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Looking for lighting standards of illumination #182309
11/23/08 06:46 PM
11/23/08 06:46 PM
bigpapa  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2006
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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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Re: Looking for lighting standards of illumination [Re: bigpapa] #182321
11/23/08 09:58 PM
11/23/08 09:58 PM
frenchelectrican  Offline
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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.


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Re: Looking for lighting standards of illumination [Re: frenchelectrican] #182323
11/23/08 10:05 PM
11/23/08 10:05 PM
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kamloops BC Canada
Will this help ??

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

Re: Looking for lighting standards of illumination [Re: bigpapa] #182327
11/23/08 10:16 PM
11/23/08 10:16 PM
gfretwell  Offline

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Posts: 9,186
This is not a design book but here is some Gee Whiz info from the IBM physical planning guide

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Re: Looking for lighting standards of illumination [Re: gfretwell] #182347
11/24/08 09:45 AM
11/24/08 09:45 AM
SteveFehr  Offline
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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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