Decorative accent lighting for ceilings and foyers is very important in today’s living spaces. It fills the room with a sense of dimension by highlighting interior architecture in high places. General room lighting often misses these spots, leaving them in shadows.
With custom linear strips, decorative accent lighting along ceiling coves dispels these shadows with a layer of decorative lighting that adds vertical impact to walls and dimension to the entire room.
But why use linear strips for decorative accent cove lighting? Why not use rope lighting? There are reasons for this. Rope lights are series lights, meaning each bulb depends on the preceding bulb in the series for electrical current. When a bulb fails, every bulb past that point goes off. This creates unattractive gaps in the distribution of light. What you need instead is a contiguous glow that emanates up from the ceiling cove and bathes the upper wall and roof in a gentle wash of ambient light.
You do not want bright spots in your decorative accent lighting. Some of the very cheap rope lights use bulbs with uncontrolled light distribution that will create visibly brighter emanations of light along the wall and ceiling. This, too, looks unattractive from an interior décor perspective in kitchen cove lighting.
Custom LED strip lighting fixtures save energy and overcome these barriers in a number of ways. The festoon lamps used by Phantom, for example, are focused by reflectors designed to even the wash of light contiguously along wall or ceiling surfaces. While there are many festoon lamps on each strip, what you end up seeing looks like light coming from a single, linear source.
You can not even see the fixtures themselves. Our engineers have developed our custom decorative accent lighting technology to such a fine level of precision that it literally looks like light is coming out of the top of your ceiling cove from a mysterious, unseen source.
In the residential world, our luxury lighting products are used in custom home living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, and foyer entrances. Low voltage dimmers allow these lights to be lowered and raised at homeowner will so multiple moods for different occasions can be established by adjusting a few simple controls.
In the commercial world, restaurants, hotels, and casinos are using Phantom cove lights to fill large rooms with a sense of life, décor, vibrancy, and radiant light. These applications are highly cost effective thanks to Phantom Lighting’s LED festoon lamp technology. Now operating at only .6 watt per festoon, a Phantom LED strip light represents virtually no additional costs to an establishment’s lighting budge and practically no radiant heat output.
Our lighting fixture manufacturing facility is located in Houston, Texas. A network of nationwide lighting distributors and lighting showrooms are located 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 direct at 800-863-1184 to obtain more information on all of these cove lighting options. You can request a quote or enjoy our lighting resource lighting articles or frequently asked questions.