This meter measures Lux (lx) which is the SI unit for illuminance or luminous flux. Lux relates to other measures of light intensity like this:
- 1 lx = 1 lumen/m2
- 1 lx = 1 candela·steradian·m–2
meter has a range of 1 to 100,000 Lux. This means that you can measure
light levels in gloomy corridors (about 10 Lux) all the way through to
direct sunlight (about 100,000 Lux).
A simple, robust lux meter.
- Large display screen – it’s much easier to read than other models.
- 9 volt battery not included.
- Carry case and printed instruction manual included.
- Weight is 182g (including the battery)
- Size of the main unit is 125 x 70 x 25 mm
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- Chris (Lysterfield South, Victoria)
Identify wasteful lighting and save energy.
As just one example, lighting in hallways is often much brighter than
needed for movement and energy is wasted as a result. The Australian
Standard for interior and workplace lighting (AS/NZS 1680) outlines
recommended lighting levels for a range of tasks. We have summarised
this information below for your reference.
This light meter accurately displays light levels in terms of Lux
(lx). It also features 3 sensitivity settings which enables it to
measure from 0 to 100,000 Lux. It also has a ‘hold’ feature. It is ideal
for those carrying out energy or lighting audits of businesses or
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Recommended lux levels for various tasks and activities
The following information is a summary of Table 3.1 in AS/NZS 1680.2.2 – Interior and workplace lighting.
|Characteristics of areas and activities
Recommended illumination (lux)
|Interiors rarely visited where lighting is only required to aid movement and orientation
||Passing through corridors and walkways
|Areas of intermittent use for tasks of coarse detail
||Movement, orientation and tasks of coarse detail in areas such as change rooms, storage rooms, loading bays etc.
|Areas that are continually used for tasks of coarse detail
||Simple tasks such as
occasional reading of clearly printed documents for short periods or
rough bench or machine work in areas such as waiting rooms and entrance
|Continuously occupied interiors used for ordinary tasks with high contrasts or large detail
||Food preparation areas; counters for transactions; school boards; medium woodworking
|Areas where visual tasks are moderately difficult and include moderate detail or have lower contrasts
||Routine office tasks such as reading, typing and writing in office spaces or enquiry desks
|Areas where visual tasks are moderately difficult and include moderate detail and have lower contrasts
||Medium level inspection work such as fine woodwork or car assembly
|Areas where visual tasks are difficult are detailed or of low contrast
||Visually difficult tasks including most inspection tasks such as proofreading, fine machine work or fine painting
|Areas where visual tasks involve very small detail and very low contrast
||Very difficult tasks such as fine inspection, paint retouching or fine manufacture
|Areas where visual work is extremely difficult with extremely small detail or with very low contrasts
||Extremely difficult tasks
that may require visual aids such as graphic arts inspection; hand
tailoring; inspection of dark goods; extra-fine bench work etc.
|Areas where visual work is exceptionally difficult with exceptionally small detail and contrast
||Exceptionally difficult tasks
where visual aids would be of advantage such as the assembly of minute
mechanisms and jewellery and watchmaking etc.
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