When it comes time to set up a display for a painting or a sculpture, the first people to call are the specialists in fine art lighting. It’s always exciting setting up fixtures for a new piece, but it’s always best to plan out the project before executing it. This will ensure the homeowner gets the best possible look for their display, and one that will last for many years. Professional designers will know just how to go about this, offering the best fixtures available and using them to their maximum potential.
Many homeowners don’t know where to start with display fixtures, but specialists in fine art lighting can step in and guide the process from the start. They can determine which fixtures will work best in the space, and show them off to a homeowner so that they know what to expect with the system. Once the fixtures have been selected, the designer will study the installation area to determine optimal placement. For example, Phantom Lighting’s optical framing projectors produce a unique look that is aided with concealment. When working with a framing projector, the designer will look for a spot that provides excellent cover while preserving the best aiming angle.
Installation will be comparatively quick and simple, and in a professional’s hands, it will be done flawlessly. And once a homeowner sees the end result, they will completely understand why a professional designer was the right choice.
There are dozens of 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.
Perhaps the best feature of an optical framing projector is how their illumination can be shaped to the subject. Eliminating spill illumination is not necessary, but it can produce an eye-catching effect if done right. Phantom’s projectors can be fitted with a cut metal slide or a pair of adjustable 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.