(PRWEB UK) 28 February 2013
Despite previous reports by UK press that LEDs were responsible for degrading artistic masterpieces and damaging yellow pigmentation of work by Van Gogh and other 19th and 20th century painters, LEDs have now been cleared of causing damage.
The story originated from a press release from the University of Antwerp that incorrectly summarised findings from a group of European researchers who investigated changes in the colour of yellow lead chromate pigments.
However, it has now transpired that scientists in the study didn’t actually use LEDs and instead used a high intensity Xenon lamp in combination with different wavelength filters. The spectrum on Xenon lamps is vastly different from that of white emitting LEDs for illumination.
LEDs are commonly used for picture lighting, and Lights 4 Living stock a large number of low energy LED picture lights.
A spokesperson for Lights 4 Living said:
“It is relieving to hear that there is no proof LEDs cause damage to paintings as they hold many benefits when being used in picture lighting. It’s a shame this misinterpreted information was so widely reported and hopefully people will still decide on LED lamps to light their paintings.
“LEDs have become increasingly popular for picture lights in recent years as they use less energy, are brighter, emit much less heat and have to be changed less often. All this makes LEDs perfect for picture lighting as it means as little interference to the artwork as possible.”
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