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EUROPEAN STANDARD NORME EUROPÉENNE EN 12464-1
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
EN 12464-1
English version
Light and lighting - Lighting of work places - Part 1: Indoor work places
Column 5 gives the minimum colour rendering indices (Ra) for the situation listed in column 2.
In column 6, advice and footnotes are given for exceptions and special applications for the situations listed in column 2.
5.2     The schedule of interiors (areas), tasks and activities
Table 5.1: Traffic zones and general areas inside buildings
1.1         Traffic zones
1.2     Rest, sanitation and first aid rooms
1.3     Control rooms
1.4     Store rooms/cold stores
1.5     Storage rack areas
Table 5.2: Industrial activities and crafts
2.1         Agriculture
2.2     Bakeries
2.3     Cement, cement goods, concrete, bricks
2.4     Ceramics, tiles, glass, glassware
2.5     Chemical, plastics and rubber industry
2.6     Electrical industry
2.7     Food stuffs and luxury food industry
2.8     Foundries and metal casting
2.9     Hairdressers
2.10   Jewellery manufacturing
2.11   Laundries and dry cleaning
2.12   Leather and leather goods
2.13   Metal working and processing
2.14   Paper and paper goods
2.15   Power stations
2.16   Printers
2.17   Rolling mills, iron and steel works
2.18   Textile manufacture and processing
2.19   Vehicle construction
2.20   Wood working and processing
Table 5.3: Offices
Table 5.4: Retail premises
Table 5.5: Places of public assembly
5.1         General areas
5.2     Restaurants and hotels
5.3     Theatres, concert halls, cinemas
5.4     Trade fairs, exhibition halls
5.5     Museums
5.6     Libraries
5.7     Public car parks (indoor)
Table 5.6: Educational premises
6.1         Nursery school, play school
6.2     Educational buildings
Table 5.7: Health care premises
7.1         Rooms for general use
7.2     Staff rooms
7.3     Wards, maternity wards 7.4     Examination rooms (general)
7.5     Eye examination rooms
7.6     Ear examination rooms
7.7     Scanner rooms
7.8     Delivery rooms
7.9     Treatment rooms (general)
7.10   Operating areas
7.11   Intensive care units
7.12   Dentists
7.13   Laboratories and pharmacies
7.14   Decontamination rooms
7.15   Autopsy rooms and mortuaries
Table 5.8: Transportational areas
8.1     Airports
8.2     Railway installations
1.1Traffic zones 
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEmUGRLRa
lx--
1.1.1Circulation areas and corridors1002840
1.1.2Stairs, escalators, travolators1502540
1.1.3Loading ramps/bays1502540
1.2Rest, sanitation and first aid rooms    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEmUGRLRa
lx--
1.2.1Canteens, pantries2002280
1.2.2Rest rooms1002280
1.2.3Rooms for physical exercise3002280
1.2.4Cloakrooms, washrooms, bathrooms,2002580
toilets
1.2.5Sick bay5001980
1.2.6Rooms for medical attention5001690
1.3Control rooms    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEmUGRLRa
lx--
1.3.1Plant rooms, switch gear rooms2002560
1.3.2Telex, post room, switchboard5001980
1.4Store rooms, cold stores    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEmUGRLRa
lx--
1.4.1Store and stockrooms1002560
1.4.2Dispatch packing handling areas3002560
Table 5.1 — Traffic zones and general areas inside buildings (continued)
1.5Storage rack areas    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
1.5.1Gangways: unmanned20-40
1.5.2Gangways: manned1502260
1.5.3Control stations1502260
Table 5.2 — Industrial activities and crafts
2.1Agriculture 
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
2.1.1Loading and operating of goods, handling equipment and machinery2002580
2.1.2Buildings for livestock50-40
2.1.3Sick animal pens; calving stalls2002580
2.1.4Feed preparation; dairy; utensil washing2002580
2.2Bakeries    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
2.2.1Preparation and baking3002280
2.2.2Finishing, glazing, decorating5002280
2.3Cement, cement goods, concrete,bricks   
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
2.3.1Drying502820
2.3.2Preparation of materials; work on kilns and mixers2002840
2.3.3General machine work3002580
2.3.4Rough forms3002580
Table 5.2 — Industrial activities and crafts (continued)
2.4Ceramics, tiles, glass, glassware 
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEmUGRLRa
lx--
2.4.1Drying502820
2.4.2Preparation, general machine work3002580
2.4.3Enamelling, rolling, pressing, shaping3002580
simple parts, glazing, glass blowing
2.4.4Grinding, engraving, glass polishing,7501980
shaping precision parts, manufacture
of glass instruments
2.4.5Grinding of optical glass, crystal, hand7501680
grinding and engraving
2.4.6Precision work e.g. decorative grinding, hand painting10001690
2.4.7Manufacture of synthetic precious15001690
stones
2.5             Chemical, plastics and rubber industry
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
2.5.1Remote-operated processing installations50-20
2.5.2Processing installations with limited manual intervention1502840
2.5.3Constantly manned work places in processing installations3002580
2.5.4Precision measuring rooms, laboratories5001980
2.5.5Pharmaceutical production5002280
2.5.6Tyre production5002280
2.5.7Colour inspection10001690
2.5.8Cutting, finishing, inspection7501980
2.6Electrical industry 
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
2.6.1Cable and wire manufacture3002580
2.6.2Winding:
- large coils
3002580
- medium-sized coils5002280
- small coils7501980
2.6.3Coil impregnating3002580
2.6.4Galvanising3002580
2.6.5Assembly work:
- rough e.g. large transformers
3002580
- medium e.g. switchboards5002280
- fine e.g. telephones7501980
- precision e.g. measuring equipment10001680
2.6.6Electronic workshops, testing, adjusting15001680
2.7             Food stuffs and luxury food industry
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
2.7.1Work places and zones in
- breweries, malting floor,
- for washing, barrel filling, cleaning, sieving, peeling,
- cooking in preserve and chocolate factories,
- work places and zones in sugar factories,
- for drying and fermenting raw tobacco, fermentation cellar
2002580
2.7.2Sorting and washing of products, milling, mixing, packing3002580
2.7.3Work places and critical zones in slaughter houses, butchers, dairies mills, on filtering floor in sugar refineries5002580
2.7.4Cutting and sorting of fruit and vegetables3002580
2.7.5Manufacture of delicatessen foods, kitchen work, manufacture of cigars and cigarettes5002280
2.7.6Inspection of glasses and bottles, product control, trimming, sorting, decoration5002280
2.7.7Laboratories5001980
2.7.8Colour inspection10001690
Table 5.2 — Industrial activities and crafts (continued)
2.8Foundries and metal casting 
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
2.8.1Man-size underfloor tunnels, cellars, etc.50-20
2.8.2Platforms1002540
2.8.3Sand preparation2002580
2.8.4Dressing room2002580
2.8.5Work places at cupola and mixer2002580
2.8.6Casting bay2002580
2.8.7Shake out areas2002580
2.8.8Machine moulding2002580
2.8.9Hand and core moulding3002580
2.8.10Die casting3002580
2.8.11Model building5002280
2.9Hairdressers    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
2.9.1Hairdressing5001990
2.10Jewellery manufacturing    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
2.10.1Working with precious stones15001690
2.10.2Manufacture of jewellery10001690
2.10.3Watch making (manual)15001680
2.10.4Watch making (automatic)5001980
2.11Laundries and dry cleaning    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
2.11.1Goods in, marking and sorting3002580
2.11.2Washing and dry cleaning3002580
2.11.3Ironing, pressing3002580
2.11.4Inspection and repairs7501980
2.12Leather and leather goods    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEmUGRLRa
lx--
2.12.1Work on vats, barrels, pits2002540
2.12.2Fleshing, skiving, rubbing, tumbling of3002580
skins
2.12.3Saddlery work, shoe manufacture:5002280
stitching, sewing, polishing, shaping,
cutting, punching
2.12.4Sorting5002290
2.12.5Leather dyeing (machine)5002280
2.12.6Quality control10001980
2.12.7Colour inspection10001690
2.12.8Shoe making5002280
2.12.9Glove making5002280
2.13Metal working and processing    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEmUGRLRa
lx--
2.13.1Open die forging2002560
2.13.2Drop forging3002560
2.13.3Welding3002560
2.13.4Rough and average machining: tolerances ³ 0,1 mm3002260
2.13.5Precision machining; grinding:5001960
tolerances < 0,1 mm
2.13.6Scribing; inspection7501960
2.13.7Wire and pipe drawing shops; cold3002560
forming
2.13.8Plate machining: thickness ³ 5 mm2002560
2.13.9Sheet metalwork: thickness < 5 mm3002260
2.13.10Tool making; cutting equipment7501960
manufacture
2.13.11Assembly:
- rough2002580
- medium3002580
- fine5002280
- precision7501980
2.13.12Galvanising3002580
2.13.13Surface preparation and painting7502580
2.13.14Tool, template and jig making,10001980
precision mechanics, micro-
mechanics
2.14Paper and paper goods    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEmUGRLRa
lx--
2.14.1Edge runners, pulp mills2002580
2.14.2Paper manufacture and processing,3002580
paper and corrugating machines,
cardboard manufacture
2.14.3Standard bookbinding work, e.g.5002280
folding, sorting, gluing, cutting,
embossing, sewing
2.15Power stations    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEmUGRLRa
lx--
2.15.1Fuel supply plant50-20
2.15.2Boiler house1002840
2.15.3Machine halls2002580
2.15.4Side rooms, e.g. pump rooms,2002560
condenser rooms etc.; switchboards
(inside buildings)
2.15.5Control rooms5001680
2.15.6Outdoor switch gear20-20
2.16Printers    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEmUGRLRa
lx--
2.16.1Cutting, gilding, embossing, block5001980
engraving, work on stones and
platens, printing machines, matrix
making
2.16.2Paper sorting and hand printing5001980
2.16.3Type setting, retouching, lithography10001980
2.16.4Colour inspection in multicoloured printing15001690
2.16.5Steel and copper engraving20001680
2.17Rolling mills, iron and steel works 
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
2.17.1Production plants without manual operation50-20
2.17.2Production plants with occasional manual operation1502840
2.17.3Production plants with continuous manual operation2002580
2.17.4Slab Store50-20
2.17.5Furnaces2002520
2.17.6Mill train; coiler; shear line3002540
2.17.7Control platforms; control panels3002280
2.17.8Test, measurement and inspection5002280
2.17.9Underfloor man-sized tunnels; belt sections; cellars etc.50-20
2.18           Textile manufacture and processing
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
2.18.1Work places and zones in baths, bale opening2002560
2.18.2Carding, washing, ironing, devilling machine work, drawing, combing, sizing, card cutting, pre-spinning, jute and hemp spinning3002280
2.18.3Spinning, plying, reeling, winding5002280
2.18.4Warping, weaving, braiding, knitting5002280
2.18.5Sewing, fine knitting, taking up stitches7502280
2.18.6Manual design, drawing patterns7502290
2.18.7Finishing, dyeing5002280
2.18.8Drying room1002860
2.18.9Automatic fabric printing5002580
2.18.10Burling, picking, trimming10001980
2.18.11Colour inspection; fabric control10001690
2.18.12Invisible mending15001990
2.18.13Hat manufacturing5002280
2.19Vehicle construction 
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
2.19.1Body work and assembly5002280
2.19.2Painting, spraying chamber, polishing chamber7502280
2.19.3Painting: touch-up, inspection10001990
2.19.4Upholstery manufacture (manned)10001980
2.19.5Final inspection10001980
2.20Wood working and processing    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
2.20.1Automatic processing e.g. drying, plywood manufacturing502840
2.20.2Steam pits1502840
2.20.3Saw frame3002560
2.20.4Work at joiner's bench, gluing, assembly3002580
2.20.5Polishing, painting, fancy joinery7502280
2.20.6Work on wood working machines e.g. turning, fluting, dressing, rebating, grooving, cutting, sawing, sinking5001980
2.20.7Selection of veneer woods7502290
2.20.8Marquetry, inlay work7502290
2.20.9Quality control, inspection10001990
Table 5.3 — Offices
3Offices 
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
3.1Filing, copying, etc.3001980
3.2Writing, typing, reading, data processing5001980
3.3Technical drawing7501680
3.4CAD work stations5001980
3.5Conference and meeting rooms5001980
3.6Reception desk3002280
3.7Archives2002580
Table 5.4 — Retail premises
4Retail premises   
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
4.1Sales area3002280
4.2Till area5001980
4.3Wrapper table5001980
Table 5.5 — Places of public assembly
5.1General areas   
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
5.1.1Entrance halls1002280
5.1.2Cloakrooms2002580
5.1.3Lounges2002280
5.1.4Ticket offices3002280
5.2Restaurants and hotels   
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
5.2.1Reception/cashier desk, porters desk3002280
5.2.2Kitchen5002280
5.2.3Restaurant, dining room, function room--80
5.2.4Self-service restaurant2002280
5.2.5Buffet3002280
5.2.6Conference rooms5001980
5.2.7Corridors1002580
5.3Theatres, concert halls, cinemas   
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
5.3.1Practice rooms, dressing rooms3002280
Table 5.5 — Places of public assembly (continued)
5.4Trade fairs, exhibition halls    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEmUGRLRa
lx--
5.4.1General lighting3002280
5.5Museums    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEmUGRLRa
lx--
5.5.1Exhibits, insensitive to light
5.5.2Light sensitive exhibits
5.6Libraries    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEmUGRLRa
lx--
5.6.1Bookshelves2001980
5.6.2Reading area5001980
5.6.3Counters5001980
5.7Public car parks (indoor)    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEmUGRLRa
lx--
5.7.1In/out ramps (during the day)3002520
5.7.2In/out ramps (at night)752520
5.7.3Traffic lanes752520
5.7.4Parking areas75-20
5.7.5Ticket office3001980
Table 5.6 — Educational premises
6.1Nursery school, play school   
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
6.1.1Play room3001980
6.1.2Nursery3001980
6.1.3Handicraft room3001980
6.2Educational buildings   
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
6.2.1Classrooms, tutorial rooms3001980
6.2.2Classroom for evening classes and adults education5001980
6.2.3Lecture hall5001980
6.2.4Black board5001980
6.2.5Demonstration table5001980
6.2.6Art rooms5001980
6.2.7Art rooms in art schools7501990
6.2.8Technical drawing rooms7501680
6.2.9Practical rooms and laboratories5001980
6.2.10Handicraft rooms5001980
6.2.11Teaching workshop5001980
6.2.12Music practice rooms3001980
6.2.13Computer practice rooms (menu driven)3001980
6.2.14Language laboratory3001980
6.2.15Preparation rooms and workshops5002280
6.2.16Entrance halls2002280
6.2.17Circulation areas, corridors1002580
6.2.18Stairs1502580
6.2.19Student common rooms and assembly halls2002280
6.2.20Teachers rooms3001980
6.2.21Library: bookshelves2001980
6.2.22Library: reading areas5001980
6.2.23Stock rooms for teaching materials1002580
6.2.24Sports halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools (general use)3002280
6.2.25School canteens2002280
6.2.26Kitchen5002280
Table 5.7 — Health care premises
7.1Rooms for general use    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
7.1.1Waiting rooms2002280
7.1.2Corridors: during the day2002280
7.1.3Corridors: during the night502280
7.1.4Day rooms2002280
7.2Staff rooms    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
7.2.1Staff office5001980
7.2.2Staff rooms3001980
7.3Wards, maternity wards    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
7.3.1General lighting1001980
7.3.2Reading lighting3001980
7.3.3Simple examinations3001980
7.3.4Examination and treatment10001990
7.3.5Night lighting, observation lighting5-80
7.3.6Bathrooms and toilets for patients2002280
7.4Examination rooms (general)    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
7.4.1General lighting5001990
7.4.2Examination and treatment10001990
7.5Eye examination rooms    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
7.5.1General lighting3001980
7.5.2Examination of the outer eye1000-90
7.5.3Reading and colour vision tests with vision charts5001690
7.6Ear examination rooms    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
7.6.1General lighting3001980
7.6.2Ear examination1000-90
7.7Scanner rooms    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
7.7.1General lighting3001980
7.7.2Scanners with image enhancers and television systems501980
7.8Delivery rooms    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
7.8.1General lighting3001980
7.8.2Examination and treatment10001980
7.9Treatment rooms (general)    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
7.9.1Dialysis5001980
7.9.2Dermatology5001990
7.9.3Endoscopy rooms3001980
7.9.4Plaster rooms5001980
7.9.5Medical baths3001980
7.9.6Massage and radiotherapy3001980
Table 5.7 — Health care premises (continued)
7.10Operating areas    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
7.10.1Pre-op and recovery rooms5001990
7.10.2Operating theatre10001990
7.10.3Operating cavity
7.11Intensive care unit    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
7.11.1General lighting1001990
7.11.2Simple examinations3001990
7.11.3Examination and treatment10001990
7.11.4Night watch201990
7.12Dentists    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
7.12.1General lighting5001990
7.12.2At the patient1000-90
7.12.3Operating cavity5000-90
7.12.4White teeth matching5000-90
7.13Laboratories and pharmacies    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
7.13.1General lighting5001980
7.13.2Colour inspection10001990
7.14Decontamination rooms    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
7.14.1Sterilisation rooms3002280
7.14.2Disinfection rooms3002280
7.15Autopsy rooms and mortuaries    
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
7.15.1General lighting5001990
7.15.2Autopsy table and dissecting table5000-90
Table 5.8 — Transportational areas
8.1Airports 
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
8.1.1Arrival and departure halls, baggage claim areas2002280
8.1.2Connecting areas, escalators, travolators1502280
8.1.3Information desks, check-in desks5001980
8.1.4Customs and passport control desks5001980
8.1.5Waiting areas2002280
8.1.6Luggage store rooms2002580
8.1.7Security check areas3001980
8.1.8Air traffic control tower5001680
8.1.9Testing and repair hangars5002280
8.1.10Engine test areas5002280
8.1.11Measuring areas in hangars5002280
8.2Railway installations   
Ref. no.Type of interior, task or activityEm
lx
UGRL
-
Ra
-
8.2.1Covered platforms and passenger subways (underpasses)502840
8.2.2Ticket hall and concourse2002840
8.2.3Ticket and luggage offices and counters3001980
8.2.4Waiting rooms2002280