What Is The Minimum Lux Level For Emergency Lighting?
The minimum lux level depends on where the emergency light is located.
Lux levels are a unit of illuminance over distance.
1 lux = the illumination of a surface of one square metre that is one metre away from a single candle
Lux levels are important for emergency lighting as they are essential to protect people during a power outage.
Escape route from the building: 50% of the width of the route should be lit to a minimum of 1 lux
Anti-panic areas ? : 0.5 lux
The lux levels need to relate to the nature of the premises, with extra care taken for areas such as hospitals, crowded venues and supermarkets etc.