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Picture Lighting Guide

Picture Lighting Guide

At Lights 4 Living we offer what is probably the largest selection of Picture lights in the U.K. We have a huge selection of Traditional picture Lights, Contemporary PictureLights, Frame mounted picture lights and Low energy picture lights.

We also manufacture many picture lights to our own designs so if you cannot see what you are looking for please contact us as we can probably help.

We will shortly be launching our sister company, The Picture Light Company which will enable us to increase our offer both to the Trade and Retail customer. We have been supplying picture lights on a contract basis to the leisure industry for many years through our showroom in Bath and will now aim to offer the same selection on our website.

Choosing the correct size Picture Light For your pictures

There is no exact science to calculate what size picture light to mount above a picture but we have here a general guide which you may find useful.

Landscape Format Pictures

For landscape pictures we would generally recommend a picture light between 1/2 and 1/3 of the size of the picture not including the frame.

Portrait Format Pictures

For portrait pictures we would recommend a picture light as close to 1/2 the width of the picture not including the frame.

It is important to note that these measurements are for guidance only and the sizes of picture frames vary considerably and therefore sometimes the picture light would need to be of a different size for ascetic reasons.