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#182309 - 11/23/08 02:46 PM Looking for lighting standards of illumination
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The only source I have found is the IESNA website where I can buy the 1000 page handbook for $500US. Probably a useful tool for a lighting designer which I am not.

Pretty pricy for someone who just wants to know how many foot candles for a few types of commercial occupancy. I will check the local librarys but are these or other standards available. Are there other organizations that have widely accepted lighting illumination standards?


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#182321 - 11/23/08 05:58 PM Re: Looking for lighting standards of illumination [Re: bigpapa]
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As far I know some of the lighting manufacter catalog book do list the footcandle levels depending on the area it will lit and somecase it will have a example how to do the figures to plot out the numbers of luminaries you will need to be set up.

I have old GE lighting catalog book however it is written in French but I do belive there is a engish verison out there somewhere and I am sure one of the members here may have something on hand maybe they can chime in also.

Merci,Marc
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#182323 - 11/23/08 06:05 PM Re: Looking for lighting standards of illumination [Re: frenchelectrican]
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Will this help ??
http://www.simkar.com/simply-software.htm

Thank you to LK for the link he gave me couple years ago
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#182327 - 11/23/08 06:16 PM Re: Looking for lighting standards of illumination [Re: bigpapa]
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This is not a design book but here is some Gee Whiz info from the IBM physical planning guide

http://esteroriverheights.com/electrical/light.gif
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#182347 - 11/24/08 05:45 AM Re: Looking for lighting standards of illumination [Re: gfretwell]
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I found these links when I was studying for the PE exam. They're not definitite codes, but provide excellent design guidelines.

Interior
http://www.lsu.com/PubSafety/oes.nsf/$Content/Illumination+for+Occupational+Tasks?OpenDocument

Exterior:
http://www.masterplan.ufl.edu/facilities/cp/pdf/Lighting%20Illumination%20levels.pdf
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