Picture Lights can be used to enhance your artwork and will greatly increase your enjoyment of your individual pieces. Various sizes and finishes are available so weather you are displaying sculpture a fine print or original art the correct lighting will help transform how much your art can be appreciated as well as increasing the mood and atmosphere of your display area.
Many collectors prefer individual picture lights over each piece of artwork or photo and this is the style you will most often see in Museums and galleries. These fitting use small indiscreet bulbs and tubes that cost very little to run, many fittings have a reflective inside to push as much light as possible towards the picture and also reflect the light more evenly.
Picture lights come in a variety of sizes to suit most sizes of frames. They should be mounted in the middle of the frame so as to give a balance light distribution over your painting. Some have adjustable heads that can be moved to your required position. You may also wish to consider having your picture lights controlled by a dimmer switch so that you can increase or decrease the amount of light being output to your picture. As a rough guide to the correct size of picture light required we would suggest that you select a fitting that is half the width of the image that you wish to illuminate.
Picture lights will always work best when they are clean and bright this includes the bulbs, so always keep them at their best with a quick dusting. It may also be worth remembering to keep a spare bulb available just in case your prized piece of artwork goes dark just before guests are due to arrive and admire it. If you have a collection of art work, it is best to have all illuminated as picture lights dotted here and there can look a little out of place.
Picture lights like many fittings today have been the focus of designers that wanted to bring this great style of lighting fully up to date, you will therefore find a large selection of low energy and led technology picture lights are now available in a wide choice of styles and finishes
One of the main advantages of this development is the cooler running of these type of fittings especially the LED versions that run very cool which can only be a huge benefit to artwork and fabrics that may be displayed beneath, there can also be a benefit within the colour spectrum used in led's as this can give different effects depending on the kelvin rating of the individual picture light.
When installing your picture lights do consider how you would like to switch the overall installation, many picture lights come with a built in switch of pull chord switch for localised switching of each individual fitting. Where as other have no switch and are generally operated by a main wall switch which could be installed to switch multiple picture lights in one location. Many of the fittings we sell are compatible with dimmer switches which can be a great way of adding some dramatic effects to your installation.
So get creative add some picture lights to your paintings, photo gallery or other treasured possessions and artwork. We are sure that you will find the perfect light for you within or extensive range. Should you need any further inspiration why not visit our showroom where we have picture lights on display. All of our fully trained staff are available to give help and advice so do please call or send us an email and we will do all we can to assist.