What makes a museum a landmark? How is atmosphere created in a space? How can the beauty of an antique bust or contemporary painting be emphasized? ERCO lighting tools support lighting designers in solving conceptionally and creatively sophisticated tasks using perception-orientated lighting. This form of illumination is based on the approach of the lighting designer Richard Kelly (1910 - 1977) that subdivides light into three types: general lighting providing fundamental orientation ('ambient luminescence'), accent light that emphasizes areas and objects ('focal glow') and decorative light as an end in itself ('play of brilliants'). Using perception hierarchies achieved with different levels of contrast and various sizes of bright surfaces, light purposefully guides the viewer's gaze and creates atmosphere and identity. The illuminated object is of course focused on, the materials and colors of which are individually, precisely and considerately displayed.
ERCO luminaire systems give creative and technical designers maximum flexibility for this form of qualitative lighting design. Thanks to a range of luminaire types, design variants, construction sizes, lumen classes and uniform light distributions, ERCO lighting tools are ideal for any form of lighting design.
A partner at eye level
As well as the enthusiasm for perception-orientated architectural lighting, it is also the fascination for innovative technologies and maximum quality of light that makes ERCO an internationally leading luminaire manufacturer not only for robust outdoor lighting but also for highest quality museum lighting. Thanks to the maximum precision and quality of ERCO LED lighting technology – also for the sophisticated, conservational illumination of buildings – international cultural institutes and other public bodies across the world have used lighting tools from ERCO for over 50 years: The Louvre in Paris, the PRADA Foundation in Milan and the new Australian art biennial in Venice are just a few examples. ERCO is also used by the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, by the Canadian Human Rights Museum in Winnipeg and by the World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York.
ERCO innovations: Diversity for culture and outdoors
The breadth and consistency of the ERCO modular system achieves new levels with the new products for 2017: A completely new light distribution expands the creative options for lighting designers and new control units enable uniform, stepless dimming behavior from 100% to 1%.
The new range of spotlights deserves particular attention, fulfilling the complete spectrum of visual tasks in museums. Discover for yourself our diversity of design and high ERCO quality of light!