LED Museum Accent Lighting: Chicago, Illinois

Nov 26, 2010 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has published the final report from a demonstration conducted at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois. At the Museum 32 halogen track luminaires used to light an enclosed gallery exhibit were replaced with an LED system using 26 track fixtures. The LED system resulted in 63% energy savings compared to the halogen system, while achieving a simple payback of roughly 3 years. Because the LED luminaires used do not emit energy in the infrared or ultraviolet regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, they are also expected to be less detrimental to some museum artifacts. The project used Lighting Services Inc’s LumeLEX LED fixtures, which were built using Xicato LED modules.

www1.eere.energy.gov


Author:  BIO T&T

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