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JustBurnt

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reply to alkizmo

Re: Minimum lighting requirement for stairs

You will need to add a railing too.

On stairs, you really never have too much light(within reason of course), I would put one at the top and another at the bottom.



alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
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said by JustBurnt :

You will need to add a railing too.

FIY this staircase is FAR from finished.
Railing goes in last, along with the sconce.
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LazMan
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join:2003-03-26
canada

2 edits
reply to alkizmo

Re: Minimum lighting requirement for stairs

Code is 10 lux (so about 100 1 foot-candles) at tread height...

EDIT 1 - Thanks to John Galt See Profile for catching my math error - converting between Metric and Imperial units kinda went sideways on me...

EDIT 2 - I should add the above is per the Canadian Building Code for emergency lighting - I don't have 'normal' lighting specs; other then a switch must be provided top and bottom... I agree with others that 'more' lighting is probably better then 'less' on stairs.