Illuminations Lighting and Design services Houston and Greater Texas residents with the very best in display lighting and fine art lighting. Since 1980, we have exceeded the expectations of professional art galleries and private collectors alike with creative solutions unique to our technical industry, and we have patented specialized fine art and display lighting equipment found nowhere else in the marketplace. Our knowledge of light’s potentially destructive characteristics enables us to determine the correct fixtures, lamps, and placement of equipment so the value of your art is showcased without deterioration or damage. Residential art lighting design requires precision and thorough consultation to determine photometrics, wattage, and voltage measurements to ensure reliable, safe illumination of creative masterpieces. ILD consultants have proven their value time and again in this respect, and have earned the trust of eclectic communities in both public and private spheres.
Art subjectively projects the inner world of the artist and reflects the inner world of the viewer in both personal and universal forms. As such, art is relative to individual viewpoint and requires more than the generic picture lighting. Our lighting display techniques and art lighting services are never generic or impersonal in nature. We implement each design theme with systematic analysis of art genre and composition, and we rely heavily on client feedback to ensure congruence with our clients’ personal taste. Our recessed art lighting services enhance the specifics of both the art collection and the art collector. Our highly subjective and creative approach to fine art and display lighting enables ILD to deliver the benefit of personalization to each and every client we service. We use the information we gather to choose the correct fixtures, determine locations for optimal fixture placement, and make the precise adjustments for beam spread and filters required for ideal showcasing of art and displays.
The key to fine artwork lighting lies not only in the proper selection and placement of superior lighting fixtures, but also in superior electrical work and concealment of equipment so lighting effects—not lighting equipment—take center stage in the viewer’s eye. ILD carries a number of low-voltage fine art lighting engineered for lighting cabinetry, cupboards, and bookshelf displays. Our low voltage strip lights feature patented LED technology and custom-cut strip lengths. Each measurement precisely matches horizontal and vertical surfaces and fits seamlessly into the piece. This form of lighting proves ideal for fine art and displays because LED’s generate little heat and no ultraviolet radiation. Antiques and delicate works bathe in various degrees of white and color without suffering deteriorating effects. Furthermore, Phantom™ strip lights function equally well as under the cabinet lights and task lights, bringing a functional, practical element to any fine art and display lighting theme within the home, the office, or the gallery. Because they conduct current through metal strips applied directly to the surface of the wood, collectors can adjust and move shelves without interrupting the circuit.
When lighting large fine art or displays of three-dimensional art and statuary, ILD employs the Phantom™ Contour Projector, so named for its ability to create the optical illusion of light radiating from within the piece itself. Phantom™ projectors take fine art and display lighting to a whole new level by positioning the equipment above the viewer’s line of site, and with the help of advanced photometric calculations and precise beam angle placement, deliver just the right amount of light to dispel shadows without excessive “white spots” or “spill light” that cast glare and detract from the artwork’s appearance. Phantom™ recessed art light deliver the most sophisticated level of fine art and display lighting found anywhere in the lighting design industry, and prove a favorite of professional art galleries that frequently hang paintings too large and too ornate for traditional art lighting fixtures to properly illuminate. Phantom™ projectors serve as ideal additions to home lighting themes because they easily install within ceilings and can precisely aim light at any point in the room while remaining virtually invisible to residents and guests.
Illuminations Lighting Design can help any client with repairing art lighting equipment, upgrades or maintenance. We distribute art lighting products from the world’s best manufacturers, and we manufacture two of the world’s most sophisticated forms of lighting technology. Contact us at 713-863-1133 and discover how much we can light your world.
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