Low voltage recessed lighting for artwork, sloped ceiling

badgergalAugust 31, 2011

We have a 4' by 5 1/2' framed picture that we would like to shine some light on. The ceiling above the art work is sloped. At the center of the picture the ceiling is approximately 11' high. We would like to use low voltage recessed lighting with a 4'' can. It will have to be a remodel can as there is no acess from above.

It was suggested to us that we use Juno 4'' MR16 Universal with their Aiming Elbow which has a 75 degree vertical adjustment. The housing does not say it's for a sloped ceiling. Do you need housing for a sloped ceiling when using the Aiming Elbow in this case? Will it light the picture correctly? Also will we need one light or two lights for the size of the painting? How far from the wall should the cans be placed?

Thank you for any assistance or suggestions for this lighting situations.

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If you don't already have light fixtures in the ceiling, you would have to plan on having the necessary wiring done. It is likely that 4 (or more) lights would be more appropriate.

Have you considered alternatives such as track, wall wash lighting?

    Bookmark   September 3, 2011 at 11:54PM
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Just thought I'd post a picture of my lighted art work. We ended up using just one 4 inch recessed low voltage light with the aiming elbow trim. To me it does not look like it needs the 4 or more lights that the previous poster suggested.
There certainly is a big difference in how the art looks with and without being lit.
First picture is with recessed light off. The flash made a white spot on picture.

Second picture is with light turned on. No flash needed on camera what do you think?
    Bookmark   October 14, 2011 at 3:14PM
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