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Phantom Lighting’s optical framing projectors are IC-Rated and designed to fit into any setting, and the New Construction (NC) series projector housing is the choice when that setting is still being built. Specifically, this model is intended for use prior to installation of sheet rock, and comes with a set of mounting bars that can accommodate joist spacing up to 10 inches high and 24 inches wide. A removable cover plate with oval slot and custom glare shield provides easy access from below and maximum concealment of the light source. The cover plate can be painted to better match the surrounded ceiling. For homeowners that like to plan ahead and ensure their projectors are firmly integrated into the ceiling, this projector model has no rival.

Our Float Finish (FF) series projector housing can also be installed during the construction process and is considered an upgrade to the NC series because it has a zero sightline cover plate that blends seamlessly into the ceiling. Because a larger hole has to be cut for the FF’s unique two-part cover plate to be patched and painted, installing it while the building is still under construction doesn’t increase the difficulty of the project the way it can in an existing structure. For less visual pollution on the ceiling, the FF series housing is best solution.

The basic function of each of Phantom’s five projector models, though, is identical, and the NC series offers the same excellent flexibility and visual impact that Phantom’s projectors are known for. It starts with unparalleled aiming capabilities, using a rotating ring and mounting cradle that allow for total vertical and horizontal aiming. With its aiming capabilities, the projector can be offset to better conceal its location, negotiate unusual room dimensions, and eliminate glare.

The projector is built with a powerful LED light engine using a Cree XHP70 chip. At 3000K and 90+ CRI (color rendering index) this LED light source is the best choice for fine art illumination. The light engine is optimized with the use of Phantom’s proprietary lens apparatus, which consists of a pair of condensing lenses and a pair of achromatic focal lenses. The apparatus can be configured to emit one of several beam spreads, further shaping and aiming the beam.

Finally, with a pair of adjustable shutters or a metal template, the projector beam can be contoured precisely to the edges of the subject, producing a glow-like, lit-from-within look that is simply enchanting.


An optical framing projector is the ultimate lighting option when it comes to fine art, and with its NC series, Phantom Lighting can have a system ready to go before the ceiling has even been built. For information on this or other Phantom projector models, please contact our customer service department by calling toll-free at 800-863-1184 or request a quote using our online request form!