Pharmaceutical manufacturing areas often have large items of process equipment, pipes and ductwork, so a regular array of recessed modular luminaires is impractical. The best alternative is to use sealed surface luminaires that can in installed in locations that coordinate with the equipment layout.
The design approach is to provide a comparatively low overall lighting level to ensure safe access, supplemented with task lighting specifically where it is required. Inspection areas need a higher illumination level with good uniformity and low-glare.
Based on CIBSE: SLL Lighting Guide 1 - The Industrial Environment 2018
|Application||Maintained illuminance (lux)||UGR Limit||Minimum uniformity (U0)||Ra|
Fine chemical manufacture
|Fine chemical finishing||500||19||0.8||80|
|* Many pharmaceutical companies have their own build specifications|