It comes as part of a multi-year contract with Toshiba Lighting and Technology, which began fitting museums around the world with LED lights in 2010.
(PRWEB UK) 5 June 2013
The article, Mona Lisa’s Newest Secret: Looking Lovely Under LED Lights, published 4th June in businessweek.com, reveals that journalists at The Louvre were offered the opportunity to see the first glimpse of the famous portrait illuminated by new LED technology. It comes as part of a multi-year contract with Toshiba Lighting and Technology, which began fitting museums around the world with LED lights in 2010.
Over the centuries, layers of varnish have been added to the painting to preserve it, however this has led to yellowing of the skin. Vincent Delieuvin, Curator of the Louvre’s 16th-Century Italian Paintings Department explained that “Thanks to new lighting, we now have a better idea of the painting hidden behind the varnish.”
The news comes as incandescent bulbs around the world are being phased out. Having been heavily involved within the LED industry for a number of years, the team at Simple Lighting have witnessed a significant growth in the industry, as well as a growing diversity in the range of applications of light emitting diodes. As such, the latest news was of great interest to the team and a representative from the firm shares their thoughts on the matter.
“This news simply serves to prove the restorative qualities of LEDs. Those looking for wall or picture lights would be well advised to opt for LEDs over typical incandescent bulbs to protect their paintings. They are also safer in general, being less likely to break, and running cool, eliminating the risk of burnt fingers.
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Established in 2009, Simple Lighting Company aims to provide high quality lighting at some of the most competitive prices on the web. The company has grown considerably in recent years and supplies over 4000 products, specialising in LED lighting, LED tape lights, LED strip lights as well as indoor and outdoor lighting. Simple Lighting Company considers customer service its priority, regularly adding new products to the website.