Very few fixtures can produce the same illumination effects that a contour projector can. These technologically impressive devices are the best option available for presenting artistic pieces like paintings or photographs. This is because they can be adjusted to fit the profile of any subject perfectly. This may not seem like a big deal, but preventing spill light or shadows evokes a powerful illusion, making the piece seem like it is lit from within. This subtle, warm glow breathes life into the subject and can entrance an observer. In short, the effect has to be seen to be believed.
Fortunately, Phantom offers a range of devices that can fit any venue or setting. In general, a contour projector is built into the ceiling and is hidden from view using a cover plate. When the light is not in operation, the cover plate lies flat against the ceiling. Once switched on, the cover plate descends slightly and opens a small aperture for the fixture. Even when switched on, the device maintains an extremely low profile, which enhances the effect. Many observers won’t be able to tell where the light is coming from because the illumination is soft and the device is hidden from view.
Phantom has five different models available, all of them designed slightly differently to accommodate particular settings. The NC (new construction) and RM series (remodel housing) are the most compact units available and are built for ceilings that are shallow, which is common in newer buildings. The TA (top access) series is designed for settings where only ceiling access is feasible. The FF (float finish) series is installed flush with the ceiling and blends in completely when painted to match its surroundings. The SM (surface mount) series is an exposed fixture and is not shielded with a cover plate. It is the most economical contour projector available.