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 picture light collection available in two sizes, with a minimalist design featuring a rectangular wall plate which is cut away to support two intersecting lines each housing a LED light source with anti-glare sand blasted polycarbonate diffusers. Available in a choice of two coated aluminum finishes.