5 Ways To Conceal Wiring For Picture Lights Can Make You Feel At Ease. - SEEDIQ

5 Ways To Conceal Wiring For Picture Lights Can Make You Feel At Ease.

Concealing wiring for picture lights is an essential step in creating a polished and visually appealing display for your artwork. Exposed wires can detract from the aesthetic, but with a few thoughtful techniques, you can seamlessly hide them, ensuring that the focus remains on your artwork.

Before diving into concealing wires, select a picture lighting that suits both your artwork and the space. Opt for picture light fixtures that come with built-in wire channels or those designed for easy wire concealment. This initial choice can significantly simplify the wiring concealment process.

For instance, plug-in lighting is more effective than rechargeable lighting for large or tall artwork. This is particularly important for artwork larger than 40"W x 30"T, which is the maximum recommended coverage for our largest wireless system (the Rechargeable Touch Series). Simply put, larger artwork would require too much space and cost for the battery pack of a rechargeable fixture.

Furthermore, when a piece of art has a top that is out of reach, rechargeable systems face additional challenges if the batteries ever run out of power. Our Hardwire picture light make it easy to turn them on and off and adjust their brightness using remote controls.

If any of those situations describe you, there may be areas in your home where the outlets you've chosen for your preferred picture lighting are not easily accessible. As a result, you might have the unsightly appearance of visible cables hanging from your picture.

Here are five ways to conceal the wiring for your picture light sconce if you're concerned that it may impact the presentation of your artwork.


1. Utilize Wire Molding or Channels:

Cord covers are sheaths that enclose the entire wire, providing a clean and unobtrusive appearance. They are available in various materials, including fabric, plastic, or metal. Choose a cord cover that complements your décor and use it to hide the wire along its entire length.
"These are available in colors that will match or accent the color of your wall at a number of large box stores. In order to complement your wall, you can also paint the cord cover. Make sure you paint in two layers, giving the cord cover time to dry in between.
Taking measurements for a cord cover is simple and should be done with a level to guarantee a straight installation. "


2.Hide with Furnishings or Other Accents

The last option is to use things you already have in your house, including furniture or other décor. Occasionally, positioning furniture—such as a credenza or cabinet—in front of your outlet and beneath your artwork is the easiest way to conceal wires. This would eliminate the need for additional supplies or help by enabling the wiring and power supply to be hidden below your furniture. A low-key, understated presentation can be achieved by arranging furniture beneath your artwork and using the cord covers from option #1.


3. Make Use of Product Like Taperwire:

"There are products like Taperwire and Ghost Wire available on the market that offer discrete, almost invisible wiring to power your picture light.

Taperwire creates incredibly thin wires that are supported by adhesive and measure around 0.015""—or two human hairs thick—that are intended to be affixed to a wall before being painted or textured. Since you specify the necessary wire length and any bends or 90-degree turns, they are built to order. The cables are incredibly thin, flat, flexible, inexpensive, and simple to install. The wiring usually costs between $20 and $30.

According to Taperwire, their flat wire models may all be concealed by paint, wallpaper, spackle, flooring, moldings, wallboards, and cement.

""Any wiring application where stealth & aesthetics are desired can benefit greatly from our adhesive-backed flat wire.""

You can install it at home with Ghost Wire, another brand of incredibly thin electric wire that you can buy online."


4. Painted Wire Concealers:

In cases where a more discreet option is desired, consider using painted wire concealers. These are thin tubes that adhere to the wall and can be painted to match the wall color, making them nearly invisible. They provide a minimalist and subtle solution for hiding wires.


5. Professional Installation:

If concealing wiring seems daunting, or if you want a flawless finish, consider hiring a professional electrician or installer. Professionals have the expertise to hide wires seamlessly, ensuring a clean and expertly executed look.

In summary,Remember to prioritize safety throughout the process. Ensure that all wiring is properly insulated and secured to prevent any potential hazards. By choosing the right pictures lights and employing one or more of these wiring concealment techniques, you can create an elegant and well-presented art display that captures attention for all the right reasons.

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We offer a wide range of hardwired and wireless picture light options in different styles and finishes. We can review images and measurements of your artwork and provide suggestions if you would like assistance with selection.
Please contact us via phone at +86 13424905921 or via email at info@seediqlighting.com without delay.