Art Rooms

Art Rooms

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.

Illumination Levels

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.

Recessed and Surface Solutions

The SkyCore recessed luminaires (SkyPro and SkyGlo) provide good vertical illumination as well as a very uniform horizontal illumination level. One of the surface Kanby ranges, such as the Kanby Evo or Kanby Pro will provide similar performance.

Track System

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.

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Emergency Lighting

Emergency lighting is recommended for rooms larger than 60 m². BS 5266-1 recommends a minimum illumination level of 0.5 lux

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