Death of Tungsten: Another Top Museum Goes All-LED - Energy Watch News


Death of Tungsten: Another Top Museum Goes All-LED

Located inside the Louvre’s Palace, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is the sixth most visited museum in France and one of the most important in the world. Founded in the nineteenth century, it houses thousands of collectors’ objects and artworks, offering a complete overview of arts from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, ranging from toys to jewels, ceramics to furniture. The ageing lighting installation has been long overdue an refit, but the task was challenging. The artworks had been illuminated with halogen fixtures, and while halogen boasts a theoretical perfect colour rendering, the team was agreed the source was inappropriate for the art. Working with engineers from US LED manufacturer Cree, the team developed a chip-on-board array using the just-launched Ultra HD CXB 1816 diodes. These have an average colour rendering across reference colours of 98.7 per cent and, importantly, a specific rendering index of red of 89, a very high number for an LED source. http://luxreview.com/article/2018/04/death-of-tungsten-another-top-museum-goes-led

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