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Library Lighting Solutions

Library lighting should complement the appearance of these prominent spaces, while being visually comfortable and easily controlled.

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Library Lighting Designed for Comfortable Illumination

Libraries are spaces for quiet reading and study but are also gathering places for story time and team collaboration. Layered lighting with varied intensity and distribution is the key to addressing these multiple uses: soft, glare-free ambient illumination, higher intensity task lighting, and asymmetric distribution to highlight the stacks. Incorporate user-friendly integrated controls with library lights for greater versatility in enhancing the multi-function nature of this space.


Library Lighting Solutions That Welcome and Engage

School libraries are high-profile spaces that serve many functions. The physical environment should foster learning and reflection within a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. Library light levels should be varied, which can be accomplished by incorporating multiple luminaire styles, and functionality can be further enhanced with simple-to-use controls.

Solutions featuring our library lighting fixtures and controls include:

  • Architectural luminaires that complement these spaces
  • Glare-free, comfortable lighting for working alone or with a team
  • Controls that change the intensity of the lighting based on time
  • Sensors that turn lights off when the space is unoccupied

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Education Resources

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What is Tunable White Lighting
U of I ECE Building Case Study
WEBINAR: Controls on Every Campus
How Changing My Classroom Lighting Made a Big Impact on Kids’ Learning

Featured Products

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Mark Architectural Lighting™
The SLOT LED family combines modern aesthetic elegance with unequalled performance and energy efficiency, design flexibility, seamless controls integration, and the service and support of an industry leader.


Mark Architectural Lighting™
Gently sloping side panels give Whisper LED its depth and appealing angles. Whether units are installed in rows or individually, the look is artfully clean and simple. The Whisper Luminous Center is an alternate appearance to the Whisper LED that provides a unique and visually stunning aesthetic. With Luminous Center, the center element is the primary source of illumination with the side panels softly glowing, adding a captivating allure to the ceiling plane. The Whisper LED is available in 1' x 4’, 2' x 2' and 2' x 4' sizes, and it fits perfectly in a variety of business and institutional settings including offices, schools and hospitals.

Square ID

Available in multiple indirect-direct distributions (70/30, 50/50 or 30/70), Square I/D is specifiable with high and low lumen packages that make the luminaire well suited for a variety of applications.


Bruno LED’s pure rectangular form has been inspired by minimalist master Mies van der Rohe and created following his philosophy of Less is More. Less adornment. More advancement. Less excess. More excellence.

Cerra 10

A classic design available in LED, the Cerra 10 LED is an architectural suspended luminaire delivering high-quality and visually comfortable illumination.


High performance solid-state recessed luminaire that blends quality of light with solid state illumination. High performance patented Bounding Ray optical design. 

Education Lighting Applications

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Smart lighting solutions can be a valuable tool in the modern classroom — saving energy and enhancing the learning environment.
Lighting solutions that support the multiuse nature of school libraries — from quiet reading to group collaboration — win here.
Corridor & Stairwell
Glare-free lighting with even, shadow-free distribution helps make corridors a comfortable path between classes.              
Gym solutions combine user-friendly controls with efficient but rugged luminaires, able to withstand whatever gets thrown at them.
Luminaires with an integrated control system deliver a flexible solution that can be as simple or dramatic as need be.
Solutions with networked controls that can optimize energy use and easily change effects meet both practical and aesthetic needs.
Total Building Management
Our smart platform leverages the internet of things to unify, control and monitor building systems and analyze performance.
Student housing solutions combine lighting that’s rugged enough to stand the test of time with controls to reduce energy use.
Luminaires and controls designed and certified to operate safely in a wet and warm environment provide the ideal pool solution.

Since libraries are most often quiet spaces for individual reading and study, lighting should be comfortable. Include glare-free ambient ceiling lighting but also individual task lighting, such as downlights. Illuminate the stacks with targeted asymmetric lighting. Include user-friendly controls to get the most out of this layered lighting design.

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