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Footcandle Recommendations


(abbreviated fc, lm/ft², or sometimes ft-c)

TASK AREA

FOOTCANDLES

Corridors/Stairways/Restrooms 10-20
Storage Rooms 10-50
Conference Rooms 20-50
General Offices 50-100
Drafting/Accounting 100-200
Areas with VDTs 75
Classrooms 50-75
Cafeterias 50
Gymnasiums 30-50
Merchandising 30-150
Manufacturing / Assembly 50-500
Parking Areas (uncovered) 1-2
General Building Construction 10
Airports  
Hangar Aprons 1
Terminal Apron-Parking 0.5
Bulletin Boards  
Light Surfaces 20/50
Dark Surfaces 50/100
Loading Platforms 20
Parking Areas/Vehicular Traffic  
Low Activity 0.5
Medium Activity 1
High Activity 2
Railroad Yards  
Switch Points 2
Shipyards  
General 5
Storage Yards 201
Sports  
Baseball-Recreational 15/10
Basketball - High School 30
Basketball - Recreational 10
Playgrounds 5
Tennis Club 20

If your application is not listed, please contact our sales or visit a location so we can assist you with your lighting needs.