Pencil Picture Light

Hogarth's thin and discreet picture light

The Pencil picture light can be made to suit any size of art work.

Pencil picture lights designed for The Dorchester Hotel, London


A thin, discreet picture light, our Pencil picture light is available in any of our finishes and can be finished in any colour specified.

The picture light can be cut to any length enabling us to best illuminate artwork.

Available with all of our power options. We have been asked on many occasions to make a tubular picture light, most designs use festoon bulbs which are unreliable and dangerous and illuminate very poorly. Our design uses the most up to date L.E.D. bulbs producing zero heat and U.V. (ultra violet) with a bulb life of 10 years.

The image shows our pencil picture lights being used in the China Tang restaurant, the Dorchester Hotel, London.

pencil picture lights at the china tnag restaurant dorchester hotel

China Tang Restaurant, The Dorchester Hotel, London

A thin, tubular, discreet picture light

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The Pencil picture light can be cut to any length which enables us to illuminate any size of art work.

Hogarth’s Pencil light for paintings and interiors is a stylish, elegant, new concept light featuring innovative modular design and incorporates Hogarths L.E.D. technology.

Our Pencil picture light on a Simeon Stafford, private collection. The Pencil picture light lends a modern look and works well on this style of fine art. It also works well with the wooden, hand painted frame.

The picture light can also be used with our ‘Invisible Wire’ system, meaning no need to channel walls, simply stick the wire to the wall and decorate over.

The picture light slides into a bracket which can be fitted to the frame or wall. This allows the picture light to be easily removed.


Our picture lights come ready for use from the box and are easy to install.

How to install and hang our picture lights - for more information see Technical Cut Sheets.

the hood and arm are very small at only - Hood: 19mm diameter, Arm: 6mm diameter.

classic picture light in profile with measurements
diagram of pencil picture light arm shape - standard

Standard Arm

Arms can be made to any size or shape, these are our standard shapes.

diagram of pencil picture light arm shape - straight

Straight Arm

diagram of pencil picture light arm shape - contemporary

Contemporary Arm

diagram of pencil picture light attachment bracket

Fixing Bracket


Standard bulb - L.E.D. 2700K 97 CRI


  • Tonal Control
  • Colour Temperature Control
  • Invisible Wire
  • Thin Wire
  • Rechargeable Battery


  • In-line
  • At driver
  • We can fit to any lighting control system, DALI etc


Hood - Aluminium

Other parts brass to suit installation type


Specification Sheet

download picture light specification sheet

Fitting and Installation

These images show the back of painting with picture light fitted.

Close up of the brass bracket and easy to use push-on connector, shows 2 screws to hold the bracket to the frame. 3 grub screws (on top) allow the light to rotate up and and down. The bracket will easily fix to the picture frame or wall, screws supplied.

Image three shows a very small switch which we can supply to fit anywhere on the back of the frame, which comes with a pull cord making It easy to operate the picture light by a finger tip. (always fitted on the rechargeable battery option).

The switch is only 10mm thick X 15mm wide X 25mm tall

Hood width can be made from 1 inch to 12 feet long


Below is our standard range of finishes. We can send samples of actual metal finishes on request. We can also match any colour you desire.

pencil picture light finishes antique bronze

Model #300 Antique Bronze

pencil picture light finishes aged gilt

Model #301 Aged Gilt

pencil picture light finishes gold

Model #302 Gold

pencil picture light finishes old gold

Model #303 Old Gold

pencil picture light finishes chrome

Model #304 Chrome

pencil picture light finishes black

Model #305 Black

pencil picture light finishes white

Model #306 White


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long pencil pictur elight with 3 arms, dubai gold frame


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  • Mr. Robert Hogarth
  • Birchen Reeds
  • Charles Hill
  • Tilford
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Museum Certified All variations of our light are certified as meeting the stringent CIBSE (museum lighting guide) with zero heat and UV output onto the canvas. UK Patent No 0001477.9. US Patent No 09/764818