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  This research examines the reduction of exposure of museum exhibits to incident radiant power without reducing the level of visual satisfaction for museum visitors. Many types of museum exhibits are susceptible to damage caused by exposure to light. Current recommendations for museum lighting include avoidance of non-visible radiant power (UV and IR), limitation of light level, and restriction of exposure duration. However, these recommendations do not distinguish between the potential of incident radiant power in the visible spectrum to stimulate the sense of brightness (illuminance) and its potential to cause damage (irradiance).

This research was made possible through Grant MT-2210-7-NC-14 from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT).

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Download “A Proposal to Reduce the Exposure to Light of Museum Objects without Reducing Illuminance or the Level of Visual Satisfaction of Museum Visitors(1998-31a)” 1998-31a1.pdf – Downloaded 110 times – 6 MB

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  1. Steve says:

    In this test, three sources were combined to produce the RGB comparison lighting. I wonder, these many years after the study was done, whether something similar has now been tried with RGB LEDs in a single lamp. I understand there is some concern that LEDs are not as safe for museum exhibits as previously expected, but wonder if this information has been combined with what’s currently being used.

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