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Recommended Installation for UV Reactive Tapestry
I have a room that is roughly 130 square feet. There are 3 walls and where the 4th wall normally would be is just a transfer into my kitchen. I have a UV reactive tapestry on all sides of the room besides obviously the entrance to the kitchen where there is no wall. What setup would you recommend to effectively light all of my tapestries with good UV light? Also, would you suggest 356nm over 396nm in this situation?
For an installation that would benefit from the most UV effect, we would recommend the 365nm version of our ultraviolet products.
Though the realUV™ LED Flood Light product is easy to install, it can take up more room than the alternative, which may not be ideal for all installations. Generally speaking, one 365nm floodlight should illuminate an area that is roughly 10x10 ft with 8.0W of UV output.
Alternatively, the realUV™ LED Strip Lights can be installed in many different ways, though it will require a dedicated power supply. Based on my estimates, I believe that one full 16.4 ft reel should be more than enough for the dimensions, as it outputs .75W of UV output per foot.
I have attached a few links below for our realUV LED Strip Light LayoutMaps, which provide detailed installation instructions, as well as links to the recommended accessories.
Waveform Lighting LayoutMaps™: https://www.waveformlighting.com/layoutmaps/
If I used the flood light would I have to place the light in the center of the room on the ceiling? or could I put it on a wall facing the room to illuminate my art in a 10x10 room
We're happy to confirm that the floodlight should be easily installable in either method, thanks in part to the adjustable bracket.
It might also be helpful to know that the irradiance pattern will have the most concentrated output directly in front of the light. As such, you may decide to position the light such that the most important artwork is best illuminated.
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