Contemporary Dining Room Lighting Is Beautiful Yet Functional

Dining room lighting supports multiple tasks beautifully. Dining room lighting can be functional and attractive when chosen carefully for the space and its contents. Once a formal area with a standard chandelier saved for holiday meals, it is finding more purpose through such activities as playing games, completing a puzzle, and working on paperwork. When looking for the most effective illumination source it is important to be aware of what the space will be used for, and how many layers of light will be necessary to create the desired mood and functionality.

As this part of a home has evolved in its use, the traditional decor has become less common. Consumers are instead looking at all types and styles of fixtures in order to determine what will achieve personal satisfaction, visual appeal, and maximized purpose.

There are three main types of dining room lighting that can accomplish this feat. Ambient fixtures include wall sconces, torchieres, and cove or hidden ceiling fixtures. The brightness is toned down and is utilized to create a mood rather than to accentuate a specific display piece.

Phantom Lighting is an excellent producer of many types including cove units. They come in linear and ribbon styles depending on the dimensions of the mountable surface and ability to conceal the equipment. Task illuminators are placed for short term use. While most are portable many times they are easily adjusted and rather versatile. The traditional chandelier can remain a focal point hanging over the table or with a mixture of various styles. Free standing lamps and pendent fixtures are common as well.

Consideration of the desired preferences and quality of product are all part of the design process. When the ideal home accent pieces have been selected the final product should set a mood, provide a decor boost, and offer a comfortable space to those that utilize it.

Lighting Manufacturers

Lighting Manufacturers' products are not all the same quality.Phantom Lighting manufacturers optical framing projectors designed for art illumination and low voltage strip lighting designed for cabinet lighting, shelf lighting, cove lighting and other linear lighting applications. All of our custom residential and commercial lighting products are made to order and hand fabricated to fit your job. There are no duplicates or stock fixtures used for your design, just the pure magic of new Phantom Lighting devices. Other lighting fixture manufacturers may appear to offer everything you need for your home design. However, their product line falls far short of the magnificent illumination you will receive once your Phantom Lighting fixture is installed.
Home Lighting Manufacturer
As a home lighting manufacturer, Phantom specializes in illuminating fine art and lighting display cabinets. The product line has two stands outs: Phantom Contour Projector and Phantom LED Strip Lights. Unlike similar fixtures made by other recessed lighting manufacturers, Phantom’s products are delicately crafted to create optimal results. Both the contour projector and the strip lights are patented for their unique designs. Each custom low voltage lighting fixture provides the dramatic illumination that your treasured items deserve.
Fine Art Lighting Manufacturer
Phantom Lighting is one of the best lighting manufacturers of fine art illumination equipment. We specialize in handcrafting all of our framing projector products from scratch to fit your specific design requirements. Our innovative contour art projector light gives residents a brilliant touch of illumination over their cherished artwork. We have numerous agents located throughout the country, and are now expanding our Phantom lighting sales representatives to Canada and Mexico. Residents can accomplish a superior illumination décor theme by implementing the proper type of lighting equipment to bring out hidden features.
Under Cabinet Light Manufacturers
Phantom Lighting manufactures custom under cabinet light fixtures intended to provide the architect, home builder, and interior decorator with aesthetically superior, custom-made task lighting fixtures. Their unique accent lighting capabilities contribute add decorative value to the practical considerations of kitchen task lighting. A number of proprietary manufacturer features also make these kitchen under counter lighting fixtures the most versatile and scalable source of counter top lighting in the world of custom architecture, design, and advanced interior design.
Our cove lighting manufacturing facility is located in Houston, Texas. A network of nationwide lighting distributors are located throughout all 50 states into cities like Ft. Lauderdale, FL (FLL), Orlando, Florida (MCO), Santa Monica, CA, (LAX) Columbus, Ohio (CMH), (LGA) New York, NY, (JKF), St. Louis, MO, Detroit, Michigan (DTW), Madison, WI (MSN), San Francisco, California (SFO), and Omaha, Nebraska (OMA). We also service clients internationally, with lighting manufacturer representatives working out of Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America. We invite you to contact us direct at 800-863-1184 to obtain more information on all of these options. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed, request literature on our main website, visit our Phantom Lighting mobile website, or read through the many informative summaries and FAQs located on our Phantom Lighting blog.

Art Projector Comparision Chart

Projector-Comparison-Chart-768287Specialty lighting manufacturers all around the country are going head to head with each other to get your attention. Choosing the right type of lighting manufacturer requires a little bit of information about, who the company is, and what type of product they are offering.

Phantom Lighting is a pioneer, Houston-based art lighting company and low voltage lighting manufacturer established in 1981 to service the lighting and design community. Phantom Contour Projectors and Phantom strip lights feature lighting technology that is completely unique, 100% proprietary, and found nowhere else in the world of lighting. Phantom’s revolutionary approach to decorative picture lighting and low voltage cabinet lighting and under cabinet lighting has taken it from humble origins to the level of an international leader in lighting manufacturing on two continents.

As a fine art lighting manufacturer we are frequently asked how our Contour Projectors compare to similar optical framing projector products on the market. To help our customers better understand the differences, we have created a projector comparison chart showing a range of equipment.

Here are a few benefits of the Phantom Contour Projector:

  • Phantom Contour Projectors are designed by a professional installer and have been engineered so a novice, do it your-selfer or qualified electrician can successfully illuminate art and sculpture.
  • The Contour projector produces an even focused light source over your painting so that all of those hidden rich colors are illuminated. This “Lighted from within” look makes the contour projector definitely a one of a kind art lighting device.
  • The patented mounting method, simplified optical system and the ability to use both shutters and custom templates make this one of the most versatile and awesome art lighting fixtures on the market today.
  • A first in the industry, the Phantom Contour Projector RM Series (remodel housing) is specifically designed for installation between floors without damage to the ceiling and the low profile design will fit in joists as shallow as 10 ” deep.
  • The Contour Projector uses a 75-watt MR16 halogen based lamp for illumination purposes. This mechanism traps the infrared rays inside the fixture itself, while filtering out most of the ultra-violet rays before they set their sights on your artwork.

How can I learn more about your art lighting products?

We invite you to call toll free 800-863-1184 to request literature online or visit our lighting blog to learn more about Phantom custom low voltage lighting products.

Are your art lighting products made in the USA?

Yes, our lighting manufacturing facility is located in Houston, Texas with professional lighting sales agents located throughout the United States that enable us to service all of Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America and the United States including Washington DC, Nashville Tennessee, Las Vegas Nevada. Portland Oregon, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Tucson Arizona, Orange County California, Atlanta Georgia, Austin Texas and Palm Springs California.

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What Makes Phantom Lighting Unique Among Lighting Fixture Manufacturers?

Phantom Lighting is a unique low voltage light fixture manufacturer for a number of reasons. Instead of creating an inventory of generic products that contractors and end users must figure out how to apply to custom needs, Phantom takes a basic model fine art projector or linear lighting strip and customizes it to the environment and needs of the individual client. This allows contractors to specifically address the needs of the end user in a personal fashion, and it allows end users to call their own shots when placing an order through a Phantom Agent. This uniqueness has earned Phantom a reputation for proprietary customization in fine art and display lighting products that have found their way into homes, offices, retail establishments, libraries, and museums throughout North, Central, and South America. The Contour projector has experienced worldwide acclaim for its magical “lighted from within” effect, and our linear display lighting strips are equally renowned for their near invisible presence, low voltage power savings, and wireless conduction of electricity.

Phantom leads the art lighting manufacturing industry in a pioneer of user-customization and technical optimization for commercial and residential illumination.

What Makes Phantom Contour Projectors Unique?

First of all, the Phantom combines a high-powered halogen light source with a complex, easily adjustable set of filters that keep the light free from UV and infrared radiation. Phantom manufactures five Contour Projector models that can be custom installed into any ceiling, seamlessly, without damage to the surrounding structure. Furthermore, each of these models is also designed to not only avoid any harm to the ceiling structure, but to also conceal its visible presence from the eye of the casual viewer. Clients who are looking for a sheik, sophisticated and professional presentation of their fine art collection can rely upon this art lighting projector to showcase the maximum value of their artwork and to also provide special effect and mood-related lighting upon command.

Can Phantom fine art projectors showcase rare and valuable paintings?

Yes. Because of the Contour fine art projectors amazing ability to filter out UV and ultraviolet light, collectors in both private and public arenas rely upon Phantom projectors to showcase and protect their most rare and valuable paintings. Phantom Projectors also produce a superior spectrum of light that rivals natural light with none of is deleterious effects.

How do other forms of art appear when lit with a Contour fine art projector?

Photography, pastels, personal oils, and watercolors will look superb both in color and in depth when illuminated by the Contour’s “lighted from within” effect.

This phenomenon is produced by passing the light through a series of lenses and filters that makes the beam itself invisible until it strikes the surface of a painting or sculpture. No other commercial lighting manufacturer can make that claim.

Check Out the Lighting Gallery

To see examples of fine art lighting, picture lighting, and sculpture lighting visit our lighting gallery.

Custom Products and Services for Businesses and Homes
In a world of lighting manufacturers who market similar products with cliche claims to fame, Phantom Lighting stands above its competitors as a Promethean source of new light. With proprietary technology that can be adapted to any art lighting or display lighting environment, Phantom technology represents a marriage of aesthetics and science has made Phantom Lighting a leader in lighting creation that enlightens the mind as much as it enlightens the room.

A wealth of information is available here on our website in the form of informative articles, blogs, brochures, testimonials, resources, and press releases. You are also welcome to call us directly, toll free, at 800-863-1184 to discover which Phantom Lighting products and models will best adapt to your particular lighting needs.

Lighting Agents work from Canada to Argentina to help contractors and end users place custom orders and learn the user friendly benefits of our projectors and strip lights.

Our Agent network functions as the backbone of our sales, customer service, and technical support. Agents assist commercial contractors and private individuals with developing entire strip lighting systems for homes and offices. We have lighting agents in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America who will answer any questions, provide literature and schematics, and arrange for local product demonstrations. Our team of experienced technicians is always willing to share their knowledge of fine art and display lighting.

Together, the professionals at Phantom Lighting will ensure that your next project is an astounding success! We invite you to call 713-863-1133 to request literature online or visit our lighting blog to learn more about Phantom custom low voltage lighting products.

Phantom Lighting Announces Expansion of Executive Leadership Team

Phantom Lighting announced that Mr. William Dietrich has joined the company’s executive leadership team. Mr. Dietrich has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing and will spearhead the company’s accelerated marketing activities.

Mr. Dietrich leads Phantom Lighting’s strategic business development initiatives and is responsible for identifying, contracting and supporting domestic and international Sales Agents, as well as developing emerging markets for Phantom’s patented line of Xenon Linear Strip Lights and Fine Art Lighting products. Mr. Dietrich joins Phantom Lighting with extensive experience in Sales and Marketing management, including 14 years in Landscape Lighting Design. Prior to joining Phantom, he held various key leadership positions the Medical Imaging Equipment field and most recently served as Vice President of Vernon Daniel Associates, the premier Landscape Illumination company on the East Coast. Mr. Dietrich received his B.A. in Biology from Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

“This is an exciting time, marked by dynamic growth in our organization, and I’m thrilled that Bill has joined us to help drive our efforts as we continue expanding and enhancing the global presence of our company”, said Mr. Tom Kretzschmar, President and Chief Executive Officer of Phantom Lighting. Mr. Kretzschmar added, “Bill’s strong background in sales and marketing, plus his experience in high quality lighting design will help ensure our continual focus on these critical areas. Additionally, Bill is a seasoned executive with an exceptional track record of building successful relationships, partnerships and business expansion strategies in both the domestic and the international arenas.”

About Phantom Lighting: Phantom Lighting is a recognized leader in the development and manufacture of specialized lighting equipment designed for proper illumination of fine paintings and art objects, utilizing its patented “lighted from within” technology. Phantom also provides custom solutions for uniform distribution of lighting within display cabinets and fine merchandise jewelry display cases, concealing the light sources with its “near-invisible” designs. All products are designed for exceptional energy efficiency, long life and ease of installation.

We invite you to call toll free 800-863-1184 to request literature online or visit our lighting blog to learn more about Phantom custom low voltage lighting products. Our lighting manufacturing facility is located in Houston, Texas with professional lighting sales agents located throughout the United States that enable us to service all of Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America and the United States including Washington DC, Nashville Tennessee, Reno Nevada. Portland Oregon, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Phoenix Arizona, Los Angeles California, Atlanta Georgia, and Culver City California.

Phantom Lighting Google Translation

The website designers at Phantom Lighting System have recently added a very powerful translation tool located at the top of each page and the blogger is a small flag icon provided by Google. This incredible translation feature allows the web user the ability to convert an entire website into a language of their choice for ease of use and to gain a more enjoyable website experience.

Phantom Lighting is please to offer the following languages at this time:

Spanish
La iluminación fantasma se distingue de el resto de los fabricantes de la iluminación dirigiendo los productos finos de la iluminación del arte y de la exhibición encontrados en ninguna parte otros en el mundo. Hemos ganado una reputación pues los fabricantes que se encendían pioneros desarrollando la tecnología patentada que entrega medidas y variaciones exactas de la luz de fuentes encubiertas.

French
L’éclairage fantôme se différencie de tous autres fabricants d’éclairage en machinant les produits fins d’éclairage d’art et d’affichage trouvés nulle part d’autre dans le monde. Nous avons gagné une réputation car les fabricants s’allumants pionniers en développant la technologie brevetée qui fournit des mesures et des variations précises de lumière des sources cachées.

German
Phantombeleuchtung unterscheidet sich von allen weiteren Beleuchtungherstellern, indem sie die feinen kunst- und Anzeigenbeleuchtungprodukte sonst nirgendwo gefunden in der Welt ausführt. Wir haben ein Renommee da beleuchtende Pionierhersteller erworben, indem wir patentierte Technologie entwickelten, die exakte Maße und Veränderungen des Lichtes von verborgenen Quellen liefert.

Italian
L’illuminazione fantasma si differenzia da tutti i altri fornitori di illuminazione costruendo i prodotti fini di illuminazione dell’esposizione e di arte trovati in nessun posto altri nel mondo. Abbiamo guadagnato una reputazione poichè fornitori illuminanteci pionieristici sviluppando la tecnologia brevettata che trasporta le misure e le variazioni precise di luce dalle fonti celate.

Portuguese
O Lighting Phantom diferencia-se de todos fabricantes restantes do lighting projetando os produtos finos do lighting da arte e da exposição encontrados em nenhuma parte outros no mundo. Nós ganhamos uma reputação porque fabricantes de iluminação pioneiros desenvolvendo a tecnologia patenteada que entrega medidas e variações precisas da luz das fontes escondidas.

In a world of lighting manufacturers who market similar products with cliché claims to fame, Phantom Lighting stands apart as a source of proprietary technology whose adaptability makes it possible to meet each client’s lighting needs on an individual basis. This marriage of aesthetics and science has made Phantom Lighting a leader in lighting creation that enlightens the mind as much as it enlightens the room.

Phantom Lighting is a pioneer, Houston-based art lighting company and low voltage lighting manufacturer established in 1981 to service the lighting and design community. Phantom Contour Projector and Phantom strip lights feature lighting technology that is completely unique, 100% proprietary, and found nowhere else in the world of lighting. Phantom’s revolutionary approach to decorative picture lighting and low voltage display, shelf, and under cabinet lighting has taken it from humble origins to the level of an international leader in lighting manufacturing on two continents.

We have lighting sales associates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America who will answer any questions, provide literature and schematics, and arrange for local product demonstrations. Our team of experienced technicians is always willing to share their knowledge of fine art and display lighting.

We hope that you find these Google language tools helpful. Feel free to contact us online or give Phantom Lighting a call toll free at 800-863-1184. We are here to help and welcome your Inquiry!

The Best Art Deserves the Best Art Lighting from the Best Lighting Manufacturer.

The best art should be shown in the best possible art light. While, lighting your artwork may present a challenge at first because there are so many art lighting fixtures and lamps for you to choose from, a basic understanding of the elements essential to high-end artwork and picture lighting will help you quickly narrow down your choices to a select few fixtures that embody several, or even all, of the elements that characterize the best lighting for art.

The Light Must Strike The Art at Exactly The Right Angle.
In order to understand just how critical angles are to lighting art, try the following experiment: Stand in front of any mirror in your home with a small flashlight and shine the flashlight directly into the mirror. You will instantly be struck by a bright, direct reflection, as the mirror actually magnifies the beam by scattering the photons when it reflects them back into your eyes.

Now, move to different angles, moving the flashlight in the process. When you can clearly see your own form without being blinding by the reflection of the flashlight, you have found be best angle for lighting yourself in the mirror.

The same accent lighting tools are used by designers to position fixtures at the best angles for lighting art. Any surface reflects light to some extent, and while it may not be as intense as a reflection in a mirror, it will nonetheless cause discomfort to viewers. This is especially the case when lighting high-end photography. Photographs have glossy surfaces and are often enclosed in glass frames. The best lighting angle for these forms of art is generally from a recessed position or track lighting installation. This causes the majority of reflected light to angle downward to the floor.

Invest in Low Voltage Equipment.
Low voltage fixtures more often than not provide the best lighting for artwork in museums and galleries. This is because of to several reasons. The first is cost. Low voltage lights consume far less power and can be left on for longer periods of time without exorbitant electricity bills. Low voltage lights also produce a less glaring luminance that is more radiant and ambient. It very difficult to achieve soft picture lighting or lighted from within special effects with line voltage equipment simply because there is too much luminance output striking the piece.

Finally, low-voltage lights are lower wattage and operate at lower temperatures than line voltage lights. This is another reason low-voltage fixtures tend typically produce the best lighting for art because they emit little if any forward throw heat that can dry out paints and cause them to crack over time.

Dimmable Fixtures Give You Greater Lighting Control.
Dimmable fixtures are generally the best art light to use in any display or exhibition. Each work of art is unique and conveys its own message through a subtle interplay of colors and the contrast between light and shadow. A fixed beam of bright light will either overemphasize light or dark elements or certain colors, or, even worse, throw reflected light back into the eyes. Dimmable accent lighting fixtures give you ultimate control over luminance levels so you can achieve the best results when lighting your art. Dimmer controls should always be easy to operate and allow you to make quick adjustments.

Make certain you invest in UV-filters or fixtures designed to filter UV light.
UV radiation is even more deadly to artwork than it is to human skin. It must be eliminated from any source of lighting, or your best art will soon deteriorate and be permanently lost to time. Almost all artwork lighting fixtures are equipped with some sort of mechanism to minimize UV output. However, the best art in your collection cannot afford any exposure to UV light and require the most sophisticated filtration technology possible to protect their integrity and beauty.

Phantom Contour Art Projectors Combine All of These Characteristics Into a Single Design.
Phantom projectors embody all the attributes that characterize the world’s best lights for art. They are low profile, low voltage light sources that conserve power, are extremely cost effective, and easy to angle and adjust. A Contour Projector install on the ceiling can be adjusted to fit the dimensions of a painting, photograph, or sculpture and produce illumination that appears to be more like an “aura” around the piece than a beam of light shooting toward it. We call this “the lighted from within” effect.

Phantom optical projector lights are simple to use and allow you to dim or raise lighting levels at will. The proprietary optical lens design also allows you to fit the beam to the dimensions of any work of art on display. Few people who visit your collection will ever see a Phantom projector, however, because it is smaller than competing models and hides itself either in or on the ceiling to angle an invisible beam of light downward onto the artwork which becomes visible only when it strikes the surface.

Most importantly, Phantom Contour projectors feature patented, sophisticated UV filters that completely strip the light of all ultraviolet radiation so it can safely light your best art with no negative effects resulting. Everyone from private collectors, commercial clients, and professional galleries can benefit from a Phantom Contour Projector, and they can also choose from any of six models that are specifically designed for different environments. A Phantom lighting agent can help you determine which model will work best for your art lighting needs.

A Toll-Free call to 1-800-863-1184 will connect you now with customer service to schedule a free consultation. We invite you to view our client image gallery or visit our art lighting blog.

Art Lighting Fixtures & Picture Lighting Techniques For Galleries, Fine Art Collectors And Museums

What makes art lighting fixtures different from other types of lighting?

Art lighting fixtures come in a variety of design types, each of which offers scores of individual models and lighting controls from which you can choose. Art lighting fixtures have to matched to both the type and genre of artwork they illuminate, and they have to aesthetically compliment the interior design of the home, office, or gallery surrounding the art. Some are made to be visible, yet attractive; others are made to minimize or conceal their appearance altogether so that you see the light and not the fixture.

What are the least expensive art lighting fixtures I can use?

Picture lights attach to the top of the frame and cast direct lighting downward across the surface of the image. These convenient art lighting fixtures evenly distribute illumination across the surface of the image, bringing out the details of texture, color, and subtle interplays of light and shadow. Due to their close proximity to the image, however, they can damage sensitive oils and canvases common in rare originals and extremely fine art. In such instances, it may be to choose a different fixture type altogether for your art, or to substitute over the picture lights fitted with LED lamps. These lamps use less electricity and emit wavelengths of light that are minimal in forward throw heat and completely free of ultraviolet radiation.

What lighting fixtures are good for illuminating multiple works of art?

Track lights are ideal for arenas where a large number of works in a collection are on display. A track lighting installation consists art lighting fixtures that hang suspended from a rail, or “track” as it is called, that runs near the ceiling parallel to the wall.

Track lights are often the preferred art lighting fixtures of high-end art gallery lighting. Most photography showings consist of a series of images displayed as a thematically representative group. A single track light can be pointed toward a single photograph, placing each piece in its own individual light. They also work very well in contemporary or ultra-modern interior lighting design.

Track lights sometimes lack the ability to pin spot exceptionally small canvases and sculptures, and even though they can be controlled with dimmer switches to create different levels of light, they are nonetheless limited in their capacity to achieve highly customized lighting effects.

Are their art lighting fixtures that you can conceal from normal viewing angles?

Yes. You can use recessed art lighting fixtures, accent lighting fixtures or framing projectors if you need a concealed source. This is also known as “sourceless” lighting and represents the most sophisticated form of illumination possible.

Recessed picture lights mount in the ceiling and direct light from an angle onto a piece. Recessed art light fixtures are commonly fitted with halogen bulbs renowned for their optimal color rendering capabilities and extremely bright light. For less sensitive works of art, such as black and white photography or lithographic prints, halogen recessed lights can be an ideal source of illumination. They work exceptionally well for lighting a small grouping of thematically connected photographs or prints.

For more sensitive oils and acrylics, recessed picture lighting fixtures must be fitted with special ultraviolet filters to prevent the light from degrading the materials and paints. This can be problematic even with the best of equipment, however, as some UV light may still reach the canvas and cause deterioration over time.

If you are in doubt and can afford to take no risks with the finest art you possess, consider the very wise investment in a framing projector. Give the artwork lighting experts at Phantom Lighting at call toll free at 800-863-1184 or click here to find a lighting agent in your part of the world.

Please visit our lighting blog to learn more about Phantom Contour Projectors and Phantom Linear Strip Lights.

Low Voltage Art Lighting Techniques, Picture Lighting Products & Artwork Lights For Illuminating Fine Art

Thomas_3There are countless varieties of low voltage art lighting fixtures on the market, and an almost infinite number of fixtures styles available within each individual type.

Low voltage over the picture lights

These lighting fixtures are also called picture lights because they attach directly to the frame and extend over the top of the picture. The most popular over the picture art lights are low voltage LED units that either operate with a concealed low voltage transformer or eliminate wiring altogether with internal battery power. They are remarkably inexpensive, safe, and easy to install and transport.

Although they do not create the most formal presentations, they often prove invaluably convenient in temporary settings such as picture lighting public art sales, lighting exhibitions and lighting municipal displays where local art or classroom art from public schools is showcased.

Low voltage art lighting with recessed fixtures

Recessed picture lights are so named because they resided in a recessed fixture that is either partially or completely embedded in the ceiling. They can be equipped with dimmers to allow the user direct control over lighting levels. Lenses can also be covered with filters to eliminate UV and IR radiation, placing only the desired portions of the spectrum over the piece.

The primary advantage of recessed accent lights is a concealed light source that can be projected at a precise angle toward a picture(s) on display.

The disadvantage of low voltage recessed art lights is that multiple fixtures must be used to light an entire row of pictures, or a large number of pieces along a wall. If there are too many works in the collection, it becomes impractical to install an equivalently large number of recessed lights in the ceiling.

Low voltage art lighting with track lights

Track lights are so called because they hang suspended from a track that runs parallel to a wall. They offer an advantage in number over recessed lights. In a gallery where a wall may be full of paintings or photographs from a specific genre, any number of track light installation techniques can be installed to provide an individual light source for each individual work.

The obvious disadvantage to track lighting is lack of concealment. Track lights are impossible to hide and are clearly visible to the viewing audience.

Low voltage lighting with Art projectors

Recessed Projector lights represent the highest level of sophistication in low voltage art lighting. They hang suspended from the ceiling on inverted pedestals. Capable of rotating a full 360 degrees, art projectors can be aimed at any point in the room to illuminate a two dimensional image or three dimensional sculpture.

Most contain some sort of filtration technology as well that strips the light beam of IR and UV wavelengths prior to the light ever passing through the lens. However, many art lighting manufactures are limited by fixed optical systems that prohibit fine-tuning adjustments known as “key stoning”—a technique lighting designers use to eliminate glare and frame shadows. Others are bulky and clearly visible hanging from the ceiling and present an inconvenient challenge to rotate and fine tune. This can result in a “fuzzy” lighting effect, or it can create light “spillage” beyond the boundaries of the frame.

To achieve the level of precision adjustment necessary to completely shape the light to the exact dimensions of the artwork itself, it is necessary to use a projector such as the Phantom Contour projector with a variable optical design that will allow the shutter blade system to be locked into a specific position and fine tuned using custom templates and internal filters. This then allows the light beam to shape itself to the piece, making it look lighted from within.

To learn more about Phantom Lighting and this highly effective and versatile form of low-voltage display lighting with Phantom products check out our lighting blog, contact one of our fine lighting representatives for a demonstration or visit http://www.phantomlighting.com/ for more information.

Spanish website in the works for Phantom Lighting System

Our Spanish website will feature all of our Phantom Lighting System products.Phantom Lighting Systems specialize in residential and commercial specification grade lighting products designed for fine art picture lighting and low voltage display lighting. We are recognized as one of the country’s premiere lighting manufacturers of Art lighting, Custom Cabinet Lighting, Cove Lighting, and Adjustable Shelf Lighting.

For our Latin American friends, we are currently in the process of creating a Spanish version of the Phantom Lighting Systems website. Feel free to contact us toll free at 800-863-1184, visit our mobile website, lighting blog or online lighting showroom to discover which Phantom Lighting products and models will best adapt to your particular lighting needs. Together, our professionals will ensure that your next Phantom Lighting Systems project is an astounding success!