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Object

Eye-catching lighting effects for objects in the room and pictures

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

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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 a spot or an oval flood lens shining from different directions create a balanced, three-dimensional effect. Spotlights with oval flood characteristic are ideal particularly for oblong objects such as statues.
Spotlights with a wide characteristic show the object in the context of its surroundings.
Illuminating from below produces interesting effects and potentially makes things look very strange since the light is coming from an angle which is unusual for the observer. The possibility of dazzle must be prevented here in particular.

Narrow beam spotlights accentuate the object, while luminaires with a wide-beam light distribution show the object in the context of its surroundings. This reduces the modelling effect.

Object in the room

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
- museums
- exhibitions
- trade-fair stands
- sales and representational areas

Preferred luminaire groups
- spotlights
- floodlights

Object on the wall

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Objects on the wall can be flexibly illuminated with track-mounted spotlights or floodlights.
Spotlights highlight the picture, while the surroundings seem to recede into the background.
Individual wallwashers accentuate the picture more discretely than spotlights.
Several wallwashers illuminate the wall evenly. The picture is not emphasised.
Contour spotlights ensure very strong, effective emphasis of the picture. The result is a decorative effect that makes the object itself seem to emit light.

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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.

Accent lighting for
- museums
- exhibitions
- trade-fair stands
- sales and representational areas

Preferred luminaire groups
- spotlights
- wallwashers
- floodlights

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