The before and after photos below show how two 4-Inch Low Voltage Trims with Adjustable Eyeball and 4-Inch Low Voltage Air Tight Remodel Recessed Lighting Housings are being used as “picture lights”. They provide excellent accent lighting and highlight the vivid colors of this artwork.
|Before: An authentic Thomas Kinkade painting is hanging over a red brick mantel with no accent lighting of any kind highlighting the finer points of this piece of art. (Note: the reflection off of the lower part of this painting was caused by the camera flash.)|
|After: The two low voltage adjustable eyeball trims (PNL-418-WW) and two 4in low voltage air tight remodel recessed lighting housings (PNLR-404QAT-50-120) in just the right location helps to reveal the nuances of this work by the “Painter of Light”.
Eyeball trims were selected so that the light from the light bulbs could be directed exactly where the light is needed, white was selected so that their finish/color does not distract the viewer’s eyes from the painting, and low voltage MR16 light bulbs were selected so that the light could be precisely focused on the painting without producing much “spill light”.
The remodel recessed lighting housing was selected because the sheet rock ceiling was already in place and the air tight model was selected to avoid significant leakage of heated or air-conditioned air to or from the space above the ceiling.
Finally, the two recessed downlights were located in such a way that the central beam of light created a 30-degree angle with the vertical. This guideline for locating downlights used to light wall hangings tends to minimize any indirect glare being reflected off the painting. Notice how the accent light coming from the two newly-installed recessed downlights accentuates the light coming from the house windows in the painting.