In addition to featuring works by Picasso, Monet, O'Keefe, and Wyeth, the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire, offers studio workshops and classes in painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and other visual arts. Looking to improve the lighting in various spaces throughout the museum, faculty and administration decided to fully transition to LED lighting, and purchased ELEDLIGHTS' DLC 4FT LED Tubes.
"Maintenance informed me that we were having problems locating 8-foot T12 (fluorescent tubes) for use in fixtures found in various spaces of the museum," says Mark Nelson, the museum's Director of Facilities and Security. "Because of this, we were experiencing dark, dingy, poorly illuminated space. I saw no reason to keep using T12 bulbs, or even 8-footers, since LED's are readily available and 4-foot bulbs are easier to store and manipulate. Maintenance shopped online and found the ELEDLights website with products that met local standards.
"Our power company paid for 1/3 of the cost of the project (in rebates), so we switched from 8-foot T12 to 4-foot LED. The lights and fixtures were very easy for my team to install. The quality of light in those formerly dingy spaces is truly brilliant and the users of the space are quite pleased," Nelson elaborated.
Below is a photo of the new LEDS illuminating the Kiln Room in the museum's ceramics workshop.