Architects sometimes have difficulty finding specialty art lights and cove lights through traditional lighting supply channels. Lighting suppliers tend to stock their inventory with standard fixtures and move these products out the door as expeditiously as possible to maintain their own process flow. It is very difficult for some of them to custom order cove lights made for a specific ceiling area or type of ceiling, and many manufacturers they represent do not even make custom fixtures at all.
Art lights obtained through typical supply houses are often generic and obtrusively interfere with the viewer’s appreciation of the art. This is one of the main reasons why architects turn to Phantom Lighting. We custom manufacture and supply cove lighting fixtures tailor made to the specifications of vaulted ceilings, domes, trusses, valances, and serpentine coves. In essence, anything the architect designs is something we can light.
We can particularly serve the architect as a custom cove lighting supplier for high-end residential and commercial interiors. The Phantom CM cove lighting series offer a potential radius fit of up to 360 degrees. This makes it possible to create a fixture that fits the circular interior of a dome in a commercial building, or to create a fixture those winds hidden along the top of a serpentine contour of a ceiling cove. This degree of flexibility makes the CM series architect’s dream when it comes to illuminating theme-oriented restaurant interiors such as Houston’s Aquarium. This recent project involved supplying a local architect with CM fixtures fitted with 2800K LED festoon lamps. The effects we were able to create rivaled those of xenon lamps with a colour temperature that matched the sand and water color scheme of the interior design.
Architects involved in similar restaurant design projects have also been able to create some very sophisticated lighting effects with our Contour Projector products. These clean and sophisticated looking projectors flush-mount to the ceiling and can be fitted with gobos to project images onto walls. Perry’s steakhouse in Austin, TX recently had a pattern gobo created to project their logo into their main lobby. Architects involved in restaurant and hotel planning can use this versatile combination of pattern gobo and projector to supply lighting effects that give their clients a winning, competitive edge in branding.
The same art projector and cove lights we supply to commercial architects also serve the residential architect equally well. Custom homes are built for interior decorating, and the low profile design of both our Contour Projectors and our linear cove lighting strips offers a greater freedom of interior decorating. Design professionals can hang art in any location appropriate to display and have it “lighted from within” by projector requisitioned by the architect prior to build out. They can also count on having more ambient lighting near the top of the room with energy saving LED cove lights that will save them money and compliment whatever work is subsequently done by an interior decorator with an additional layer of light.
Our linear strip lighting manufacturing plant is located in 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 call a Phantom Agent toll free 800-863-1184 to obtain more information on all of these options. You can also request literature on our main website, visit our 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 expert art lighting designers and cabinet lighting builders on two major continents.