The framing projector has given me a result far beyond what I expected. Far and away the best solution for illuminating artwork that I have found. Concentrating the light on the art with no spill gives each piece "pop". I use the WAC two circuit track with both circuits on independent dimmers. The ability to marry utility room lighting with specialty art lighting is spectacular!
By:Homeowner / Developer , Homeowner (Morristown, NJ )
We were stymied on how to light up a piece of art work that was high up in a reccessed nitch. The framing projector made it possible to provide light only to the artwork within the nitch. Perfection!
By:Sydel M. , Homeowner
The light bulb does not fit snugly in the fixture, therefore the light beam is not centered properly. The screw in type focusing lens falls out easily. The glass holding the bulb in place does not fit tight and therefore rattles around when moved.
By:Phil S. , Homeowner (Canby, OR)
it works fairly well, and for the price am quite pleased. i use it to illuminate a painting in my hallway and overall, am happy with the product. It is nice because if i dont want to use it as a projector, then i simply remove the lens and it is a regular track light like the others on the track.
By:Hoawrd , Homeowner (denver)
I purchased 4 pairs (model 007 fixture) and (model 008) projector years ago. The projector frames art work exactly as I had expected. The only problem is that aim point of the light tends to drop about 2 inches over the course of 18 months. Hardly surprising give that it is an AC fixture. Same problem happens with professional theatrical light fixtures--friction fittings will always loosen over time.
By:CLR , Homeowner (Washington DC)
I am happy with the fixture. We are using it in a stairwell to light a very large painting and so we are using 3 fixtures with a MR16 spot bulbs. I would recommend it for lighting your art work but must install it no farther than 10
feet from painting. Great product for the price.!
By:Caron B. , Designer
The frames are not as smooth to adjust as I would like. There is no way to focus a sharp edge except by setting the light at a specific distance from the target image. A more precise lighting instrument would in a higher price range. All in all however, it does do the job it was made for. I am satisfied with the product.
By:Joe , Homeowner (Oakland, NJ)
I bought this to illuminate a photograph from aout 15 feet away. The products works as advertised, and nothing else exists in the price range from what I have found. The only issue is that the focusing is not very precise, so it is difficult to get a sharp edge to the light beam. Also, the shutters don;t move very smoothly, so it takes some time to adjust them exactly to the size of your photo. But, for 50 bucks it's pretty good.
By:Rahul , Homeowner (NYC)
Definitely good value for money. Works well at our distance of 9.5 feet. Pretty good control over the shape of the beam. One caveat: an LED narrow flood bulb in the 007 fixture by itself seemed to work fine, but when we added the framing projector it created a honeycomb pattern, so we're back to halogens.
By:Stephen B. , Homeowner (Alexandria VA)
This product is not very accurate and is rather difficult to manage framing and focus. While it may seem an inexpensive solution, it really can't do the job like its more expensive alternative.
You get what you pay for.
The framing projector is an optics accessory that attaches to the standard 007 track light fixture and allows for projection of an adjustable rectangular light beam to neatly illuminate artwork, for example.
The two parts come separately and are designed as a slip-collar assembly. The two I got were way too tight and I had to spend a significant amount of time sanding the mating surfaces to get them to fit together. Keep in mind they also need to slide them apart to replace the lamp, so you don't want to force them together
The projected beam shape is adjusted by manipulating 4 shutter vanes which takes some fussing with to get right. Since they are free to move in any direction, it's easy get one edge right only to have it slip while adjusting another edge, but they can adjust for parallax, which is pretty cool. The final result is not as precise as you might want but you can soft focus the edges by rotating the lens.
By:Jay W. , Designer (Santa Cruz, CA)