Where Does the Light Go in Your Library?
It isn’t just about how much light there is; what matters most is where the light goes. Directed lighting is the most effective utilization of lumens because it provides light right where you need it – straight onto the shelves. Our LED lights for static and mobile bookstacks are a great source of directed library shelving lighting. (view images of LED lights on library shelving).
Directed Library Shelving Lighting is More Effective
The intensity of light is inversely proportional to the square of distance it has to travel. This means that a ceiling mounted conventional lighting system would need to disperse four times more ambient light compared to directed lighting in order to illuminate an interior setting like a library shelf.
Recently, LED lights have overtaken incandescent and fluorescent lighting solutions because they are more energy efficient, optically controllable, longer lasting, and smaller in scale, and therefore much more cost-effective and environmentally responsible in manufacturing and use.
In addition, directed library shelving lighting:
- provides an even wash of light over the library shelving from top to bottom
- is glare-free in front of the bookstacks
- integrates with new and existing library shelving
- can be attached to both static and mobile bookstacks
- saves money on electric bills
Types of LED Lights for Static & Mobile Bookstacks
There are two mounting profiles of LED lights: box and elliptical. Depending on your needs and aesthetic goals, you can pick which option works better for your library shelving. There are also two options for the types of directed lighting: L3 and L4. The L3 option is a starter and adder system that plugs in and can be installed by our library shelving installers, and L4 is a hard wired option.
Learn More About Directed Library Shelving Lighting
Southwest Solutions Group® provides LED lights for all kinds of static and mobile bookstacks. If you are interested in more information on directed lighting for your existing or new library shelving, give us a call at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message. We will get you in touch with the library specialist in your area.