Quick Facts

Light properties you should observe for the lighting of watchmaker workshops (DIN 5035-3: 2006-07; DIN EN 12464-1 “Light and lighting – indoor lighting”; ASR A3.4).
Intense, large-area light, illuminance at least 1500 lux, better 2800 lux to 3300 lux.
A colour temperature > 5000 Kelvin, even better daylight from 5300 Kelvin.
A colour rendering of at least CRI > 80 or CRI > 90 in the case of quality control


Glare-free light, especially when working with shiny surfaces.


Flicker-free light to avoid stroboscopic effects

Luminance distribution

A balanced luminance and brightness distribution in the watchmaker's workshop

General information

You can find all the essential information about lighting in watchmakers workshops on the following page…

As a watchmaker, you need to see minor details precisely for the precise work involved in testing, repairing and maintaining watches or manufacturing timing devices. In addition to a steady hand, the proper lighting is crucial to work precisely and meet customers’ high-quality demands. General room lighting, natural daylight, and conventional luminaires are usually insufficient to meet such delicate lighting requirements. Lighting requirements – not only to work flawlessly but also to rule out health complaints due to inadequate lighting – arises the question of what features the proper lightning for watchmakers should fulfil? The relevant guidelines and DIN standards for the lighting of watchmakers workplaces indicate this. Although the experience has shown that they are only helpful as a minimum requirement, you should at least match them, and at best, exceed them. Below, we highlight features that make up a healthy light for you as a watchmaker and that you should consider when purchasing a light.

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Illuminance and colour rendering

What illuminance and colour rendering you need as a watchmaker…

Illuminance describes the ratio of luminous flux and the illuminated area. As illuminance increases, visual acuity also increases so that you can see contrasts and contours better. For the precision mechanical work of a watchmaker, such as a dial assembly, the replacement of individual parts or quality control, a luminaire with an illuminance of at least 2800 lux is recommended. The luminaire should have a balanced luminance distribution that evenly illuminates the entire watchmaker’s workbench to avoid disturbing cast shadows. The artificial light source should have a colour rendering index of CRI > 90 for precise colour recognition in final inspection. For all other tasks, we recommend a CRI value of > 80.

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Flexibility and glare

Why should you consider flexibility and glare when lighting watchmakers’ workshops?


An intelligent lighting design can flexibly adapt to watchmakers’ activities thanks to innovative articulated arm technology that allows a wide range of movement in different work situations. Depending on the time of day, the luminaire should be able to be moved into the desired position within a few seconds, and, if required, the illuminance should be individually adjustable via a dimmer switch.


The light for watchmakers should shine intensely on the work object over a large area and be free of glare and flicker to avoid the harmful effects of direct and reflected glare. It is also highly advisable to prevent stroboscopic effects.

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Lights for Watchmaker

Products that we recommend to you as a watchmaker.

RMD Task lights

To support the demanding visual tasks in the watchmaker’s workshop, we have designed workplace luminaires that meet all these demands for lighting quality and create a pleasant lighting atmosphere. With state-of-the-art LED technology, the latest reflector technology and ergonomic lighting design, our RMD task luminaires are flexibly and individually adapted to the respective visual task. Thanks to high colour rendering, luminous solid efficacy as well as optimal glare protection, contrasts and colours are also precisely recognised and reliable work without restrictions is guaranteed. The focus of conception and planning is always on our customers’ particular needs and the individual conditions in your watchmaker’s workshop.

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Aspects of sustainability

An intelligent lighting design, high-quality materials, and highly efficient LED modules with a long service life will help sustainably reduce the energy balance of your watchmaker’s workshop and save high lighting costs. However, to ensure that the LED luminaire does not become a disposable product, it is essential in terms of sustainability to ensure that the LED modules of the luminaire are replaceable by the manufacturer. Otherwise, the luminaire will have to be disposed of entirely if damaged. Simultaneously, the materials used for the luminaire housing and the power supply unit’s quality also determine how ecological a luminaire is. Cheap components or a less robust housing can break before the LED modules themselves have reached the end of their service life, and the luminaire ends up in the trash prematurely. This treatment is neither sustainable nor economical. For “green” lighting of the watchmaker’s workshop, therefore, high-quality and, at best, recyclable materials should be used, which sufficiently protect the LED modules and thus guarantee a long service life and low maintenance.


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Frequently asked questions about the lighting of watchmaker workplaces.

Why an RMD task light?

Light plays a supporting role for the watchmaker when it comes to achieving optimal results and working without fatigue. In contrast to many other workplace lighting suppliers, “Lichttechnik Rolf Meier” pays special attention to meeting the individual needs of our customer and finding a suitable lighting concept specifically for your application. The experience we have gained over the years plays a significant role in finding a practical solution for you. The passion for our products reflects quality, design, innovation and sustainability.

What illuminance do I need as a watchmaker?

The standard specifies an illuminance of at least 1500 lux in the watchmaker’s workshop. However, from experience, we recommend an illuminance of at least 2800 lux to 3300 lux or more to recognize even tiny subtleties well.

Should I buy a pendant light or a joint light?

Depending on the nature of your work area, both joint lights and pendant lights can be ideal. Many customers even prefer both variants to work together.

To attach our lights, you can choose from the following mounting options for our RMD joint lights: screw-on flange, table clamp (0-44 mm & 16-85 mm), wall bracket and table base. For our RMD pendant lights, you can choose between height-adjustable drawbars (height adjustment: 500 mm – 1500 mm) or steel cable suspensions.

In most cases, however, it is only possible to determine which solution is more suitable after an initial consultation. So give us a call or send us an email! We look forward to you.

Does the whole luminaire have to be disposed of as soon as the LED modules are defective?

We can exchange LED modules at a low cost. Write to us by e-mail or give us a call, and we will take care of your request.

How long does my RMD workstation lamp have a guarantee?

When you buy an RMD task light, you receive a guarantee period of 24 months.

How does the ordering process work?

The standard ordering process usually proceeds as follows:

  1. Get a quote or give us a call
  2. Receive a non-binding offer
  3. Decide for “yes” or “no.”
  4. Place an order
  5. Waiting for delivery
  6. Install your new RMD workplace lamp and shine like our lamp

If you prefer a convenient online order, you can also choose and order your light in our online shop. Please find respective payment methods in our shop.

How long do I have to wait for my workplace lamp to be delivered?

If the luminaire is in stock, you will usually receive your RMD workplace luminaire after approx. 2-3 working days. If the luminaire is not available immediately or you have chosen a unique solution, delivery can sometimes take longer (1-3 weeks). After consultation with us, you will always receive the estimated delivery time.

Do you get a special offer if you want to order several lights / custom-made products?

Yes! Contact us by phone or via the contact form, and we will make you an individual offer.

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