The name is self explanatory. Painting light fixtures came into being to provide the illumination required for paintings so that they can be viewed from different angles. Such lighting could be adjusted to reflect the painting as per its size and for also accenting uniformity.

They are made out of metal and are available such that you can use them for portraits, landscapes or for frames on the walls. Today, you also have light fixtures for paintings that use LED technology. These do not produce any heat and are being increasingly used to not only light paintings of high value but also for their prolonged protection.