USA: Picture Lights & Lighting: Picture Light Suppliers
ABOUT PICTURE LIGHTS & LIGHTING
Picture lights are light fixtures specially designed to light artworks hung on the wall. They are normally low voltage, using a transformer and 12 volt halogen bulbs. The use of low voltage enables much small lamp heads to be used than would be required using line voltage. Picture lights may be clipped to the frame of the picture, or may be fixed to the wall. They may also be recessed into the ceiling, as adjustable spotlights.
Contemporary and traditional designs are available, normally with bronze, brass, or chrome metallic finish. Alternatively track lighting can be used to light artwork hung on walls.
LEADING USA PICTURE LIGHT SUPPLIERS
The following leading picture light suppliers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects of picture lights, including online catalogs, designs, colors and materials for picture lights.
Lighting Direct. Lighting Direct, a member of the Improvement Direct network of online stores, specialises in the online retailing of lighting fixtures including picture lights. The section of the Lighting Direct website on Picture Lights contains details of more than 70 products, including direct wire, in-line switch, and battery operated models. The battery operated models include picture lights with incandescent, fluorescent, and LED bulbs. The product range of picture lights can be searched by theme, number of bulbs, bulb type, finish, price, and brand.
Gallery System Art Displays. Gallery System Art Displays supplies a range of art hanging and lighting systems, for use in the home, office, or art gallery. In each case a horizontal rail is fixed to the wall, from which one or more pictures may be hung. This can be done using near invisible clear tape, or stainless steel wire. Picture lights can be incorporated. These consist of low voltage light wands that lock onto the same track that hangs the art. They can be positioned flexibly, and use 20 watt bulbs. The advantage of the rail system is that art can be re-arranged without making new fixings to the wall.
Pegasus Associates Lighting. Pegasus Associates Lighting, based in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, is an online retailer of lighting fixtures including picture lights. It offers four main types of picture lights: Picture Lights with Perforated Metal Shield, Picture Lights with Spun Metal Shade, Flexible Picture Lights, Halogen Picture Lights with Fixed Arm, and Recessed Adjustable Picture Lights. All require a transformer, and operate at 12 volts with halogen lamps. Pegasus Associates Lighting also offers a recessed electrical receptacle specially designed for picture lights. This hides the picture light cord and plug.
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