BS EN 12464-2 is the standard for lighting of work places and outdoor work places

BS EN 12464-2:2007

Lighting of work places. Outdoor work places

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : August 2007 Replaced By : BS EN 12464-2:2014

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BS EN 12464-2:2007
Lighting of work places. Outdoor work places

BS EN 12464-2 is the standard that focuses on the recommendations for outdoor work places that are used at night. BS EN 12464-2 includes important recommendations on how obtrusive light can be limited, to keep our night sky free of light pollution.

Part 2 of BS EN 12464 provides the lighting design criteria for 15 installation task groups and 97 task activities. It also defines the maintenance, energy efficiency and system verification procedures. BS EN 12464 is essential reference for all lighting designers and users.

To enable people to perform outdoor visual tasks efficiently and accurately, especially during the night, adequate and appropriate lighting has to be provided.

The degree of visibility and comfort required in a wide range of outdoor work places is governed by the type and duration of activity.

BS EN 12464-2 is the standard that specifies the requirements for lighting of tasks in most outdoor work places and their associated areas in terms of quantity and quality of illumination.

In addition recommendations are given for good lighting practice. Lighting requirements for outdoor work places are specified to meet the needs for visual comfort and performance and all usual visual tasks are considered.

The BS EN 12464-2 standard provides guidance rather than specific solutions, and so the designer will have free choice to explore new techniques and use innovative equipment.

Contents of BS EN 12464-2 include:
Normative references
Terms and definitions
Lighting design criteria
Luminous environment and distribution
Illuminance on the task area and surroundings
Illuminance grid
Uniformity and diversity
Glare rating
Veiling reflections and reflected glare
Obtrusive light
Directional lighting
Directional lighting of visual tasks
Colour aspects, appearance and rendering
Flicker and stroboscopic effects
Maintenance factor (MF)
Energy considerations
Emergency lighting
Schedule of lighting requirements
The schedule of areas, tasks and activities
Lighting requirements for areas, tasks and activities
Verification procedures
Colour Rendering Index
Obtrusive light
Lighting requirements for safety and security

Standard NumberBS EN 12464-2:2007
TitleLighting of work places. Outdoor work places
StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date31 August 2007
Withdrawn Date31 January 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 1838, EN 12193, EN 12665, EN 13032-2, EN 13201, ISO 3864-1, CIE 150:2003, CIE 154:2003
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 12464-1, EN 13032-1, IEC 60050/CIE 17.4, CIE 112:1994, CIE 115:1995, CIE 129:1998, CIE 140:2000
Replaced ByBS EN 12464-2:2014
International RelationshipsEN 12464-2:2007
DescriptorsLight, Lighting systems, Working conditions (physical), Environment (working), Ergonomics, External, Night-time, Artificial lighting, Illuminance, Lighting levels, Glare, Safety measures, Industrial facilities
Title in FrenchLumière et éclairage. Eclairage des lieux de travail. Lieux de travail extérieurs
Title in GermanBeleuchtung von Arbeitsstätten. Arbeitsplätze im Freien
ISBN978 0 580 58500 5
File Size512.7 KB

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