Even the blandest and most sterile room can receive a boost of elegance from cove lighting using standard crown molding. This is an extremely popular choice for discerning home and business owners, and for a very good reason: the effect this type of lighting produces is dramatic and yet subdued, providing a sterling lighting effect that stands on its own, opening up ceiling spaces and adding another dimension to the space. Continue reading “Cove Lighting Using Standard Crown Molding Breathes New Life into Every Room”
It may not seem immediately apparent how designing cove lighting solutions for a home can help a room’s look, but the impact can be amazing. Upscale homes have a number of architectural features, and these provide ample room for installing smartly placed fixtures. When placed correctly, these fixtures subtly define the space and create a warm, colorful atmosphere. With Phantom’s Elite and Ultra series of concealable fixtures, the space will also appear more sophisticated and more carefully put together.
When designing cove lighting solutions, the goal is to find a spot near the ceiling where concealed fixtures can go. Usually, the strips are placed on top of or inside an architectural feature, like molding, which provides a hidden ledge. When switched on, the fixtures will create a small, soft border of illumination around the room that will fade gently as it moves toward the center of the ceiling and down the walls. It’s a dynamic effect that can play with a person’s sense of space, making the room feel larger than it really is.
Phantom’s Elite and Ultra fixtures use LED lamps to create their powerful, precisely metered illumination. LED fixtures are the gold standard for many types of esthetic illumination as they operate at an extremely high level of efficiency and can be customized to emit a range of colors. Phantom’s fixtures, for example, can be set to emit green, blue, red, amber or pink, as well as a range of color temperatures. This makes color coordination a cinch and ensures an aesthetically cohesive look.
Phantom’s cove lighting design combines the best lamps on the market with the flexibility that installers look for. These fixtures are used to fill out a space with subtle, warm illumination that enhances the feel of a room. Unlike ceiling-mounted direct fixtures, these lamps produce diffuse radiance that looks like a soft glow. Phantom’s sophisticated lamps and metal glare shields maintain this effect and prevent ugly shadows or unsightly fixtures from distracting from the look.
However, premium lamps are only one part of the equation. Phantom’s LED strip fixtures are made to fit into any space, something that most brands fail to replicate. Unlike most companies, which produce their fixtures to standard sizes and shapes, Phantom works with the installer directly before and during installation. The installer will provide Phantom with the exact dimensions of the installation space and Phantom will use these measurements to create a cove lighting design that fits perfectly. Phantom’s strip fixtures can be integrated into nearly any architectural feature, from sharp right angles to odd, irregular curves.
While incandescent and xenon illumination technology can be used in Phantom’s strip fixtures, its LED lamps are the most efficient available. These lamps are so efficient, in fact, that they can produce about twice as much illumination as competing fixtures while using less power. Also, Phantom wires all of its strip fixtures in parallel, so if one lamp goes out, it won’t take out the rest of the lamps. Instead, the bulb can be easily replaced by anyone, regardless of technical skill.