45 W/m2) , where Retail Area 1 = the floor area for all products not listed in Retail Areas 2, 3, or 4; Retail Area 2 = the floor area used for the sale of vehicles, sporting goods, and small electronics; Retail Area 3 = the floor area used for the sale of furniture, clothing, cosmetics, and artwork; and Retail Area 4 = the floor area used for the sale of jewelry, crystal, and china. Exception: Other merchandise categories may be included in Retail Areas 2 through 4 above, provided that justification documenting the need for additional lighting power based on visual inspection, contrast, or other critical display is approved by the authority having jurisdiction. 9.7 9.8 Submittals (Not Used) Product Information (Not Used)


In cases where both a general building area type and a specific building area type are listed, the specific building area type shall apply.

9.6 Alternative Compliance Path: Space-by-Space Method 9.6.1 Space-by-Space Method of Calculating Interior Lighting Power Allowance. Use the following steps to determine the interior lighting power allowance by the Space-bySpace Method: a. Determine the appropriate building type from Table 9.6.1. For building types not listed, selection of a reasonably equivalent type shall be permitted. For each space enclosed by partitions 80% or greater than ceiling height, determine the gross interior floor area by measuring to the center of the partition wall. Include the floor area of balconies or other projections. Retail spaces



ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 (SI Edition)

TABLE 9. W/ m2 12 12 14 15 14 14 12 36 12 10 4 3 8 8 18 4 28 13 5 6 2 13 9 10 14 14 13 15 23 13 15 10 6 5 11 5 6 9 10 3 9 16 Building-Specific Space Types Gymnasium/Exercise Center Playing Area Exercise Area Courthouse/Police Station/Penitentiary Courtroom Confinement Cells Judges’ Chambers Fire Stations Engine Room Sleeping Quarters Post Office—Sorting Area Convention Center—Exhibit Space Library Card File and Cataloging Stacks Reading Area Hospital Emergency Recovery Nurses’ Station Exam/Treatment Pharmacy Patient Room Operating Room Nursery Medical Supply Physical Therapy Radiology Laundry—Washing Automotive—Service/Repair Manufacturing Low Bay (<25 ft Floor to Ceiling Height) High Bay (≥25 ft Floor to Ceiling Height) Detailed Manufacturing Equipment Room Control Room Hotel/Motel Guest Rooms Dormitory—Living Quarters Museum General Exhibition Restoration Bank/Office—Banking Activity Area 11 18 16 13 18 23 13 5 12 12 29 9 11 16 13 8 24 6 15 10 4 6 8 12 18 13 9 3 13 14 20 10 14 15 10 LPD.1 Common Space Typesa Office—Enclosed Office—Open Plan Conference/Meeting/Multipurpose Classroom/Lecture/Training For Penitentiary Lobby For Hotel For Performing Arts Theater For Motion Picture Theater Audience/Seating Area For Gymnasium For Exercise Center For Convention Center For Penitentiary For Religious Buildings For Sports Arena For Performing Arts Theater For Motion Picture Theater For Transportation Atrium—First Three Floors Atrium—Each Additional Floor Lounge/Recreation For Hospital Dining Area For Penitentiary For Hotel For Motel For Bar Lounge/Leisure Dining For Family Dining Food Preparation Laboratory Restrooms Dressing/Locker/Fitting Room Corridor/Transition For Hospital For Manufacturing Facility Stairs—Active Active Storage For Hospital Inactive Storage For Museum Electrical/Mechanical Lighting Power Densities Using the Space-by-Space Method LPD.1-2007 (SI Edition) 63 . W/ m2 ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.6.

W/ m2 Common Space Typesa Workshop Sales Area [for accent lighting.6. Choir Fellowship Hall Retail Sales Area [for accent lighting. W/ m2 20 18 Building-Specific Space Types Religious Buildings Worship Pulpit.1 Lighting Power Densities Using the Space-by-Space Method (continued) LPD. 64 ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90. the building specific space type shall apply.1-2007 (SI Edition) .6.6. see Section 9.TABLE 9. see Section 9.2(b)] a In cases where both a common space type and a building-specific type are listed.3(c)] Mall Concourse Sports Arena Ring Sports Area Court Sports Area Indoor Playing Field Area Warehouse Fine Material Storage Medium/Bulky Material Storage Parking Garage—Garage Area Transportation Airport—Concourse Air/Train/Bus—Baggage Area Terminal—Ticket Counter 6 11 16 15 10 2 29 25 15 18 18 26 10 LPD.

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