Phantom TL series xenon linear strip lights are the ideal choice for low voltage undercounter lighting. Equipped with both low voltage transformers and dimmer controls, they can operate at the most minimal of power levels without compromising aesthetic.
Phantom TL series linear strips can also be fitted with any number of lamp choices in order to make low voltage kitchen undercounter lighting a true source of luxury lighting. The builder has the option of incandescent, xenon, and a patented new form of LED festoon.
These new LED festoons are the most remarkable development in recent low voltage undercounter lighting technology. Very different from previous generations of low-output and flat color LED bulbs, these new festoon lamps can operate at only 1.7 watts and output the same amount of light as a 5 watt xenon lamp. This represents a power savings in and of itself, on top of the very nature of LED as a luminaire that only requires 40% of the power as incandescent technology. Phantom cabinet lighting fixture technology has also overcome the color temperature limitations of previous technology by adding warm tones to a historically cooler tone lighting source. We have three different selections that can be chosen by architects, builders, and designers. Custom kitchen designers often opt for the warm 2800K LED festoon lamp, which produces xenon-quality luminance and is ideal for granite and marble counters. The cooler color temperatures of 2950K and 5000K are also available.
These LED, low voltage undercounter lights also feature some rather unique technologies in heat reduction. Unlike incandescent bulbs, our festoons are actually a proprietary lamp designed with three led bulbs inside. A special heat sink is built into the festoon that draws the heat of the bulbs backward while light is directed from the lamp forward and downward onto the countertop below. This eliminates practically all forward throw heat, and it allows the homeowner the option of leaving their low voltage kitchen undercabinet lights on indefinitely without the risk of overheating kitchen task areas. In most instances where this is done, however, homeowners prefer to dim the lights at night in order to create a more subdued and elegant effect.
This generates another cost savings when one considers that heat of any kind, and in any amount, will rise to the top of the room. Even something as small as an industry-standard, low-voltage undercounter light can generate enough heat to raise room temperature by several degrees. This will ultimately increase home cooling costs for a room (the kitchen) that is already typically one of the hottest rooms in the house. The dimmability of Phantom low-voltage custom cabinet lights proves an invaluable counteragent to accumulated forward throw heat. This is of particular value to the designer who feels that incandescent and xenon sourcing is still the best choice for his or her decorative scheme. A 5 or even 7 watt xenon bulb can be dimmed to a luminance level that is luxuriously decorative and simultaneously minimal in heat output compared to fluorescent undercabinet lighting.
Lamp life can also be extended by Phantom low voltage undercounter lighting technology. While the lifespan of LED is typically 40,000 lamp hours regardless of the manufacturer or mounting configuration, the noticeable difference that Phantom engineering makes on the lifespan of incandescent and xenon lamps is remarkable. Simply by dimming the cabinet lights, people can expect for their bulbs to last for the maximum anticipated life expectancy, and, in some cases, even a bit longer. Our undercabinet lighting manufacturing facility is located in Houston, Texas. Feel free to contact us toll free at 800-863-1184 for assistance.
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