Information on LEDs

The AIC Green Task Force 2008 membership survey revealed that making environmentally conscious choices for lighting is one of the ways in which conservators have made efforts to “green” their labs and institutions. In 2010 a series of postings on the Conservation DistList and other preservation forums raised questions about the use of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) as an appropriate choice for museum collections. While LED illumincation might be considered a “greener” form of lighting, its impact on collection preservation has not been well understood. The GTF tasked Steven Weintraub to investigate this issue and provide information to the conservation community.

Access the information from AIC’s Green Resources page