Florentine used SCHOTT »SpectraNova« light sources with HID lamps, »Slim LightBars« and end fittings coupled to lighting harnesses with tails of equal lengths to create that essential »fire and pop« with the minerals. It is a layered approach to lighting design. The »LightBars« bathe the cases in ambient light and the end fittings provide key lights for the minerals and the descriptive labels. The »SpectraNova« light source is one of the brightest, yet smallest metal halide light sources available, and it is extremely quiet, making it ideal in the museum environment.
Another essential feature of fiber optics from SCHOTT is that the light source can be placed somewhere accessible. This benefits the museum because the security of each case would not be compromised to change a lamp, and one lamp performs multiple lighting functions resulting in a reduction of lamps, maintenance, and heat while increasing energy savings and utilizing long life lamps. Glass fiber optics from SCHOTT ensures a constant quality of light throughout the exhibit cases for the lifetime of the exhibition.
Left: Thanks to the many points of light, the SCHOTT »LightBar« system produces an enchanting sparkle with minerals, thus accentuating their beauty.
(Photo: Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum)
Right: Fiber optic components from SCHOTT – e.g. »Slim LightBars« and »SpectraNova« light sources – ensure exact and well-focused illumination of the exhibits.
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