Recommended Practice for Library Lighting

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This new Recommended Practice provides design criteria for the many different types of spaces found within today’s libraries.

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This document has been written for use by lighting design professionals, architects, engineers, library administrators, librarians and educators to provide useful practical information that will help produce an energy efficient pleasing lighted environment.

This new Recommended Practice provides design criteria for the many different types of spaces found within today’s libraries. This document addresses the many and varied visual tasks encountered by patrons and staff during the course of their activities in libraries of all types (Public, School, Special, and Academic and Research). As energy criteria have gained predominance throughout our society, so too has a focus on light quality. The relationship between energy demand and light quality is evident within this document.

Softcover or Digital PDF: 92 pages
Publisher: Illuminating Engineering Society (2013)
SKU: RP-4-13
ISBN-13: 978-0-87995-278-5
Dimensions: 8½” x 11″

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 11 x 8.5 x .25 in
Format

Digital, Softcover

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Types of Libraries and Tasks
  • Equipment and Design Factors
  • Daylighting
  • Energy
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Lighting Economics
  • Library Lighting Systems
  • Area Specific Considerations
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Sustainable Design
  • Maintenance
  • Annex A – Light Sources
  • Annex B – Economics Worksheets
  • Annex C – Common Applications Illuminance Tables
  • Annex D – Lighting Terms
  • Annex E – Illuminance Target Value System
  • Annex F – Design Credits