Digital Lux Meter to Measure Light Levels
With this Lux Meter you can measure many different light levels, from gloomy corridors (about 10 Lux) to bright outdoor light (about 100,000 Lux).
- Large display screen – much easier to read than other models.
- Carry case and printed instruction manual included.
- Lightweight (only 182g with battery)
- Handy size (main unit is 125 x 70 x 25 mm)
- Powered by regular 9 volt battery (not included).
This lux 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 homes.
Use a Lux Meter to identify wasteful lighting & save energy
To provide just one example, hallway and corridor lighting is often much brighter than needed for movement, which wastes energy. The Australian Standard for interior and workplace lighting (AS/NZS 1680) outlines recommended lighting levels for a range of tasks, which is summarised in the table below for your reference.
Australian Standard recommended lux levels
The following information is a summary of Table 3.1 in AS/NZS 1680.2.2 – Interior and workplace lighting. Use the lux meter to check actual lighting levels in your workplace against these recommendations.
|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 halls etc.||
|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.||