All industries are different, with different layouts of the premises and the different production. Therefore, it is difficult to give a general advice, but follow EN 12464-1, Lighting of indoor workplaces. When designing the lighting you should have a good idea both of the actual layout and what it is being produced.

A good, glare free, working light is one of the factors that contributes to a trouble-free production. Depending on what you produce there are different requirements for light, but in general one can say that the smaller details, the more light. The requirements vary between different activities, from 300 lux for larger items up to 1000 lux for precision work with smaller details.

Here, an assembly line in an area with a ceiling height of 3.5 meters, where we use short InduLED wide beam with line prism for improved glare control.


Large halls, high ceilings, heat, machining with cutting fluids. There are many factors affecting the choice of lighting. Hero meets the requirements of most plants, a robust high-bay luminaire that combines durability with lighting comfort. With a body made of cast aluminium and tempered glass Hero has protection class IP 66 and corrosion class C4 / 15.

The hall is lit with medium beam Hero 12,000 lm. Hero provides a durable, maintenance-free solution that withstands most things in terms of external impact, without compromising on light quality and glare control. Depending on the activity and type of industry requirements are normally between 300 lux and 500 lux.


Think of this

Lighting planning

When an industry lighting is planned, it is important to find out what is required for the operation in the lighting standard. Depending on whether it is a new installation or exchange of an existing lighting is it also important to know how it looks, and will look like when all the equipment is in place. Ventilation ducts, overhead cranes, pallet racks and other installations may affect the lighting and the result in the end.

External impact

Other factors that may affect are high temperatures in the ceiling and if there are various types of aggressive chemicals. Choose lighting according to these factors and you will get a facility that meets the requirements, and that will last a long time.

Energy savings

Depending on the design of the facility, it can be smart to think about lighting control from the start. Some areas might be used less often and there it might be smart to install lighting control that dims the lights when no one is there, the same way if there are areas in which robots themselves do not need light, but you must be able to perform service and maintenance on the equipment.