Here are some questions that some of our customer have asked regarding cabinet lights and cove lighting supplies and how they compare with rope lighting and other linear lighting sources.
Do you supply rope lights as cabinet and cove lights?
No. We acknowledge the decorative benefits of rope lights in certain decorative applications such as holiday lighting and patio lighting. However, rope lighting is not an ideal choice for cabinet lighting or cove lighting construction.
This is due to a number of reasons. For one thing it is difficult to control the reflective glare that comes off appliances and countertops when you are using any linear lighting source.
What about using rope lights as cove or over the cabinet lights?
While it may be tempting to install them as low-cost cove lights and over the cabinet lights, we recommend you avoid this as well. Rope lights have a relatively short life expectancy, so if one light in the string fails, the rest go down with it. This will result in half the cove being lit and the other left in darkness, and cause the homeowner to have to go find a lighting supply source on their own to find a replacement. This is not an inconvenience that you want your client to inherit. Classic Phantom cove lights use long life 2800K festoon lamps that provide years of trouble free service.
What can you supply as a cabinet and cove lighting alternative?
We are glad you asked this. Our custom LED energy saving linear lights have been engineered for custom manufacturing and low-profile design. This essentially means that a linear strip is created to fit a specific cabinet interior, over the cabinet top shelf, or cove near the ceiling.
We are perhaps the only cabinet & cove lighting supplier currently working in this marketplace that offers this degree of customization, and who can manufacture and deliver the product so expeditiously and cost-effectively for the contractor.
All you need to do is give us the dimensions of the cabinet or cove you intend to light and decide on what level of light and colour temperature is most appropriate for the initial home interior design for the new construction. Our lighting supply representative network and manufacturing facility in Houston, TX will take care of the rest.
What advantages do Phantom Cabinet and Cove Lighting Fixtures provide over standard fixtures made for the same purpose?
For one thing, they present a highly adaptable and resilient fixture made with onboard glare shields pre-mounted to the lighting fixture. This supply a much more controlled and evenly distributed spread of luminance under a cabinet or over a cove. Phantom cabinet lighting fixtures are also engineered for maximum concealment. Rather than using visible, external wires to conduct current, our lighting transformer supplies power to the lamps through metal shelf supports and bus bars along the strip. This allows the homeowner to remove shelving for cleaning or redecorating without risk of damage to the strips or fear of electric shock.
Our cabinet and cove lighting supplies are shipped from Houston, Texas. A network of nationwide lighting supply agents fans out throughout all 50 states into cities like Ft. Lauderdale, FL (FLL), Orlando, Florida (MCO), Santa Monica, CA, (LAX) Columbus, Ohio (CMH), (LGA) New York, NY, (JKF), St. Louis, MO, Detroit, Michigan (DTW), Madison, WI (MSN), San Francisco, California (SFO), and Omaha, Nebraska (OMA). We also service clients internationally, with lighting manufacturer representatives working out of Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America.
We invite you to contact us toll free 800-863-1184 to obtain more information on our cabinet lighting supplies. You can also request literature on our main website, visit our phantom mobile website, or read through the many informative summaries and FAQs located on our lighting blog. All of these resources contain a wealth of information about our custom low-voltage lighting products that are the dream come true of art lighting designers and cabinet lighting builders on two major continents.