More and more art galleries are making the switch from halogen and fluorescent light bulbs to LED lighting. Though initially more expensive, LED lighting decreases heat and increases color rendering, both crucial elements in art display and preservation.
Best quality LED Recessed lighting is a preferred option as well as professional track lighting.
With high CRI (Color Rendering Index), LED Lights render colors in artwork more accurately as opposed to halogens or fluorescents which distort the colors in art by adding their own hues and tones to the mix. LED lighting, unlike Halogen lighting, does not contain Ultra Violet (UV) Rays which can oxidize pigments and cause other forms of damage to rare silks or old photographs.
LEDs consume just a fraction of the power of typical gallery bulbs such as HID and halogen lamps, eliminate the nasty damaging radiation of such bulbs, are dimmable just like convention lighting, and when dimmed, unlike incandescent or halogen lamps, retain their proper spectrum of light so the artwork colors are displayed accurately and consistently.
Good looks combined with reliability and lower cost. How can you go wrong with LED Track Lighting for your Art Gallery Applications? It might just be time to see the world of art in a new light.
David Hakimi is a lighting specialist and one of the co-founders of Alcon Lighting. A graduate of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), David works on the front lines of the energy-efficient lighting revolution, enabling architects, designers, and lighting engineers to transition from outmoded halogen and fluorescent lighting. David takes particular pride in Alcon’s design, energy, and green building knowledge, tracing his and Alcon’s commitment to quality, innovation, accountability and value back to the lessons learned from his father, a Southern California lighting salesman and consultant for more than two decades. Passionate about climate change and protecting the environment, David has been particularly valuable in ensuring that his clients and customers comply with rapidly-evolving green building codes.
Art can use light to convey an emotion, mood or thought, transcending language. Artists have always used light to emphasize certain aspects of their works of art. How light bathes a basket of fruit, for example, or shines on a pearl earring, can accentuate an art work’s attributes. The contrast of darkness with lightness can be alluring. In modern art, only the medium has changed.
For the versatile, upscale look, designers often recommend trimless recessed lighting. The term trimless recessed refers to recessed lighting which contains no visible trim ring. The installation of trimless recessed lighting is more involved. Here are tips we believe will help ensure a clean, professional installation.
The Chicago Department of Buildings recently announced that energy design requirements for building projects in Chicago have been updated as part of the city’s multi-phase code modernization process. For permit applications started on or after June 1, 2019, the Chicago Energy Conservation Code (Title 14N of the Municipal Code), based on the 2018 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code, published by International Code Council, Inc., will now apply.
This is the first post in a new series about essential commercial and architectural lighting terms. The terms, which will be presented in sets of five terms per post, are curated. The terms in this post: CRI (Color Rendering Index), Color Temperature, Bluetooth Mesh, Architectural Lighting and UL Vs. ETL Listing.
Our relation to light as humans is complex. Though many of the effects of light on our biology are still unknown, there are several we know and understand. Light also plays a major role in regulating human biological responses, including our internal body clock or circadian rhythm.