Japan based company Toshiba Corp on May 25, 2012 announced that it has reached a basic agreement with the Louvre Museum to replace a part of the interior lighting of the Louvre. Toshiba will be replacing with its own LED lighting.

The two companies are in partnership since the year 2010 and this is the Phase 2 of a renovation project that Toshiba and the Museum have pursued. The next phase will include the renovation of the LED lighting in the important interior spaces of the museum.

This also includes the specific exhibit lighting for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and also for the Red Rooms that display popular master pieces like the Jacques-Louis David’s Consecration of the Emperor Napolean I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine, the Napolean Hall and the Louvre’s main entrance.

A dedicated lighting system will also be installed for the Mona Lisa as a part of the project. The project also includes the conversion of the ceiling fixtures of the Red Rooms in to LED by the end of May 2013. Even the lighting in the Napoleon Hall is expected to be converted to LED by the first half of 2014. As per the agreement, Toshiba has already lit up some parts of the exterior of the museum.