Objects can be accentuated with great effect to turn them into real eye-catchers. Visual impressions can be given an unusual appearance by selecting a crisp edged illumination. The opposite of such dramatic lighting is a uniform, large area lighting solution.
Object in the room
Objects in the room or area can be illuminated flexibly using track-mounted spotlights or floodlights. When illuminating an object with one spotlight in the direction of vision, the modelling effect is weak. Two spotlights, with sculpture accessories, shining from different directions create a balanced, three-dimensional effect. The brightness contrasts are milder compared to when using just one spotlight. Illuminating from below produces interesting effects since the light is coming from an angle which is unusual for the observer.
Narrow beam spotlights accentuate the object while floodlights show the object in the context of its surroundings. This reduces the modelling effect. Lighting from below can have the effect of making things look very strange. The possibility of dazzle must be prevented here in particular.
Objects in the room can be illuminated with an angle of incidence of 30° to 45° to the vertical. The steeper the incident light, the stronger the shadows. When the angle of incidence is 30°, strong reflection or undesirable shadows on people and objects are avoided.
Accent lighting for
- trade-fair stands
- sales and representational areas
Preferred luminaire groups
Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona
Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
Hermitage, Saint Petersburg
Object on the wall
Objects on the wall can be flexibly illuminated with track-mounted spotlights or floodlights.Spotlights highlight the wall-mounted picture. and create a decorative effect. ndividual wallwashers accentuate the picture more discretely than spotlights. everal wallwashers illuminate the wall evenly. The object is not emphasised. loodlights provide a homogenous illumination of the entire wall surface. A contour spotlight ensures very strong, effective emphasis of the wall-mounted picture.
Narrow beam spotlights accentuate the object while floodlights show the object in the context of its surroundings. Contour spotlights can illuminate the object with a crisp focused beam and thus highlight particularly well. This can result in an effect that makes the object look strange because the object itself seems to emit light.
Objects on the wall can be illuminated with an angle of incidence of 30° to 45° to the vertical. The steeper the incident light, the more vivid the object appears. On reflective surfaces, e.g. artworks behind glass or oil paintings, care must be taken that the angle of incidence does not cause secondary glare in the observer's line of vision. In addition, unwanted shadow, e.g. cast by the picture frame onto the picture surface, should also be avoided.
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Frankfurt am Main
Spreitenbach (bei Zürich)
New York, NY
Cava di Tirreni