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Technical environment

Technical environment

Global standard 220V-240V/50Hz-60Hz
Standard for USA/Canada 120V/60Hz, 277V/60Hz
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Differentiated lighting for sculptures and paintings.

Light in exhibitions can be used as a tool to make artwork stand out in stark contrast or present it in sober style. Directed light produced by spotlights and floodlights ensures good modelling of sculptures. Distinct light beams emphasise the individual nature of each item. Uniform wallwashing, in contrast, has an integrating effect and underlines the coherence of an exhibition. The example shows how luminaires for track can be used flexibly to deal with exhibits in different ways: spotlights with various beam angles accentuate the paintings in the background, whereas wallwashers illuminate the large-sized painting and give the impression of depth in the room. The floodlights, on the other hand, light up the large sculpture in the centre of the room.


Overall lighting concept

The different exhibits require appropriately customised lighting solutions. Uniform wallwashing underlines the two-dimensionality of the large colour painting merging it with the architecture. Oval beams efficiently accentuate the long sculpture in the centre of the room. Differently shaped beams of light individually highlight the artwork displayed on the rear wall.



Uniform vertical illuminance underlines the width of the room. Consistently illuminated using wallwashers, the large colour painting seems to be an integral part of the wall.


Floodlighting: oval flood

The directed light of the floodlights with oval light distribution requires fewer luminaires than needed for conventional lighting provided by spotlights. Directional light emitted by point light sources such as LEDs is crucial for a three-dimensional effect.


Accent lighting and floodlighting

In contrast to the large, orange painting, each piece of art on the rear wall is individually illuminated using spotlights or floodlights. This underlines the individual character of each item. Appropriate light distribution patterns are used for the different sizes and formats: "narrow spot" and "spot" for the small paintings; the long paintings are illuminated using the "oval flood" characteristic.

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