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 consultant and co-founder of Alcon Lighting. The UCLA graduate works to achieve energy-efficient lighting, enabling architects, designers and lighting engineers to upgrade from outmoded lighting. David takes particular pride in Alcon’s design, energy and building knowledge, tracing his and Alcon’s commitment to quality, innovation, accountability and value to lessons learned from his father, a Southern California lighting salesman and consultant for more than two decades. Passionate about protecting the environment, David is especially adept in assuring that each client and customer meets both rapidly-changing building codes and project goals.
Color-tunable lighting is an exciting and relatively new lighting technology that affords the user an ability to control light color to adapt, soften, and elevate human experiences and environments to particular functions throughout the day, on demand.
The science of measuring light, photometry, specifically applies to light in a space. Photometrics gauges how humans perceive light — its coverage area, where light cuts off and the intensity of light in relation to distance from the light source. In practical terms, photometrics shows whether a lighting plan meets the qualitative and quantitative lighting requirements for a project.
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.
Unlike wireless lighting systems like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Mesh is designed for large collections of devices, numbering into the thousands. Switches, HVAC, sensors, light fixtures, and shades can communicate with each other by forwarding a message, or command, across all the devices in that Bluetooth chain until reaching the destination to perform said operation, (i.e. turn ON the 3rd floor office lights). The communication, instead of passing through your WiFi router, comes from the originating device and travels from light fixture to sensor, to AC unit, to any other chain of Bluetooth Mesh enabled devices, like a Bluetooth highway or a body’s central nervous system, until the command reaches the lights on the 3rd floor.