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Utrecht Centraal Museum,
Utrecht, the Netherlands


New and improved Centraal Museum sets a precedent with StyliD PerfectBeam spotlight from Philips.

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This lighting

that the collection is shown to its very best advantage”

– Liesbeth Helmus, curator at Centraal Museum

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Customer Challenge


At Centraal Museum, the atmosphere is considered just as important as a well-lit collection. And on top of that, the owners were also looking for a sustainable solution which is line with their commitment to corporate social responsibility.

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The right lighting


The solution, the Philips StyliD PerfectBeam made it possible for the museum not only to pick exactly the right color temperature for their needs, but the spotlight also offers unparalleled flexibility in terms of beam freedom, thanks to an extremely easy-to-use zoom mechanism (7 to 43 degrees) in combination with swappable lenses. This makes PerfectBeam ideal for temporary exhibitions and any future changes in the collection, allowing the museum to rest assured that it will always have access to the best lighting. Not only is it pleasant for the visitors, but it also ensures that the collection is shown to its very best advantage.

This museum spotlight also allows the museum to save up to 80% on energy consumption compared to halogen lighting. This saving is in line with the museum’s environmental policies– its Golden Green Key Certificate already shows that corporate social responsibility is a top priority. "We wanted the lighting to be not just the most beautiful option, but the most sustainable solution as well," says Marco Grob, director of Central Museum. "I think we managed wonderfully."

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    StyliD PerfectBeam
    StyliD PerfectBeam has been developed specifically for museum applications. It strikes the perfect balance between presenting art and preserving it, between ever-changing exhibitio...

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