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Frames and lights

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Apr 13, 2012 10:07 |  #1

I'm considering printing and framing a panorama to hang on the wall above the headboard of our bed. Unfortunately, the lighting on the part of the wall is far from ideal. The (incandescent) lights are on the far side of the room, and the windows are on the same wall as where the picture would hang. I'm trying to get an idea of what my options are for lighting.

I'd rather not wire up permanent lights on that wall art-gallery-style.

With the increasing use of LED lighting, and the low power requirements, has anyone seen custom frames fitted with a set of battery powered LED lights?

As an alternate option, across the room from the wall where the photo would hang is a shelf about 10 feet up, with an electrical outlet that is on a lightswitch. I could put a spot light up there, potentially.

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Apr 13, 2012 11:02 |  #2

The potential problem with having the light across the room is that it might shine in your eyes if you like to read in bed. Worth considering.

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Apr 16, 2012 07:47 |  #3

Yeah, I considered that, but figured we'd rarely need to have the photo lit while reading in bed. Unfortunately, I thought of the spotlight idea at work, when I got home, I saw that our ceiling fan hangs directly between the shelf and the spot on the wall where the photo would hang. So I'm back to the original lighting idea.

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Apr 21, 2012 23:39 |  #4

well this may not be ideal mom would attach a small fluorescent oblong light above this painting she wanted lite up. she attached the light angled to shine onto the image and not out in the living area.
kind of corny..but it

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Apr 23, 2012 23:57 |  #5

I don't know how bright they are but.... …cture-Light/dp/B001R4M6N2 (external link)

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