Lux level at workplace

lUX LEVEL FOR WORKPLACE

What is the lux level

In short Lux level is a mesurement of light (illumination) lumens/m²

As per (Bureau of Indian standard) BIS:6665 Lightning standard at the workplace:

General factory areas:

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Canteens150
Cloakrooms100
Entrances, corridors, stairs100

Factory outdoor

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Stockyards, main entrances,
exit roads, car parking
20

Aircraft factory

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Stock parts production45025
Drilling, riventing, screw fastening30025
Maintanance and repair (hangers)30025

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Assmbly shops

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Rough work like frame assembly..15028
Medium work like machine parts, engine assembly..30025
Fine work like radio and telephone assembly..70022
Very fine work like assembly of very small instruments1500*19

Boiler houses

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Boiler front and operating areas100
Others area20 to 25
Catwalks20
Platforms50

Others lighting me be required for instruments panels

Shoes factories

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Sorting and grading1000*19
Clicking and closing, preparatory operations70022
Bottom stock preparation, lasting and bottoming70022
Cutting table and presses, stitching100022
Shoe rooms70022

Brewers and Distillers

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
General working areas15025
Brewhouse, bottling and canning plants20025
Bottle inspectionSpecial lighting

Carpet Factory

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Winding, beaming20025
Designing, jacquard card cutting, setting pattern,
tufting, topping, cutting, hemming, fringipg
45022
Weaving, mending, inspection45022

Clothing Factories

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Cutting, sewing300-70022-20
Inspection450-10019
Hand Tailoring450-150019

Electricity Ganarating Station

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Turbine halls20025
Auxiliiry equipment; battery rooms, blowers,
auxiliary generators, switchgear and transformer
chambers
100
Boiler houses (including operating floors) platforms,
coal conveyors, pulverizers, feeders, precipitators,
soot and slag blowers
70-100
Boiler house and turbine house100
Basements70
Cbnveyor houses, conveyor gent&s, junction
towers
70-100
Control rooms200-30019
Nuclear reactors and steam raising plants150-20025

Electricty Generating Stations : Outdoor Lacations

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Coal unloading areas20
Coal storage areas20
Conveyors50
Fuel oil delivery headers50
Oil storage tanks50
Catwalks50
Platforms, boiler and turbine decks50
Transformers and outdoor switchgear100

Engineering

Avarage LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Hand100019
Machine

Foam Building

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Boiler houses50
Milk room15025
Washing and sterilizing rooms15025
Stables50
Milking parlours15025

Flour Mills

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Roller, purifier, silks and packing tloors15025
Wetting tables30025

Foundries

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Charging floors; tumbling cleaning, pouring, shaking
out, rough moulding and rough core making
15028
Fine mouldiig and core making, inspection30025

Garages

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Parking areas (interior)7028
Washing and polishing, greasing, general servicing,
pits
15028
Repairs30025

Gas Work

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Retort houses, oil gas plants, Water gas plants, coke handling plant30 to 5028
Governor, metre, booster10025

Open type plants

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Catwalks20
Platforms50
Gauge and Tool Rooms70019

Glass Works and Processes

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Furnace rooms, bending, annealing 10028
Mixing rooms, forming (blowing, drawing, pressing,
rolling)
15028
Cutting to size, grinding, polishing, toughening20025
Finishing (beveling, decorating, etching, silvering)30022
Brilliant cutting70019
Inspection (General and fine)200 and 70019

Inspection shops (Engineering)

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Rough work, for example, counting, rough15028
Medium work, for example, ‘Go’ and ‘No-go’
gauges, sub-assemble
30025
Fine work, for example, radio and telecommunication equipment, calibrated scales, precision mechanisms, instruments70022
Very fine work, for example, gauging and inspection-
of small intricate parts
150019
Minute work, for example, very small instruments300010

Iron and steel works

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Mars-balling and outdoor stockyards10-20
Stain, gangways, basements, quarries, loading docks100
Slab yards, melting shops! ingot stripping soaking
pis, blast f+ace working areas, picking and
cleaning lines, mechanical plants, pump houses
10028
Mould preparation; rolling and wire mills, mill
motor rooms, power and blower houses
15028
Slab inspection and conditioning, cold strip mills,
sheet and plate fin&King, tinning, galvanizing,
machine and roll shops
20028
Plate inspection300
Tinplate inspectionSpecial lighting

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Motor Vehicle Plants

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
General sub-assemblies, chassis assembly, car assembly30025
Final inspection45025
Trim shops, body sub-assemble, body assembly30025
Spray booths450

Rubber Processing

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Fabric preparation creels20025
Dipping, molding, compounding calendars15025
Tyre and tube making20025

Sheet Metal Works

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Benchwork, scribing, pressing, punching, shearing, stamping, spinning, folding20025
Sheet inspectionSpecial lighting

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Warehouses and Bulk Stores

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Large material, loading bays10028
Small material, racks15025
Packing and dispatch15025

Welding and Soldering

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Gas and arc welding, rough spot welding15028
Medium soldering, brazing and spot welding, for example, domestic hardware30025
Fine soldering and spot welding, for example, instruments, radio set assembly70022
Very fine soldering and spot welding, for example, radio valves15019

Woodworking Shops

Average LUX LevelLimiting Glare Index
Rough sawing, and bench work15022
Sizing, planning, rough sanding, medium machine
and bench work, gluing, veneering, cooperage
20022
Fine bench and machine work, fine sanding and
finishing
30022

2 COMMENTS

    • 1. A standard oxygen cylinder pressure between 154.6753 kg/cm2(2200 PSI) to 77.33765 kg/cm2 (1100 PSI)
      2. Acetylene cylinder pressure between 17.5767 Kg/cm2(250 PSI) to 13.3583 kg/cm2 (190 PSI)

      Working pressure
      Oxygen working pressure 20 PSI (1.40614 kg/cm2) to 25 PSI(1.75767kg/cm2)
      Acetylene working pressure 10PSI (0.70307 kg/cm2) (Do not exceed 15 psi)

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