Art Lighting Consulting Services

Art Lighting Advice

My clients include Architects,  Interior Designers,  IALD Lighting Designers and individuals seeking expert guidance to light their cherished artwork or to give assistance on a project that they are designing.

I realized tonight that I must be the "Real Art Lighting Expert" because other art lighting web sites (some that sell different picture lights), claim that I am the "Art Lighting Expert".

www.COCOWEB.COM - 5 Art Lighting Tips from Expert David Munson

Sorry but they took a real interview and change the truth a bit as I never talked to them or gave them permission to use my name, besides that... They sell terrible lights.

I think they stole the article from a "real" art site that interviewed me.

5 Tips from Art Lighting Expert, David Munson said....

"David Munson is one of the foremost authorities on fine art lighting. After inventing and founding Fine Art Light™ in 1998, Munson has lit treasured original artworks in private collections, museums, galleries and public spaces like Carnegie Hall. His patented painting-specific lights use special UV filters, heat diffusion and carefully calibrated beams to illuminate oil paintings, pastels and even photographs safely, while providing even light from top to bottom."

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Sorry, I got off track.....Here is a small example of the difference in architecture and Art Lighting.

A few years back I got a request for a "US10B Satin Bronze" art light for a Microsoft residence.

I asked   "What color is the frame of the painting?"

The answer was "24K Gold Guilt"   I told him "If you put a US10B Bronze light, on a gold frame,  it will look like a tootsie roll or a turd.   "I then asked  "Are you trying to match the door hardware?"   The architect then said  "but that's our metal finish!"

I then asked "If my light was made or paper machete, What color would you want me to paint it? "

Long pause on the phone call.    I then told him "I paint the housings the same color of the frame so they blend in and not stand out."

I also get a lot of requests where they want all of the lights to match.  I then ask "Do all of the frames match?"   The reply is always "Of course not".  I then sometimes give them a smart ass question back,  "have you considered re-framing them all to match?"  They then understand that the light should match the frame color.

Over the past 49 years,   I have designed hundreds Architectural Art Lighting solutions for public and private museums,  commercial and residential projects that did not use my "Fine Art Light".

I have lots of experience with recessed solutions,  such as accent lights,  wall washers,  and various framing projectors.   I also very well versed in selecting track lighting heads that actually work for art with the proper filters and have even designed architectural beams and coves to hide track systems.

I have also seen hundred of projects that were disasters and could have been prevented if someone would have asked the right questions.

I can also advise you on lots of subjects other than lighting also.   Such as "Hanging Hardware",  "Non Glare Glass",  "UV Glass",  "Window Tinting" and many other non lighting questions.    I have many friends in the art business that can answer the questions that I can't answer.

Even if you are not going to use my products call me.  I will give a free 5 minute review on any art related questions you have.

Call me and say the following words...."I'm calling for your 5 minute review"

Or ..... I have the following Question...

How do I light my paintings in very tall ceilings?

How do I light my very tall artwork?

What do you know about Non Glare Glass for my watercolors?

How do I protect my paintings from daylight?

What about window tinting to prevent fading from the sun?

What is "Blue Light Hazard" ?

How do I light my brass wall awards to prevent reflections?

I have a mirror with a beautiful frame, Can you light that and not have reflections?

How do I light a tapestry? Quilt? Flags?

What color should I paint my walls to make my art stand out?