Radius cove lights are designed to do what other fixtures can’t – specifically, providing even illumination for a variety of curved features. When curves and odd angles are part of a feature, setting up display illumination can be a real challenge. Most fixtures can’t be modified to accommodate curves, making them a poor choice for these features, as they will produce uneven illumination. The fact is, only a few fixtures are flexible enough to work in these applications, making them the go-to choice for curved architectural features.
LED strip fixtures are the ideal radius cove lights, and not just because they can operate around curves. Phantom’s Elite and Ultra LED strips are extremely powerful, but can be set to any output level with dimmer controls. They also produce soft illumination that is perfect for these applications, as they are built with glare shields and precisely metered fixtures. Also important, they won’t affect the display’s aesthetic because they are made with an extremely compact design.
Safety and convenience are often overlooked when installing display illumination, but they shouldn’t be. LED strips are the most efficient fixtures on the market, so they emit close to zero radiant heat. This greatly reduces the chances of causing a fire, and because they are so efficient, they cost less to operate, an important consideration as these fixtures are usually kept on around the clock. With the right fixtures, curved architectural features can make a huge impact in a room. And in most cases, the right fixtures will be premium LED strips.