Ergonomic Lighting Levels by Room for Residential Spaces

A Room by Room Look at Residential Lighting Levels

Custom luxury home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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The following is a list of minimum lighting levels for residential spaces:

Room Lighting Levels

Kitchen
General300 lux
Counter top750 lux
Bedroom (Adult)
General300 lux
Task500 lux
Bedroom (Child)
General500 lux
Task800 lux
Bathroom
General300 lux
Living Room/Den
General300 lux
Task500 lux
Family Room/Home Theater
General300 lux
Task500 lux
TV viewing150 lux
Laundry/Utility
General200 lux
Dining Room
General200 lux
Hall Landing
General500 lux
Home Office
General500 lux
Task800 lux
Workshop
General800 lux
Task1100 lux