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Getting the right lighting advice for your art can make all the difference in how other people perceive it. No one invests in a rare painting or sculpture only to put it in a dark room where it will never receive its due notice.

But unless an owner makes the right fixture decisions that is precisely what will happen. Instead, a homeowner should consult with an expert to discuss the options and make the best choice for the pieces they want to illuminate.

Using Traditional Picture Lights Fo Illuminating Fine Art

Before seeking lighting advice for your art, consider visiting art museums or galleries to get an idea of the finished look you would like to achieve. The internet is also a helpful option when it comes to understanding the way lighting works and the best settings for the various options. Keep in mind that there are few aspects of illumination that experts agree with across the board, but there are some valuable pieces of knowledge to take note of. The important decisions will include whether or not you want to mount the fixture to the subject or have the illumination source away from it. Both have their strengths, though most installers prefer fixtures set away from the subject, as this will reduce the impact on the subject’s aging process.

Another important consideration is whether to select fixtures recessed in the ceiling or wall, or mounted to the ceiling directly. Which option works best will depend on the layout of the room, the size and nature of the subject, and the room’s composition. For example, a room made from a dense material like brick will be impractical for most recessed fixture options. The experts with Phantom Lighting will be able to answer the tough questions once you’ve got the basics down, so make that call when you’re ready to pick a fixture to showcase your beautiful piece.