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Outdoor Lighting Footcandle Table

The chart on this guide details how many foot-candles are recommended in different outdoor settings, such as parking lots, construction sites, and roadways.

Airport: Hangar Aprons, Terminal Apron - Parking 1, 0.5 Shipyard: General 5
Building Construction: General 10 Storage Yards: Active, Inactive 20, 1
Light Surfaces, Dark Surfaces 20/5, 50/1000 Loading Platforms 20
Recreational 15/10 Interscholastic (School) 30/10
Club Recreational 20/10 Playground 5
Vehicular Traffic:
Low Activity 0.5 Medium Activity, High Activity 1, 2
Railroad: Switch Points 2