Dichotomies of Gallery Lighting

Presented by Malcolm Innes, Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow, Edinburgh Napier University

Malcolm Innes' experience from many years of illuminating 50-Lux exhibits has shown that there is often a disconnect between lux meter measurements and the human visual experience of low light environments. Now, working as a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in Lighting Design at Edinburgh Napier University, Malcolm Is exploring how the perception of brightness and colour temperature are related, how we should be measuring conservation display lighting, and given the widespread adoption of LED lighting, what is the right white for conservation lighting.

Malcolm Innes has been designing lighting for over twenty years, for clients such as the National Galleries of Scotland, the National Museums of Scotland and the V&A.

Malcolm Innes' experience, from many years of illuminating 50-Lux exhibits, has shown that there is often a disconnect between lux meter measurements and the human visual experience of low light environments. In this presentation he explores how the perception of brightness and colour temperature are related, how we should be measuring conservation display lighting, and given the widespread adoption of LED lighting, what is the right white for conservation lighting.