Art gallery lighting systems
With our expertise in both lighting and picture hanging solutions, we are here to revolutionize the way you illuminate and display artwork in your gallery. Our comprehensive range of art gallery lighting systems combines functionality, aesthetics, and ease of use to create an unparalleled viewing experience for art enthusiasts and collectors alike. Art gallery lighting requires specific attention to sustainability, safety, pricing and of course: flexibility. That’s why STAS offers art lighting that combines all four of these principles.
Imagine an art display that can be rearranged and illuminated at will, without tools, without extra drill holes. This is the kind of art display you could create with STAS!
Why is lighting important in art galleries
Lighting is important in art galleries for two main reasons: to allow visitors to see the artwork clearly and to protect the artwork from damage. In addition to these two main reasons, lighting can also be used to create a specific atmosphere or mood in an art gallery. For example, bright, evenly lit galleries may be used to create a sense of openness and clarity, while darker, more dramatic lighting may be used to create a more intimate and atmospheric experience. Achieving the perfect lighting balance is crucial for showcasing art at its best.
With STAS art gallery lighting systems, you have precise control over color temperature, brightness, and beam angle. Tailor the lighting to suit different types of artwork, creating the desired ambiance and enhancing the visual impact for your visitors.
Art gallery lighting tips
By following these tips, you can create an art gallery lighting scheme that will allow visitors to see and appreciate your artwork in the best possible way.
Tip 1: Avoid direct sunlight
Direct sunlight can damage artwork over time by causing the colors to fade. If possible, display artwork in areas where it will not be exposed to direct sunlight.
Tip 2: Choose the right light source
We prioritize sustainability and energy efficiency in our lighting solutions. STAS lighting systems utilize LED technology, which consumes significantly less energy compared to traditional lighting options. Not only will you save on energy costs, but you'll also reduce your gallery's carbon footprint.
Tip 3: Consider color temperature
Some general guidelines for choosing a color temperature for art gallery lighting:
2700K-3000K: Warm white light. Good for most types of artwork, especially artwork with subdued colors.
3500K: Neutral white light. Good for artwork with bright, vibrant colors.
4000K: Cool white light. Good for creating a bright and airy atmosphere.
5000K-6500K: Daylight white light. Good for mimicking natural light and enhancing the colors of artwork.
Tip 4: Choose the right level of brightness
The lighting in an art gallery should be bright enough for visitors to see the artwork clearly, but not so bright that it is uncomfortable to look at. A good rule of thumb is to make the lighting three times brighter than the ambient light in the room.
Tip 5: Choose the right lighting angle
The ideal lighting angle for art galleries is 30 degrees. This angle will help to reduce glare and shadows.
Best lighting for art gallery
The best lighting for your art gallery is by using our smart Wi-Fi controllable LED picture lighting which allows you to fully adjust the light color and intensity to your wishes. The STAS Wi-Fi smart LED is a smart LED lamp that can be used with the STAS classic fixture. It is easy to install and can be controlled with the accompanying free app or by voice control with Amazon Alexa, Siri, and Google Home. The lamps are 100% dimmable and have a timer setting, so you can create the perfect lighting for any mood or activity.
The STAS multirail system allows you to click the lighting fixture anywhere in the rail to illuminate your wall decoration in a stylish way.
Art hanging systems with lighting
Gallery art hanging and gallery art lighting are two sides of the same coin. That’s why STAS offers hanging systems that incorporate both characteristics: art hanging and art lighting. Here’s how it works: our art hanging systems consist of picture rail with low voltage power supply wires running all the way through. The picture rail is mounted on a wall and cords are hooked into the rail to hang art. (Simply slide hooks over the cord to the desired height and hang your artwork.) To finish the display, light fixtures can be clicked into the rail at any spot to illuminate the artworks.
This video will help you visualize:
Gallery lighting fixtures
A power supply wire runs through our picture rail. That’s why fixtures can be placed in the rail at any spot. The fixtures come with energy efficient led lighting.
Led for art galleries? That’s right. Led is twenty times as durable as traditional lamps, doesn’t flicker, doesn’t get warm, and doesn’t give off harmful UV or infrared radiation. In short, led is the perfect match for art lighting.
Types of gallery light fixtures
STAS offers four types of light fixtures. Your choice depends primarily on your own tastes, the height of your wall and the dimensions of your artworks. We recommend the longer fixture of 70 cm for walls higher than 2.70 meters.
Buy your gallery lighting at STAS
With gallery lighting by STAS picture hanging systems, you can elevate your art gallery's ambiance and presentation through our exceptional lighting solutions. Trust our expertise to provide you with innovative, durable, and customizable art gallery lighting systems that bring out the best in every piece of art. Explore our range today and experience the perfect blend of lighting and picture hanging excellence.
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