Traditional / Classic Picture Lights

Traditional/Classic Picture Lights

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This 16” classic style picture light, the pin-up version of the DC, the C-style shade is has the same diameter as the Traditional style (T-style) lamps, but with a more symmetric profile (compare profiles of the shades in schematics below)

The stunning DC9-61 is a direct wired Classic Style with a 9” shade in a gleaming polished brass finish. Classic lights for small artwork should be about half the width of the painting, not including the frame or matting.

Traditional LED Art light looks exactly like a regular T style picture light, but you will never need to change the bulbs, for the LED array lasts for about 30,000 hours of use. Museum quality LED lighting at its finest. (Call us, we have a special offer on this particular TLED14-51 in Satin Brass, the offer is for 30% off the regular price, only one is available at the special price, ask for PHP-TLED Special).

BTLED14-1. This classic LED battery light for medium size art is hand made by artisans in Vermont, the lamp is hand cut, hand shaped and hand painted. It runs on batteries, but looks like it is built into your wall. Perfect for lighting medium sized art, the 14” shade will light paintings from 20” to 28” wide.

High quality classic picture lights for artwork add polish and finish to the art and photographs in your home. We carry many varieties of traditional picture lighting; House of Troy classic picture lighting styles include the Advent line, the Richardson Reflector line and Hyde Park lines. As well, obviously, the traditional picture lighting style that is known as the “T” style, or Traditional Style, is the foundation of the entire House of Troy classic picture lighting collection. Within this category you can find classic picture lights for artwork that are direct-wire or plug-in or battery operated.

Our traditional picture lights for wall art are available in a variety of finishes Gold, Bronze, Pewter, Satin Brass, Statuary Brass, Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Weathered Brass or Mahogany Bronze. Each lamp is assembled by hand using a 25-step process. Since the 1940's these lamps have been crafted in Vermont to the highest standards of quality, beauty and technical excellence. Precisely adjustable to provide light exactly as you wish it, the traditional lamp shades stand out from your picture on horizontal arms you can adjust from 5 to 7 inches. Each shade has a ball swivel joint so it can be set at the perfect angle.

Classic gold picture lights come in a variety of sizes to stretch across gold finished frames of any length - T14-1 (14" Classic Gold Picture Light), T14-51 (14" Classic Satin Brass Picture Light) are celebrated models in this category. Other high end styles, like T14-81, the Classic 14" Mahogany Bronze Picture Light are best sellers whose premium quality finishes can complement a wide variety of frames and room decor.

We have come to realize that the customer who desires a traditional home décor appreciates the differences afforded by the Hyde Park and Richardson Reflector variations on the Traditional style. Each lamp utilizes the same classic picture lights shade as the traditional picture lights, but the Hyde Park has an elegant swan neck mounting that extends higher above the frame and further out from the wall than traditional picture lights 'T' style. Additionally a classic antique style turn key with a unique chunky square head creates profile interest in the HP style, unlike any other of the picture lights in the classic picture lights collection.

For homes which require a picture light to come much farther from the wall than the T style allows, the Richardson Reflector style is the answer. Call our friendly customer service department 800-792-4457 to discuss how aspects of your paintings, such as frame height, frame depth, wall height and painting size and /or access to electricity affect your picture lighting choices.


  • Slim Line
  • Horizon
  • Halo
  • Mendon
  • Zenith
  • Guilford
  • Advent
  • Ultra Slim Line
  • Ultra Wide
  • XL
  • Hyde Park
  • Oxford
  • Steamer
  • Traditional
  • Contemporary
  • Richardson
  • Advent
  • Mantle
  • Spot Light
  • Library / Bookcase

Power Source

  • Direct Wire
  • Plug In
  • Battery

Light Type

  • Incandescent
  • LED
  • Fluorescent


  • Black
  • Bronze
  • Nickel /Pewter
  • Chrome
  • Gold
  • Antique Brass
  • Satin Brass
  • Other Brass
  • White
  • Mixed Metals

Size of Shade

  • 4"-11"
  • 12"-21"
  • 22"-30"
  • 31"-49"
  • 50"

Bulbs & Brackets

  • Bulbs
  • Brackets