Hanwell helps lighten the burden of monitoring LUX and UV within museums and historical properties

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Hanwell helps lighten the burden of monitoring LUX and UV within museums and historical properties


LUX and UV Light Museum Monitoring

It is already recognised that long-term damage to artefacts is caused by fluctuating environmental conditions such as changing temperature, humidity, light and ultraviolet light. Specifically LUX and UV light museum monitoring equipment can assist with preservation of artefact material and is already in use within many museums across the UK and the World using Hanwell environmental monitoring equipment.

Lux and UV levels should be monitored within display areas to ensure optimum conditions are met. Monitoring light and UV levels can assist in determining an objects lifespan and the preventative measures that need to be put in place to preserve it. It is also possible to control the level of light through various technology provided within the Hanwell range to meet the requirements set out by a conservator or curator.

Light damage

Prolonged light (LUX) and ultra violet (UV) exposure causes permanent damage such as fading, discolouration and physical weakness to an object with UV being the most damaging form of light, causing photochemical changes within the material.

Not all materials react to light in the same way so it is important to understand how different materials react to Lux and UV exposure to determine how sensitive it is in order to minimise potential light damage.

Monitoring solutions: Our Hanwell range provides a variety of light and UV museum monitoring equipment from handheld units to data loggers and radio transmitters. Contact us today on 01462 688070 and speak with our Heritage specialist for further advice.

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