22 August 2006
under-cabinet task lights to direct light away from or to either side of the
Source / Task eye geometry: Identify task areas and design lighting to
minimize shadows and glare (both direct and reflected).
Target Horizontal Illuminance ( 10%): 300 lux (30 fc) ambient, 500 lux (50
fc) on task.
Office support areas require the same range of lighting levels as other office task
spaces. By breaking the lighting system into ambient and task components, the
ambient levels can be low while increasing the illuminance on the task only. This
approach reduces energy consumption while giving occupants some flexibility and
control over their workspace.