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spotlighting art -- good led alternatives to mr16?

Posted by dgdg (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 14, 11 at 16:56

Howdy folks,

I am looking to add some directional recessed lights in my living room, aimed to spotlight a couple pieces of art (a photo and a print). Can anyone recommend any specific LED alternatives to MR16 halogens for this purpose?

I was inclined to go with the MR16s (e.g., in 3-4" cans), since I love the way they make bright colors "pop." Also, since we're only talking about 2-3 lights, efficiency is somewhat less of a concern. That being said, I do want to minimize UV damage to the art, and I try to cut electrical consumption wherever possible, so I am open to considering a quality LED fixture/lamp.

Thanks in advance for any and all recommendations!


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RE: spotlighting art -- good led alternatives to mr16?

There are MR16 LED lights that can be used in place of halogen MR16 bulbs.

Other alternatives
LED track lighting,
LED light bars, ...

I've included a link for a manufacturer that makes LED lighting for museums

Here is a link that might be useful: LED lighting factory

RE: spotlighting art -- good led alternatives to mr16?

Thanks, davidtay! Lots of neat stuff at that link. If anyone has recommendations for a specific LED MR16 bulb replacement (or for a good recessed directional LED setup), that would be helpful, too.

RE: spotlighting art -- good led alternatives to mr16?

Take a look at the offerings on
You may find an interesting read.

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