Setting up an art illumination display requires lights that are both powerful and unique, and Phantom can provide both. Homeowners don’t show off their paintings, photographs, lithographs, prints, and sculptures only to have them blend into the background. The point is to make a mark with them, to draw people to them, and that’s tough with cheap, weak fixtures. Even the most beautiful subject in the world will sit unnoticed if not displayed properly. On the other hand, a beautifully executed system can elevate a subject, and earn it extra attention.
When placing art illumination, what lights should a homeowner consider?
That really depends on the look a homeowner wants. If the homeowner prefers a traditional museum style aesthetic, then track fixtures are usually the choice. Track fixtures can also effectively display multiple pieces at once, which can be a major help when dedicating an entire room to a gallery. If a homeowner prefers something a little more dramatic and minimalistic, then down recessed fixtures are a popular option. Keep in mind, though, that down recessed cans are rigid once placed, so they are a better choice for homeowners that won’t move their display pieces.
In addition to these proven display options, Phantom can also set up one or more optical framing projectors in the home. Optical framing projectors are, like track fixtures, directional fixtures, so they can be aimed at nearly any spot in the room. Phantom’s projectors are among the most flexible on the market, as they are built with a rotation ring and mounting cradle that offer excellent vertical and horizontal aiming capabilities. Flexible aiming makes for an easier setup and installation, and also provides additional design options after installation.
What really makes Phantom’s optical framing projectors stand out, though, is how they can be contoured to the subject, regardless of its size or shape. Usually, the projector is installed inside the ceiling and covered with a plate that completely hides it, save for a tiny aperture. Through this aperture, the projector fires a sharp halogen beam that can be shaped using shutters or a custom metal slide. In effect, any part of the beam that is not aimed at the subject itself is screened out, so only the subject is lit. When done right, it makes the painting or sculpture look like its glowing, a powerful method of art illumination that few lights can match.
What’s better is that Phantom’s optical framing projectors are easy to attain and set up. They are offered through Phantom’s website, which allows for a few customization options. For example, a homeowner can opt for a UV filter to better protect paintings, or a pin hole cover plate for additional concealment. Of course, Phantom’s experts can help a homeowner throughout the process, so if there is any doubt about what projector to select or how to configure it, Phantom can help out.