recommended Lux levels

recommended Lux levels

What is a lux?

The term lux is the measurement used to indicate the illumination of a location. One lux is equal to one lumen per square metre. It’s used to measure the amount of visible light/intensity of the illumination on a surface.



If you wanted to light a 40m2 office with 4000 lumen panels, to work out how many you need to ensure you are adhering to the lux recommended,  you will need to use the equation 1 lux = 1lm / m2. So 4000 lumen / 40m2 = 100lux, this means you will need at last 5 panels to reach the recommended lux levels in the office.


What does this mean for you?

Ensuring you adhere to the lighting regulations in the workplace can be tricky but that is what ESL are here for. Correct lux levels can improve the performance in the work place as well as reduces eye fatigue and headaches.

These are different recommended lux levels depending on the space and usage of the room. The levels recommended are based on the figures from the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers.

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