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Artwork Lighting

We often get asked how to properly light our artwork.  When artwork is lit well, it becomes the focal point of the room and can look lit from within. There are many ways to light art, this is the method we prefer.

Distance from art:

Based on your ceiling height and artwork hanging height, angle the light down at a 30° angle to reduce glare.

Spread of light:

Cross directional lights mean wider spread of light, less hot spots, more even coverage. Once you have determined the distance from the art to install your lights, you need to determine how many lights are needed.  Our rule of thumb is pieces 40″ and less in width require only one light, 60″ wide requires two lights, and 80″ wide requires three, 100″ requires 4 lights.  This is a good starting point, adjust for your specific location and lighting type.

Light bulb types:

Generally, LED bulbs are preferred for artwork because they provide little to no heat or UV damage to the art.  Look for a color range of 3000-4200 K (Kelvin) often called “Bright White” (3000) and “Cool White” (4100) to provide the most accurate color.

Lighting types:

We utilize track lighting in the gallery because we have many pieces on our walls, change our displays frequently and they allow the greatest range of motion.  In residential settings, recessed can lights are more popular.  Look for a style with an adjustable eyeball that can angle down to meet your need of 30°, like these or these.  If overhead lighting isn’t an option due to installation or ceiling height issues, try art lights like these from Modulightor or Academy Light.

Enjoy your new, fabulously lit art!

 

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide  Give a gift that will wow this year, and find something for everyone on your list! Our images are available in any size and finish, with many available in stock and ready to grab & go.

Few things can transform a space, as simply and quickly as art.  It has the power to change the entire feel of any room, and since many of our days are spent indoors, it is the perfect way to change your world.  Surround yourself with things that you love.

Art gifts for Her
Art gifts for Him
Art gifts- Photographer Picks
Art gifts- Designer & Consultant Picks
Art gifts- $100-$500
Art gifts- Customer Favorites
Art gifts- Stocking Stuffers, Certificates and Gifts Under $150
Art gifts- Employee & Corporate Gifts

 

To receive your artwork by December 24th, be sure to place your order by December 12th.

Need more help finding the perfect works for your loved ones? Please contact our consultants today, and let us help you “find yours”.