The SoLux Art Light was developed to ensure optimal viewing conditions for paintings both in the gallery and in the home. The Art Light exclusively utilizes the SoLux Daylight Bulb developed and patented by Tailored Lighting Inc. SoLux is specified by the worlds premier museums and art galleries on paintings by Picasso, Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, Vermeer, and Rembrandt to name a few. We are pleased to announce the Musee d'Orsay in Paris France has chosen the SoLux light source to relight their entire museum collection. The Musee d'Orsay is best known for housing one of the most extensive collections of French Impressionist art in the world. Works by Degas, Monet, Renior, van Gogh, and Cezanne will now be bathed in a natural light bringing out the true beauty and genius that was hidden under the old lighting. For a partial list of over one hundred Museums, galleries, and artists that specify SoLux, click here
The SoLux Art Light incorporates a proprietary diffuser assembly to ensure maximum beam uniformity and spread and the SoLux "Black Back" bulb that emits no light out the back. The SoLux 3500K 36 degree 50 watt Daylight Black Back Bulb in combination with the diffuser emits the closest simulation of daylight with lowest UV and IR of any light source on the market.
To ensure optimal beam spread coverage, the Art Light's head can be tilted and height is easily adjusted a total of 9 inches by loosening the set screws found on the mounting disk. The mounting disk is approximately a quarter inch thick and doubles as a picture hanger. The head extends 18 inches out from the wall. The SoLux Art Light can easily light a 3x3 foot painting or if you have a smaller painting the Art Light can be adjusted to produce a pattern as small as 20 inches in diameter. View examples. To see a more detailed view of the Art Light mounting hardware click here.
To fine tune the output of the Art Light without changing the color temperature included is the Neutral Density Screen Kit. The Kit allows you to reduce the output by 30%, 50%, or 60% depending on how many screens you use. If you prefer to adjust the light level while changing the color temperature we have provided information in our dimmer section. A dimmer for electronic transformers is required for SoLux Art Lights
The low voltage transformer supplied with each Art Light provides a steady stream of power to the SoLux Daylight lamp that lasts an incredible 6,000 hours. You can purchase the Art Light with a plug-in wall transformer (dimension 4"x2"x1.25") , 10 foot long powercord, and on/off thumb wheel switch (Art Light with Plug-in option), or with a hardwire kit with transformer (dimension 2.5"x1.25"x.75") that connects directly to a power outlet behind the painting (Hardwire option requires wallmounted switch and 4 inch round electrical box which are not included).
For small paintings we recommend the Petit ArtLight which is 2 inches shorter than the standard artlight and head extends 11 inches from wall as opposed to the standard 18". The Petit ArtLight comes in plug-n and hardwire versions as well as black, gold, and chrome finishes offered below.
For larger paintings we suggest looking at our double headed Wall Mount Fixture For a larger collection or gallery we recommend our Premium Track Fixtures, Premium Recessed Fixtures and, MonoPoint and MonoRail Systems. To frame a painting eliminating spill light around the edges we suggest SoLux Framing Art Light
This was written by the Independent, a British publication, when SoLux used at the Van Gogh Museum to illuminate Van Gogh and Gauguin masterpieces. As makers of SoLux, we view this as the ultimate compliment:
"The show will delight Van Gogh and Gauguin groupies and academics alike, for the best gourmet-gourmand reason: the paintings seem naked, new and endless...the hi-tech radiance (SoLux) that shines down on The Sower, and other paintings, is thoroughly democratic, there is no bias towards bleak chaos; the slightest variation in colour density, the plasticity or patterning of brush strokes, even the micro-thin shadow lines - all are even-handedly revealed. And, in most of Van Gogh's canvases and later Gauguin's, all seems forever young... the effect is electrifying: the paint still looks wet; one waits instinctively for a waft of linseed."
A partial List of Museums, Artists, and Art Galleries where SoLux can be found:
* Van Gogh Museum, Netherlands "You allowed us to see things we've never seen before"
* National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
* Los Angeles County Museum, CA
* Artrain, Collection of NASA and Air and Space Museum, "Thanks for a great product"
* Guggenheim Museum, NY, NY, and Bilbao Spain, 2001 Giorgio Armani Exhibit
* Rembrandt House, Amsterdam, Netherlands
* Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters, NYC, NY
* Museum of Natural History, Gem Display, San Diego, CA
* Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
* American Museum of Natural History, Gem Display, NYC, NY
* Philadelphia Museum of Art
* Memorial Art Gallery,Rochester, NY
* Notre Dame exhibit in South Bend, IN
* Cincinnati Art Museum, David Dillon, "They're extraordinary"
* "After September 11: Images from Ground Zero", photographs by Joel Meyerowitz.
* Diane Burko Marriott Hotel in Center City, Philadelphia
* Marquette Building, Tiffany Mosaic (1894) Chicago, IL
* Christopher Ries' fine crystal sculpture gallery
* Riley Hawk Galleries in Columbus, OH
* Josh Simpson Contemporary Glass "We Love SoLux"
* John Himmelfarb
"What a difference SoLux has made on our art! While we were waiting for all your bulbs to come in we had one room that was half SoLux and half another company's and you could really see the difference. You have a great product!
"No other light source comes close to the impressive track record established by SoLux. I guarantee it will bring out the true colors of your painting. The SoLux Art Light will give you the ability to enjoy the true beauty of the painting that you call your own."
Kevin P. McGuire (Inventor of SoLux)