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- Lumens: A unit of light. Lumens measure light output, but not distance.
- Foot-Candles: Similarly, foot-candles measure distance, but not light output. This measures luminance in a square foot.
- Lux: Measures light intensity/brightness, and interprets how the human eye sees the light.
When figuring out how much light your cleanroom will need, you should know these terms in order to know how much light you want, how intense it should be, and how far you’ll need it to go.
There are many other things to consider when determining the best cleanroom lighting for your needs, including temperature, the color of the lighting, whether fluorescents are better than LEDs for your purposes, etc. This is why it’s so important to work with a cleanroom specialist in order to know how to design the space.
Cleanrooms present plenty of challenges when creating and specifying lighting systems. The importance of keeping a cleanroom uncontaminated requires a very thorough analysis and placement of lighting types and fixtures.
We will be happy to help you determine which type of lighting best suits your specific cleanroom needs.