One of the sectors in which the culture of light requires the greatest commitment is museum lighting, and more generally illuminating the spaces used to display art: art galleries, exhibition buildings, churches, historic buildings. The main aim of museum lighting is to promote the inspiration and enjoyment found in works of art, while at the same time protecting it from the damage that light radiation can cause to more sensitive materials. Safeguarding of the work is pursued in compliance with international standards and recommendations which set out exposure times, the reduction or elimination of harmful radiation: ultraviolet and infrared.
To fully appreciate works of art, exhibition lighting calls requires expert lighting design and the correct interpretation of the relationship between art and light. In museum lighting, particular attention is paid to respecting the colour quality of the work by selecting top quality lamps and seeking the right balance in the light emission spectrum. The most widely used luminaires are indoor spotlights, which are fitted on electric tracks, allowing easy modification without the need for major technical work.