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Lighting Fixtures: Picture Frame Lights

I've ordered 6 different kinds and didn't like, and also search for them, didn't see anything: picture frame lights. I am doing 10 fabric printed posters / sound panels and want to hit each one with some light. For design reason, they must be ceiling mounted. Does anyone have a go-to fixture for this purpose?
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4 inch recessed lights in a soffit around the perimeter of the room. 10 pack on Amazon from Globe electric for under $90.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I do have those installed for the general room lighting, but wanted something a little more focused for the posters.
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One of my project is combining both, Acoustic panels and lightning... Work in progress, didn't have much time lately, but this is what I have so far, using strip of LED

with the LED on



LED Off.

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One of my project is combining both, Acoustic panels and lightning... Work in progress, didn't have much time lately, but this is what I have so far, using strip of LED

with the LED on



LED Off.

Now that is a creative idea. I actually have a spool of that strip material as shown in your second picture. I am surprised how much light actually shows through given the complete black of the fabric, very cool!
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Now that is a creative idea. I actually have a spool of that strip material as shown in your second picture. I am surprised how much light actually shows through given the complete black of the fabric, very cool!
Thanks.
Next step is to create some type of a "groove" in the frame to include the light within the frame and create an "indirect" lighting effect, so you dont actually see the LED strip, as well as in the middle of the frame so the frame has a full lighting effect (not only the edge). For that I also need a deeper frame, like 3 or 4inch deep instead of 2.5 like i do now.
All of that combine with a smart Wifi LED lightstrip, and it could be a custom star light ceiling panels or theme panels with lighting effect...

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The real question here is how are you supplying power to these lights? Do you want them hooked up by cord that you plug in or do you want to hardwire them into the wall? Either way they are pretty cheap. Mostly its an issue of electrical work.
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The real question here is how are you supplying power to these lights? Do you want them hooked up by cord that you plug in or do you want to hardwire them into the wall? Either way they are pretty cheap. Mostly its an issue of electrical work.
Good question. They will be hardwired to a wall switch. And that leads to next issue, I want them dimmable as well. This can accomplished through the switch but the bulbs must dimmable and I am finding most small led accent lights are not dimmable.
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I just decided to add a few more cans closer the pictures and angle the bulb.
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