Lighting catalog cut sheets are standard in the industry, and offer a comprehensive look at a single fixture. In truth, there is probably more information in each listing than a homeowner, contractor or engineer needs, but it can help prepare them for a product search. There are plenty of illumination options out there to check through, and the only real way to tell them apart is to either see them in action or to review their reference documentation. Phantom has made this easy with its cut sheets, which outline the fixture’s features, photometric data, and customization options.
For example, Phantom’s lighting cut sheets for cabinet lighting series include an exploded view diagram of its cabinet fixtures, which can help a homeowner understand how the system works. It may not be necessary to know exactly where the LED strip is placed in relation to the dimmer or driver, but it will suggest how much space a homeowner will need to accommodate the fixture. Each diagram also comes with a reference illustration detailing space requirements, so a homeowner can begin mentally arranging the system prior to fixture selection and installation.
Phantom’s cabinet fixtures are metered, in part, with the use of aiming trims, and every cabinet fixture model can be set up with one of several trim layouts. Homeowners can review these trim options and pick the one that best aligns with their cabinet. In short, a homeowner that reviews product data is going to be ready to dive into the selection process and get their perfect display that much faster.
Lighting submittals are essential documents that serve as a frame of reference for illumination designers, system providers and architects. They outline the technical details of an illumination product and allow other professionals to assess the product’s capabilities. In effect, illumination product manufacturers use these as a bid on a project, and package the bid along with cut sheets and other reference information for consideration.
Before an architect or designer can finalize a project, they need to have fixtures selected for the space. Thorough planning ahead of time ensures the building owner gets exactly what they are looking for in terms of look and feel, so it is considered an essential part of the process. Lighting submittals speed the process along and give professionals all the information they need to make an informed decision.
For example, Phantom includes detailed cut sheets with its submittals, and these provide schematic diagrams, along with other reference illustrations, specifications and features, photometric data, and customization options. Photometric data, in particular, is helpful for professionals to gauge the capabilities of a fixture. It outlines how the fixture’s beam spreads at different placement distances. Using this information, a designer can sketch out fixture placement and ensure the installation process is executed seamlessly. There are many steps to getting that perfect aesthetic of the illumination system, but none is more important than bidding and planning.