Museum & Gallery Display Lighting Projects

The National Museum of Scotland

Edinburgh, UK

Situated amongst the historic cobbled streets and tenement buildings of Edinburgh's Old Town lies the National Museum of Scotland. The popular tourist attraction, which has undergone a £47 million redevelopment project that took three years to complete, has been voted amongst the Top 10 visitor attractions in the UK and one of the Top 20 most visited museums in the world.
Millions of visitors pass through the impressive museum's doors each year to view the spectacular collections of rare and priceless artefacts which will take them on an inspirational journey through the history of Scotland, the wonders of nature, a host of world cultures and the excitement of science and discovery.
In 2011 display case manufacturers, Click Netherfield, were asked to install a new display case in the museum. Due to the lack of natural light in certain areas it was imperative that the case incorporated lighting that wouldn't damage the artefacts in anyway and so Click Netherfield turned to UFO for assistance.
We were able to supply them with an Aurora light source with an integral manual dimmer that proved extremely beneficial, as it meant that the museum staff could manually adjust the level of light in the display case to complement the items on display in the dark environment.
A series of directional downlights were installed in the ceiling of the display case and could easily be moved and angled to pinpoint and illuminate specific details of the display below. A UFO harness containing tails of glass fibre was used to connect each of the downlights to the single light source in the base of the display case.
Images courtesy of Click Netherfield Ltd


Public Realm, Display Lighting


Click Netherfield

 Products used

Light Sources: 1 x Aurora 100W tungsten halogen, white light with manual dimming control
Harnesses: 1 x 12 tail glass fibre harness with 4mm active diameter and various tail lengths
End Fittings: Clients own end fittings

 Date completed

July 2011

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