Major Art Museums and Galleries Turning to SoLux to Light Their Collections as d’Orsay Places Large Order

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The Musée d’Orsay has reaffirmed its trust and dependence on SoLux with a large order to light its priceless collection. SoLux remains the first choice in lighting for optimal presentation and preservation of the world's most famous and priceless works of art.

van Gogh Starry Night Over the Rhone lit by SoLux

You should see the masterpieces of the gallery lit by Solux lights! The Moulin de la Galette, by Renoir and our five Cathedrals by Monet have never looked so fantastic. Many thanks.

There is nowhere in the world like the Musée d’Orsay with so many famous and eye-popping works of art under one roof with titles like: Starry Night Over the Rhone, Whistler's Mother, The Gleaners, Le déjeuner sur l'herbe, Tahitian Women on the Beach, Blue Water Lilies, Apples and Oranges, and hundreds more, all lit with SoLux lighting.

Quoting Kevin McGuire, President of Tailored Lighting Inc, and inventor of SoLux, “This significant order reinforces the fact that SoLux is the most trusted and reliable light source in the world for illuminating precious and priceless artwork. SoLux provides unmatched presentation and preservation that top museums like the Musée d’Orsay have depended on for decades.”

Musée d’Orsay houses the world’s largest collection of French Impression paintings and exclusively uses SoLux to illuminate its entire collection from well-known artists such as: Courbet, Millet, Moreau, Pissarro, Manet, Degas, Cézanne, Monet, Cassatt, Renoir, van Gogh, and Gauguin. Quoting Guy Cogeval, director of the Musée d’Orsay, "You should see the masterpieces of the gallery lit by Solux lights! The Moulin de la Galette, by Renoir and our five Cathedrals by Monet have never looked so fantastic. Many thanks."

SoLux light sources are widely regarded as the standard for critical color applications. SoLux's ability to replicate the daylight spectrum precisely and accurately across the entire visible spectrum is what separates it from all other light sources. With SoLux, the colors in a painting are displayed as they were intended by the artist.

SoLux also provides superior protection for paintings. SoLux filters out ultraviolet light that is potentially damaging to paintings. Additionally, the color fidelity of SoLux is so superior that museums report requiring 50% less light on their paintings to produce desired contrast and brightness, saving not only energy but the paintings themselves.

SoLux lights have been praised by museum directors, curators, and art critics alike, "the paint still looks wet; one waits instinctively for a waft of linseed.. the paintings seem naked, new, and endless... the patterning of brush strokes, even the micro-thin shadow lines – are all evenhandedly revealed… all seems forever young."

SoLux by Tailored Lighting Inc. is available in a low voltage MR-16 bulb that emits simulated natural daylight providing optimal color rendering for artwork. SoLux emits a light that is ultra-stable and lasts as long as 10,000 hours. SoLux is also dimmable, unlike LED light sources and fixtures that still can’t match SoLux’s superior color rendering. In addition, LED light sources and fixtures are double or triple the cost of SoLux light sources and fixtures.

SoLux is a patented light source sold by Tailored Lighting Inc., Rochester, New York, 14624. SoLux provides an unparalleled replication of natural daylight. Use of SoLux in many of the world's top museums, including the van Gogh, Musée d'Orsay, and Guggenheim Museum, is testament to its unmatched color quality and safety. SoLux also has eight times the life and twice the efficiency of standard incandescent sources, does not contain the mercury found in fluorescent lights sources, and is a fraction of the cost of LED sources. For more information, visit or call (800-254-4487).

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