Light for Goldsmiths

General information for lighting goldsmiths workshops

Light for Goldsmiths Lighting for the goldsmith workshop Goldsmithworkshop


For goldsmith or jeweler, light interference on instruments or workpieces can affect the quality of the work. As a crucial factor for visual performance and quality, light not only affects our well-being but also influences the results of our work. Therefore, high-quality light, which is exactly tailored to the needs of the filigree goldsmith’s art, is an essential factor for best quality. A large number of different lighting options and lighting systems often creates confusion and makes it difficult to choose the right lamp. Important guidelines and general requirements for choosing the right lighting for a goldsmith’s workplace can be found in DIN EN 12464-1 standards. Following you will find a compact overview of those quality aspects you should focus on when choosing a solution for your jewelry or goldsmith’s workshop.

Illuminance & Colour Rendition

Illuminance is a key lighting parameter that indicates the luminous flux falling on a particular surface. For filigree engravings, gemstone frames or working with metals, the DIN standard defines a minimum illuminance of 1500 lux for lighting at goldsmiths and jewelers workings. Since the visibility of the smallest details depends largely on the illuminance, jewelers and goldsmiths will need a luminaire with an illuminance of 2800 lux and in dark rooms up to 3300 lux. In the area of final and quality control, natural colour rendering is important and is achieved by a CRI > 90 and a colour temperature of 5300 Kelvin. For all other tasks, a CRI > 80 and a colour temperature > 5000 Kelvin are enough.


Especially when working on shining pieces of jewelry and using metallic instruments, annoying light reflections can disturb our vision. Reasons for glare and reflection are usually an inadequate luminance distribution or an extremely high brightness. Therefore, a balanced brightness distribution and glare-free light form the basis for trouble-free working of goldsmiths, particularly at high illuminance levels.


A further important factor is flexibility the lighting system provides. Individual craftsmanship requires individually adjustable luminaires. The different tasks of a goldsmith or jeweler make it necessary to adjust the luminaire quickly and easily to the user and the work situation. This is the only way to achieve the best results at any time.

RMD Task-Lights

We offer lighting variants with maximum brightness, the latest reflector technology, and flexible moving mechanisms to provide a suitable lighting solution for goldsmiths and jewelers. Innovative articulated arm technology allows a flexible adaptation of our RMD workplace luminaires to any user. Furthermore, state-of-the-art LED converters guarantee the absence of stroboscopic effects and improve safety at work. The latest dimmable LED modules provide bright and constant illumination of your workplace during any daytime and make even the smallest outlines and details visible. By integrating our RMD Task-Lights into your workplace, you can achieve optimum interaction between natural daylight and the artificial light source, allowing you to perform precise tasks. The right lighting concept will relieve your eyes and create a comfortable working environment allowing you to work safely and without fatigue.

Economical Aspect

The use of modern LED modules with a service life of up to 50,000 hours promises high energy efficiency and high-cost savings. In combination with high-quality materials, our RMD workplace luminaires are virtually maintenance-free and particularly durable.

In summary, the most important quality features resulting from the DIN standards and guidelines for lighting in goldsmiths’ and jewellers’ workshops are listed again below.

Quality Requirements

  • Strong, large-area light, illumination at least 1500 lx, better 2800 lx to 3300 lx
  • Colour temperature > 5000 Kelvin, better daylight from 5300 Kelvin
  • Colour rendition CRI > 90 for working with jewels and manufacturing pieces of jewelry, in other tasks CRI > 80 
  • Glare- and flicker-free light
  • No stroposcopic effects
  • Balanced illuminance distribution

* from DIN 5035-3:2006-07; DIN EN 12464-1 “Light and Illumination – Indoor Lighting”; ASR A3.4


Die Our RMD workstation luminaires are recommended as follows. They consider specified quality requirements and represent the best-selling products sold to our Goldsmiths.  Of course, you can have a look at other RMD workplace luminaries and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us.