Picture lighting can be achieved using different techniques to create a focal point at night.
1.Light art with a simple downlight or spotlight
Directional downlights are a discreet and effective method of highlighting artwork. A variety of beam angles and lenses give the flexibility to tailor the effect for each picture size and medium.
2.Framing the art exactly
A Framing Projector creates a truly magical effect which gives the impression that the artwork is lit from within. With this bespoke solution the light source is almost completely concealed from view which adds to the illusion.
3.Lighting with a surface mounted picture light
For a more traditional solution a wall mounted picture light can be utilised. A variety of head and arm lengths, colour temperatures and LED optics allow for the canvass to be fully illuminated from top to bottom.
Depending on the application the lighting will be positioned either in the ceiling or on the wall but either way must be positioned to relate to the picture. If using a picture light, never mount on the wall with a gap above the picture as the wall in between the picture light and picture becomes brighter than the picture. The exact position of the Framing Project is determined by a specialist installer.
5.Get the look
All directional downlights can be used, depending on how much light is required and the ceiling height. The Framing Projector and Picture Light are both bespoke products which can be advised on a case by case basis.