Shelf lighting experts know how to use a variety of fixtures to create an endless array of displays, and this knowledge can be put to great use for a homeowner. Some people, when setting up a set of display fixtures, like to ponder on how it will look and what fixtures to use.

Others just want to bring in a talented designer to handle the hard stuff. An experienced illumination designer will step into that role willingly, determining optimal fixture placement and customization options.


The real work, though, is during the planning phase, when the fixtures are selected. Shelf lighting experts typically get their fixtures from trusted manufacturers that maintain excellent quality standards. And some designers have produced their own fixtures which can be adapted for special use. For example, Phantom has developed a unique adjustable fixture design that is built into cabinetry while it is being constructed. Phantom’s adjustable fixtures allow the homeowner to switch the shelving arrangement around at a moment’s notice and get as many looks from the cabinet as possible. This is normally impossible with standard fixtures, but it is just one more feature that a knowledgeable designer can offer. In short, there’s no reason a homeowner shouldn’t at least consult with a professional before beginning a project. During consultation, the designer can offer valuable advice, and much more if the homeowner is impressed with what they hear.