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National Library of Uzbekistan

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  • National Library of Uzbekistan
  • National Library of Uzbekistan
  • Lamp efficacy

    Lamp efficacy

    Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).

  • Ballast classification

    Ballast classification

    Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).

  • Luminaire distribution

    Luminaire distribution

    Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.

  • System efficacy

    System efficacy

    Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).

  • Presence/absence detection

    Presence/absence detection

    Presence: Lights automatically turn on/off with movement. Absence: Lights automatically turn off and must be manually switched on.

  • Daylight detection

    Daylight detection

    Artificial lighting which responds to the natural light conditions.

  • Constant illuminance

    Constant illuminance

    A function designed to produce correct light levels for the duration of the maintenance period.

  • Task-scene setting

    Task-scene setting

    Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.

  • Timed off

    Timed off

    Automatic cut-off can be installed to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.

  • Task lighting

    Task lighting

    Lighting task areas with the correct amount of light.

  • Zoning of lighting

    Zoning of lighting

    Lighting is zoned according to area use.

  • Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance must be performed in response to product age, performance and environment.

  • Waste light

    Waste light

    Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.

  • Reflectance


    Taking advantage of light which is reflected from the surface within the space.

  • Visible smart metering

    Visible smart metering

    Results of actions can be quickly seen as increased or decreased energy use to encourage responsible energy consumption.

Literary lighting: Thorn supply new National Library of Uzbekistan

The new National Library of Uzbekistan, named after AlisherNavoi, is one of the oldest and largest libraries in Central Asia, holds over 10 million publications, and is lit by Thorn.

The new 38,000 m² facility, in the heart of Tashkent city centre, includes an automated retrieval system (telelift), 13 reading rooms and study spaces, over 200 public computer terminals and a 1,200- seat conference centre.

Thorn’s lighting contract for the library building covers all types of commercial, decorative and exterior lighting, much of it specialised and chosen for its ability to create an exceptional learning environment and cultural space. Prestige areas feature recessed MenloSoft fluorescent luminaires, selected for their combination of direct and indirect light which provides increased ceiling brightness and good modelling. In addition to recessed Invincible II fluorescent lighting, sealed to IP65, and a wide range of LED luminaires.

Architect for the project was M.G.Burlakov and electrical installation was carried out by the TREST 12 public corporation.