Method Lights announced today the unveiling of it’s patented ML-200, ML-Direct and ML-EZ Charger Kit, revolutionizing and elevating the way people see their artwork. For the first time, consumers and businesses will be able to:
• Light their artwork from the ceiling without wiring;
• Control the color temperature;
• Adjust the brightness and;
• Determine the correct light beam diameter to ensure even, full coverage of light...
…Features that most picture lights should do, but cannot. “Ensure the light is not too cold, is dimmable, has an adjustable beam width and can accommodate a high CRI 2700K color temperature, as described in Sotheby’s Artwork Lighting Tips.” Method Lights’ patented LED products allow consumers to control the color temp from 2700 degrees Kelvin (warm) to 7000 Kelvin (cool), providing art lovers the ability to bring out the true color of their art. “Based on our research, the 2700K to 3500K range is true in most cases when looking at a large average of paintings. However, if you look at many maritime or winter paintings (or any painting that has a lot of white and blue in it) you will find that the lower (warmer) color temperatures make them look dingy and yellowed. Additionally, when you take into account competing light from incandescents or warm light sources, the higher (cooler) temperature range is necessary to balance this”, said Bart Watkins, Creator and CEO of Method Lights.
“I had a string of requests from various customers over the past decade asking for wireless, quality ceiling mounted lights for their artwork. After much research, I could not find any that I felt comfortable recommending, so I created Method Lights to develop innovative products that were missing in the marketplace”, said Mr. Watkins. With over 26 years experience lighting artwork, Mr. Watkins recognized that creating a light for artwork that could be adjusted for light temperature, brightness and beam diameter was critical.
The lighting products come with an infrared remote control which can be used on many different lights to easily program each one to the exact color temperature and light intensity desired when turned on from a wall switch; perfect for residential and corporate applications. The ML-200 is a ceiling mounted, battery-operated (rechargeable) LED picture/art light with remote that easily installs in minutes. In the energy saving mode, the ML-200 can provide up to 250 hours of light and the ML-EZ Charging Kit allows the ML200 to be charged without ever taking it off the ceiling (reaching ceilings up to 15’ high). The ML-Direct screws directly into any standard lighting fixture, such as a recessed ceiling light. The articulating light head can be manually adjusted to point in almost any direction. Method Lights’ LEDs provide over 50,000 hours of lamp life while producing very little heat and almost no UV radiation.
About CEO and Creator, Bart Watkin
Bart Watkins is the creator and Chief Executive Officer of Method Lights. As CEO of Method Lights, Mr. Watkins areas of responsibility include management of the day to day operations of the company, sales, marketing, product development, quality control as well as being the primary point of contact with the sales representatives. In addition, Mr. Watkins has been Chief Operating Office of Liz-Beth Fine Art, Inc., located in Knoxville, TN, since 1990. Liz-Beth Fine Art is a full service gallery and provider of art, framing and lighting services to the corporate, healthcare and hospitality industries. Mr. Watkins previously collaborated with the DIY network and moderated two segments on “How to Light Artwork”, served 4 years on the Board of Directors of the Dogwood Arts Festival, one of Tennessee’s largest cultural events, and was named one of Knoxville, TN’s top 40 under 40 executives.
About Method Lights, Inc.
Method Lights (methodlights.com) was founded to create a better way to experience art. Their innovations in picture light technology allow people to see artwork in their home as they would in a gallery or museum. Method Lights products have numerous exclusive, patented and patent pending features, including color temperature control, adjustable lens and easy recharging kit. The technology was specially designed to provide super bright and even lighting. The dimmer feature allows you to select the perfect level of lighting and unlike traditional picture lights, light the entire surface of the artwork, evenly. The high quality LEDs provide over 50,000 hours of lamp life and produce very little heat and almost no UV radiation, making Method Lights products the safest way to light all types of artwork.
Products include the ML-200 (easy ceiling mounted), ML-Direct (screws directly in light fixtures) and ML-EZ Charger Kit for use with the ML-200. They are currently being sold on Houzz.com and Amazon.com and various retailers throughout the U.S. To learn more about or purchase the products and/or to become a Method Lights dealer, visit their website.