Reply To: lighting for collection storage, exhibits

Jane Dalley

I’d like to suggest taking some readings to determine whether UV in fact is a problem. If the fluorescent fixtures are recessed and covered with a plastic screen, you may find there is no problem with UV levels as the screens are often manufactured with UV inhibitors.

IF UV levels are high, are any records exposed? Material that is boxed is protected. If UV levels are high and archival records are exposed, then one option would be to install the size T5 or T8 LED lamps that can be used in conventional T5 or T8 fluorescent fixtures.