Hidden lighting creates superior aesthetics and variety in high-end lighting applications. In fine art lighting, anything that distracts the eye will diminish the presentation, so hidden lighting is used focus the viewer’s attention onto the piece instead of itself. In display lighting, hidden fixtures are just as important to lighting rare furnishings and display cases used to house eclectic contents. Without a compact and concealed light source, space becomes limited, and visibility obscured by the fixtures and lighting controls.
Phantom Contour Projector
The Contour Projector gives the collector a truly hidden light in every since of the term. The beam emanating from its lens cannot be seen from any angle of the room, regardless of the position of the viewer. This is a major development in projector technology when comparing projector products. Previous, more primitive equivalents produced a “spotlight” effect, with a beam of light clearly visible to the viewer and excessive spill light that often overpowered the canvas or sculpture. A hidden light beam has both an aesthetic advantage and a technical advantage over this approach. Obviously, art work looks better when there is no visible fixture to clutter the view. More importantly, every work of art can be optimally showcased if the light beam is focused and shaped to fit its unique proportions, texture, color and style.
Phantom Projectors are able to create this effect by focusing white light from a halogen source and passing it through a series of adjustable filters. The filters are set to precisely match the dimensions of a painting or sculpture. When the hidden light from the Contour Projector strikes the art, it suddenly becomes visible as an ambient glow which is called “the lighted from within” effect.
Phantom Linear Strips
While many linear strips can be successfully concealed from the viewer’s line of sight, the equipment used to power them is often difficult to hide. Most hidden strip lights use bulky and cumbersome transformers that are all but impossible to keep out of sight. Wiring is another problem with some hidden lighting strips. Even if the strip itself is not visible, wiring can slip out of wherever they are tucked away and ruin a showcase or display. Truly elegant display lighting and showcase lighting require a hidden source of illumination that not only conceals the strip, but also the electrical components used to power the strip.
Phantom linear LED strip lights were engineered for the design contractor who found larger and more cumbersome pieces to be a frustrating encumbrance to the fine art of interior decorating. Phantom linear strips will work as hidden lights in any display cabinet, bookshelf, breakaway, showcase, cabinet, wine rack, or cove. The key to this diversity in application lies in their basic design. Phantom engineering eliminates visible wiring by conducting electricity along metal shelf standards. It is also powered by a transformer that is much smaller and therefore easier to conceal than those of other strip lights. Perhaps more importantly, each linear light strip is custom manufactured to the precise dimensions of the case, display, rack, or furnishing for which it is intended. This creates a much more seamless and integrated installation of the fixture into its surrounding and hides the light source so effectively that cabinet and display interiors appear to glow with a luminance of their own.
See the Light, Not the Fixture!
This has been our motto from the founding our organization and it summarizes in one sentence the entire purpose of our fine art lighting and display lighting fixtures. With customization and concealment available throughout network of Agents, professional designers, builders, architects, and individual end users can showcase their collections of artwork, collectibles, fine wine, collector’s firearms, private libraries, and even merchandise with our custom hidden lighting products.
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In a world of lighting manufacturers who market similar products with cliché claims to fame, Phantom Lighting stands above its competitors as a Promethean source of new light. With proprietary technology that can be adapted to any art lighting or display lighting environment, Phantom technology represents a marriage of aesthetics and science has made Phantom Lighting a leader in lighting creation that enlightens the mind as much as it enlightens the room.
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