SeaChanger's Light Emitting Plasma Technology Featured in Historic Paris Museum

   SeaChanger's Light Emitting Plasma Technology Featured in Historic Paris
                                    Museum

  PR Newswire

  MUMBAI, January 11, 2013

MUMBAI, January 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Vibrant Coloured Lighting Minimizes Energy Consumption, Heat Load on Fragile
Artefacts

France's natural history museum has renovated its lighting system to include
SeaChanger's Light Emitting Plasma (LEP) Colour Engines, citing the product's
incredible colour palette and high-energy efficiency.

Photo : http://halmapr.com/OTF/Museum.jpg

The Grande Galerie de l'Evolution of the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
in Paris has origins dating back more than 375 years. Its previous lighting
system had extremely high maintenance and daily use costs, said Pierre de
Cazenove, the museum's head of operations and planning for exhibits. The move
to SeaChanger LEP is part of the museum's effort to conserve energy and use
long-lasting light sources that won't harm delicate museum pieces.

SeaChanger's colour engine, designed to be utilized with ETC Source Four
optical components, provides professional lighting for theatres, museums and
architectural installations around the world. The LEP can crisply illuminate
the museum's artefacts from throw distances of 35 meters, a range not
reachable by LED products without significant loss of illumination. The
SeaChanger Plasma's light source puts out low ultraviolet and infrared light
that does not damage the displays, and its energy-efficient plasma source
reduces energy consumption and heat load, a necessity when displaying
artefacts dating back to the late 1600s.

"Light Emitting Plasma is a real alternative to conventional light sources:
halogen, LED or discharge lamps," said Jean Louis Pernette, Managing Director
of AVAB, a SeaChanger and ETC distributor. "The compromise between light
output, power used and lamp life is unique and perfectly meets the museum's
specifications."

The museum illuminates some of its biggest attractions with SeaChanger LEP
such as its large caravan of African animals; desert, marine and polar spaces;
and a whale skeleton. The museum is continuing to convert its lighting to
SeaChanger units. When complete, savings will total more than $38,000 per year
because of infrequent re-lamping and reduction of electricity consumption.

SeaChanger's Light Emitting Plasma 320-watt lamp produces 10,000 lumens of
light performing at more than 31 lumens per watt with a lamp lifespan of
15,000 hours. It is convection-cooled and silent, with smooth, swipe-free
colour transitions and a colour rendering index of 92. The dichroic filters
provide better colour re-creation than coloured LEDs that will colour degrade
over time, and their resistance to temperature and humidity assures colour
consistency for the life of the fixture.

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Company contact: Bhushan Dhakras, bhushan.dhakras@oceanthinfilms.com ,
Business Development Manager - Ocean Thin Films / SeaChanger, +91 22 67080400,
+91-99300 21866

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Secondary Media Contact: Mr. Damian Corbet, damian.corbet@halma.com ,
44-1494-789152

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