Architects: Andrė Baldišiūtė, Sabina Daugėlienė, Domantas Lukšėnas, Dovilė Skrupskelienė
Project: DO ARCHITECTS
Lighting and KNX project manager: „THINK LIGHT“
The authors of the architectural project have set the lighting conception solutions – light lines, positioned horizontally on the ceiling. This principle was planned for all spaces, regardless of their purpose. Therefore, the primary idea of how to implement this solution was to use long glowing lines passing through the premises’ ceiling. However, such a solution does not include spotlights for illumination of exhibits and paintings. After the test installations were completed, we have decided to locate spotlight-fixing rails in the lines. Small LED lamps are installed at the connection of rails, intended for the general lighting of the spaces.
Modern LED lamps can be powerful and very small at the same time. This allowed installing lighting equipment in the MO museum in a practically imperceptible way, without limiting the quality of lighting at any margin. The lighting is inconspicuous and does not irritate, since such lamps are characterized by their especially low blinding effect.
Using rail lines has provided one more opportunity – museum employees were allowed to position their exhibits in any place they want. Such functionality is exceptionally important for all museums.
The general lighting is important, but the most important type of lighting for the museum is the lighting of exhibits. Only the perfect lighting allows seeing the true value of exhibited works. Therefore, German manufacturer ERCO spotlights were chosen, supported by LED lenses and light diffusor technology, which allowed a lighting ray to be formed in an especially precise manner. Variable light diffusers allows the museum to have the same model of spotlights and various sets of diffusors with variating angles. This allowed reducing the number of purchased spotlights.
The MO lighting management project included the functionality of the equipment of the German producer and long-term partner of ours – JUNG. We have implemented quite a few projects with JUNG, including museums, therefore, we perfectly knew the possibilities of equipment supplied by us. Since this object is exceptional, we have chosen products of only the best quality. For example, we have installed presence detectors in all premises accessible by visitors, which are connected with the building’s lamps according to KNX/DALi protocols. All lighting includes light flow controls, therefore (after taking the natural lighting and type of exposition), a needed level of lighting is determined specifically for each exhibit. Presence detectors ensure that the premises with no visitors have their lighting mildly dimmed and then completely turned off when they are empty. The whole lighting of the building is fully automated. This means that the light is on only when it is needed and only where it is needed.
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