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August 12, 2017 18:07

What should be the lighting in the apartment and the house ?

Surely you already know that too dim or too bright light in the room have a negative impact on the human body.In addition to the eternal sleepiness insufficient number of artificial and natural light leads to more serious danger - blurred vision, and a violation of the psychological state.Solve the problem is quite simple - to establish a more appropriate lamps and to organize the lighting in each room.But before that you need to know what are the rules of the illumination premises.On this we are right now, and we'll talk.

  • What does the snip?
  • produce calculations

What does the snip?

main document, which sets out the existing standards - SNIP (building codes).So according to this document in the apartment and a private home must comply with the following standards of illumination in lux (lx):

  • pass the attic and basement - 20;
  • toilet, shower, bathroom - 50;
  • hall, corridor - 50;
  • wardrobe - 75;
  • sauna, swimming pool - 100;
  • bedroom, kitchen - 150;
  • children - 200;
  • private office, a library, a laundry room, a room with a pool table - 300;


draw your attention to the fact that the bathroom can optionally increase the artificial lighting to 100 Luke, becausefor applying makeup and shaving the value specified in SNiP 23-05-2010, may not be enough.

you to understand how to translate the figures provided in the more familiar values, remember - Suite 1 of 1 Lumen / 1 square meter of space.Each bulb must indicate such a characteristic as the light output (lumens, lumens).All you need to do - first to calculate the rate of illumination of premises, in your case, one of the rooms, and then translate the value in Lumens and select the appropriate bulb.Consider the example of the calculation technology.

What is lux ( lx )


calculations Suppose you want to know the rate of illumination in the bedroom area which is 20 m2.First we multiply the norm SNIP for this room to the area - namely, 150 * 20, we get a total of 3,000 lux.Accordingly, at a value of the total luminous flux of the lamps shall be 3000 lumens.You just have to choose the suitable bulb for premises, for example, if you want to choose LED lamps, you can use the 3 light bulbs to 12 W, which is the sum will not allow more than 3600 lm according to the table:

Specifications lamp

This calculation is approximate, ie,.to.each manufacturer of LED lamps their values, which you can already find when buying.Thus you will be able to make artificial light in the room such what is recommended norms of illumination of premises in accordance with SNIP easily.

By the way, this value can be measured using a special device - the light meter, which is simple enough to use that proves the video provided below.

Measuring work

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That's all that I wanted to tell you on this issue.Hopefully, you now know what lighting should be in the house and the apartment and how to choose a suitable lamp in watts and lumens.

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