UFC 3 -520-01
June 10, 2002
APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS AND STANDARDS.
The recommendations and requirements in this manual are intended to be
consistent with the standards of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
(IESNA). Other documents are also important to the proper application of lighting. The
following documents have been used in the development of this manual and should be
available to the designer.
IESNA Lighting Handbook--an extensive compilati on of information including the
physics, fundamental concepts, calculation methods, standard tables and charts,
and application recommendations for indoor and outdoor illumination.
IESNA Recommended Practices--various publications, each covering the
illumination applications for a specific building type. Certain publications are
especially useful concerning particular building types, and are individually cited in
paragraphs F -15.1 through F -15.4.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
ASHRAE/IESNA/ANSI 90.1 -1999, Energy Efficient Design of New Buildings Except
Low-Rise Residential Buildings--this standard, available through ASHRAE, serves
as the basis of Federal Energy Policy in new buildings.
National Electrical Code (NEC)--requirements for lighting are listed throughout the
code, and Articles 410 and 411 are directly applicable.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 101, Life Safety Code--
identifies illumination levels for emergency egress lighting.
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)/IESNA National Electrical
Installation Standards (NEIS), including NECA/IESNA/ANSI 500, Recommended
Practice for Installation of Commercial Lighting Systems, and NECA/IESNA 502,
Recommended Practice for Installing Industrial Lighting Systems--provides specific
guidance to contractors for the installation of lighting systems.
Corp of Engineers Technical Instructions TI 811-16 , Lighting Design--provides
additional information regarding lighting design principles.
Air Force Interior Design Guides, Chapter 10, Light and Lighting--provides
additional information regarding lighting design principles and is available at
The publications referenced here are the current documents as o f the writing
of this manual; however, most of these documents are periodically revised and
reissued. The most recent issue should be used.