A 37 metre long Viking ship stemming back to 1025 AD has now been partly restored for the National Museum of Denmark, with the grand vessel being lit up ETC's Source Four LED fixtures, controlled by an ETC Ion console and Unison Paradigm system.
“This is the first such use of LED lighting in a museum in Denmark, and exhibition reviews that we’ve seen which mention the lighting have been overwhelmingly positive,” stated lighting designer Hans Henrik Schmidt.
The most important aspect of the lighting from the museum’s point of view was that the light output not damage the exhibits, which included the ship and artefacts. “We recommended ETC Source Four LED Lustr+ for their low heat and minimal UV output,:" stressed Schmidt. "Even though they have indigo LED emitters, which would highlight whites just like a blacklight, there is virtually no UV, which could damage the 1,000 year old ship.”