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After the introduction of the Revelite AL, artists who used the light to illuminate their finished work realized that the Revelite was also a powerful tool for creating art. Studios often suffer from a lack of sufficient natural light, causing colors to appear muted and untrue. The traditional approach to fixing this problem involved haphazardly mounting various lights to any available surface in order to spread a mix of light as evenly as possible across a canvas. The Revelite Easel Light offers a simple solution to this age-old problem in a discrete and energy-efficient package.
The Revelite Easel Light is an adapted version of the Revelite AL that allows fine-tuning of the light output without any tools. A dimmer switch is mounted to the rear of the hood, allowing easy control of the light’s output. Thumb screws on each light bar allow the light to be quickly calibrated to get even illumination on canvases of various heights. Three modified versions of our traditional mounting bracket are included to allow the artist multiple mounting solutions.
Mounting a Revelite to an easel allows brilliant light to be cast evenly across a canvas from a steep angle, allowing the artist to stand comfortable in front of their canvas without blocking their light source.Because the Revelite Easel Light uses the same LEDs and optics as the Revelite AL, artists are able to display their finished works under the same lighting conditions that the works were created under. For the first time, it is possible to guarantee that a piece of art can be presented to truly show the artist’s original vision.
The Revelite AL appears clean, elegant and simple. However, as one investigates what makes this fixture work so well, they will find that it is a precise and highly-engineered product. Its revolutionary design is the culmination of the work provided by a diverse collective of engineers and designers, including a mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, optical engineer, computer science engineer, and an industrial designer.
Even Light Distribution
Our patented technology allows much better control of the distribution of light over a specified surface. This leads to much more uniform brightness from top to bottom and side to side. Since their invention, picture lights have been plagued by the problem of making artwork appear too bright at the top and too dim at the bottom.
Light the Artwork, Not the Wall
The ability to control the Revelite AL’s light output also allows a minimal amount of light to be spilled on the walls surrounding the artwork. This results in attention being directed toward the artwork.
Excellent Color Rendering
The light that the Revelite AL emits has very high color rendering properties, resulting in vibrant colors and brilliant whites. The LEDs used in the Revelite AL have a Color Rendering Index average (CRIa) of over 90 and an R9 value of over 85. The CRI scale is used to quantify how accurately a light source renders colors. The CRIa value is an overall score and the R9 is a score that is specific to saturated reds, which are very important in most artwork.
The lack of ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) light makes the Revelite AL much safer for use on sensitive artwork by greatly reducing fading and cracking.
Constant Color Temperature Dimming
The Revelite AL can be dimmed down to very low levels while maintaining consistent color temperature. Usually, consistent illumination levels are desired across a collection, which results in smaller pieces requiring a less powerful light source. This is usually accomplished by dimming individual fixtures to different levels. However, when incandescent lamps are dimmed, the color temperature of the light becomes "warmer". This results in colors appearing differently across the collection which can be distracting and arguably deceiving. Each Revelite AL in a collection can be "fine tuned" using the included micro dimmer switch (or a compatible remote dimmer) without having to worry about maintaining color consistency.
The Revelite AL has a cross section of only 2 ¼ by 1 inches, and protrudes from the front of the canvas only 7 inches. This allows attention to be drawn to the art, not the fixture. The Revelite AL’s ability to achieve such high performance out of such a small package is the result of our intensive engineering work combined with incredible recent advancements in LED and optical technology.
The LEDs used in the Revelite AL have a life rating of over 60,000 hours (L70), compared to as little as 1,000 hours for incandescent technologies. This translates into no maintenance other than occasional dusting.
The Revelite Easel Light comes standard with a matte black finish. Please inquire about custom finishes.
Each fixture comes standard with three versions of our mounting bracket and a standard hardware kit, allowing the easel light to be mounted to a wide variety of easels. Mounting requires the installation of wood screws to fasten the mounting bracket to the easel.
Power is provided to the light with a standard plug-in power supply (included). If your easel is far from an available outlet, additional microwire should be used as an extension cord. Microwire is available in the Accessories.
If your easel is made of a material other than wood, please inquire about a custom mounting solution.
Input Voltage: 24VDC
Power Consumption: 6-10 Watts per foot at full brightness (depending on vertical adjustment)
Light Output: 468-780 lumens per foot at full brightness (depending on vertical adjustment)
Hood Dimensions: 2 ¼” deep X 1 åäÉÝ” tall (width approx. matches width of canvas)
Why choose the Revelite EL instead of other picture lights?
The Revelite EL excels for 4 main reasons:
Does the Revelite AL get hot?
The fixture gets warm but is never too hot to touch.
What types of media can I use under the Revelite?
The light emitted by the Revelite is low in UV and infrared light, making it the safest possible choice for illuminating artwork. For this reason, all media will be safe to use. Very heavy use of impasto may cause slight shadowing to appear below prominent strokes.
Does the fixture require a transformer?
The led driver is integral, however the fixture requires an included external 24VDC power supply which can be installed remotely, mounted to the back of the frame, hung on the wall behind the painting, or placed in a junction box. When ordering, specify the type of installation and we will supply the correct transformer. Aftermarket low voltage power supplies with the proper specifications may also be used to power and dim the Revelite. If you wish to use an aftermarket power supply, please contact us to check that it will be compatible with your Revelite fixtures.
Does the fixture run off of a battery?
The Revelite can run off of a rechargeable battery pack. At full charge, a Revelite Easel Light will run for 5 hours at full brightness.
What is Microwire?
The Revelite AL is an energy efficient, low voltage device. This means that the wire between the power supply and the fixture poses no risk of electric shock and can be very small. Our microwire is only 0.055 x 0.110 in. and can be ran along a wall without appearing obtrusive. Microwire is white and can be painted over.
What tools do I need to install an Easel Light?
Installing an Easel Light will require a mounting bracket to be fastened to your easel using #8 wood screws. We recommend installing these screws by using a handheld power drill. Drilling a 3/32” pilot hole will ease driving the screws.
What is Color Rendering?
Color rendering (CRI) is a measure of a light source’s ability to faithfully reproduce colors.
How do I wire the Revelite if I live outside of the United States?
The Revelite AL is a low voltage fixture and uses an external transformer. We will supply you with a transformer with the appropriate voltage input and plug style. If the lights you order are being shipped to within the US, please be sure to note which country the lights will be sent to in the comments section.