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Demonstration of LED Lamps at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Oregon

Abstract
This project was performed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s GATEWAY demonstration program for solid-state lighting technology. Objectives included demonstrating quality and performance of new, directional LED replacement lamps in a museum environment. BPA and Eugene Water and Electric Board were interested in demonstrating the energy and cost savings potential of this new technology, and partnered with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to document the performance and the acceptance of these lamps for critical viewing applications, by visitors and museum staff.
 
This demonstration showed that carefully chosen LED replacement lamps can provide an equivalent or even preferred appearance of art in comparison to halogen lamps, while using only a fraction (14 percent in this case) of the latter’s energy use. Both the artist and the museum staff, who were expected to have high standards for visibility and color rendering of artistic details, had high praise for this technology and are looking forward to testing it on future exhibits.
 
Project Team
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
U.S. Department of Energy
Bonneville Power Administration
Eugene Water and Electricity Board
 
Timeline
2010 - 2011