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May 10, 2022

All you Need to Know about Lux Levels

Are you planning to modify the lighting plan of your commercial premises? If yes, then it is essential to have a clear understanding of lux levels. Measuring the lux level is highly important when purchasing LED light bulbs for industrial and commercial environments.

Using LED luminaires with appropriate lux levels will not only enhance the visibility of the space but will also help in completing jobs seamlessly.

Before discussing the correct lux level requirements as per the industrial environment and tasks, let's understand what exactly the lux level is and how it is measured.

The standard unit for measuring the light level intensity is termed as LUX level. It is also known as illumination or illuminance. It calculates the intensity of light that falls on the surface like - floors or walls in the lighting design.

How to calculate lux levels?

One lux is equal to one lumen per square meter, and they vary from lumens, which calculates the brightness of the source of light. Therefore, 1 LUX = 1 Lumen / m2

Enough light should be provided in the area so that people perform their tasks without any mishaps and hassles. But the light should not be so bright that it creates difficulties in seeing and doing intricate tasks. Excess lighting is equally harmful as under lighting. We need more light for performing detailed tasks like - stitching, drafting, etc., and general work like - eating, and walking can be done under nominal lighting conditions.

How many Lux are required for commercial lighting?

If you are looking for a variety of options for lighting levels, you need to consider the intensity of light depending on the space as well. The intensity of light will be different for a storeroom and a workshop. Low light levels do not affect the working in the storage space, while high illumination levels are required in the textile, electronic, automobile, and industries where detailed tasks are done. But, before choosing the number of LED luminaires needed in your commercial area, you need to understand these two pointers below-mentioned.

  • In areas where we do tasks like reading, it is recommended to increase the LUX to 200.

  • To light open office areas and conference rooms adequately, 300-500 lux level lighting is sufficient.

Axeon Range is one of the best commercial lighting options to create a  modern  and aesthetically pleasing space. However, along with lux level requirements in commercial spaces, one must understand the same for various other spaces as well. 

Lux requirements for other spaces

Apart from commercial facilities or buildings, lux levels are essential for other spaces as well. Read ahead to discover some important lux requirements to lit educational, healthcare, and supermarket buildings efficiently.

Lux level for education sector lighting

If you want to illuminate your school and classrooms efficiently, consider a minimum of 300-500 lux light level. It will be sufficient to provide ample brightness to aid in the learning and teaching process. In areas where you require teacher-centric lighting, make sure to opt for 750 lux level lighting solutions. This will help build a better concentration of the students towards the tutors and what they are teaching.

You can consider buying some Wipro indoor suspended lighting options such as Aslimline LED, and recessed luminaires like Lineos LED and Immaculate DD LED to light up different spaces within your educational institute. 

Lux level for supermarkets

Lighting plays an important role in showcasing different goods offered in supermarkets or grocery stores.  It helps merchants to accelerate impulse purchases and distinguish themselves from the competition. Normally, 200-500 lux level lighting is considered optimum for illuminating supermarkets. 

Hence, if you are looking for a great luminaire to meet these objectives, consider Glitz LED (6W-18W). This downlighter is suitable for retail stores to complement architectural features and things present in the space to look clear and attractive.

Lux level for healthcare facilities

Healthcare facilities like hospitals has big buildings with a huge number of rooms to illuminate. Also, every room in the facility has different purposes and requirements. Similarly, they need distinct lux level lighting solutions to perform efficiently. 

In general, common lighting areas such as doorways, corridors, etc., require a supply of 100 lux. Whereas,  nursing stations will need about 150-300 lux. Another lighting such as laboratory lighting will use 750-1200 lux, night luminaires will require 1 lux and examination lighting can work efficiently on 200 lux. 

Immaculate LED by Wipro Lighting is one of the best luminaires for hospitals with a white power coating and CRCA front cover. Modern facilities can benefit from its seamless integration, aesthetic design and uniform illumination, and PoE compatibility.

There is no denying that lux level is vital to get the correct amount of illumination in any space, be it commercial or healthcare facility. 

Here is the data representation of different lux levels required in multiple spaces.


Light Level (Foot Candles)

Light Lux level

Classroom- General

30-50 FC

300-500 lux

Library - Reading/studying

30-50 FC

300-500 lux


20-50 FC

200-500 lux

Storage Room- General

5-20 FC

50-200 lux


20-30 FC

200-300 lux

Conference room

30-50 FC

300-500 lux


30-50 Fc

300-500 lux


10-30 FC

100-300 lux

Corridor- Hospital

5-10 FC

50-100 lux

Nursing stations

15-30 FC

150-300 lux

Laboratory Professional

75-120 FC

750-1200 lux

Wipro Lighting provides ample lighting control solutions for different spaces to brighten them up efficiently. Along with the aforementioned lighting products for distinct spaces, there are certain other luminaires that you can explore on the website. You can check them out briefly to know more about the recent introductions and types of light fixtures available. 

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