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 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.
Contemporary picture light collection with art deco and industrial influences. featuring a rectangular back plate, elegant step and curved shaped arms and a tubular reflector shade with decorative finials positioned either side. Available in four sizes and a choice of four metal finishes. The Nomie combines functionality with style and is suited for interiors both modern and classic in style.
Stylish interiors picture light collection with a contemporary design featuring a tubular shaped rotatable reflector shade in a choice of four metal finish combinations of either polished nickel, antique brass or contrast antique brass and bronze combination. Available in four sizes.
Modern picture light collection with a minimalist design featuring a rectangular wall plate and elegant curved stem, complete with cylindrical partially sandblasted clear glass shades. Available in two sizes with the small version available either with a back plate or without which allows for the lamp to be mounted onto the frame of the painting.