Students often spend many hours of concentrated reading and working in libraries. A friendly environment is thus just as important as lighting conditions that maintain focus over an extended period. An appropriate lighting concept noticeably increases the quality of stay and learning. The harmonious light distribution between direct and indirect light creates the best conditions for reading, researching, or working at a computer for extended periods.
To ensure that library visitors are not disturbed by other light sources, all luminaires should have exceptional glare control (UGR < 16/19). Microprismatic luminaire enclosures counteract direct and reflected glare and are ideal for computer workstations or tables with glossy surfaces. Above all, the eyes must not tire during long reading sessions. Using suitable suspended luminaires and mobile floor luminaires or switchable table luminaires delivers an adequate lighting level in reading areas of 500 lux at UGR < 16/19. Accent lighting helps students orient themselves and find media more quickly. The emphasis on rows of shelves and signage guides the eye and creates a spatial structure. Libraries in the right light thus offer space for extensive research and individual in-depth study.
Sufficient light in the corridors
Mobile floor and table luminaires
Glare and reflection-free lighting (UGR < 19)
Harmonious direct and indirect light