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Sustainable Lighting for Cultural Heritage Buildings and Monuments

Version 1 : Received: 22 June 2021 / Approved: 23 June 2021 / Online: 23 June 2021 (13:08:48 CEST)

How to cite: Kobav, M.B.; Eržen, M.; Bizjak, G. Sustainable Lighting for Cultural Heritage Buildings and Monuments. Preprints 2021, 2021060586 Kobav, M.B.; Eržen, M.; Bizjak, G. Sustainable Lighting for Cultural Heritage Buildings and Monuments. Preprints 2021, 2021060586

Abstract

Improper illumination of cultural heritage buildings and monuments can be a source of enormous light pollution that can have a major impact on the overall environment of the illuminated area. Such lighting can be the result of carelessness or a wrong/badly designed lighting system. This paper presents one of the methodologies that can significantly reduce light pollution, especially the spilt light out of the façade. The methodology is based on using luminaires with specially made shutters with the appropriate silhouette of the object. The shutter is planned with the help of an object photo and sizes measured at the location. The methodology was tested during the renovation of the lighting system of different churches in Slovenia and is described in the example of the Church of St. Thomas near Ptuj, Slovenia. The results showed that the methodology is effective and can significantly reduce light pollution that occurs when such buildings are incorrectly lit.

Subject Areas

light pollution; silhouette; shutter; cultural heritage lighting; optimized exterior lighting

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