Augustins Museum, France
- Lamp efficacy
Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).
- Ballast classification
Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).
- Luminaire distribution
Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.
- System efficacy
Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).
- Presence/absence detection
Presence: Lights automatically turn on/off with movement. Absence: Lights automatically turn off and must be manually switched on.
- Daylight detection
Artificial lighting which responds to the natural light conditions.
- Constant illuminance
A function designed to produce correct light levels for the duration of the maintenance period.
- Task-scene setting
Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.
- Timed off
Automatic cut-off can be installed to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.
- Task lighting
Lighting task areas with the correct amount of light.
- Zoning of lighting
Zoning of lighting
Lighting is zoned according to area use.
- Maintenance schedule
Maintenance must be performed in response to product age, performance and environment.
- Waste light
Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.
Taking advantage of light which is reflected from the surface within the space.
- Visible smart metering
Visible smart metering
Results of actions can be quickly seen as increased or decreased energy use to encourage responsible energy consumption.
First Thorn 'Graffiti' spotlights light Toulouse Museum
The first installation using the new Graffiti adjustable spotlight has been completed at the Augustins Museum in Toulouse.
The museum is one of the oldest in France, being set in a 14th century convent, and since 1793 has conserved a collection of paintings and sculptures from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.
Thirty-five Graffiti M spotlights with 35W HIT lamps light the temporary exhibition area housing more than 150 works by the French artist Jacques Stella (1596-1657) while 100 Micropak battens, equipped with asymmetrical reflectors, are hidden at ground floor level.
Using flexible optics, the spotlights deliver stepless beam angle adjustments of between 10-35 degrees or 25-55 degrees. All that's needed is a quick turn of the rear assembly.