There are many options for fine art lighting fixtures to choose from, but they won’t work in every setting and with every painting. And some products are far better than most of the technologies out there. For example, frame-mounted lamps can work well enough for most framed paintings, but recessed and ceiling mount fixtures can provide the same quality of illumination with added safety and improved aesthetics. Picking out the right product may take a little trial and error and some careful planning, but the effect will be well worth it.
There are a lot of ways a homeowner can use illumination to bring out a painting, but the gold standard of fine art lighting fixtures are optical framing projectors. Optical framing projectors install inside the ceiling and can produce a zero sight line appearance. They also combine raw output with precision, as Phantom’s projectors pair powerful halogen engines with a unique lensing apparatus to focus the illumination effectively.
Our LED optical framing projectors are the best on the market for precisely illuminating paintings, sculptures, and other works of art. Our adjustable cabinet lighting systems, available in a variety of mounting methods to suit any application, add unparalleled dimension to your cabinetry and the items you’ve chosen to display within them. However, we also have several options for under-cabinet LED task lighting systems that contribute greatly to the functionality of your countertops.
Perhaps the best feature of an optical framing projector is how their illumination can be shaped to the subject with multiple masking methods. Eliminating spill illumination is not necessary, but it can produce an eye-catching effect if done right by keeping the light on the artwork and off the wall. Phantom’s projectors can be fitted with a hand cut brass template or a set of adjustable anodized shutters to complete this effect, and this is the ideal way to show off a painting. Because only the painting is lit, it will stand out clearly as the room’s centerpiece.
Illumination, like no other design element, is something that people are drawn to, and with measured use of it, a home or business owner can evoke any feeling they want in a space. Let the professional lighting designers at Phantom help craft the perfect mood lighting for your home, office, or business by calling toll-free at 800-863-1184 or requesting a quote using our online form. Or if you prefer, sign up for our monthly newsletter and we will keep you up-to-date on new product launches, resources, and more.