Lighten the burden of monitoring LUX & UV with Hanwell

LUX & UV Monitoring

Lighten the burden of monitoring LUX & UV with Hanwell

LUX & UV Monitoring for Museums

It is already recognized that long-term damage to artifacts is caused by fluctuating environmental conditions such as changing temperature, humidity, light, and ultraviolet light. LUX and UV monitoring equipment can assist with the preservation of artifact material. Museums across the world have already implemented LUX and UV monitoring systems from Hanwell, and in this blog, we advise on why you should too.

LUX and UV levels should be monitored within display areas to ensure optimum conditions are met. Light damage is permanent and the damaging effects on historic objects and artifacts are irreversible, so it is imperative that preventative measures are put in place. Light levels can easily be controlled and monitored using technology within the Hanwell range to meet your requirements.

Light damage

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

However, not all materials react to light in the same way so it is important to understand how and at what stage different materials react to LUX & UV exposure in order to minimize potential light damage.

Our Hanwell range provides a variety of light and UV monitoring equipment from data loggers to radio transmitters. To find out more about the benefits of implementing LUX and UV Light monitoring, contact our Senior Business Development Manager, Meredith Paetz, today.

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