How to choose led track light for Museum or art gallery？
1. What differences with Professional exhibition track lights VS Commercial lighting track lights?
- the difference between the spotlight type;
- the difference in light color quality;
- the difference in the dimming function;
- the difference between light changes and light control adjustment;
In other respects, such as process quality, warranty life, etc., professional exhibition lamps have higher requirements.
2. The difference in dimming function:
The exhibits of the museum vary widely, and the grades of the cultural relics are not the same, so the required illuminance values are different. This requires that the luminaires must have dimming functions, and there are many ways to dim, the most commonly used ones. Light dimming, plus Triac dimming, DALI control, and wireless system dimming.
3. When designing lighting for museums and art galleries and exhibition halls, we need to pay attention to:
- One of the most beneficial aspects of LED track lighting for museums and art galleries is that it reduces heat and increases color rendering;
- CRI is the ability to measure the ability of a light source to faithfully and accurately display the color of various objects, the truest reproduction of the true color in a work of art. CRI generally recommends RA95+ or RA97; the high color rendering index displays art as close as possible;
- In the modern art environment, 3000K looks amazing, however, for more traditional museums, the walls are colored, with lots of wood and gold (frames, accents, etc.), and the temperature closer to 2700K helps keep us Favorite warmth and traditional look;
- By selecting the beam angle to determine the width of the coverage, the illumination angle is from 8 degrees to 100 degrees, and the wider the beam, the larger the coverage.
- LED track lights They are easier to install and offer future flexibility.
Museum lighting focusing on particular artifacts, such as photos or sculptures, and ensuring the conservation of any items being displayed by protecting them from ultra-violet (UV) light damage.
The LED Track lighting and low energy consumption and has very low ultraviolet and infrared components can meet the functional requirements of lighting in the museum, by lighting the correct performance exhibits the shape, color, texture, and control glare, shadows etc., to prevent the exhibits have been hurt by thermal radiation and ultraviolet radiation. Moreover, the LED dimming function makes the control of light illumination is relatively easy. Also, our led track light can be an adjustable beam angle from 10~70degree.
So, our LED museum track lighting fixtures, totally exceed the strict requirements of museum lighting and gallery lighting. Also for more traditional museums where walls are colored and there is a lot of wood and gold (on frames, accents, etc.), staying closer to the 2700K temperature helps to retain the warmth and the traditional appearance that we love.
With traditional lighting, galleries have often appeared rather dim because of the need to reduce the damage to the art over time owing to the UV and heat generated by halogen. To counter the damage from simply lighting the art, museums have had to use UV filters and very low light settings on their antiquities, to prevent fading and heat damage, especially to fragile pieces such as papers and textiles. With LED it is now possible to light such fragile art a bit brighter than the traditional standards owing to the fact that LEDs do not emit UV and will not cause heat damage to the art. With LED, UV and heat concerns are a thing of the past, allowing art to be well lit without risking damage.
The most important thing about correctly lighting art spaces is to test a variety of LED lamps in the setting itself. Seeing is believing. When the color temperatures and beam angles are compared side-by-side on the actual art, it usually becomes very clear what looks best. Avoiding “hot spots,” glare, and light that is too white or intense is crucial. Because LEDs appear brighter to our eyes — even though the foot-candle readings on the light meter are the same or less — it may take a bit of testing to settle on exactly the right lamps (wattage, lumens, colors, beam angles, etc.) for any given setting. Don’t give up, though. LED is definitely the best choice for the art world. This is where a consulting someone who is really well versed in how to work with LED products can be invaluable as you make the switch.