U.S. Courts Design Guide
For specific lighting criteria, see Table 7.4.
Jury Assembly Area
Jury assembly areas must be illuminated by direct fluorescent units, with additional
direct incandescent units in the lounge areas. Natural light in the assembly area,
especially in the lounge, is desirable. The jury orientation room and all areas opening
to it require lighting control for audio-visual presentations.
Trial Jury Suite
Lighting in the trial jury room may be a combination of direct/indirect lighting and
dimmer-controlled, direct (incandescent) units. Jurors need the direct component when
reviewing written material. When exhibits are viewed on a projection screen or TV
monitor, the indirect (fluorescent) units can be switched off and the direct units
dimmed. Sufficient residual lighting must be provided for taking notes.
Grand Jury Suite
The grand jury suite must be illuminated by dimmer-controlled, direct fluorescent