Soraa’s LEDs Bring Two Million Years of History to Life
From the earliest tools made of humble stone to colourful Javanese shadow puppets, the objects in the exhibit provide an unwritten insight into human cultures across time, from two million years ago to the present. The challenge was to find the right lighting to accurately render colours and whiteness while meeting specific lighting guidelines to keep artifacts safe.
To meet these guidelines, Soraa’s Australian partners, Lighting Options Australia, and lighting designers at Illuminated Design chose 150 Soraa VIVID MR16 LED lamps throughout the exhibit after rigorous tests and evaluations of several brands. Utilising every colour in the rainbow, especially deep red emission, Soraa’s lamps render warm tones beautifully and accurately, and achieve a colour-rendering index (CRI) of 95 and deep red (R9) rendering of 95. And unlike blue-based white LEDs without any violet emission, the company’s lamps have violet emissions to properly excite fluorescing brightening agents, including natural objects and white materials, such as textiles and paper. Plus, with no UV and IR radiation, low heat output and the ability to dim to specified light levels the precious objects were protected.