Lighting artwork is a challenge, as obtrusive fixtures can distract from how the subject looks. There’s an ideal solution to this, though, in the form of recessed art lighting. Recessed fixtures are in widespread use among art museums and galleries, and with the addition of LED technology, they offer more utility than ever. LED lighting is efficient, long lived and controllable, making it a perfect option for art displays designed to run day and night.
Recessed fixtures have been around for decades, surviving trend after trend. That’s because recessed lighting never goes out of style, and for good reason. Some of them include:
Recessed lighting brings several advantages to the table, and so does LED technology. LED lighting has only been commercially viable for a short time, but it’s already replacing older lighting options in many applications. That includes art display applications, where LED lighting offers a compelling alternative to halogen technology. Here’s why:
Packaging it all together
The best example of LED recessed art lighting is the optical framing projector, which is designed with art displays in mind. Optical framing projectors stand out for their minimal appearance and maximum visual impact, especially when they are fitted with high performance LED technology.
LED framing projectors are designed for use with any subject, no matter its size or shape. This is possible because optical projectors can be fitted with adjustable shutters or a cut metal template. The adjustable shutters are for square or rectangular artwork, and they can be tweaked on the fly to accommodate different subjects. Cut metal templates are designed for use with sculptures, installations and other uniquely-shaped artwork. The template is shaped to the subject’s dimensions, making for a one-of-a-kind fit.
If the subject is oversized or strongly horizontal or vertical, multiple optical framing projectors can be placed in tandem to cover the entire piece. The scalable, efficient nature of LED recessed art fixtures ensures this is feasible.
An added feature of LED art lighting is that it can be used in IC-rated designs, so it can be installed in direct contact with insulation without fear of causing a fire. This is valuable for modern homes that may have additional insulation for efficiency purposes.
LED recessed art lighting brings everything to an art display—beautiful aesthetics, precise light metering, a clean, unobtrusive look, excellent efficiency and a long-lived fixture. It’s the ultimate solution to art displays, powered by the ultimate in LED lighting technology.