IES - RP-10
RECOMMENDED PRACTICE: LIGHTING COMMON APPLICATIONS
|Publication Date:||13 February 2020|
This Recommended Practice primarily addresses design considerations and illuminance criteria for common areas, which should influence luminaire optical selections, light source choices, and final layouts.
It is important that deliberate thought be given to details beyond the recommended illuminances in this chapter. For example, in Section 3.6 Food Service, the vertical illuminance citation does not necessarily demand a uniform array of low-wattage wall washers. Such lighting can be achieved with uplight or downlight in each shelf, a perimeter slot-like detail along the back bar elevation, adjustable accents, the smallest of daylight-slots in the top of the back bar (for at least the daytime condition), or some combination of these. Each of these can achieve the target illuminance, but each has a distinctly different appearance and requires different architectural detailing. Such specific details are not enumerated for all tasks. The design team is responsible for determining and addressing indoor and outdoor lighting and energy criteria set forth by authorities having jurisdiction, which may be different from and supersede IES criteria.