Art rooms require a higher illumination level, low-glare luminaires and often CRI 90 is specified, particularly for higher education establishments to provide more accurate colour rendition.
Good vertical illuminance is required, to properly illuminate work items on easels, and to highlight detail, texture and form.
Supplementary local task lighting will be needed for textile work.
Extract from CIBSE: SLL Lighting Guide 5 - Lighting for Education 2011
|Application||Maintained Horizontal Illuminance (lux)||UGRL||U0||Ra|
|Art rooms in schools||500||19||0.6||80|
|Art rooms in higher education||750||19||0.7||90|
Zipline is ideal for art and craft rooms, because display lighting modules with adjustable spotlights can be used to highlight displays.
Track lighting with adjustable spotlights, such as the Grafix is ideal for highlighting wall displays and easels.
SmartScan Lighting Management
Manual control is sometimes needed in order to dim the luminaires for demonstration and display events, so a SmartScan Scene Touch Plate may be configured with scenes that are selected at the touch of a button.Find out more
Emergency lighting is recommended for rooms larger than 60 m². BS 5266-1 recommends a minimum illumination level of 0.5 luxFind out more