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#182309 - 11/23/08 02:46 PM Looking for lighting standards of illumination
bigpapa Offline

Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 75
Loc: canada
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?

Edited by bigpapa (11/23/08 02:47 PM)

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#182321 - 11/23/08 05:58 PM Re: Looking for lighting standards of illumination [Re: bigpapa]
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Registered: 02/06/03
Posts: 938
Loc: Wi/ Paris France { France for ...
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.

Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)

#182323 - 11/23/08 06:05 PM Re: Looking for lighting standards of illumination [Re: frenchelectrican]
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Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 1226
Loc: kamloops BC Canada
Will this help ??

Thank you to LK for the link he gave me couple years ago

#182327 - 11/23/08 06:16 PM Re: Looking for lighting standards of illumination [Re: bigpapa]
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9023
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
This is not a design book but here is some Gee Whiz info from the IBM physical planning guide
Greg Fretwell

#182347 - 11/24/08 05:45 AM Re: Looking for lighting standards of illumination [Re: gfretwell]
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Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1192
Loc: Chesapeake, VA
I found these links when I was studying for the PE exam. They're not definitite codes, but provide excellent design guidelines.




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