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Given heavy use, public toilets require ample lighting for safe access, cleanliness, and ease of cleaning operations.

Moisture is likely to be ever-present so luminaires with high IP ratings are a must. In addition, the lighting should help highlight any potential slip hazards that may be present in public toilets.

To prevent heavy shadowing each cubicle should have a proportion of direct light, if not an individual luminaire. Luminaires that are particularly robust, easy to clean and with long service lives will help minimise any down time for maintenance.

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BS EN 12464-1: 2011 calls for 100 lux in restrooms and 200 lux in cloakrooms, washrooms and bathrooms. However, there may be an argument to increase the general 100 lux value dependant on the precise nature of the facility.

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