Until recently, lighting professionals shied away from framing projectors that required complicated lens selection, large fixture enclosures, and the necessity to cut custom templates. Framing projectors were either poorly made or were too complicated for the average installer.
No longer do installers have to worry about disappointing results for art lighting using framing projectors! Phantom patented optical technology has changed the nature of fine art lighting using framing projectors. This is true not only with our proprietary art lighting techniques, but also by improving process flow for lighting installation by professionals. Our art lighting reputation continues to grow from coast to coast as more and more installers choose Phantom lighting over every other form of optical framing projectors because of it’s performance and proven installation methods.
Art lighting using framing projectors are a different and a unique experience of customized lighting techniques. Art lighting, for example, requires precise angles to prevent glare and shadow. Most complications with traditional projectors result from the limitations innate within traditional fixtures and lenses that make it difficult to precisely adjust the optimal level of light. Phantom Projectors resolve these issues with sophisticated, highly flexible components that allow for precise beam placement and control.
In virtually every lighting installation, the Phantom contour projector will beam exactly the right amount of light onto the art or sculpture without excess spill light or diminishing shadows. To achieve this effect, the lighting installation team will first darken the room to replicate nighttime conditions. This is imperative to find the right levels of light required for the task. Installers then systematically work to position the lighting fixtures for precise beam spread and luminosity, producing the “lighting from within” effect for which Phantom Projectors have earned world renown.
While it is true that Phantom projectors are simple to install, we recommend that homeowners and curators hire professional lighting installation consultants to achieve optimal results. Damage often results from do-it-yourself attempts to mount projectors in rooms with tall ceilings. Placing the lighting fixture too close to the wall impairs the projector’s ability to properly aim. Builders and electricians, while technically skilled in electrical installation, often make this mistake unknowingly due to a lack of experience in fine art lighting. The fixture then requires relocation, and the ceiling has to be repaired at additional cost after the fact.
Phantom lighting installations are experts that can prevent this needless expense by positioning the projector at the best possible location the first time. They then work systematically to achieve the proper beam spread that forms the foundation for any successful lighting installation.
Because each job is a custom project, the lighting installation team will also draw upon a vast inventory of unique and specialized bulbs. With literally hundreds of options ranging in all sizes, shapes, and colors, lamp technology has evolved into not only a science but also an art form unto itself. These factors converge like a beam of light onto the subject, creating the magical lighting effect that has remarkably differentiated Phantom products as one-of-a-kind to our industry for art lighting using framing projectors.
Phantom professionals have made a career of fine art lighting. Throughout the Houston area, which serves as home to our corporate headquarters, the wealthiest art patrons and professional art galleries come to Phantom whenever they need cutting-edge technology applied with the subtle and classic grace of fine art.
We manufacture a wide variety of optical framing projectors design for art illumination:
FFL Contour Projector – Recessed framing projector with float finish or zero sight line IP rated enclosure.
NCL Contour Projector – Recessed framing projector with new construction IP rated enclosure with slot cover plate.
RML Contour Projector – Recessed framing projector with remodeler IP rated enclosure (old work)
TAL Contour Projector – Recessed framing projector with remodeler IP rated enclosure (custom installation only)
SML Contour Projector – Surface Mount IP Rated Canopy and IP rating (mono-point attachment)
For existing Phantom Lighting customers, we also have custom-engineered a solution – a direct retrofit LED conversion kit – to adapt your existing Phantom Contour (halogen) Projector into an energy efficient, long-lasting LED framing projector that delivers the high-caliber quality of light you’ve come to expect from your Phantom product. This is not a simple lamp change, but a major upgrade that improves light levels, energy efficiency and overall performance. The conversion process involves changing the electrical power supply, updating the optical system and installing a high output LED light engine for maintenance free operation. Art lighting using framing projectors, especially LED will transformer your art collection into an exhibit!
Mr. Kretzschmar would be happy to offer some art lighting suggestions or any questions you have regarding art lighting using framing projectors by Phantom Lighting System.