The illumination of the exhibition space required a flexible, versatile solution. The lighting designers, Arup Australia, opted for a double garland of recessed ERCO track equipped with Opton LED spotlights. These lighting tools lend themselves for use at the Biennale pavilion for several reasons. Their narrow, linear shape ensures that they remain inconspicuous in the background. At the same time, their powerful light makes certain that the room is illuminated as required at all times. Thanks to the interchangeable lenses in the form of ERCO Spherolit lenses, Opton also allows for different light distributions – from narrow spot, spot, flood, wide and oval flood through to wallwash. The result satisfies the changing scenographic requirements and ensures ideal illumination effectively for whatever is being exhibited. The lenses, specially developed by ERCO for LED technology, produce highly precise and uniform light that renders objects in brilliant colours while guaranteeing a spectrum free of IR and UV components for optimal protection of the artwork. The decision to specify ERCO’s LED lighting tools was made easy both in consideration of energy efficiency and also for a long service life – a Biennale pavilion, after all, should be built for eternity.