Lighting Level Measurements

Optimal lighting in the workplace is a factor that helps to create not only a high-quality and safe working environment, but also increases productivity at work. Inadequate, improperly installed or maintained lighting can have an adverse effect on the health of workers and lead to a greater number of injuries or other workplace accidents. It is one of the occupational risk factors that requires continuous attention, considering occupational safety standards and other requirements.

Ensuring proper lighting does not require very high expenditure. An ideal situation is when the lighting is pre-designed and installed during the construction of a building; however, it is not uncommon that the lighting systems need to be improved in existing workplaces. In this case, the specialists of WESTERN CENTRAL LABORATORY can help by undertaking lighting level measurements at the relevant workplace. This involves an assessment of both natural and artificial lighting, as well as a determination of the illuminance level and the illuminance quotient, which are key indicators in assessing whether the lighting in the workplace is suitable for the worker and meets the safety, hygiene, and other requirements that are applicable.

The lighting level measurements used by WESTERN CENTRAL LABORATORY are carried out in accordance with the Lithuanian hygiene standard – HN 98:2014 “Natural and artificial lighting in workplaces. Illumination limit values and general measurement requirements”.