Artistic illumination - New Ideas In Picture Display Lights
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Artistic Illumination - New Ideas in Picture and Display Lights

Lit hanging photo frames

Displaying pictures and photos is a great way to make a room or hallway feel unique and homely. Selecting the right images to use in the context of the interior's itself is a key issue. But there are other decisions to be made after the right pics have been hung up on the wall. After all, there's more to the process of displaying art than simply fixing it in place. To maximise the whole creative effect, pictures need to be illuminated. Here are some important tips for showing off pictures at their best with picture lights and art wall display lights.

Wall of pictures

Positioning the Pictures

Before choosing exactly what kind of picture light to use, take into account the style, d├ęcor, and light fittings of the room you are working in. The direction of other light sources will have an impact on where best to position the artwork. The ultraviolet rays (UV) of direct sunlight will cause art works to fade over time, so ensure that they are not in any glare from windows or skylights.

It is also important to pay close attention to the spacing of the artwork on the walls. Hanging two or three works on a single wall can have a more dramatic effect than one solitary painting or image. Be sure not to clutter the space though- try and leave a clean break between pictures.

Above all else, pictures are for the viewing. Always think about the eye level of those in the room. If it's a living room, the paintings can be hung lower than they would in a hallway, as the occupants will probably be sitting down. Consider where chairs, tables, and sofas are in the room, and what the view of the pictures will be like.

Spotlight art picture

Choosing the Right Picture Lights

Picture lights are a fantastic method of producing an intimate mood and atmosphere. The opportunity to provide a direct illumination of the image itself, while emitting warm ambient light, is offered through practical use of the various kinds of picture lights.

Picture lights are fixed to the wall, or to the specific artwork frames. The warm glow of the lights typically invite a viewer to take in a picture completely, without any distractions from competing light sources. The sort of elegance and finery often associated with museums and picture galleries is key to why they are in such high demand.

An important factor in selecting the right lights to use is their size. The relationship between the picture frame and the lights is crucial in this, as the frame is often called upon to support the light fixture. It needs to be strong enough to hold the lights in place. The larger the picture, the larger the lights will need to be.

LED wall lights are a useful type of picture light as they produce less heat than incandescent bulbs. Halogens can damage an artwork with the intense light focusing on one point of the painting and gradually eroding the materials. Investing in LED wall lights is a sensible solution for ruling out any damage from the light itself. LED wall lights emit no UV at all, and provide a practical and sensible solution for displaying art work and pictures in style.