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panel illumination #194144
05/12/10 10:13 PM
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triple  Offline OP
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Where do I find the article requiring a certain amount of foot-candles in front of an electical panel?

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Re: panel illumination [Re: triple] #194152
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Requirements for lighting are in 110.26 (D) & 210.70 (A)(3)

No illumination levels are specified within the NEC, it not being a design tool. Other standards (ASME) may come into effect, but none that I am aware of at this time.


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I thought this might be in the OSHA book and they do make a lot of references to "10 foot candles" around the other articles but in the electrical panel article they use the same language as NEC 110.26.
The Florida Building Code says

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1205.3 Artificial light. Artificial light shall be provided that is adequate to provide an average illumination of 10 foot-candles (107 lux) over the area of the room at a height of 30 inches (762 mm) above the floor level.


That is based on ICC codes


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