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Exhibit Lighting


From museums to art exhibitions, carefully considering the lighting design for these spaces is crucial to the exhibition’s success and the preservation of the artwork or artifacts. Adequate exhibit lighting accentuates the pieces on display, captivates your visitors and creates a memorable experience. Illuminated Integration understands this, and through our highly experienced team, we deliver unique turnkey lighting design and installation services for permanent and temporary exhibits.

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The Role of Lighting in Museum Exhibits

Regardless of the type of exhibit, strategic exhibit lighting helps your visitors enjoy a positive experience, allowing them to immerse themselves in whatever is on display. In the case of artwork, incorrect lighting can have an adverse effect on the perception of the color, depth and detail that the artist wishes the visitor to experience. Art and certain artifacts are also light-sensitive, requiring lighting solutions that preserve their color and integrity.

Exhibit spaces typically call for dim and uniform ambient lighting, drawing the visitor’s attention toward the exhibited pieces and reducing visual distractions nearby. This combination of lower ambient light and accent lighting to highlight displays differs from general lighting, which illuminates a space with equal brightness, regardless of the area’s elements.

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Understanding Museum Exhibit Lighting

Since art or museum displays often change or move, rigged spotlights or track lights to showcase exhibits keep your lighting system dynamic. Strip lighting and wall washers are ideal for highlighting displays, and controlled recessed lighting creates optimal ambient light in the exhibition spaces. 

To make the space feel inviting and cozy and reduce glare, museums and galleries generally use warmer light tones. Science museums and contemporary art galleries sometimes use cooler tones. When curators select art and artifacts for display, collaborating closely with a lighting design team is crucial to ensure each piece’s features are highlighted as desired.

Benefits of Proper Museum Exhibit Lighting

Employing appropriate lighting design and fixtures for museum exhibits offers the following advantages:

  • Visitors enjoy an aesthetically appealing and captivating experience.
  • Artwork and artifacts maintain their color and longevity for future generations to view.
  • Visitors feel comfortable and can view displayed pieces with ease.
  • Museums meet the required conservation standards and regulations.

Key Components of Museum Exhibit Lighting

Illuminated Integration provides a host of exhibit lighting design and installation solutions, including these:

  • Suitable light fixtures: We work closely with you to determine your needs and select the correct lighting fixtures and equipment for your displays. Our accomplished team will design a unique lighting solution tailored to the exhibit space.
  • Controls and automation: We provide advanced control solutions to ensure seamless integration and automation for dynamic lighting systems.
  • Sustainability: Illuminated Integration deploys sustainable lighting solutions that are energy-efficient, eco-friendly and cost-effective.
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Get Cutting-Edge Exhibit Lighting Solutions for Your Museum

You need top-tier exhibit lighting solutions and equipment to ensure your museum or art exhibit engages your visitors and leaves them with a positive impression and memorable experience. With significant lighting experience under our belts, giving us immense expertise and knowledge, you can trust the Illuminated Integration team to deliver unparalleled, advanced exhibit lighting solutions for your exhibit space. Contact our team and discover how we can enhance your museum exhibit.

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