Lit Displays

Underlit Displays (click to expand)
Some transparent or translucent objects can really benefit from under lighting. Typically these would be glass or acrylic and have either surface texture or interior inclusions that act as refracting features.

There are also certain tall, slender sculptural objects that  display dramatically with bottom lighting. It offers a unique viewpoint and can serve as low level room illumination.

In the past, under lighting has had issues with the heat generated by halogen bulbs. Very low wattage bulbs with low light output were all that could be used to avoid heat buildup and generally did not have adequate power to display well.

The advent of 12 volt, LED (light emitting diode) lighting has essentially overcome this issue. The LED puts out very little heat while putting out a great deal of light on a per watt basis. A 1 watt LED has great brilliance and yet will impart virtually no heat to the object that is mounted on top of it.

Under lighting requires some thought for best results, but is well worth it for some objects. I would be pleased to discuss the specifics of your project at any time.

More information on the different ways to illuminate sculpture.

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