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The European standard NEN 12464-1 in a few key points
European standard for the lighting of indoor workplaces
The European standard EN 12464-1 highlights the minimum illuminance requirements of an actual working area rather than the entire room. The rating takes into account the Unified Glare Rating (UGR), lux values and colour rendering (Ra). These requirements depend on the workplace where the work takes place. For example, at workplaces, a minimum colour display (CRI)> 80 always applies.
What determines the norm?
The lighting requirements are set in different areas where work is carried out. In addition to the office there are also general areas or parking garages in / around the company.
To give you an idea of the norm within certain workspaces, an overview of the Lux and UGR values given per application area is given below:
|Average industrial work||300||25|
|Refined industrial work||500||22|
|Stairs, escalators and treadmills||150||25|
Apart from this statutory provision, it also works for employees when the lighting is in line with the work. It has been scientifically proven that one can deliver better performance with good lighting. This gives a better orientation ability, less fatigue of the eyes and of course, a better view.
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