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LUX Testing

LUX testing ensures the levels of lighting in a building are not causing harm to anyone working in the environment, it not only avoids eye straining at computer desks but also makes sure those working in environments with harmful chemicals can read labels clearly.

It tests the levels of light in any given work area to measure light levels and ensure they are suitable to provide a comfortable work environment for those working in it. We have been carrying out LUX testing for many years, so have developed skills to pick up on potential hazards and to offer solutions for those with need for changes. The amount of light needed to suit your workplace obviously depends on the type of work carried out. Below are some examples of the light levels required for different types of work environment:

Interior Light Levels

The Type of Environment and the Required Light Level -

  • Storage Area / Plant Room (minimal movement of people) 150 - 200 Lux
  • Construction Areas & Loading Bays (minimal perception of detail) 300 - 500 Lux
  • Factories & Kitchens (higher perception of detail) 500 - 750 Lux
  • Inspection, Welding, And Machinery (demanding work) 750 - 1000 Lux
  • Electronics & Textile Production (repetitive detail) 1000 - 1500 Lux
  • Technical Offices (accurate detail) 1500 - 3000 Lux
  • Jewellers & Goldsmiths (precision detail) 3000 + Lux

Outdoor Light Levels (LUX Testing)

The Type of Environment and the Natural Light Level

  • Very Bright Summer Day Up To 100,000 Lux
  • Overcast Summer Day 30,000 - 40,000 Lux
  • Floodlit Football Match 700 - 16,000 Lux
  • Shady Room In Daylight 250 - 300 Lux
  • Night Light On A Building 60 Lux
  • Night-Time Urban Street 10 Lux
  • Night-Time Car Park 1 Lux

Our LUX testing is covered by the guidelines and regulations to ensure the best work environments for your staff and in turn ensure the best attention to detail in any work they complete. If you would like more information on our services or would like to book a LUX test for your work property get in touch with us today on 0800 085 9146 and we'll discuss your exact needs.