LEDs light the Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is now lit by LEDs, spectrally matched to excite the pigments used by Michelangelo, Botticelli and other artists working 500 hundred years ago. Since the 1980s, the chapel has been lit from outside through its 12 windows by a mixture of 150W spotlights and 1kW halogen projectors – 66kW in total, according to Osram which supplied the LED replacement. However, despite this huge power input, ...

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