A resident in River Oaks, by the name of Williams, had seen our trucks in her area on numerous occasions. She had also heard some positive things about our Houston fine art lighting services from one of her neighbors. Ms. Williams is an avid collector of art, so when the time came to add two new paintings in the foyer of her home, she contacted our office and requested an art lighting quote.
This lighting case study required cutting into the ceiling to accommodate the new wiring that would be required for the project. This is one of the many advantages of working with ILD – we can both design new aesthetics in Houston fine art lighting, and we can skillfully handle the wiring and technology as well since we are an established residential electricial contractor. Opening the ceiling revealed a pathway to new possibilities, which I subsequently shared with Ms. Williams.
We addressed her original request to light her two newest paintings by recommending that we add several low voltage recessed accent lights. We also suggested that we remove some pre-existing recessed lights which we would no longer need once the new fixtures were installed. The intention here was to illuminate several other works in the area and create an overall design for the space.
Upon receiving approval for these recommendations, and we ended up with five new art lights and the deletion of three unnecessary recessed cans. Ms. Williams was impressed with the outcome, and asked us to look at the art lighting in an adjacent room.
In particular, she was not so happy with an existing sculpture light that had been installed by an electrical contractor. Upon close examination of this light, we discovered that it was too close to the wall. This proximity created objectionable shadows and spill light on the wall that diminished the presentation of the sculpture overall.
Homeowners like Ms. Williams often end up in similar situations when it comes to lighting a home art gallery. Electricians know fine art lighting technology on an equipment level, but they often lack the design experience necessary to install custom picture lighting in the best possible manner.
It was clear that relocating the light and aiming it from a different angle would resolve this issue. Of course, cutting and patching the ceiling was necessary to accomplish this. The customer readily agreed when we pointed out that this would open the door to even more opportunities for fine art lighting. Specifically, several other works on display could be similarly lit as were the new works in the foyer.
The new ambience created by the low-voltage artwork lighting we installed provided a new layer of light in the room. In effect, it functioned as a form of very unique general lighting that made standard overhead lights unnecessary. Instead of having a bright wash of light coming straight down from the ceiling, and then attempting to add more light on the paintings, we were able to add five new lights to illuminate the paintings and thereby focus your attention on the art light itself.
Whomever the artist and wherever the artwork is located, you can trust the professionals at Illuminations Lighting Design to design and implement a fine art lighting theme that will showcase your collection in the best possible light on a budget you can afford. Let a trained fine art lighting lighting company help you with your art collection.
Illuminations Lighting and Design multi-specializes in all forms of art lighting and maintains an outstanding reputation among both residential clients and corporate art consultants alike. Contact us now at 713-863-1133 for a complimentary consultation and design proposal.