Johnson, VT (PressExposure) November 17, 2009 -- Picture lights glorify more than artwork; when well chosen their distinguished designs and cultured glow can fill out the room. But try finding a quality lighting fixture in a big box retail store - it isn't going to happen. Fortunately niche marketer Perfect Picture Lighting specializes in high quality picture lights in hundreds of styles, lamp shades sizes and a wide range of finishes. We hope the following details help liberate you as you explore various combinations of quality lamps and imaginative lighting designs.
Incandescent Light Types: Different bulbs cast different colors and temperatures of light - but did you know that each light type affects art differently? Incandescent light bulb light is much warmer and accentuates yellows and warm colors. The incandescent lighting produces a small amount of heat as well as the warmest color light for optimum art display. Most House of Troy incandescent picture lights use tiny 15 watt T4's -a unique incandescent light bulb designed to give the warmth of the incandescent spectrum without the heat of a larger, more powerful bulb.
LED Light Types: An LED light bulb, even one casting super bright LED light, emits virtually no heat. Interestingly, LED technology is found in many a modern chandelier or modern pendant, even in a swing arm wall lamp or two. But the most logical LED application is art lighting. House of Troy LED arrays are designed to emit conservation quality light without UV rays.
Lamp Shades: Styles can be quite different with only minute differences in lamp shades. The lamp shades of House of Troy Traditional styles (T14-1, etc.) for example, seem almost identical to the Contemporary Classic line - but for the slight lip forward in the tip of the shade. This T14 style has been part of American culture for over 50 years in churches, museums, and homes. On the other hand, the unique 1" thin tube lamp shades of the Slim-Line show unrivaled sleekness, as form follows function.
Size of Lamp Shades: Pictures come in all sizes, as do picture lamp shades. Select a shade about half as wide as the image. Perfect Picture Lighting sells picture lights as small as 4" wide (for about an 8" image) all the way up to over 84", which would perfectly illuminate an image about 168" wide (14' wide). With the LED lamps or the Slim-line get a shade two/thirds of the image lit.
Mix and Match Styles and Finishes: Home decorators create multiple light layers in each room for eye health and flexibility. Rooms could have sconce lights and some track lighting pendant lights. Sometimes picture lights are considered as sconce lights - they are wall lamps right? Try mixing styles, like a modern chandelier and an old fashioned swing arm wall lamp, just keep some continuity, like the same metal finish, both in satin nickel for example. Or use mini pendant lights in one part of the room, and echo with a mini LED light in another. Keep making connections in your design choices and your room will be full of echoes, statements, and design conversations.
The Offer: PerfectPictureLighting.com has great holiday offers to bring even more light into your life. Coupon PPL$5 gives $5 off any lamp over $50. Coupon PPL$10 gives $10 off any lamp over $150.
Two coupons expire January 31, 2010. PPL$30 gives $30 off any lamp over $300, and coupon PPL2SB gives 2 sets of free bulbs for any incandescent picture lights priced over $100 (bulbs must ship with the lamp purchased). Plus -- every lamp over $80 has Free Shipping.