Renewed interior lighting of the Sistine Chapel

The aim of the EU-funded LED4ART – High quality and energy efficient LED illumination for art – EU FP7 project was to prove that the illumination of museum by using good quality energy saving LEDs could be realized as early as 2014.

The project was implemented in the Sistine Chapel, one of the ten most visited museums in the world, in the Vatican. A consortium of 6 partners from 5 countries - namely Osram (Germany), Osram (Italy), Fabertechnika (Italy), Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (Spain), the Vatican and the University of Pannonia (Hungary) - have participated in the lighting reconstruction, which meant the replacement of the existing illumination system.

The role of the Virtual Environment and Imaging Technologies Research Laboratory was to determine the LED spectral power distribution in order to present the world-famous frescoes to the visitors in the form as the artist imagined them. Beside this aspect, art preservation and energy efficiency was also important issues.

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