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Lighting system in display cabinets

Illumination of exhibits in display cabinets is extremely diverse and demanding. Objects idependently of their shape require special treatment due to their historical, substantive and material value. There is a wide range of lighting products successfully used in illumination of paintings, frescoes, sculptures and whole rooms in museums and museums of interior. These products often have excellent technical parameters to develop a good lighting project. Still, a unique subject remains the system of illumination of display cabinets and objects exposed in them. Display cabinets are used to disply exhibit that should be stored under appropriate conditions away from harmful elements such as light or temperature. The closure of old prints, photographs, fabrics etc gives the opportunity to show exhibits without damaging them. This, however, requires the use of a suitable light, appropriate light intensity, suitable lighting angles, the appropriate orientation and color, and the high CRI value.

Artifacts that require presentation in display cabinets are extremely sensitive to UV radiation and temperature, so the constant temperature and humidity is maintained inside. It should be emphasized that lighting in display cabinets requires a well thought out project that will take into account all the lighting requirements. The success of the entire implementation also depends on the parameters of the cabinet itself, its size, construction, type of glass and location in space. If the display cabinet is built from the top, we have to put the light inside, the more if we want to achieve the appropriate selection of parameters of lighting products. In this case the best will be fiber-optics, or specialized LED lighting in various versions, such as linear lighting, on the pillar or embedded in the ceiling. Taking the example of the New Museum in Berlin, fiber optics were used in the lighting of the display cabinets. In most halls were used a lighting system outside cabinets so as to best illuminate the exhibits, and at the same time not to expose them to excessive heat or UV radiation. Luminaires placed outside cabinets require a precise project. Both lighting outside and inside cabinets should have a possibility of controlling the light. (reducing / increasing intensity, adjusting angles, remote switching).