The Appleton Museum of Art is a 65,000 square-foot, three-building cultural complex in Ocala, Florida, and home to over 18,000 pre-Columbian, Asian, and African artifacts and 19th-century objects d'art. Because of the crucial need to protect this unique collection from UV and IR, the museum chose Energy Focus to provide the lighting solutions.
EFOI was part of a team that installed 170 EFO illuminators throughout the building, including all the museum’s exhibitions and most public areas, with each illuminator powering up to eight endpoints for a total of nearly 960 points of light. A study performed by Southern Energy Technologies showed that the Appleton Museum can expect to save more than $12,000 per year in energy and maintenance costs plus associated HVAC interactive savings thanks to the EFO system.
Savings such as those being realized by the Appleton Museum, along with light that causes no degradation in art or artifacts, are some of the many reasons why EFO has been chosen to illuminate many of the world's most important museums and exhibits, such as the Magna Carta, the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Constitution of the United States. Indeed, a museum that protects its exhibits from heat and UV radiation is more attractive to borrowers and adds a sense of security to lenders.