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You must do more with your expensive collection of fine art than just make it visible. You must illuminate it with decorative home accent lighting that will support the tone of the piece without clashing with its expressiveness in any way. This is not easy to do for do-it-yourselfers even if they do stumble upon the right type of art projector lighting fixtures.

Too much light tends to flatten a painting’s sense of perspective and wash out its colors. Too little light, on the other hand, makes the whole picture look gloomy. Too tight light will shine like tunnel vision on the center of the painting only. Too much light splashes onto the wall. None of this is good and you should ask a lighting  expert for advice.


What is needed instead for fine art displays is a source of decorative accent lighting that can be aimed from precisely the right angle and fine-tuned to illuminate the entirety of the painting, yet stay within the borders of the frame. You need a recessed picture light that will emphasize the relationship of light and shadow that the artist intended for the work to portray. You must also make sure that the light draws attention only to the painting and not to itself or to its mechanical source.

Unfortunately, there are many manufacturers of decorative accent art lighting fixtures that often seem oblivious to the need to fulfill all of these client desires with a single piece of equipment. They seem to prefer to specialize in meeting one or two of these desires, but hesitant to meet them all. Perhaps this is a reflection of our contemporary society’s fascination with micro-management and overspecialization. No matter. As art lighting experts, it’s not the way we operate at Phantom.

What we do is combine precision technology that targets specific needs with a multi-dimensional platform that can deliver the anticipated results. This, in a nutshell, is the guiding force behind the engineering of a Phantom Contour Projector.

Available in five basic models suitable to any type of commercial or residential art lighting upgrade, every Phantom Contour Projector is further customized at the time of installation to the specific ceiling, room, and work of art it lights. We can even adjust it to create the supple and complex interplay of light and shadow necessary for lighting sculpture – a job that normally requires many different types of fixtures and more than just a few lamps or accent lighting tools to pull off.

The Contour Projector is filtered and easy to adjust – making it both safe and adaptable. Finally, the Contour Projector is a professional lighting fixture you won’t see it hugging the contour of your ceiling, and you won’t notice the light beam until it reaches your painting and gives off that magic lighted from within effect that is unique even to the world of luxury lighting.

All things considered, it is easy to see why our motto has always been, See the Light, Not the Fixture.

Our decorative residential lighting manufacturing facility is located in Houston, Texas. A network of nationwide lighting distributors and interior designers 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.

Feel free to contact us toll free at 1-800-863-1184, visit our lighting resources or online lighting showroom to discover which Phantom Lighting products and models will best adapt to your particular lighting needs. Together, the professionals at Phantom Lighting will ensure that your next project is an astounding success!

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