One of the worst traits a shop can take on is becoming predictable, but adjustable merchandise lighting fixtures can keep that from happening. There’s no avoiding it – how a retail shop presents its product will have a significant impact on its ability to sell. But too many shop owners ignore the power of premium illumination, relying on nothing but a standard overhead system to provide the illumination. Not only is this an unattractive option, it is inflexible and will not provide the visual interest that will keep customers coming back.
Phantom’s adjustable merchandise lighting fixtures are available in the form of high intensity LED strips. The Elite and Ultra can be customized to produce a range of color temperatures, and with dimmer controls, they can be set at any output level. LED is naturally efficient and safe, as it puts out close to zero heat, so it can be used in any retail space.
What makes them stand out, though, is that they can be built with buss bar shelf supports instead of open wiring. With this design, the system can be rearranged without the need for an electrician, or any technical expertise really. Using this system design allows a shop owner to get a lot of looks from a single set of strips, and this versatility can prove extremely valuable in retail spaces that service a lot of discerning clientele.
The trick to lighting crystals and gems is to direct the illumination exactly where it needs to go. Flooding a cabinet or set of shelves with bright illumination will only leave the specimens appearing dull. Aiming a high power fixture at a small part of the specimen will create a tiny, but noticeable reflection. This is what gives a specimen its sparkling, brilliant appearance, so the goal is to set up a number of small fixtures around every exhibit. That may sound like a lot of work, but it makes no sense to spend thousands on several beautiful specimens only to leave them under poor illumination.
Lighting crystals and gems is best done with halogen fixtures, as they can be easily focused. Designers will take into consideration the way the specimens are being displayed before setting up fixtures, and will be able to work with cabinetry, shelves, and pedestals, no matter their layout. A set of small recessed fixtures can provide needed illumination in a cabinet, as the underside of each shelf will provide enough space to accommodate the fixtures. With shelving and pedestals, the best option is usually an optical framing projector. Projectors can be masked to produce any pattern of illumination, and can even work with several specimens at once.
A fixture designer will be able to come up with the right system for a display, and the end result will be a sophisticated, crafted look that is usually only seen in museums.
LED display lighting for gun collections is a natural fit, as diode fixtures can be customized to fit nearly any space or design and can do so without endangering the firearms. People take a lot of pride in their firearms, in their form, function, and historic significance. Diode fixtures can bring out the best aspects of every firearm, which differs from one gun to the next. They come in an amazing spectrum of sizes, colors and styles, so every installation needs to be tailored to the firearms. Fortunately, this is a hallmark of Phantom’s fixture design.
When using LED display lighting designed for gun collections, the fixtures have to work with how the firearms are arranged. If they are mounted butt side down, vertical mount fixtures may be the most attractive option. If they are suspended inside a cabinet, the strongest look may be filling the entire cabinet will soft illumination. If the firearms largely consist of long rifles and shotguns that are made with wooden stocks, consider a warmer color temperature, as this will work best with the dark wood and metal hues. If there are a number of firearms plated with reflective metals, like chrome, a natural white color temperature will work best with the subject.
Of course, where the fixtures are placed exactly will depend on a number of factors, including the nature of the display and the size of the room. But no matter what challenges are present during the installation process, Phantom’s diode fixtures can be adjusted to fit perfectly.
Setting up display illumination is often one frustration after another for a homeowner, but selecting shelves with lighting built in can alleviate a lot of it. The problem is that most traditional display illumination systems aren’t designed to be flexible in the slightest, so if a homeowner wants to create a new display or add on to an existing one, an electrician may be needed to help with the process. That’s a bit impractical, and highly expensive, so fixtures that can be moved with the display can save money and time, as well as build up a beautiful, intimate look.
Phantom offers a couple shelves with lighting built in, and these systems are designed to be as flexible as possible. They can be fitted with Phantom’s Elite or Ultra LED fixtures, which imparts superior efficiency and reliability.
Phantom’s adjustable fixtures work because buss bars are built directly into the cabinet, and these buss bars carry power to the fixtures without the need for open wiring. Instead, brass support screws are anchored into the buss bars, and a brass support clip is attached to the screw. The system is finished off with a brass contact pad that sends the power directly into the fixtures. It’s a completely safe system to handle and will provide beautiful illumination for many years before any LEDs need to be replaced.
LED display lighting for statuary collections have a simple mission to complete. The fixtures have to bring out the dramatic edges, the gentle curves and the subtle features of the sculpture, making it appear as if it was almost alive. Sculptures are one of the most interesting things to illuminate, as their unique shapes often produce dramatic shadows. Few things have the visual punch of a sculpture shining brightly in the dark, and with the right setup, it is possible to evoke nearly any feeling.
Not all sculptures are kept in a cabinet or mounted to a pedestal, which is an important concept when using LED display lighting for statuary collections. A lot of people like to invest heavily in a few large sculptures that dominate a room, so they need to be well-illuminated around the clock. This may be enough illumination, but if it isn’t, Phantom can help install recessed fixtures or projectors in the ceiling to illuminate it better from above. Regardless, the effect will be well put together and look like something out of a magazine or movie.
For premium fixtures designed for any type of collection, contact Phantom and talk with the experts for the best results.
With low profile and adjustable display lighting, home and business owners have a lot of wiggle room when setting up cabinet fixtures. When someone invests hundreds, even thousands of dollars into high quality cabinetry and premium fixtures, they expect a perfect look. Every little flaw will stick out like a flashing beacon, but if you are working with inflexible and outdated fixtures, it will be difficult to get the setup looking just right. But home and business owners shouldn’t have to settle for these obsolete fixtures because Phantom’s Elite and Ultra LED fixtures offer superior flexibility and the most modern components on the market. This means they can easily be integrated into shelving without sacrificing the aesthetic quality of the fixtures.
There’s no way around it – if you want to maximize the look of an installation, the fixtures will have to remain out of sight. The lamps themselves aren’t attractive and should remain in a concealed position at all times. Some fixture models are too large to hide effectively, but Phantom’s low profile and adjustable display lighting is streamlined enough to be easily hidden.
And if a home or business owner opts for the flexible version of the Elite and Ultra fixtures, they can move the fixtures around at a moment’s notice without professional assistance. Overly rigid fixtures are common in the industry, as open wiring makes it difficult to rearrange fixtures once they have been placed. The Elite and Ultra, though, can be powered using an alternative system, one that can easily be reset if cabinet shelving is moved around.
With these clever design marks, a single installation can offer a near countless number of looks, saving the home or business money, and giving them extra design options.
The difference between a boring display and one that shines is often interior cabinet lighting. A lot of homeowners assume that ambient illumination is enough for a display, but they eventually find that this is an inadequate, unattractive way to show off a collection. Ineffective illumination cannot render color properly or provide the kind of contrast that is needed to bring attention to the display. What is needed are high quality fixtures built into the display and directed at the shelving.
Phantom’s interior cabinet lighting includes some of the most powerful LEDs on the market. The Elite and Ultra are extremely intense, though they can be pulled back with dimmer controls that allow for any brightness setting. This power is best harnessed by placing the fixtures behind a piece of trim that conceals the LEDs from direct view. Phantom offers glare shields with the fixtures that soften and diffuse the look as well, so instead of a harsh, direct beam, the display is filled with a warm glow. So, instead of turning every subject into an intense ball of glare, the entire shelving arrangement is brought out from the surrounding space, turning the entire display into a worthy centerpiece.
Maintenance and operation are a snap as well, because LEDs are the longest living fixtures on the market. At 50,000 hours of performance, LED systems only require occasional replacement and produce zero throw heat, making them safer than other illumination systems.
With a set of premium fixtures, a homeowner will never have to worry about outfitting their display again, as such a system will provide beautiful illumination for many years.
In the right spots, awesome shelf lighting can make a huge difference for a display and, by extension, how a room looks. Of course, every homeowner has their own idea of what looks nice and what doesn’t, but in general, fixtures that can be precisely metered will offer the best appearance. That’s a challenge with many fixtures, and homeowners often have to settle for a look that is a bit too bright, a bit too dark, or just poorly arranged. Phantom’s fixtures are not limited in this way, as they are extremely flexible and can be set up in a myriad of ways.
Awesome shelf lighting starts with raw power, as even the most delicate and beautiful fixture will be ineffective if it is not bright enough. Phantom’s Elite and Ultra strip fixtures are capable of excellent intensity, with the Elite producing 130 lumens of illumination per linear foot, and the Ultra creating 200 lumens of output with each linear foot. This intensity can be hemmed in when needed using Phantom’s dimmer controls and shaped with one of Phantom’s aiming trims. And because the fixtures are completely concealed from view, there is no annoying glare to worry about or the chance that the fixtures will stick out like an ugly, sore thumb.
Premium illumination has to be noticeable enough to draw attention, and subtle enough not to take over the space. Finding this perfect medium is a challenge, but with the Elite and Ultra’s flexibility and impressive power, they are up for it.
Display shelf lighting has an important job in the home. It has to offer enough illumination to catch attention, but not in a way that is annoying to observers. That’s a fine balance to strike, and it takes a versatile fixture to make it happen. This is where Phantom’s fixtures truly shine, as they are designed for aesthetic applications and made with power and flexibility in mind. And because they are made specifically for aesthetic purposes, they are easy to conceal and can be positioned in one of several arrangements.
Phantom’s Elite and Ultra LED fixtures are the ideal display shelf lighting options, as they offer some of the most powerful fixtures on the market. In some settings, this power may be needed, but if something more subtle is required, Phantom’s dimmer controls will allow a homeowner to set the desired level of brightness. The Elite and Ultra are also built with glare shields that soften and spread the illumination in a diffuse pattern. This disguises where the illumination is coming from and also prevents any hard edges from appearing. So, instead of a gaudy spotlight effect, the fixtures will provide a warm glow that is much more inviting.
During installation, the fixtures are placed behind one of Phantom’s aiming trims, and these trims filter out some angles of illumination so only the cabinet is illuminated. It’s a beautiful effect that appears measured and put together. It’s the kind of look that even professional designers will envy.
With LED display lighting designed for figurine collections, it is possible to match the aesthetic of any type of presentation, from soft and elegant to bold and dramatic. It all just depends on how the fixtures are designed and arranged. People invest a great deal of time and money into their pieces, and most people have an emotional connection to them. Before long, they become something the owner takes pride in and wants to show off in a big way. Phantom’s Elite and Ultra diode fixtures can help with that.
When working with LED display lighting designed for figurine collections, the models’ style will determine how the fixtures should be arranged. For example, if the models are delicate pewter, fragile china dolls, or sculptures, it is best to use softer illumination, as this will complement their style. Soft illumination is more uniform, doesn’t cast harsh shadows, and ensures all parts of the figurine are visible. It also reduces the impact of reflections and glare, which may be a concern with some materials.
If the models consist of action figures, or are bold and brightly colored, the fixtures should be used to create dramatic spots of illumination. Distinct shadows can make the models look imposing, like they’re caught in the middle of an action scene. This look can be achieved by placing the fixtures close to the subject and below or above it. In fact, some people like to mount a favorite model on a pedestal and ring the pedestal with fixtures mounted in the platform’s base.
The options are numerous, and there is a look out there for every set of figurines using diode fixtures.