Application of UGR tables

1. Determining the luminaire height above the observer’s eye for sitting H = h – p – 1,2 m and for standing persons H = h – p – 1,7 m. Example: Room height h = 3,0 m, ceiling-mounted luminaires (p = 0 m), for sitting persons H = 1,8 m.

2. The multiple of the luminaire height above the observer’s eye is determined L = 14 m /1,8 m = 7,8 H and B = 7,5 m /1,8 m = 4,2 H using the room dimensions (example: room length L = 14,0 m, room width B = 7,5 m).

3. The luminaires are mounted parallel to the longer room side (see sketch 1). UGR values can be gathered from the luminaire-specific UGR table for the applicable reflectance values of ceiling, walls and floor (in the example 0,7, 0,5, 0,2) according to the following reading rule 1 (see also table 1.5) with interim values to be interpolated as necessary:

Table 1.6

The values are highlighted with |..| in table 1.5

4. In some cases, the UGR values must be corrected regarding lamp luminous flux or other luminaire data.

Sketch 1

If the lamp/luminaire axis was oriented parallel to the shorter room side, the UGR values from the luminaire-specific UGR table would have to be gathered according to the following reading rule 2:

Table 1.7

Sketch 2