Home Cabinet Lighting
If you are currently having a new home built, or if you are in the process of moving into a new home, you are going to have cabinets in many different places. Obviously you will have cabinets in the kitchen which will feature a high level of custom craftsmanship and style. To properly illuminate them, you will need cabinet lights both inside the cabinets and undercabinet lights in order to illuminate the countertops below.
You will also have cabinets in the bathroom that will require illumination. If your home has a library or study area, many of the furnishings you plan to move into this room, such as an understudy or a computer desk, will have storage cabinets built into it. In your living room, you will no doubt want to showcase collectibles in special display cases that will need sophisticated adjustable cabinet lighting to illuminate the interiors and contents.
Your first instinct may be to ask your builder to install cabinet lighting for you. Your builder can and will do this if you so request because he or she already has relationships with lighting showrooms that provide fixtures of many different types that can serve multiple applications.
While this will provide you with workable equipment, you may be disappointed in the outcome when the standard fixtures that are sold through retail channels fail to properly fit the custom dimensions of some of your cabinets. You may also find these lights burn too hot and have to be turned off more than you would like them to be. Some also lack any type of control that would let you regulate their luminance, so you are pretty much stuck with one level of light that may be too much or too little for the particular space you are lighting,
The worst thing that happens with generic or retail cabinet lighting system is that they protrude visibly into the scene in a way that diminishes the aesthetic of the furniture, the surroundings, and any special items on display.
It will serve you better in the long run to purchase cabinet lighting equipment that is tailor made for each of the specific types of display and cabinetry that are featured in your new home. This requires nothing more than to request a lighting consultation with a Phantom Lighting expert. Normally all we will need from you are builder specifications on your cabinetry or dimensions of any display you wish to light. We can then quickly match your lighting requirements with a specific customization of one of our linear lighting strips.
These linear lighting fixtures are cut to match the vertical or horizontal surface of the cabinet interior. In the case of under cabinet lights, they are made to fit the beneath the forward lip of the cabinet undersurface and shine down on the counter. Bathroom cabinets of superior design and desktop cabinets can also be lit from within using these custom strips that quite possibly may be the only lights you will find anywhere that will fit some of the unique dimensions of your furniture.
The greatest strength that our Phantom LED strip lighting fixtures offers is a low-profile design that is so unobtrusive that it is very easy for us to hide then both inside cabinets and underneath cabinet surfaces. This creates the illusion that light is emanating from an unknown dimension of space (hence our name Phantom) in way that allows you to see the light and not the cabinet lighting fixture.
Cabinet lighting lamp options range from standard incandescent and xenon to a new, ultra-sophisticated form of LED that combines the lighting quality of incandescent sourcing with energy efficiency that even other LED lamps have not yet caught up to. LED cabinet lights are so sophisticated now there is practically zero heat output and so little energy consumption they can be left on day and night if you so choose without causing any negative effects.
Feel free to contact us toll free at 800-863-1184, visit our mobile website, lighting blog or online lighting showroom to discover which Phantom cabinet lighting fixtures and models will best adapt to your particular lighting needs. Together, the professionals at Phantom Lighting will ensure that your next project is an astounding success!show/hide Related Articles