STANDARD 15: Light Exposure

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STANDARD 15: Mitigating Light Exposure
Effective conservation measures [design, controls and policies] must protect objects from harmful light exposure
OR: The exhibit design must provide exhibit objects the required level of protection from damaging light exposure


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Guideline 15.1: The designer creates a lighting plan

What is an Exhibit Lighting Plan?
What are the key features of an effective exhibit lighting plan?
What information should be included in the Exhibit Lighting Plan document?


Guideline 15.2: The exhibit design excludes sunlight

Why is it important to exclude sunlight from the exhibit space?
What methods can be used to exclude sunlight from the exhibit space?


Guideline 15.3: The lighting plan eliminates ultraviolet light

Why should the lighting plan aim to eliminate ultraviolet light from the exhibit?
What materials can be used to eliminate ultraviolet light from the exhibit?
What materials are commonly used to protect objects in enclosures from ultraviolet radiation?
What precautions must be taken to protect objects on open display from ultraviolet radiation?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different options for filtering ultraviolet radiation?


Guideline 15.4: The lighting plan controls Infrared Radiation

Why is it important to control infrared radiation?
What methods can be used to control Infrared Radiation?


Guideline 15.5: The lighting plan makes effective use of artificial lighting to achieve the light exposure recommended by the Conservation Requirements

What role can artificial lighting play in meeting exhibit Conservation Requirements for light exposure?
What amount of light exposure should exhibit lighting aim for?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different lighting systems?
How can the lighting system be manipulated to control for light exposure?
What precautions should be taken in placement of lights and beam direction?
How can dimmers be used to control for light exposure?
How can diffusers be used to control for light exposure?


Guideline 15.6: Design strategies are used to enhance visibility without increasing light exposure

What design strategies can enhance exhibit visibility?
How can the Color Rendering Index be used to enhance exhibit visibility?


Guideline 15.7: Lighting mock-ups are used to check the light exposure resulting from a proposed lighting plan

Why are lighting mock-ups an important step in fulfilling the Conservation Requirements for lighting?
How are lighting mock-ups constructed?


Guideline 15.8: Architectural modifications are utilized to aid the control of inappropriate light exposure

How can architectural modifications aid the control of inappropriate light exposure?