Another method for controlling light levels is to make informed decisions about specific light sources, (LEDs, halogens, metal halides, fluorescents, etc.) based upon their particular characteristics and the needs of the collection and the exhibition/storage spaces.
Wherever possible eliminate daylight completely by:
•Using UV absorbing plastic films.
When using incandescent lights remember they emit a lot of heat. Try and reduce the heat build up by:
• Positioning the light at a distance away from the art object.
Lights should only be on when necessary:
•Turn the lights off if no-one is viewing the display.
If your collection includes items that are likely to be damaged by light:
•Try to group these together in the display.