22 August 2006
Pendant or surface mounted
linear fluorescent industrial
strips with a small uplight
component illuminate shelves
with minimal shadowing.
Pendant or surface mounted linear
4' linear fluorescent T8
Occupancy sensor or timer
lamps (or T5HO lamps for
ceilings over 15') 3500K
color temperature, 75 CRI +
CRITICAL DESIGN ISSUES:
Color Appearance (and Color Contrast): In storage rooms, individuals may
need to locate and sort items. Lamp sources should have a high color-
rendering index to accurately portray colors and labels.
Source / Task eye Geometry: Locate luminaires to minimize direct glare
and light shelves uniformly with minimal shadowing.
Target Vertical Illuminance ( 10%): 100 lux (10 fc)
In storage rooms, uniform vertical illuminance on shelves helps with the identification of
items. In small storage closets, a linear fluorescent strip mounted horizontally above
the door provides indirect light and minimizes shadows on the shelves. Add wire
guards to luminaires where they may be struck and damaged.