More and more museum display cabinets are used, and the corresponding lighting methods are constantly abundant. However, the different methods are quite different and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Today, we will discuss each of the ten commonly used methods.
Top light photo type
This is the most common way of lighting in the early days. That is, brighten the display cabinet at the top. All exhibits are available for small display cabinets and details.
In the early days, the lamps were arranged together, and the wool glass was used below to beat the light evenly. The light color of the lamp was white, and the indication was not too high.
Later changed to led panel lights or tape.
Either way, to control the distance between the light source and the glass, the surface treatment of the wool glass, the light will be very uniform. You can't do it right. It's just one piece at a time.
Of course, the bad thing about this universal style is:
The top light produces glare. The solution is to color the brightness of the light source and make it softer. There is also a way to do the glass inside, or the outside of the display cabinet to raise the baffle, which will be much better. Another way is to tilt the glass face inwards, so that the scattered light will be in line with the audience's eyes and can not enter the audience's sight.
The light is too flat to highlight the exhibits.
Top Key Lighting
This is also a common method used in the early days, that is, placing halogen lamps at the top, separated by a piece of glass, and lighting the exhibits through glass.
Glass separates the exhibits from the lighting to achieve light and heat separation.
Unlike the first way, this method can achieve key lighting for exhibits. If you want to emphasize the details, you can also use a wide beam lamp to supplement.
Of course, its disadvantages are also obvious: there is a cluster of light spots on the glass. In particular, the time is longer, the dust on the glass, the light spots are more obvious, and the ash is even more obvious.
Into the LED era, people changed the lamp into a small tile number of lamps, cooling a lot lower! There is also a black grille for the glass, which looks much better!
Ten Ways to Lighting a Museum Exhibit
However, we must pay attention to the heat of the lamps. If the heat is large and exceeds the scattered heat of the display cabinet itself, it will cause heat accumulation and cause damage to cultural relics.
No matter how it is changed, it is best to have a layer of separation between the lamps and the exhibits, especially traditional lamps.
On the other hand, if the lamp ages and falls, it can effectively protect the exhibits. Especially in the center of the display cabinet lamps, if fall, will cause incalculable losses!
Fiber optic lighting
In the traditional lighting era, due to the high heat of halogen lamps, it is more troublesome for precious cultural relics, especially heat-sensitive exhibits, to solve the heat of the lamps themselves, as well as the infrared radiation in the light. In this case, fiber optic lighting is produced.