Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Lighting Art: Professional Tips

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when trying to light the perfect piece of art, whether in your office or your home. When attempting to light a piece of art – there are several pitfalls that you can encounter if you’re not careful. Follow these expert tips to accurately execute the perfect way to illuminate your piece of art.

There's no one-size-fits-all approach when lighting art.


Ceiling mounted accent lights
Either recessed or surface-mounted, ceiling mounted accent lights are great because they can be adjusted to direct light wherever you may need it. They can also come with a variety of light-beam spreads, so in the case of a large art piece, it can be lit in its entirety.

Track lighting provides easy install, flexibility, and easy to move or take off if you move your art.Track lights
Track lighting has evolved over the decades into a very minimalistic feature that have a clean look. As long as you have the appropriate lamps, track lights have the same functionality as ceiling-mounted accent lights, but definitely have more advantages such as easy install, flexibility, and easy to move or take off if you move your art.


Wall washers
Wall washers are a casual approach to lighting a wall and indirectly lighting a room.Not every painting needs its own lighting. That’s where wall washers comes in. These take the form of recessed, surface-mounted, and track-mounted fixtures that distribute light in a wide range. Wall washers are a casual approach to lighting a wall and indirectly lighting a room. When you light the entire wall, it doesn’t matter if you want to switch up which art piece because the wall is evenly lit.



Picture Lights
Usually either mounted on the wall or the frames of art pieces, picture lights illuminate the art up close with very low-wat lamps. The intimate vibe these create add to the d├ęcor of the room.

Usually either mounted on the wall or the frames of art pieces, picture lights illuminate the art up close with very low-wat lamps.

Conservation

To minimize light damage onto art, keep the lamps a safe distant from the art itself and use LED bulbs to illuminate UV and heat.


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(Source: architecturaldigest.com)