Tips for Illuminating Showrooms and Displays

Proper lighting is key to any attractive showroom and display. The best ones often use elaborate lighting systems worth thousands of dollars, all for the sake of ensuring the room and items displayed are shown under the literally the most flattering light possible. Whether it’s a collection of priceless paintings, or a brand new concept car, anything can look better with the right lighting. Here are some tips on proper showroom lighting. 

Keeping lighting leveled L Leveled lighting refers to a collection of light sources with the same tone and brightness. It serves as the foundation of your showroom lighting system, painting the room with a “first coating” of light. Think of the room as an unused canvas; your leveled lighting serves as the first coat of paint on which other lights are hinged on—your main light source if you will. You can use LED light bulbs with the same lumen output and color temperature to create an even lighting effect. 

Use backlights Backlights are basically lights that illuminate an area or focal point from behind—think sculptures and paintings. They serve a mainly aesthetic purpose, creating shadows for interesting display effects. Fortunately, the backlight effect is relatively easy to achieve; just place a few LED small light bulbs behind a frame or pedestal to achieve the look you desire. 

Don’t forget spot lighting Spot lights are the final ingredient to a basic showroom lighting setup. These lights generate and aim a generous beam of light from above or below a subject, drawing people’s attention to the area being lity Be advised that not all types of light bulbs are ideal for certain applications. For instance, CFLs, which generate UV light, are not advised for sensitive paintings and other similar works of art. For more tips and ideas on which LED lights to use for your display or exhibit, contact the LiquidLEDs team!

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