If you’re confused about what lighting to choose to highlight your artwork in the home, you wouldn’t be the first. Perusing the array of lighting options available can be overwhelming, and we’re guessing you probably have a few questions about what to get. Reflector light bulbs are an excellent choice to draw attention to the artwork in your home. Reflector bulbs are great for lighting artwork as they offer controlled distribution of light into a desired direction, as opposed to losing light within a recessed socket or directing light upwards to the ceiling. The focused beams these bulbs offer are perfect for directing eyes to your favorite painting or piece of photography. There are three main types of reflector bulbs: Picking out the right size light bulb can be confusing, as well, if you don’t understand the numbering system used for these bulbs. The number following the letters in a recessed light bulb indicates size: it’s the diameter of the light bulb in eighths of an inch. Some examples; a BR30 is 30/8 inches, or three and 3/4 inches. An MR11 is 11/8 inches, or one and 3/8 inches. In a real world setting, a PAR30 can be interchanged with a BR30, as they are all the same size. Now that you have a basic understanding of reflector bulbs, there are a couple other things to take into consideration before making a final decision. The finer points of color temperature and beam spread are crucial components to consider when lighting artwork in the home: Finally, it’s important to understand there are varying light sources available, including LED, incandescent, halogen, and compact fluorescent. LEDs are increasingly being used in many galleries and museums due to their incredible efficiency, wide range of color temperatures, and long-term affordability, saving thousands of dollars over the lifespan of the bulb. To learn more about color temperature, beam angles, and the variety of bulbs and lamps for your home or business, visit the experts at Batteries Plus Bulbs to find exactly what you need. Stop in to a local store for professional service and light bulbs for your artwork.
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