Nestled in Framingham’s suburban Nobscot neighbourhood is a spectacular new library that is drawing visitors of all ages. The 17,000 square foot Christa McAuliffe Library officially opened on May 15, 2016 and now holds over 65,000 books. The library is triple the size of the former branch library, with six times as many public computer stations.
Proper lighting is crucial to the overall success of a library. Sladen Feinstein lighting design team specified Fluxwerx’s Profile LED luminaires to create a glare-free and visually comfortable reading and study environment. The small aperture and high output of Profile fixtures made them a design-conscious and efficient choice. Suspended 25 feet from the ceiling throughout the library, the luminaires illuminate library shelving stacks, while also providing bright general lighting. Selected 40/60 and 100 down distribution options allowed the design team to opt for a variety of lighting schemes, providing good lighting on stacks at moderate cost and with reasonable energy use.
We were looking for a fixture with a minimal look, architectural characteristics and minimum energy usage to achieve a uniform and even lighting throughout the space. Fluxwerx was an ideal solution as their product has great performance, perfectly linking to the conceptual architecture of Christa McAuliffe library.
– Sherry Abtahi, LEED AP ID+C, Lighting Designer, Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting Inc.