The Lithuanian Sea Museum pilot was developed on the first floor of the main building and in other rooms situated around the fort’s yard. The indoor pilot perimeter was related to the refurbishment of a large quantity of halogen and conventional incandescent lamps (dozens of different lighting types). One important aspect of the pilot was the need for a corrected balance between the lighting of the exhibits and the general lighting of the space, even more so when, like in the Nerija fort, the architecture is of interest. Some exhibits could also benefit from the use of coloured lighting as it could create a scenographic effect and improve the user-experience. Several needs also arose from a maintenance point of view as some lights were difficult to access and the lighting level for the cleaning operations was insufficient. Finally, the economical aspect was very important as the original system had a very high energy consumption.
The lighting is now more homogeneous, and very flexible. It is easy to arrange the lighting as needed for temporary exhibitions, and to highlight specific areas. The possibility to increase the lighting of the central redoubt for the duration of cleaning operations has improved the staff’s working conditions.