Leader in Fine Art Lighting

Art Lighting

Established in 1940, WENDELIGHTING® has set the standard of excellence for fine art accent lighting.  WENDEL® light optical contour framing projectors grace the world’s premier residences, galleries, hotels, and museums with elegant artistic lighting.

Wendelighting offers a wide selection of Recessed Art Lighting and Surface Mount Art Lighting options for highlighting fine art, paintings and sculptural focal points. Our controlled lighting for any size painting will deliver a stunning look to any collection, transforming the art from simply nice to a look at, to the one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

The Principals are third generation Owners of Wendelighting operating the business together with fourth generation family members.  They are world renowned art lighting specialists!  That is why curators, designers and collectors repeatedly choose Wendel for their technical expertise, lighting design artistry, and trust their ability to showcase valuable investments.

Wendel projectors use a light mask to frame light to a shape focused by optical lenses.  The Wendel Projector uses field adjusted light masking shutters to form a rectilinear shaped light beam. A field cut light mask plate accessory is available to shape light to an irregular or non-rectilinear general form.

Art illuminated by Wendel comes to life!  A shaped Focused Light Border makes art pop as if lit from behind. A shaped Fade In® Light Border is feathered and softly blends art with architecture using our proprietary Fade In Optics.  Both light border options are available. The look is your choice!

We are proud of and thank lighting designers and end users for their positive response after comparing the Wendelighting LED Art Light against Halogen.  Our LED Art Lighting includes a 98 CRI Led Chip powering proprietary optics which deliver superior rich colored lighting control. Surface Mount and Recessed Luminaire options include an LED Framing Projector and an LED Accent Light. Lighting Modules are listed to comply with JA8 California Residential Lighting Requirements.

The challenges of lighting a gallery are many and varied. Whether an exhibition is public or private, static or dynamic, the final placement of art can be a last minute decision. The Wendelighting LED track light adapts easily, making it the ideal solution to Fine Art Lighting for Galleries.

A recessed Air Tight energy efficient IC Housing is designed for Insulation Contact. It includes the smallest ceiling opening trim for a variable optic framing projector available on the market today. A Recessed LED Framing Projector and Recessed LED Accent Light are UL Listed for a Recessed LED Retrofit. A previously installed Recessed Wendelighting Halogen Housing can now be Retrofitted to receive a bright, high color rendering, chip on board LED Art Light.

Quality machined products combined with generations of technical expertise deliver fine art lighting. Worksheets can be completed or drawings issued for the WENDEL Team to assist in product selection and placement specifications.  Our attention to detail and superb customer service ensure that your priceless works of art to be safely and exquisitely illuminated by Wendel LED Optical Framing Projectors.

Our former Halogen WENLUX art lighting systems can be used to comply with California Residential Lighting Requirements by using a Listed JA8-2016-E LED Retrofit Lamp. For availability of Halogen MR16 Lamps and Listed JA8-2016-E Lamps, see Resources.