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I am interested in lighting an antique cabinet. However, I do not want to see the lights or modify my cabinet to fit the lights.

Can the lights be mounted vertically without damage to the cabinet?

Phantom Strip Lights can most certainly be installed in a vertical mounting position without having to modify the cabinet. We have a special vertical trim that has a custom glare shield designed for just this type of application.

The glare shield blocks your view of the light bulbs from angles up to 90 degrees. That means even from the most severe angles, you will not see the lamp but, enjoy the objects that are being illuminated.

The VM Series or Vertical Mount Series is a custom built low voltage lighting fixture that can be installed in cabinets with fixed or adjustable shelves. Whether you have wood shelves or glass shelves, the lights can be fabricated for a perfect fit. The metal trim can be field notched to clear the shelves and the lamps can be custom spaced for uniformity and even illumination. Small low voltage transformers power the lights and can be hidden either above or below the cabinet and used in combination with a dimmer control, the lighting is magical.


  • Solid metal trim with glare shield specifically designed for vertical applications
  • Designed for fixed wiring applications such as free standing furniture and antiques
  • Perfect for retrofit or remodel applications
  • Maximum shielding from extreme side view angles
  • Multiple trim shapes available to seamlessly direct the light for custom applications
  • ETL Approved

Phantom lighting is all about hiding the light source and installation techniques vary by wiring methods. Rather than take a stock fixture and modify it to fit your cabinet, we manufacture a custom fixture that is made especially for your job. So if you want to illuminate a cabinet, breakfront, armories or adjustable shelves, Phantom Lighting is right for you!

For more information on custom shelf lighting or art lighting products visit our website at or call toll free 800-863-1184 for product assistance or a color brochure.

Our lighting manufacturing operation 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.

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