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There are a couple of challenges when focusing optical projectors to illuminate art, but it’s nothing that a little professional expertise can’t solve. These fixtures are designed to be easy to handle, even by people who have no confidence in their technical skills. And while installation is simple enough, securing the right placement spot takes a little planning and foresight. Consulting with an expert can solve any possible issues, and professionals have access to additional customization options. These options can sidestep a lot of common issues associated with high power display fixtures and ensure a seamless, blended appearance.

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The key to focusing optical projectors to illuminate art is to get the placement right and to get the beam spread right. This is essential to framing the illumination and metering it properly along the edges. If the fixture is placed above eye level, it must be offset to prevent glare from bouncing back into the observer’s face. However, offsetting the fixture requires extra ceiling space, which isn’t always available. Phantom’s fixtures overcome this with a unique lensing apparatus that allows for multiple beam angle options. The beam angles are produced by finely adjusting the focal lenses inside the fixture, and adjusting the beam angle enables the installer to place the fixture at one of several distances. So, if necessary, the fixture can be placed close or far away, and even way down a corridor or hallway if the homeowner opts for Phantom’s 150fl lenses. As one of the most advanced fixture technologies on the market, shaped illumination may be a bit intimidating for a homeowner, but they are easy to use and quick to install with a little professional assistance.