LIGHTING VERY WIDE ART WITH RECESSED FRAMING PROJECTORS
Visually uniform light is the foundation for a successful large art illumination. Completely covering a large painting with near uniform light requires fixture position planning. Uniformity can then be enhanced by aiming the projectors, before framing or shaping light to follow the contour of a painting.
FADE IN BORDER
(See Drawing 1 above for concept positioning and aiming)
Very wide art positioned close to a ceiling will require multiple recessed framing projectors. The arcs of light along the top of art must generously overlap each other as well as cover the top corners of art with light. Overlapping arcs of light using multiple projectors together with Fade In provides a uniform lateral light coverage.
SHARP FOCUS or FADE IN BORDER
(See Drawing 2 above for concept positioning and aiming)
The same very wide art positioned well below the ceiling requires less projectors for the arcs of light along the top of art to generously overlap each other as well as cover the top corners of art with light. Overlapping arcs of light using multiple projectors provides a uniform lateral light coverage.
This large art lighting technique is for illuminating very wide art. How to illuminate a smaller painting may be found on a different art lighting tip.
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