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...
Modern linear picture light collection available in two sizes and finishes brushed steel and antique brass. Featuring rectangular wall plate from which arched arms hold round tubular diffuser. Light source is LED not dimmable.
Modern LED picture light collection available in two sizes, with a minimalist design featuring a rectangular wall plate and two tubular shaped height adjustable arms, complete with an adjustable cylindrical shaped reflector shade which conceals the LED light source. Available in a chrome metal finish.
Contemporary display lamp with a design inspired by an artist's easel, featuring an adjustable semi-hexagonal shaped picture light and triangular base with a shelf for displaying art. Available in a choice of three metal finishes and fitted with an in-line on/off switch.
Picture or wall light, Architectural and functional design. It can be installed horizontally or vertically. Made from cast aluminium, available in silver grey finish only. Illuminated via 3 x G4 low voltage lamps or LED version also exists on request.
Minimalist picture light, with traditional and modern influences featuring a rectangular wall plate with swan neck style arm and adjustable tubular reflector shade. Constructed in solid brass and available in either polished brass or brushed nickel metal finishes.
Picture light collection with clean simple lines. Tubular diffuser which is attached to adjustable arm and rectangular shaped wall plate. Available in four sizes and three finish options. With careful selection of finish this item can be used in most interior deisgns classic or modern.
Contemporary picture light collection featuring a tubular shade, adjustable swan neck arm and square shaped back plate with elegant detailing. Available in two sizes and a choice of five metal finishes.