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LED lighting for Rocks and Mineral Display
I have a display cabinet (about 6 feet tall by 4 feet wide) with 7 glass shelves (38" x 13") that I display rocks and minerals. I would like to add LED light strips. What would you recommend?
For mineral fluorescence, we usually recommend our 365nm realUV™ LED Strip Lights.
In the event that you would like each of the seven four-foot shelves to be lit evenly, we would recommend two divided 16.4 ft reels powered by two power supplies, mounted within the aluminum channels for uniform light diffusion.
We have attached a layout guide below, illustrating an installation that utilizes a segmented reel of LED strip products powered by a DC-Plug power supply. This page also contains links to each recommended product and optional connecter.
I am not planning on fluorescent display. Just general lighting. I understand that something in the natural light range is best. And I am interested in evenly lit shelves. Currently I have 3 lights at the top but the light diminishes below the first 2 or 3 shelves.
If you would like to let us know what color temperature lights are currently being used in your display, we would be happy to provide a few product recommendations to match the output.
Based on our review in the interim, it appears that gem displays may benefit from different color temperatures depending on the color of the stones, though the daylight color temperatures of 5000K and 6500K appear to be popular options.
As such, we might recommend the 6500K FilmGrade™ WHITE LED Strip Lights or the 5000K CENTRIC DAYLIGHT™ LED Strip Lights for Commercial & Retail for your display.
As you mentioned that the current light output diminishes beyond the second or third shelf, we would recommend installing a strip of LED lights above each shelf, or alternatively above every second shelf, for an evenly illuminated display.
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