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A new bespoke lighting installation has been put in place at London’s Science Museum, in order to bring some colour to events being held at the venue.

It can be found in the museum’s ‘Making the Modern World’ gallery, which features some of its most impressive artefacts, including the Apollo 10 Command Module and the first ever Apple computer.

The installation comes from lighting company White Light, who were tasked with providing a system to keep the Museum’s existing look during the day, while being flexible enough to transform the venue at night for special events.

Lighting designer Jason Larcombe commented: “I treated the design in a very theatrical way as I wanted the exhibits to look and feel realistic. We programmed a range of coloured scenes, which can be recalled via an iPad, and offer the in-house event teams the opportunity to easily change the colour of the gallery for their individual events.

“At all stages, we were looking to provide the most affordable solution to the Museum, which meant minimising infrastructural work. The units are compact, bright, and, due to very flexible fittings, perfect for the accent lighting of exhibits. I like the fact that you can simply retrofit existing exhibition fittings, providing a wealth of creative opportunity.”