Industrial-Commercial Applications

Lighting Options by Space or Area

Other Industrial and Manufacturing Spaces

The visual tasks that take place within the industrial application segment are virtually unlimited.  The Illumination Engineering Society has developed a classification of these tasks and associated lighting techniques; these are presented in the IES Recommended Practice for Lighting Industrial Facilities.  The tasks are classified according to the physical and light controlling characteristics of the materials being handled. Recommendations are provided for lighting techniques, luminaire types and luminaire location required for good visual task perception.
Lighting recommendations by major industry types, (e.g. aircraft, automotive, foundries, mining, machining, petroleum, pulp & paper, rail facilities, etc.) are covered in the Chapter 30 of the 10th Edition IES Lighting Handbook: Lighting for Manufacturing.