Reply To: lighting for collection storage, exhibits

Les Kacev

Incandescent lamps are being phased out because they are energy hogs. Fluorescents contain mercury, are not healthy to work under and are poor at reproducing colors. Whatever sprinkler system you settle on, I would only consider LED lighting because of its many advantages – low power consumption, longevity, low heat, practically no UV or IR [ask for spectral power diagrams to confirm this] good color rendering [if you select the correct lamps, ask for CRI from R1-R15] and ensure that the color temperature suits your application [warm is not necessarily good!]