What is UGR and why is it important?
Unified Glare Rating (UGR) is the measurement of calculating glare from luminaires. It is important to achieve the correct level of lighting for your environment to ensure employees and/or visitors have clear visibility. UGR values are based on regular patterns and fittings according to European indoor lighting recommendations EN 12464-1 standard. A lower rating means low glare.
Unified Glare Rating Recommendations
For office lighting, we recommend a UGR level of 16 to 19, ensuring comfortable workplace illumination. For industrial environments, UGR levels of 22 to 25 are ideal. For the guidance on UGR levels, please see the table below. Anything higher than UGR>28 is considered bad practice.
What determines the Unified Glare Rating?
There are a number of factors that determine UGR value including shape and size of space, surface brightness of the walls, ceiling, floor and large areas. It is important to choose the correct luminaire for your environment to avoid discomfort. Find out more here
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