Monday, June 10, 2013

Light types for famous artwork

Light types for famous artwork 

Incandescent lamps: Standard incandescent light bulbs create a warm color that brings out the yellow and red in the arts while flattering blues and greens.

Halogen bulbs: Halogen throwing pure white light, making them ideal for illuminating part art. They generate a lot of heat, however, and should be placed far enough away that the heat does not affect the artwork.

Fluorescent light: fluorescent lighting colors distort artwork, and high levels of ultraviolet light emitted by fluorescent lights causing damage to works of art with accelerated fading. Fluorescent lamps are not recommended for lighting artwork.

Styles lighting

A sleek picture light is smaller than the traditional picture light, about 1 inchi in diameter, and fit the pieces are more contemporary.

Lamp hanging directly above picture painting or attached to the frame. Traditional picture lights are about 3 inchi in diameter and the complete works of classical and traditional famous artwork.

Picture lights are available in a variety of styles and finishes and come in lengths ranging from 12 inchi to 48 inchi. Both traditional and sleek picture light using incandescent light bulbs, and a battery-powered.

Mantle lights and spotlights are placed in front of works of art and are usually sitting in the fireplace or shelf. They lit artwork from the bottom and less visible than the light image.

Recessed lights lay flat on the palate and very smooth, but they have limited range of motion. Recessed lighting commonly found in new houses, installed when the house was built.

Track lighting is the most flexible way to light art. The track can accommodate several bulbs. Track lighting can be used to ignite the walls evenly from floor to ceiling or accent one or more works of art.

The position and intensity of the light

Reduce Glare: Place the light at an angle of 30 degrees to the artwork to minimize glare. Add 5 degrees to the corner for a larger frame, to avoid casting shadows. Subtract 5 degrees from the position to accent the texture painting.

Avoid Heat Damage: The light is quite far from painting to avoid possible heat damage. Heat could crack the oil painting. Note when using halogen heat lamps. To test the heat of your lights, put your hand between the light source and the arts. If you can feel the heat from the light, it could potentially damage the oil painting.

Intensity: The general rule to accent a piece of art is to turn it three times brighter than the rest of the room.

Installing Lights

Lighting installation image is a simple procedure, easily reached by the homeowner. Track-light installation is the most suitable job for a professional, but once the lighting is installed, it's easy for homeowners to change tracks and head towards the light.

Use of existing lights

Most houses are designed with multiple recessed lights built in - usually in high visibility areas such as fireplaces. If recessed lights are not enough lighting works of famous artwork you have, you may be able to solve the problem simply by adjusting the angle of the light or change the light bulb to achieve the desired effect.


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