22 August 2006
Target Horizontal Illuminance ( 10%): 500 lux (50 fc) on cooking and food
preparation surfaces. A task light is often provided with grill hoods. Verify
that it will provide adequate illuminance on the cooking surface.
Because kitchens require high light levels with minimal shadowing, a diffuse direct
system is a good choice. Recessed lensed and gasketed luminaires typically provide a
high light level and allow for easy maintenance. Additional task lighting under cabinets
and under exhaust hoods increases the task illuminance and fills in shadows on the
task plane. Refer to UFC 4-722-01 for additional requirements.