Access Roads, Car Park and Building Perimeter
Operations will often run during hours of darkness making the lighting essential for employee safety and building security. Mounting positions are not as limited as within the service yard so architectural lighting can be selected to enhance the look of the building.
Spill light and upward light should still be minimised.
For recommended lux levels please see CIBSE : SLL Lighting Guide 1 - The Industrial Environment (2012, updated 2018)
|Application||Minimum maintained mean illuminance (lux)||Illuminance uniformity (minimum/average)|
|Walkways exclusively for pedestrians||5||0.25|
|Traffic areas and roads for slow moving vehicles, max. 6 mph (e.g. bicycles, trucks and excavators)||10||0.40|
|Regular vehicular traffic (max. 25 mph)||20||0.40|
|Pedestrian passages, vehicular turning, loading and unloading points||50||0.40|
|Security lighting - very low risk||5||0.25|
|Security lighting - low risk||10||0.40|
|Security lighting - medium risk||20||0.40|
|Security lighting - high risk||50||0.40|
|Light traffic and low crime risk car parks||5||0.25|
|Medium traffic and medium crime risk car parks||10||0.25|
|Heavy traffic and medium crime risk car parks||20||0.25|