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What Is Included With A Lighting Plan?
- Custom lighting layout with count & placement
- Foot candle and light balance calculations
- Light fixture recommendation and quote
- Dedicated lighting specialist to assist with your project
How long does it take to get a plan?
CBRE needed high quality lighting for their customer, with stock available for ongoing projects.
What Goes into Successful Commercial Kitchen Lighting Design?
A lot goes into a commercial kitchen lighting design because it is important to meet the lighting footcandle requirements that the customer requests. Secondly, bright lighting means nothing if it is not balanced and even across the space. Understanding obstructions, like large pieces of equipment in the space, will help you create a lighting design that strategically places lights so that every area is properly lit.
We can model any interior commercial kitchen with our lighting plan software. We provide a graphical report of how well-lit and balanced the space will be using our lights. The lighting design is a working model and can be adjusted to meet additional requirements.
What are the Recommended Commercial Kitchen Lighting Levels?
The FDA recommends that areas where machinery or knives are being used to be lit to at least 50 footcandles.
Here are some other related light levels:
|Cashier Stand||20-50 fc|
|Cleaning Areas||10-20 fc|
|Dining Areas||5-20 fc|
|Food Courts||30 fc|
|Food Displays||30-100 fc|
|Kitchen, Food Prep||50-100 fc|
Does the NSF Rating Impact a Commercial Kitchen Lighting Layout?
It does not. You have to think of an NSF fixture as a light source that works the same way as a traditional light source. NSF rating, IP69K rating is more about the fixture’s capabilities than a reflection of how it performs as a light. There should be no issues lighting a commercial kitchen with an NSF fixture.
What are the Commercial Kitchen Lighting Codes and Regulations?
The commercial kitchen codes and regulations are specific to your area. Check your local building code departments to determine what regulations apply to you.
What are the Typical Lighting Requirements for a Commercial Kitchen?
Typical lighting requirements include whether or not the fixtures need to be food-safe, wash-down ready, and how many foot candles are required in the kitchen to provide an efficient and well-lit area for food preparation.
What Lighting is Best for a Commercial Kitchen?
Depending on the layout of the kitchen, there are several NSF-rated lighting options that would work in a commercial kitchen. The best way to determine the right lighting plan is to create a commercial kitchen light design. We are happy to do this for your commercial kitchen space.
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