When there's something hanging on your wall that you really want to give the attention it deserves, picture lights are the ideal way to provide illumination and draw a visitor's eye to whatever it is you are showcasing. Read More...
Picture lights are special wall lights designed for highlighting pictures. The key features of a picture light include being usually strongly angled toward the picture on display, and a low intensity compared to standard lighting.
There are other designs available. For example, there is a type of picture light fitted to an easel, so you can show off works as though they have just come from the artist's studio.
Design styles from Christopher Wray include classic, contemporary, and slimline designs, so there is something to suit any kind of décor and taste.
For best results, when a single picture light is to be mounted above the picture, choose one with a shade around 50 percent of the frame width and mount it quite close to the top of the frame, in a central position. If you have the proportions correct, the picture frame should extend for 25 percent of its width on either side of the light.
Wider pictures can use multiple picture lights, and placement should be appropriate in proportion to the size of the frame. Making use of the "rule of thirds" is the best way to ensure you place multiple lights properly.
Don't be tempted to use lights that are too bright. This is especially the case if your picture is framed in glass or is an oil painting. Too much light not only creates heat, which can damage sensitive oils in the picture, but also creates distracting reflections.
For more guidance on choosing and getting best results from your picture lights, talk to a Christopher Wray lighting consultant today. Show Less...
Contemporary picture light with classic features, featuring a semi-cylindrical back plate and swan neck style arms with an adjustable tubular shaped reflector shade. Available in a choice of three metal finishes.
Solid brass picture light series available in three sizes, as featured with decorative scroll on shield finished in chrome plated, but also available in options, gold plated, antique brass and bronzed-verdigris combination. Extra large version has two arms.
Modern picture light collection with a minimalist design featuring a tubular adjustable head and hidden wall or frame mounted fixing plate. Available in two sizes and with a choice of three metal finish options.
Modern minimal picture light collection with a design featuring a straight square tube profile made of 7mm x 7mm brass and a square wall plate. Available in four sizes and three finishes. Light head is adjustable and illumination supplied via LED micro strip lamps of varied wattages according to size. Please note that the 90cm and 110cm versions require a remote transformer that will need to be incorporated into the circuit.
Modern LED picture light collection featuring a rectangular wall plate and double goose neck style arm which supports an adjustable tubular shaped reflector shade. Fitted with an in-built on/off switch which is situated on the underside of the wall plate. Available in three sizes and a choice of five metal finishes.
Small Modern picture light with classic features, suitable for all interiors with careful finish selection. Collection available to order in three finishes, Burnished Brass, Chrome and Nickel. Rectangular wall plate from which 2 x arched style arms protrude holding the tubular light head, which is adjustable. Illumination supplied via 2 x 40watt maximum G9 mains halogen lamps of individual choice which is dimmable.
Modern minimal energy efficient LED picture light collection. Available in two sizes and two finishes Burnished bronze and Satin nickel. Design features rectangular wall plate which houses the transformer, adjustable double stems protrude and holds the flat light diffuser. Illumination for the large version is supplied via 3 x 3w LED lamps one each end and one centrally housed and for the small 2 x 3w LED positioned at the ends of the diffuser..
Contemporary picture light colllection with industrial design influences featuring a half hexagon shaped tubular shade with feature decorative finials at either end, rectangular back plate and straight adjustable arms with two knuckle joints. Available in four sizes and a choice of three metal finish options.