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Art Museum
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art museum lighting design, gallery lighting design, architectural lighting design, gallery design
Soul of lighting design, recreation of art.
Light is the cornerstone of the art of exhibition design, is the most important tool to create a particular atmosphere, guide the audience emotions and present the artistic value. Art museum lighting design should be developed in accordance with the whole theme of the exhibition; use the lighting design concept of "security" and "reproduction", "comfort", reasonably arrange the lights and intelligent lighting scenes; through reasonable distribution of light and shade, color change, illumination contrast, create focus, skillfully guide the audience's emotions, show the artist's creative ideas and art with the wonderful realistic way.
Prevention on thermal effect from the infrared ray
The infrared radiation wil lead to the rise of temperature on the exhibits' surface, accelerate the thermal expansion and contracting, make the material fragile, which may lead to the occurrence of warping and cracking on the surface of exhibits. The museum lighting designer must avoid infrared radiations to protect the exhibits.
Incandescent lamp
Lamp with infrared ray transmission speculum
Lamp with infrared ray absorption film
Metal halide lamp
High halide lamp
High voltage sodium lamp
Sunlight
Prevention on chemical effect from the ultraviolet ray
The existence of the ultraviolet ray causes the chemical effect on the exhibits' surface, like aging, fading, color changing, qualitative changing, etc., and these damages are not recoverable through protection measures.
The light spectrum of AKZU led light source all distributes in visible light area, so there is no such ultraviolet ray damage problem.
 
Incandescent Lamp UV (uW/lm) UV (%) Solution
2800K
standard illuminant A
75   1.7 UV optical glass
2950K 500W 78 1.8 UV optical glass
3360K 100W 130 3.4 UV optical glass
Fluorescent lamp UV (uW/lm) UV (%) Solution
3500K 53 1.7 UV optical glass
4500K 72 1.7 UV optical glass
Metal halide lamp UV (uW/lm) UV (%) Solution
ANSI 400W 330 9.0 UV optical glass
ANSI 250W 630 16.0 UV optical glass

UV (uW/lm) UV (%) Solution
Sunlight/
Summer + Glass
720 17.0 Avoid using
AKZU
museum level LED
0   0   No need
art museum lighting design, gallery lighting design, architectural lighting design, gallery design
Illuminance control
For the safety of the exhibits, we should pay attention to the possible damage from the light radiation, control strictly also on the illuminance on exhibits.
The application of precise and convenient dimming control devise solves the problem of different illuminance for different exhibits.
Limit on annual exposure
Since the light damage to the exhibits is proportional to the exposure volume, for light sensitive material, we should try to reduce the exposure time.
The application of DALI intelligent system effectively controls the lighting time of luminaires and makes it more flexible to change the scenes.
Not sensitive
Metal, stone, glass, ceramics, most of the ores
Annual exposure(lx*h)
No restriction
Low sensitive
Oil painting, tempera, murals, natural leather, wood, horn, ivory, lacquer, part of the plastic
Annual exposure(lx*h)
≤600000
Sensitive
Clothing, watercolor, crayon, brocade, drawings, photographs, manuscripts, wallpaper, dyed leather, fur, feather
Annual exposure(lx*h)
≤150000
High sensitive
Silk, printing
Annual exposure(lx*h)
≤15000
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Reproduce the art works, appreciate the art
Art craft is the cohesion of artist's thought. Every color, every detail and texture of the exhibits is filled with the artist's creation idea at that time. Art gallery requires the gallery lighting design to present the exhibits truly, and release its aestheticism.
art museum lighting design, gallery lighting design, architectural lighting design, gallery design
High CRI
Art museum lighting design has strict requirement on the color differentiation when presenting paintings, colored fabric, multicolor exhibits, etc. Light source with color rendering index (Ra) not less than 90 should be adopted. If the requirement on color differentiation is not so strict, CRI 80+ can be applied.
With the rapid development of LED technology, LED now has better control on the color difference compared with metal halide lamp and halogen lamp. AKZU track lights with CRI 95+ can more perfectly present the exhibits.
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Choose the right color temperature
In gallery lighting design, it is important for portraying the scene, atmosphere, the color and material quality of the exhibits. Different illumination level requires different color temperature to fit in.
With the rapid development of LED technology, LED now has better control on the color difference compared with metal halide lamp and halogen lamp. AKZU track lights with CRI 95+ can more perfectly present the exhibits.
6500K
Not light-sensitive
Metal, stone, glass, ceramics, jewelry, enamel
4000K
Light-sensitive
Bamboo, wood, cane implement, lacquer, bone artifacts, paintings, murals, cutin, natural leather, animal specimens
2900K
Particularly light-sensitive
Paper painting and calligraphy, dyeing, textile, printing, gum painting, dyed leather
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Create perfect
three-dimensional effect
It is often used in the museum lighting design general lighting combined with partial accent lighting. The lighting should reflects the artistic effect of three dimensional effect of the cultural relics, by using different  brightness contrast, light and shade collocation, light and shadow combination, and use the light to realize the vitality of cultural relics.

AKZU Tracron track lights for museum lighting can provide more than 30 kinds of combination by different angles and power, thus better outline the details of exhibits, and make the exhibition more flexible and convenient.
art museum lighting design, gallery lighting design, architectural lighting design, gallery design
Visual comfort
Dazzling light is one of the important elements for art gallery lighting design, which needs to be avoided. At the same time, it is required to pay attention to the brightness contrast, light uniformity, etc., and find the most comfortable point of vision from the light and shade, and the luminance balance.
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Primary reflection elimination
When visitors are watching the exhibits, there should not be any reflected glare directly from light source, windows or any other surfaces. By adjusting the luminaire layout in the area without reflection interference, glare can be avoided.
AKZU Tracron M5 track lights for gallery lighting adopts the superior high-end tracks and accessories, can provide flexible installation for different lighting spaces and help to adjust the luminaires to the area without reflection interference to avoid glare.
layout area
sight
20° above
Secondary reflection elimination
The image created on the varnish (such as cabinet glass or frame glass) from the audience or other items, should not disturbing the audience from watching the exhibits. There should be no light reflection on the viewing direction when audiences are watching paintings or other exhibits with luster surface.
AKZU Sprite series adopt Trio optical structure and make the output light more soft and comfortable. With the mini size and flexible angle adjustment, Sprite presents the exhibits more perfectly.
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Uniformity
For planar exhibits in art museum lighting design, the ratio of the minimum illuminance to the average illuminance should not be less than 0.8; while for taller than 1.4m planar exhibits, the ratio should not be less than 0.4.
AKZU track lights for art museum lighting have special designed Triod optical system, minimize the stray light, largely avoid the glare and make the light more soft.
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Visual adaptation
In art museum lighting design, the ratio of exhibits brightness to the background brightness should not be more than 3:1. The area with too high brightness will become a dazzling light source, causing visual difficulties and affecting the appreciation on details. For the area presenting particular light sensitive exhibits, when the overall illuminance is low, visual adaptation should be considered. When approaching these areas, it needs to provide visual transition.
art museum lighting design, gallery lighting design, architectural lighting design, gallery design
Perfect fit between the luminaires and architecture
As one of the elements in the scene, luminaires not only provide the lighting, but also build up the keynote of style of the museum lighting scene. In the process of presenting the theme, the design of luminaires should be coordinated with the architectural lighting design style and avoid incompatibility with the environment.
The combination of concise industrial design and the world's superior tracks, merging into the lighting design, makes the exhibition illumination more compact, high-end and great.
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