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Lux and Lumens are common lighting terminologies, but what do they mean? And how can being aware of Lux and Lumens help you in your decision making when looking for a new bulb or light? 

Understanding what they are is crucial to determining how they can influence your decision making. So you can read more about Lumens here. Or read on to find out more about Lux... 


What is Lux? 

Lux is a measurement of the lights intensity on a flat surface area - such as a dining table or wall. While Lumens represents the total amount of light emitted by the source. 

One Lux is equal to one lumen per square metre

 1 LUX = 1 Lumen / m2   


Where Lux Matters... 

Lux matters in particular spaces where specific tasks are carried out. Such as over Kitchen benches where prepping and chopping take place, or over seating areas in libraries where people sit down to read. 

These particular areas should be lighted to a minimum Lux level to ensure the task can be carried out with minimal eye strain and can be completed safely. 


Guide to Lux per room...

See below for our guide to lux levels for different rooms around the home.

Remember, this is just a guide and there should always be flexibility in lux levels depending on room size and how the room is used. 


Room  Lux
General Kitchen Areas 150
Chopping/Kitchen Areas 400
Bathroom 150-300
Stairwells 100-150
Hallways 100-150
Bedrooms 50-150
Home Office 250-750
Dining Rooms 150-450
Living Rooms 50-150