Guidelines for Selecting Solid-State Lighting for Museums
In answer to these questions, the GCI is pleased to make available, Guidelines for Selecting Solid-State Lighting for Museums.
Written by James Druzik, GCI Senior Scientist and Stefan Michalski, Senior Conservation Scientist, Canadian Conservation Institute, Guidelines compares LEDs to traditional lighting and points readers to high-quality Department of Energy resources for further information. It not only discusses lighting efficacy, lifespan, lumen maintenance, color rendering, cost and payback, but it is the only publication that includes warranty coverage.
For a full set of museum case studies and other lighting resources please go to the U.S. Department of Energy's GATEWAY demonstration museum reports page.
In June 2014, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory conducted a survey of museums on behalf of Department of Energy, the GCI and the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI). The survey results and recommendations, LED Adoption by Museums: Survey Results and Recommendations are available from the Department of Energy.
More information on light, ultraviolet, and infrared as agents of deterioration can be found on the Canadian Conservation Institute's website.
Page updated: August 2019