Effect and Importance of Lighting Systems in School Libraries


  • Leila Hashempour




lighting system, illumination, libraries, school libraries


Lighting is the application of light in the most convenient way to visual perception on specific objects and surfaces (Sirel, 2001, s. 102). The use of lighting systems in buildings, especially in library buildings is a curtail issue. Proper use of lighting system is very important to the overall success of a library. Also, a well-designed lighting system in the libraries ensures a comfortable, bright, exciting or peaceful environment for the users. The main aim of this study is to examine the effects and importance of lighting system for the interior design of school libraries.

In this study, based on available literature, first of all the lighting sources and kinds will be explained. According to the basic principles of the library lighting system recommendations will be included in this regard. Proper lighting will be discussed according to school libraries sections. Lighting effects and importance in school libraries will be explained. Finally, according to the results general recommendations will be made about the subject.