Despite the wide adoption of the internet worldwide, there is still a demand for traditional libraries and physical books. That being said, it is important to make sure these reference centers are well lit, and below are some advantages of LED lighting in public libraries.
LEDs Provide Superior Color Temperature And Rendering
LEDs provide the best color renderings of any illumination source. This helps the human eye differentiate between colors, and because of the broader color temperature range, eye strain is avoided while making it easier for visitors to find what they’re looking for.
Aging Fixtures Can Be Upgraded to LEDs
Many libraries have been around for a while, and use lighting fixtures that are dated. This makes some hesitant when it comes to switching to LEDs, but there is no reason to be. Retrofit kits have been designed and brought to the market which can give your library all the advantages of LEDs while not having to purchase brand new fixtures. This also gives you the ability to renovate gradually and control your costs.
LEDs are also compatible with multiple fixture types. For instance, those that need overhead based troffer tubes or wall sconces will find them, along with high bays so that even libraries with elevated ceilings can benefit from this lighting technology.
LEDs Are Bright, Crisp, And Extremely Energy Efficient
Energy efficiency is a big deal these days, and will likely remain so for the foreseeable future. Organizations of all sizes are looking for new ways to minimize their carbon footprint and slash energy consumption costs, and this includes libraries, which tend to be large.
LEDs have the greatest lumen output of any illumination source and the radiance they emanate is crisp and white. They lower both wattage and energy consumption which translates into lower power bills.
LEDs Are Cool And Non-Flammable
One of the biggest dangers of traditional fluorescent bulbs is their high temperatures. These bulbs become so hot that anyone that physically handles them may be burned, and they can also cause fires when they come into contact with flammable substances. When you combine this with the fact that they can shatter and are made with toxic materials such as mercury, it makes little sense to continue using them when you can switch to LEDs instead.
LEDs operate at lower temperatures, so much so that anyone can handle the bulbs while lit and won’t sustain burns or feel much heat at all. Furthermore, they will not ignite flammable materials should they come into contact with them. When you consider the priceless knowledge and books which are stored in libraries, investing in LEDs ensures that the manuscripts won’t be consumed by flames because a fluorescent light bulb went bad.
Finally, LEDs are more cost-effective in the long term. While they might seem costly upfront, your return on investment will be positive, in more ways than one.
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