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Can the Phantom Contour Projector effectively light art across the  room and still frame the art? I am an art consultant in Southern California who is familiar with projection lighting by other companies. I saw your lighting fixtures at Light Fair in New York and have wanted to use them ever since learned about them. I finally have an art lighting application that requires a very special fixture. The room is two stories tall, glass on both sides and does not have attic access.

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Yes, the Phantom contour projector can effectively light art across any room! The Phantom Contour Projector produces a focused light source and the lenses can be changed to accommodate a long narrow throw of light. Likewise, you can change the lenses to illuminate a large painting by expanding the beam pattern, without loosing the ability to set the focus. Phantom contour projectors has a variable optics systems that allows the installer to select focal lenses designed for either short wide or long narrow throws. The ability to manipulate the field of light ensure that the light levels remain high and the focus remains sharp and crisp.

We recently photographed an installation in Texas that is very similar to what you are describing. The above images show both a daytime shot of the room. In this custom lighting solution, one Phantom Contour Projector was used to illuminate the large contemporary painting mounted vertically above the fireplace. Thanks to our lens system, we can effectively light art across the room without issues. The Phantom projector was mounted on the opposite wall, inside the coat closet next to the front door and penetrated the wall roughly 8′ up from the floor and the light projects some 30′ across the room with dramatic results. The small wall penetration was only 1 1/2″ in diameter and can hardly be seen from anywhere in the room. The installer used a custom template to mask the light from hitting the wall, creating a floating effect. It’s like the painting is “Lighted from within” and the soft colors of the art can be seen in detail, as the artist intended.

Phantom lighting systems manufactures a plethora of specialty lighting fixtures such as the Contour projector for art lighting and Phantom cabinet lighting for displays. If you are considering ways to effectively light art or ways to effectively illuminate a cabinet, bookcase or pieces of furniture, we have a solution.

Based in Houston, Phantom Lighting Systems, is devoted to transforming your surroundings into visual masterpieces through cutting-edge lighting solutions married with stunning design. We invite you to call us toll-free at 800-863-1184 or fill out our online request form for complimentary design assistance. Follow us on social media – InstagramPinterest, or Facebook.  You can also check out our gallery of images to see first hand Phantom Lighting products in action.

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