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BS EN Lighting of work places. Outdoor work places BS EN is the standard that focuses on the recommendations for outdoor work places that are used at night. BS EN includes important recommendations on how obtrusive light can be limited, to keep our night sky free of light pollution. Part 2 of BS EN 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 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 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 standard provides guidance rather than specific solutions, and so the designer will have free choice to explore new techniques and use innovative equipment.
BS EN 12464-2:2007