Toshiba to light up the Mona Lisa and famous masterpieces with LED

Toshiba has reached a basic agreement with the Louvre Museum to replace part of the interior lighting of the Louvre with its own LED lighting. This is Phase 2 of a renovation project that Toshiba and the Louvre Museum have pursued in partnership since 2010. This next project phase will see renovation of LED lighting in important interior spaces of the museum. It includes specific exhibit lighting for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and for the Red Rooms, which display famous masterpieces such as Jacques-Louis David’s Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine, as well as the Napoleon Hall, the Louvre’s main entrance.

Part of the LED lighting replacement work, which included the Pyramid, Pyramidion and the Colbert Pavilion, was completed last December, and installation of LED lighting for the whole of Cour Napoleon, the first phase of lighting renovation, was completed on May 12. As part of the project, a dedicated lighting system will be installed for the Mona Lisa, and the Red Rooms’ ceiling fixtures will be converted to LED by the end of May 2013. Lighting in the Napoleon Hall is expected be converted to LED by the first half of 2014.

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