Why We Love Picture, Display & Fine Art Lights
A picture is worth a thousand words, eloquence that is greatly assisted by well-situated lighting. Specialty picture lighting is mounted on the wall and arched and/or tilted downward to cast bright, glare-free light on a photo or other artwork. Much as a frame enhances the artwork it surrounds, so does the style of the display light. And decorative accessories deserving attention on a display shelf can be highlighted with any of these options too.
Where Picture Lights Work Best
Picture and display lights are generally mounted immediately above a piece of wall-hung artwork. The effect is particularly dramatic if the surrounding area is substantially darker than the highlighted piece. A picture or display light is typically used in the living room or hallway to highlight artwork, while also adding a significant amount of illumination to these areas. This style of light is also used to highlight grand pianos, bringing them into the decor of a room. Piano lamps bring to life the ebony and ivory of your keys and provide adjustable light for your sheet music to make sure you never miss a note. Most display light options are mounted to the wall, however, you will find designs that simply clamp to existing artwork or display shelves. With any well-chose picture or display light, you'll be happy to shine a light on your decorative preferences.
Accenting Picture & Artwork Lights for Every Style
As a welcomed functional style of lighting, picture and display lights can be introduced into a variety of interiors ranging from traditional homes to those with more modern implements. Sleek, slim picture lights from House of Troy are the ideal option for contemporary living rooms and hallways. The colors and finishes offered by Hudson Valley Lighting blend in well with transitional decor and look to Tech Lighting for modern options with adjustable heads that allow you to direct light any which way you would like. Finally, if you appreciate the benefits of energy efficiency in your home, be sure to see an LED picture lights from WAC Lighting.
How to Choose the Best Picture Lighting
With an intended purpose of highlighting artwork, trophy and display cases, selecting the right picture light for your space isn't too difficult. First, determine the size of art light you need by keeping in mind important dimensions like width, length, depth and weight. For larger pieces of artwork, you'll need a fixture with a wider reaching beam of light. Next, decide how bright you need your picture or display fixture to be. While many of these options feature LED light sources, you can also find incandescent, halogen and fluorescent display lights. By knowing the size and light source you want, you can then refine your choices by colors, finishes, adjusability and other important design features. If you have any questions about the picture, display and piano lights feature here, please call our lighting experts at 877.445.4486.
You can get similar display lighting capabilities from the ceiling too. It can come either from within the ceiling with angled recessed lighting, or hanging just a bit below with adjustable spotlights. You may also appreciate the directional lighting capabilities offered by flexible track lighting. Many options are also offered in LED, helping to make the room bright with character. And if you need to be able to control the amount of light emitting from your display light fixture, be sure to take a look at the selection of available light dimmers. Lastly, if you're searching for something a new light fixture can highlight, be sure to take a look at the wall art category.