Education

Education

Changing Rooms & Toilets

Changing rooms require bright and uniform lighting and have high energy savings potential due to their specific and time-limited use. The toilet and shower areas require luminaires with the correct IP rating.

Type of area, task or activity Lux-level (Em) Glare rating (UGRL) Uniformity (U0) Colour rendition (Ra) Specific requirements
Cloakrooms, washrooms, bathrooms, toilets 200 25 0,40 80
Changing Rooms & Toilets

Circulation Areas

Circulation areas should enable people to find their way easily and safely through the building, even when they are unfamiliar with it. Corridors are used as social areas, for the display of student works and transport. Illuminance level requirements are 100 lux, but higher illumination values should be adapted to the activity type and level. They will also, in most cases, need to provide means of escape and this will require emergency lighting.

Type of area, task or activity Lux-level (Em) Glare rating (UGRL) Uniformity (U0) Colour rendition (Ra) Specific requirements
Circulation areas, corridors 100 25 0,40 80
Stairs 150 25 0,40 80
Circulation Areas

Classrooms

Students require the correct learning environment and studies have shown that good lighting aids the subconscious processes that energise learning. Modern teaching spaces are often used for a variety of different activities and teaching methods. Through the use of lighting controls the appropriate lighting level for the specific teaching requirement can be achieved, whilst realising significant energy savings through absence/presence detection and daylight dimming.

Type of area, task or activity Lux-level (Em) Glare rating (UGRL) Uniformity (U0) Colour rendition (Ra) Specific requirements
Classrooms, tutorial rooms 300 19 0,60 80 Lighting should be controllable
Classroom for evening classes and adult education 500 19 0,60 80 Lighting should be controllable
Classrooms

Sports Halls

Sports halls are often multi-functional spaces so need to be flexible enough to cope with a wide variety of sporting uses. Appropriate lighting is vital in sports halls to allow activities to take place that often demand difficult visual tasks, for instance tracking a fast moving shuttlecock against a similar colour background. Intelligent lighting controls that adapt lighting levels to the sport is the key to efficient use. There should be some control to keep glare to a minimum and the light distribution should provide adequate light on vertical surfaces. Lamps and luminaires should have wire guards or other impact-resistant protection, compliance with the ball test in DIN 57710 part 13 is recommended.

Type of area, task or activity Lux-level (Em) Glare rating (UGRL) Uniformity (U0) Colour rendition (Ra) Specific requirements
Sports halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools 300 22 0,60 80 See EN 12193 for training conditions.
Sports Halls