Contemporary Picture Light

Classical elegance and exquisite contemporary design.

The Contemporary picture light can be made to suit any size of art work.

Hogarth picture lights at Weston Park, Shropshire


The Contemporary picture light can be cut to any length which enables us to illuminate any size of art work.

Hogarths Contemporary light for paintings and interiors is a stylish, elegant, new concept light featuring innovative modular design and incorporating Hogarths L.E.D. technology.

The bulbs emit zero heat and U.V. (ultra violet) so our picture lights are totally safe for illuminating fine art.

Image shows our Contemporary picture light finished in Antique Bronze in The Savoy Hotel foyer. After a £220 Million refurbishment Hogarth were chosen to design and supply picture lights to this world renowned hotel. An official unveiling of an art work showing the 1000 strong flotilla of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant took place in the Savoy Lobby on 6th September 2012. The art work was 3.2m long and 1.7m high and covered with non-reflective glass. Our shutter system controls the illumination only onto the art work.

contemporary picture light at the savoy hotel, London

Contemporary Picture Light at The Savoy

Complements all art works and classical interiors

The Contemporary picture light is made to suit any size of art work.

This unique system enables picture lights to be constructed to any length to suit paintings of any size and style.

At 12 volts the system has no wiring, bulbs simply slide into position and can be added with ease.

As the arms are very fine we can make them to suit any situation, low ceiling heights, beams etc. Let us know your requirements. Contact us for a quote.

The image shows a photograph from a client. Our brief was to keep the arm protrusion as short as possible. We designed the picture light to do this and the illumination is very good over the entire piece.

Available in a number of finishes or in any colour you require, just let us know your desired colour and we will match it.

Like our Contemporary picture light, the Classic picture light has patented features enabling the illumination to be adjusted to fit the canvas.

The picture light can also be used with our ‘Invisible Wire’ system, meaning no need to channel walls, simply stick the wire to the wall and decorate over.

The picture light slides into a bracket which can be fitted to the frame or wall. This allows the picture light to be easily removed.

photographs of the ironmongers halls fine art paintings
painting with our contemporary picture light over
ironmongers halls, oak panelled hall with hogarth contemporary picture light

Hogarth supplied picture lights to the Ironmongers Hall, Barbican, London. The paintings above were over 5 feet wide. Our Contemporary picture light was finished to a similar colour as the panelling and custom made to suit the painting width, with arm protrusions to ensure the illumination fully covered the canvas.


Our picture lights come ready for use from the box and are easy to install.

How to install and hang our picture lights - for more information see Technical Cut Sheets.

The hood is very thin and light in weight, only 4.6cm (1 3/4 inches) wide and 1.8cm (3/4 inches) high.


Standard bulb - L.E.D. 2700K 97 CRI


  • Tonal Control
  • Colour Temperature Control
  • Invisible Wire
  • Thin Wire
  • Rechargeable Battery


  • In-line
  • At driver
  • We can fit to any lighting control system, DALI etc


Hood - Aluminium

Other parts brass to suit installation type


Specification Sheet

download picture light specification sheet

Fitting and Installation

These images show the back of painting with picture light fitted.

Close up of the brass bracket and easy to use push-on connector, shows 2 screws to hold the bracket to the frame. 3 grub screws (on top) allow the light to rotate up and and down. The bracket will easily fix to the picture frame or wall, screws supplied.

Image three shows a very small switch which we can supply to fit anywhere on the back of the frame, which comes with a pull cord making It easy to operate the picture light by a finger tip. (always fitted on the rechargeable battery option).

The switch is only 10mm thick X 15mm wide X 25mm tall

Normally fitted with the standard two arms (or 3 for longer picture lights), for some installations we can fit a central arm. Our job at Hogarth is solving your lighting problems. See what we did for Petworth House

Hood width can be made from 1 inch to 12 feet long


Below is our standard range of finishes. We can send samples of actual metal finishes on request. We can also match any colour you desire.

Model #200 Antique Bronze

Model #201 Aged Gilt

Model #202 Gold

Model #203 Old Gold

Model #204 Chrome

Model #205 Black

Model #206 White


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Museum Certified All variations of our light are certified as meeting the stringent CIBSE (museum lighting guide) with zero heat and UV output onto the canvas. UK Patent No 0001477.9. US Patent No 09/764818