Lighting of work places – revised BS Standard
Issue 31 – September 2011
Light and lighting. Lighting of work places. Indoor work places BS EN 12464-1:2011 encourages designers to plan and introduce appropriate lighting controls for regular lighting layouts in buildings. Significant changes in this revised version encourage designers to consider all light sources, including natural light, not just electric lighting, as previously. The Standard recognises the importance of daylight for energy saving and includes the requirement for ceiling and wall illuminance to increase the brightness of a room.
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DR AS/NZS 1680.5 Interior and workplace lighting – Part 5: Exterior workplace electric lighting
Sets out general principles and recommendations for the permanent lighting of exterior workplaces. It applies to exteriors in which specific visual tasks are undertaken. It applies only when this area is being used as a workplace. The recommendations have the object of producing a visual environment in which essential task details are made easy to see and adverse factors which may cause visual discomfort are either excluded or appropriately controlled.
Public comment on this draft Standard closes on 28 October 2011