Cabinet Light Fixtures
As interior architecture becomes more sophisticated, and as the functional and the decorative purposes of lighting converge more and more, linear strips are becoming the preferred form of cabinet linear strip lighting fixtures. More concealable than puck lights, and capable of much better color rendering than fluorescent lights, linear cabinet light fixtures feature a diversity of festoon lamping options, optional low voltage transformer, and lighting controls that make them not only the most robust type of cabinet light fixtures, but also the most energy efficient cabinet light fixtures on the market.
Some manufacturers, like Phantom Lighting in Houston, TX, have made it a point to take a careful look at every possible cabinet lighting application and anticipate where trends in the lighting industry will take this intriguing element of design. What they have found in both homes and offices is an increasing movement toward custom cabinet building in homes and offices that requires much more than generic or retail grade cabinet lighting fixtures. Phantom, for example, has developed 5 distinct model lines of display lighting fixtures, each featuring its own proprietary, wireless conductivity systems that allow each lighting strip to be custom manufactured to the exact specifications and dimensions of a cabinet or under cabinet surface. These linear cabinet lights offer choices in both vertical and horizontal mounting, and they can be fitted with any number of festoon lamps and dimmers to achieve a full range of functional and accent lighting effects.
Kitchen Cabinet Lighting
Kitchens are no longer utility rooms for food preparation and serving like they were in the past. Even average homes today feature kitchens that are larger and more comfortable than they were in the past. Kitchen cabinets look much more ornate, and kitchen countertops—even white ones— are usually very decorative in appearance. Kitchen cabinet light fixtures must reinforce these aesthetics and simultaneously render colors with glare free, uniform light distribution in order to make the kitchen appear inviting and comfortable to guests.
Phantom linear cabinet light fixtures are equally viable choices for in cabinet and under cabinet kitchen lighting needs. A wide range of finishes makes it possible to match them to virtually any color scheme in even the largest kitchens found in custom homes. Their low profile design makes them virtually invisible at this point, and the unique angle of incidence in which Phantom under cabinet light fixture installations illuminate countertops minimizes glare and eliminates the white spots commonly created by pucks and bulky fluorescents.
Dimmers allow home owners to adjust these lights to any level desired, so parties, daily meal preparation, and late night low level lighting can all be done with the same cabinet light fixtures. Phantom Agents will help you select from incandescent, xenon, and LED lamping options most appropriate to the color of your decorative scheme and the color and material workmanship of your countertop.
Low Voltage In-Cabinet Light Fixtures
Any Phantom linear cabinet lighting fixture can be ordered from our factory as a low voltage unit optimized for power conservation. One of the many advantages that our low voltage cabinet lights offer is a smaller than industry standard transformer that is much easier to conceal, allowing our cabinet light fixtures to be used inside cabinets of any size. Again, the combined luminance of vertical and horizontal strip lighting creates a much more even, shadow-free field of light that is also easy on the eyes because of the unique glare shields and directional photometric of the strip light itself. This makes them ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, storage cabinets in workstations, and special displays in certain retail and public showcasing environments.
Curio Cabinet Lighting with Linear Strip Fixtures
Curio cabinets without mirrors can be much superbly lit with Phantom linear cabinet light fixtures. Again, customization is what makes our curio lighting lights ideal for these displays. Regardless of the dimensions of the cabinet, Phantom VM series strips can of sight on either side of the vertical supports, and horizontal strips from any of our other four models can be combined to create an ambient field of what appears to be sourceless light. Xenon low voltage or LED lamps are ideal for these displays because of the special effects they can create.
Under Cabinet Lighting Fixtures
Phantom under cabinet light fixtures are among the few under the cabinet light sources that minimize glare by making angles of incidence work on behalf of the end user. Puck lights mount in the center of the cabinet underbelly and tend to create white spots on the counter below. The larger fluorescent fixtures mount toward the back of the cabinet, creating the undesirable effect of throwing light straight into a person’s eyes. However, Phantom xenon light strips for under cabinet lighting mount just beneath the front of the cabinet and direct the light at an angle toward the wall. This creates a smooth, even distribution of light that can be fine tuned even further with user friendly dimming controls on the unit. This is probably why we are now experiencing such an influx of orders from commercial contractors through our lighting sales agent network.
Although Phantom custom cabinet lighting fixtures are extremely user friendly, they are superb line items for the home builder and commercial builder as well because of their ability to make even the most luxurious lamping options affordable and efficient to almost any client they service. Just as it is with in-cabinet lighting, any under the cabinet lighting fixture we manufacture can be ordered from our factory as a 12V linear strip and fitted with incandescent, xenon, or LED festoon lamps. This allows the contractor to match the countertop and surrounding kitchen decor to the exact type of light source required for optimum light distribution and color rendering. Combined with a 12V transformer fitted with a dimmer switch the homeowner can adjust at will, even the most sophisticated xenon lamps now save power at an extraordinary level. Businesses seeking LEED certification can also replace fluorescent under cabinet lighting and strip lights with our low voltage LED under cabinet light fixtures. Unlike competing festoons, our lamping design generates 50 lumens per lamp on an LED strip light, making it nearly equivalent to xenon and far more of an energy saver at the end of the day.
Phantom Lighting Representative Agents Are Here to Help You
Regardless of your status as a homeowner, general contractor, or custom home builder, you can pick up the phone and call an sales representative in your area for free information on which linear strip lights will work best for your cabinets and under the cabinet surfaces. Headquartered in Houston, TX, we have Agents in every state in the country in cities like Chicago, IL, Spokane, WA, Los Angeles, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Wilmington, DE, New York, NY, Miami, FL, Philadelphia, PA, Cleveland, OH, Minneapolis, MN, Austin, TX, and many more. Contact us 800-863-1184 to speak to a representative agent of Phantom Lighting customer service at now or visit our lighting blog for helpful information regarding installations and application tips.