Lighting works of art is never an easy task even for design professionals. Optical framing projectors, such as the Phantom Contour Projector, is one of a few specialty lighting fixtures that lighting designers, architects and art consultants use for accent lighting applications.
This technology has been around for many years and was first introduced by an optical scientist named Rudolph Wendel. Mr. Wendel created this magical projector light which has thrilled art connoisseurs for years and was first used in the Louvre. Mr. Wendel’s creation became the standard for fine art lighting worldwide.
Mr. Wendel’s optical projector has evolved over the years and moved from an incandescent pre-focus light source to a mini-can base halogen lamp. The halogen lamp produces a very white color of light that has good color rendering and is preferred by artists and collectors. Unfortunately, the halogen light source produces a tremendous amount of heat making the housing for the equipment large and bulky. Optically, the Wendelighting® optical projector is still the same today as it was when it was created by Rudolph Wendel. With changes in the energy code, advances in light sources and optical design, the Wendelighting® optical projector is being left behind by the Phantom Contour Projector.
Today’s standard for fine art illumination is the LED Phantom Contour Projector. This high performance optical framing projector utilizes a very powerful and efficient 3000K LED light source. Fitted inside a unique optical chamber the light is magnified and distributed through a series of condensing lenses creating a very intense focused light source. This focused light is projected onto the art and then shaped to fit the exact contour of the object, regardless of the size, creating a lighted from with look. This is done with either a adjustable shuttering system, custom metal confinement plate or pattern gobo to mask the light. It is even possible to illuminate more than one object individually, from one Phantom projector by using a hand cut brass confinement plate. In fact, the Phantom Contour Projector is so unique and so effective, it is was granted a US PATENT for innovation and design. The Phantom IC Rated housings are half the size of the Wendelighting® optical projector housings and produces more light with less heat.
Phantom Lighting Systems is an original equipment lighting manufacturer of specialty lighting fixtures for art and display lighting. Feel free to give Tom Kretzschmar a call toll free at 800-863-1184 for assistance. Our lighting manufacturing facility is located in Houston, Texas with professional lighting sales agents located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including Washington DC, Nashville Tennessee, Las Vegas Nevada. Portland Oregon, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Tucson Arizona, Long Beach California, Atlanta Georgia, and Los Angeles California.
Whether you are lighting display cabinets or illuminating art, Phantom Lighting System is right for you.
WENDELIGHTING® is a registered trademark of Jacksen International, LTD.
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