Lighting Dorothy (details for designers)
Lighting the original test dress Judy Garland wore for the Wizard of Oz along with one of the few remaining official pairs of ruby slippers, while at the same time protecting them from photochemical and photomechanical damage is exactly what NoUVIR&r...


Why LEDs Make Us Blue!
Recently (February 2015) LD+A published an article by James Brodrick titled "How Safe is the Light from LEDs?" Broderick is the lighting program manager for the U.S. Department of Energy Building and Technologies Office. The article was based on a ...


NoUVIR Direct Replacement for Failed Fiberstars EFO!
Stuck with an old, failed Fiberstars EFO? Unable to locate parts or lamps for this discontinued illuminator from a defunct company? In most cases a NoUVIR CLDN-HP projector can provide a direct replacement using your existing fiber and fixtures. Un...


Fire and Light!
Since the beginning of history light and fire have been related. If you wanted to see in the dark, you would "light" something on fire. In 1879 when Thomas Edison invented the electric light bulb, it was 98% heat. What Edison really invented was a ...


NoUVIR Saves The Day!
O.K., you made a mistake. Somebody sold you inferior lighting. When it starts to fail, you find that the hardware you depend on has been discontinued, the manufacturer is gone and the custom parts and lamps are unavailable at any cost. You could s...


Dislocation of Invariant Molecular Structure or How a hot knife screws up atomic structure and causes your fiber to turn brown!
Most fiber optic companies (many of them now out of business) advocate using a hot knife to cut acrylic fiber. Acrylic fiber is manufactured with long polymer chains in a wonderfully precise crystalline structure that is exceptionally transparent to...


Stuck With Someone Else's Fiber?
1. While we can't guarantee someone else's fiber, we can show you how to cut (and polish) bundles of tiny fibers without cooking them with a hot knife. The clean even cut gives you uniform intensity from fiber to fiber, but the ability to polish th...


Only 4 NoUVIR Transilluminators left!
Occasionally, we make a run of XILS transilluminators as a special service to the museum community. Using our standard COLD-NOSE High Performance 150-watt Projector, instead of plugging in 32 fibers for a complete lighting system, we attach a special...


Don't Be LED Down The Garden Path (Part 1)
COLOR IN "WHITE" LEDs

Hearing a lot about "white" LEDs? So are we. If you've seen our annual Lightfair interview with the boss in Architectural Lighting, you know some of what is going on. If you haven't, that's what this article is all abou...


Don't Be LED Down The Garden Path (Part 2)
UV AND IR IN "WHITE" LEDs

Hearing a lot about "white" LEDs? So are we. And some of what we're hearing just isn't true. Especially LED claims about UV and IR. So, lets look at some actual LED test data and separate the science from the scienc...


Don't Be LED Down The Garden Path (Part 3)
EFFICIENCY AND LIFE EXPECTANCY OF "WHITE" LEDs

Hearing a lot about "white" LEDs? So are we. We hear things like "50,000-hour life" and "huge energy savings." That sounds terrific. But, let's see the numbers!

LEDs are current sensiti...


NOUVIR U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BLUE RIBBON WINNER
NoUVIR DOES IT AGAIN! NoUVIR was awarded a Blue Ribbon Award at the 2006 Access Awards for the United States Chamber of Commerce. The only Delaware company and one of just six award winners in the Northeast United States, this is a high honor indeed ...


PROTECTING MUSEUM EXHIBITS FROM THEIR ENVIRONMENTS (and vice versa) by Matthew Miller
This book is the first truly integrated approach to the problems of: LIGHT, TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, POLLUTION and INFESTATION. Most resources treat these dangers as separate elements of conservation science. But they are not independent. Author Matthe...


REFLECTED ENERGY MATCHING AS A CONSERVATION TOOL by Ruth Ellen Miller and Jack V. Miller
The definitive study of fading and photochemical damage, this book adds ten years of additional research to Evaluating Fading Characteristics of Light Sources and Fading of Fugitive Colors By Museum Light Sources. Reflected Energy Matching defines th...