Eco-friendly Lights for paintings

If you’re the type of person who showcases beautiful paintings at home, you’ll have to consider what type of lights to use to really make them stand out. Adding lights to your painting showcase will give it more life and highlight it in the room’s décor. These days, you can find a number of light bulbs that can illuminate space and are less harmful to the environment. Mix your love for art and the environment by using energy efficient lights. Here are a few tips on choosing the right power friendly bulbs to highlight your painting.

CRI level Color Rendering Index or CRI is important when illuminating artwork and adding light to paintings. The CRI is a scale that is used to tell you how accurately colors come out when illuminated under a certain light. The light with the highest CRI level is sunlight, which is difficult to mimic. However, there are some light bulb manufactures that have created products that come close to sunlight. Look for a bulb with the highest CRI score. This is often indicated on the packaging or you can check online.

Color and Tone What tone and colored bulb you use can also affect how the artwork will look as the light illuminates it. Choose between warm and tone colored bulbs and see which ones would work best with the painting’s colors. If you do consider using a colored bulb, choose ones that don’t give our colors that are too sharp, such as LEDs. Colored bulbs that are too bright or have a very sharp color can be irritating to the eyes, so choose carefully.

Brightness When choosing a power friendly bulb, they often display lumens instead of watts to tell you how bright it is. The higher the lumen, the brighter it is. However, since they’re power friendly, expect them to only use up a smaller amount of power or watts. For example, the average 100 watt incandescent bulb can be replaced with a 10 to 12 watt LED.

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