22 August 2006
Surface mounted fluorescent
luminaire adds brightness to the
Fluorescent lamps with good color-
rendering characteristics provide
good color appearance and contrast
in the space.
Surface mounted linear
4' linear fluorescent T8 lamps,
Control with occupancy
3000K color temperature, 80 CRI+
CRITICAL DESIGN ISSUES:
Color Appearance and Contrast: In order to identify clothes colors (such as
matching blue or brown socks), it is very important to provide fluorescent
lighting with good color-rendering properties. In addition, the contrast on
the task should be minimal. Locate the lighting so that body shadows do
not interfere with seeing the task.
Target Horizontal Illuminance ( 10%): 300 lux (30 fc)
Laundry rooms provide a good opportunity for the use of occupancy sensors. In this
type of space, people usually leave with their hands full so automatic control of the
lights is a convenience as well as an energy savings. Because the room is used
infrequently, lights left on will be on for a long time.