New approaches to lighting

This Museum Practice looks at the latest thinking on museum lighting – from LEDs and the use of natural light, to EU legislation and changing attitudes towards light exposure

LEDs: are we there yet?

Lighting technology moves at a fast pace, but can museums now expect LEDs to provide the same quality of light as halogen?

What does EU legislation mean for museum lighting?

EU-wide environmental rules for museum lighting

Getting the measure of light exposure

Francis Pearce explores the trade-off between displaying objects and protecting them from photochemical damage

Let the light in

Natural light can enhance the visitor experience without the need for complex control systems, says Arfon Davies

Lighting historic buildings

David Clements explains the challenges of installing modern lighting in listed buildings

Your lighting case studies

A selection of lighting case studies

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