AKZU – Specialised museum and gallery lighting solutions

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Inlite are excited to introduce AKZU. Focused on the specialised area of museum and gallery lighting, AKZU designs and manufactures high quality luminaires specifically for these applications. AKZU’s range is equipped to offer a complete lighting solution to meet the strict and highly technical requirements of museum and gallery lighting. Their collection includes track lights, contour projectors and display cabinet lights.

AKZU’s philosophy is to develop lighting solutions and high quality luminaires that deliver on high CRI, precise and focused light control, lighting protection for the preservation of exhibits and the visual comfort of patrons. AKZU fixtures are manufactured with high quality LED’s and high efficiency drivers with advanced heat management technologies offering maximum performance and longevity.

AKZU believes in the power of lighting and the role it plays in creating, influencing and enhancing the visual and sensory experience. The belief that light has the power to perceive, attract and to create is what drives AKZU to provide the industry with world-class lighting concepts and products.


The lighting design of any space has technical requirements and guidelines that must be adhered to. However, when it comes to lighting concepts for museums and galleries we enter another world of illumination, a world that requires specialised solutions, to bring to life, showcase and protect exhibits.

While browsing museums and galleries we are captivated by the interesting subjects on display, while being unaware of the important and diverse role that light plays within the spaces.


The lighting within a gallery or museum does so much more than simply illuminate objects. It must provide optimised and vivid illumination to render the true colours, detail and contrast of the exhibits while protecting from harmful radiation and over exposure. It must also provide a comfortable visual environment for the patrons to view and move through the exhibits.


High Colour Rendering

Luminaires with high colour rendering LED’s can truly present the appearance of colour and detail. With a Colour Rendering Index of 95+ and excellent chromatogram distribution, AKZU luminaires reproduce the exhibit’s original colour with pure, clean, highly saturated light, presenting a larger spectrum of colours while enhancing the fine details.


Precise Light Distribution

To achieve the best presentation, it is important to have precise light distribution from different beam angles to effectively utilise and maximise the light output. As an exhibition lighting specialist, AKZU have a range of accurate optical solutions from contour projectors, very narrow to wide beam angles, vertical and horizontal elliptical effects and wall washing, ensuring accurate and vivid representation of artworks and artefacts.


Lighting Protection

Ray radiation, high illumination levels and over exposure to light can be harmful to sensitive materials and must be addressed when illuminating exhibits. Infrared and ultraviolet rays accelerate the ageing and can damage material surfaces. AKZU luminaires are fitted with professional LEDs specially designed for museum and gallery applications with excellent efficiency and no ultraviolet or infrared rays, greatly reducing any radiation impact.

Different material surfaces tolerate varying levels of exposure to light, therefore illuminance control in the form of dimming protocols can help aid in the limitation of over-exposure. AKZU have a wide range of precise optical solutions so that mixed material artefacts can be accurately illuminated at different lux levels.


Visual Comfort

Lastly, lighting must also provide visual comfort. Galleries and museums are public spaces, with hundreds and in some cases thousands of people perusing their displays daily. Lighting plays an important part with its ability to enhance the experience for visitors. Low glare, light uniformity, contrast, beam control and luminance balance are all factors that effect the overall visual comfort and desired atmosphere and ambience of the space.

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AKZU’s upgraded Tracron track light collection uses the latest high performance LED techonology, with excellent efficiency and ultra high colour rendering; CRI greater than 95; R9 higher than 90 and; 2 Step MacAdam. AKZU’s accurate light control technology provides a broad range of light options through interchangeable principal lenses for ultimate flexibility and a full set of lighting accessories such as honeycomb louvres and barn doors for glare control. Equipped with DALI control or on-board dimming and designed for 3 circuit track, AKZU’s Tracron is the perfect solution for museum and gallery lighting.

Colour: white, black (customised colour on request)

Housing and bracket: cast aluminium, powder-coated

Front cover: new PC + glass fibre

Rotation & tilt: 0°-90° tilt, bracket rotatable through 360°

Control mode: DALI, On-Board Dimmer (Phase-cut or Bluetooth dimming on request)

Brightness control range: 0-100%.

*interchangeable lenses for ultimate flexibility

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The Dux Contour Projector range is designed for the precise illumination of paintings and exhibits. The Dux family consists of three sized projectors (A5, A4, A3) designed to cover varying ceiling heights within exhibition spaces. Dux A5 is used for distances from 4 – 10m while the A4 can project from 3 – 5m. The smallest of the family, the Dux A3 is perfect for distances up to 3m and for illuminating display cabinetry.

Each projector in the Dux family has been fitted with specially designed anti-glare covers and professional optical lenses, providing comfortable illumination and effective colour balance. The Dux collection uses a simple bayonet lens changing mechanism and there are a range of interchangeable lens options available with beam angles from 12º – 39º along with the ability for the Dux A5 and A4 to project different shaped beams such as square, round, logo or ‘gobo’.

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Dux projectors are manufactured with high performing LED’s with high colour rendering of CRI 95+ and excellent chromatogram distribution in both 3000K and 4000K. Dux projectors feature aperture diaphragm imaging technology and can be manually adjusted with a shutter mechanism that shapes the light to precisely frame paintings with an accurate and sharp beam ensuring no light leakage or edge distortion.


Color: Black

Housing and bracket: cast aluminium, powder-coated

Rotation & tilt: 0°-270° tilt Dux A3, 0°-90° tilt Dux A4 A5, bracket rotatable through 360°

Control mode: DALI, On-Board Dimmer (Phase-cut or Bluetooth dimming on request)

Brightness control range: 5-100%.

The Dux range offers flexibility with the luminaire’s ability to rotate a full 360º and tilt up to 270º for the Dux A3 and 90º for the A4 and A5 . Fitted with a 3 circuit track adaptor the Dux family has the ability to be surface mounted or partly recessed with individual mono points if track mounting is not an option, making it an excellent solution for art and artefact lighting.

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Sprite is AKZU’s collection of display cabinet lights. Their minimal and compact dimensions ensure they blend into the cabinet display while their high performance LED engines highlight the true colours of the art or artefacts. The Sprite family consists of 3 different sized cabinet spotlights, X1, X2, X3 with a range of mounting options, and the X4 semi recessed version.

Sprite luminaires are fitted with advanced precision optics, providing consistent and precise light control. Their high colour rendering LED’s have a CRI of 95+ ensuring a vivid and accurate representation of the original colours while their unique anti-glare structure lessens light spill, increasing visual comfort.

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The Sprite collection is available with a wide range of beam angles from narrow spot through to flood, elliptical and wall washing effects. The Sprite X1 and X2 versions have a zoom lens option, making it possible to change the beam angle from narrow spot through to flood simply by adjusting the front ring of the fixture.

The Sprite collection has a range of mounting options depending on the exhibit requirements. X2 and X3 versions can be track mounted, surface mounted or semi recessed, while the tiny X1 has an adjustable stand mount version which offers up-close and detailed illumination of artefacts from all angles. The X4 completes the Sprite family offering a specially designed no glare wall washing solution for cabinets.


AKZU’s comprehensive range offers specialist lighting solutions for museums and galleries. AKZU remain at the forefront of the industry, constantly developing and upgrading their range to ensure optimum performance, excellent efficiencies and the very best in light quality.

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