GATEWAY Museum Reports

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It’s hard to find a lighting application with aesthetic standards higher than those of museums, where success depends upon showing the artifacts and works of art in the best possible light – literally speaking. DOE has conducted several demonstrations of LED lighting in museums, providing valuable data and experience on product performance in this highly demanding environment. In addition, DOE conducted a survey regarding LED lighting conversions in museums, and published a summary of the results in a report.

MUSEUM SURVEY REPORT

SSL Adoption by Museums: Survey Results, Analysis, and Recommendations

Summary of results of a survey regarding LED lighting conversions in museums (November 2014)
Report
Brief
Posting: LED Adoption by Museums

MUSEUM DEMONSTRATION REPORTS

Burden Museum in Troy, New York

Evaluation of the dimming performance of LED track lighting, A19 screwbase lamps in chandeliers, and linear cove lighting. (October 2013—Updated August 2014)
Report
Posting: Maximizing Dimming Success at the Burden Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC

Evaluation of LED PAR30, PAR38, and MR16 lamps in several galleries (June 2012)
Report
Video
Posting: GATEWAY Demonstration at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, California

J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, California

Evaluation of LED PAR38 lamps in a special photography exhibition (March 2012)
Report
Posting: GATEWAY demonstration at the J. Paul Getty Museum

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Oregon

Evaluation of LED PAR38 lamps in a special exhibition, plus side-by-side comparisons of three different LED PAR38 lamps (September 2011)
Report

Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois

Evaluation of LED track lighting system in an enclosed gallery exhibit (November 2010)
Report