"The most important lighting innovation of the last 25 years"


The Hanging and Lighting System

The POWERAIL™ Hanging and Lighting System frees you to display your collection in the most effective way without restrictions imposed by existing electrical circuitry.

Powerail assy - Nickel 005Sadly, the inappropriate placement of power outlets determines, often inappropriately, the positions of paintings in many private collections. In country mansions, city apartments, and stately homes, the availability of power for illumination determines where paintings hang. To state the obvious, traditional methods of lighting artwork are restrictive and inflexible. Furthermore, paintings that always hang in the same positions often become invisible because familiarity blinds us to their beauty.

Curators and collectors should have freedom to organise and display art in the best ways. Lighting should facilitate excellent display, not impede it. Lighting should facilitate rearrangements that reawaken awareness.

POWERAIL™ blends into the styling of your rooms, an elegant picture rail in many finishes, tasteful finials, and wall brackets. Versatile design allows POWERAIL™ to fit into every interior. Your pictures hang exactly where you want them. You can re-organise your collection whenever you wish.

Every POWERAIL™ system is bespoke, beautiful and built with care and precision in the UK, from the highest quality materials.

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Recommended Lights to use with the POWERAIL™ System:
OPTIMA LED™ Picture Light
OPTIMA™ SPOT Art Spotlight

POWERAIL is invaluable in my work with historic buildings. It means that one can have complete flexibility to light pictures anywhere without destructive chasing of wiring into walls. I can honestly say that it is the most important lighting innovation of the last 25 years, allowing really effective picture lighting without harming the visual appeal or historic integrity of an interior.

Edward Bulmer – renowned expert in historic interiors

Good picture lighting is crucial for a museum and Richard is a major reason why the Foundling Museum’s lighting is outstanding. Richard actually invented his now famous CX-POWERAIL picture hanging and lighting system in response to the brief given him for the Foundling’s refurbishment in 2003/2004. The system is reliable and works flawlessly, but is also beautiful and perfect for a classically elegant environment, like the Foundling. If you need to light a museum or historic house, you need to talk to ‘RAYLIGHT’ (sic)

Pontus Rosén – CEO at Association of Art Historians