If you want to see an example of perfection in fine art LED lighting, one only has to look at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The famous Renaissance canopy of artistic expression is probably the most revered work of art there is. Michelangelo’s Biblical tapestries transcended the art world and restored light to a world of darkness.
Halogen lights were originally used to illuminate his masterpiece but LED lights were later installed after the halogen’s shortcomings were exposed. For one, LED lights were more efficient as a lighting solution without generating the heat that
halogen did. Experts soon realized the potential for damage was there so they replaced the halogen bulbs with 7,000 LED bulbs to create natural fine art lighting without any glare. Halogen lights also failed to display the bounty of colors in the Sistine artwork. The LED lights were adjusted individually so that the pigments were representative of the colors Michelangelo painted five centuries ago.
The best part perhaps was that the LED lighting system installed in the Sistine Chapel was hidden to visitors. The light just seemed to naturally come from the windows and cast an ethereal glow within the walls of the chapel. It’s fitting that one of Michelangelo’s scenes depicts God dividing the light from the dark. LED solutions mimic that action in the fine art lighting world, revealing art in ways we never thought possible.
LED Lighting for Your Fine Art Displays
You probably consider your fine art display a masterpiece of your own. Even the most experienced collectors struggle in terms of how to light their art, particularly in the home setting. Lighting options can be quite costly when left in the wrong hands. What’s worse, an
inexperienced lighting designer or novice might bring unsightly cords into the mix, which interferes with the integrity of the display.
When lighting art, you simply want to enhance the piece you fell in love with. You want to display it in its natural glory and focus on the art itself. You want to effectively light your art in an
aesthetic manner while not breaking the budget. The Sistine Chapel designers got it right when they chose to switch out halogen for LED. LED is simply the most organic way to light fine art and it’s budget-friendly. While there’s an initial investment, the energy savings over time make it easier to go LED all the way for your fine art display.
Galleries all over the world use LED to showcase art. It’s an easy solution and is today’s revolutionary technology that has changed the way we view art. Doesn’t it make sense to use it in your fine art display as well?
In lighting fine art, you need the disciplines of design, electrical experience, and application. At Illuminations Lighting Design , we excel at all three. We’ll look at your art through the vision of an artist to achieve the aesthetic appeal you desire. Our electricians and designers are skilled in both the creative and technical aspects of lighting fine art. We have a reputation in Texas as a top-notch lighting design company and we’ve worked with artists from all over. Contact us today to begin your fine art lighting display project.