Orion mini-track light system. Lumenal

Further resources: lighting

Rebecca Atkinson, 17.01.2011
Links to other articles on lighting and to relevant external websites

Search for lighting experts in the Museums Association’s online directory

Lighting (Museum Practice, 1997)
This lighting special explores principles of conservation and design. Articles:

Lighting for conservation
Lighting by design
Lighting checklist: criteria
Selecting lamps
Case study: the Museum of London
Case study: the V&A
Case study: Hereford Cathedral
Case study: Waddesdon Manor
Case study: Fox Talbot Museum
Case study: National Museum of Ireland
Case study: Royal Pavilion, Brighton
Case study: National Trust properties
Case study: Nottingham Castle Museum
Case study: Staffordshire Arts and Museum Service

Lighting (Museum Practice, 2000)
This lighting special looks at displaying light-sensitive objects in museums, the use of daylight and energy-efficient lighting. Articles:

Using daylight in displays
Lighting display cases
Energy-efficient lighting
Case study: Chester Beatty Library
Case study: Bilston Craft Gallery and Museum
Case study: Nottingham City Museums
Case study: New Art Gallery Walsall
Case study: National Trust
Carbon footprinting (Museum Practice, 2010)
Issue of Museum Practice explaining how museums and galleries can reduce their carbon footprints. Includes case studies of energy-efficient measures.


Building Research Establishment (BRE)
Building research agency and source of information and best-practice guidance on efficient use of energy in buildings. Includes specific information on lighting.

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)
A professional body for building services and lighting engineers. Publishes a wide range of guidance on lighting.
The Lighting Industry Federation
Trade association representing British manufacturers of lighting equipment. Includes lamp guides and numerous publications.
The Institute of Lighting Professionals
A professional lighting association covering the UK and Ireland.

The Lighting Association
The largest lighting trade association in Europe

European Lamp Companies Federation
Membership body promoting efficient lighting practice. Website includes information on lamp types, lighting applications and environmental information.


Survival Strategies
Report produced by Renaissance North West in association with Arup explaining how museums and art galleries can reduce costs and improve sustainability. Includes several case studies on energy-efficient lighting.

Carbon Trust
The Carbon Trust is a not-for-profit company promoting and supporting individuals and organisations moving to a low-carbon economy. The website provides information on legislation and various publications on energy-efficiency – including an in-depth technology guide on display-case lighting.

Energy Saving Trust
The Energy Saving Trust is an impartial organisation helping people and businesses save energy and reduce carbon emissions. Includes advice for local authority organisations as well as information on funding and support programmes.


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07.06.2011, 10:07
Interesting (American) article - How will LEDS affect our museums' artworks - http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/pure-genius/how-will-leds-affect-our-museums-8217-artwork/6409