How To Use Cove Molding Lighting For Highlighting Features

Phantom-Cove-Lighting-300Many commercial and residential buildings are designed with delicate features along the ceiling and walls, and these features can be brought out with cove molding lighting. Many pieces of molding are designed with small alcoves that can fit a set of strip fixtures. When professionally designed and installed, these strip fixtures can completely change the look of a space. Home and business owners typically want to draw attention to the best features in each room. By highlighting the strong angles or delicate curves in a space, the room can feel more like a work of art than just a functional space.

Levels, open spaces, and intricately carved features can go unnoticed when they are placed along the top of a room. This is a shame because these features are meant to add to the aesthetic sophistication of the space. If they aren’t seen, they might as well not be there. Cove molding lighting is designed to fix this. These strip fixtures provide a source of indirect illumination that emanates from any open spaces or features along the top of the room. The illumination is softened with glare shields that spread and soften the radiance. As a result, it spreads from the edges of the ceiling like a fine, soft carpet.

Though most rooms feature standard shapes along the ceiling, Phantom’s strip fixtures can be designed to any shape imaginable. This includes complex, irregular shapes, and graceful curves. Phantom premeasures and cuts all of its fixtures, so they are designed to fit perfectly as soon as they arrive at the installation site. They are also easy to work with, so a professional can quickly resize them if necessary. This ensures the fixtures blend in with their surroundings perfectly. In short, see the illumination, not the fixture that creates it.

Several forms of illumination can be used in cove molding lighting, though LED strips are the best for most situations. LED fixtures are the most efficient on the market and produce more lumens per watt of power than other fixtures. Because most installations involve many lamps, and because these fixtures are left on for long periods of time, they must be efficient. Otherwise, they can quickly become expensive. Fortunately, Phantom’s LED strips are designed with this purpose in mind, so they represent the most cost effective fixtures available.

LED strips can also be easily hooked up to dimmer switches and customized in a number of ways. This includes altering the color and intensity of the fixture. With fine dimmer controls, the home or business owner can quickly set the level of radiance that works best. They can be made bright enough to function as a primary source of illumination, or subtle enough to add a layer of intimacy to the room. In short, these fixtures can completely transform how a room looks and how other people experience the space.

Cove Lighting Fixtures

Venues that require indirect illumination will want to look into the cove lighting fixtures produced by Phantom. Commercial and professional buildings like hotels, restaurants, and museums have long sought for ways to improve their interior atmosphere. Most of these options are expensive and may require significant construction. For these reasons, many have turned to the economy and beauty that can be found in high quality illumination. By brightening up an alcove or other empty space the building will become more inviting and relaxing to its occupants.

Cove lighting fixtures must remain out of sight at all times. The idea is to produce soft illumination without distracting a person or appearing tacky. Phantom’s linear CM and LED strips are ideal for this purpose. They maintain a very low profile while also providing illumination superior to standard fluorescent or incandescent bulbs. While several manufacturers produce CM and LED strips, Phantom’s are the only ones on the market that can be shaped prior to installation. They can be fitted to a surface of any size or shape, even circular, irregular designs.

These features are installed with metal glare shields. These soften the illumination and diffuse it giving it a light, feathery appearance. Also, Phantom’s products can be calibrated to output any color or level of brightness. All of this together ensures that the features become part of a vibrant background, keeping a person in the moment while also enhancing their experience.

Phantom’s features require very little energy to function. CM fixtures with incandescent lamps can function with 10 watts of power or less. Xenon lamps are similar and produce neutral white color that’s ideal for professional settings. LED technology is even more energy efficient, needing less than a watt to function. When used appropriately, cove lighting fixtures can create a tapestry of color and illumination that impresses and uplifts.

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!

LIGHTFAIR INTERNATIONAL 2008 VIP Exhibition Hall Pass – Phantom Lighting Booth #121

VIP_Pass_1-787377Are you looking for some complimentary tickets to the exhibition hall at LIGHTFAIR INTERNATIONAL 2008 in Las Vegas?

Phantom Lighting, a Texas art lighting manufacturer would like to invite you to be our guest this year and visit us at our booth #121 late May 2008.

LIGHTFAIR INTERNATIONAL 2008 will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV during the following dates:

LIGHTFAIR Daylighting Institute:
Monday, May 26 – Tuesday, May 27, 2008

LIGHTFAIR Institute:
Monday, May 26 – Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Trade Show and Conference:
Wednesday, May 28 – Friday, May 30, 2008

Please contact us to request your complimetary tickets. This is a limited time offer with a $60.00 value. We have a limited quantity to share with our customers. Call today!

Follow this link for a floor plan of the Las Vegas Convention Center and directions to the Phantom Lighting Booth.

LIGHTFAIR INTERNATIONAL is open to Industry Professionals and is geared toward Architects, Consultants, Electrical Contractors, General Contractors, Lighting Distributors, Electrical Distributors, Educators, Electrical Engineers, Engineers, Facility Managers/Owners, Government Employees, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Architectural Lighting Designers, Theatrical Lighting Designers, Lighting Retailers, Manufacturers, Representatives, Retail End-Users, Students, Utility Professionals, Visual Merchandisers and more. Accordingly, all registrants are required to provide appropriate demographic information as part of the Registration Process.

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.

Are you are interested in becoming a Lighting Representative in your area? Let’s talk in Las Vegas.

Phantom Shelf Lighting puts books and collectibles in a whole new, superior light.

There are a number of things you should keep in mind when searching online through the seemingly endless number of shelf lighting options today’s market offers. Keeping a few rules of thumb in mind will not only help you select optical shelf lights for your particular display, but also lead you to the conclusion that efficiency and innovation are the keys to putting your collectibles, rare books, and even retail merchandise into a whole new, superior realm of impeccable light. LED Shelf lights should always evenly distribute illumination within the enclosed space of a bookshelf, display case, or specialty furniture piece. The light should never “spill” too far outward into the room. In shelf lighting, self-containment and a less is more approach to equipment are the two keys to glare free radiance and specialty effects that highlight and accentuate.

Shelf lights need to conserve power and in certain cases minimize heat. Ideally they should offer both low-voltage fixture options and dimmable lamping capability. At the same time, they must be bright enough to render colors accurately and accent the displayed objects with both required and optional lighting effects. Most importantly, shelf lighting achieves maximum aesthetic results when the equipment itself remains concealed, so that viewers only sees the contents under display highlighted by ambient combinations of luminosity and appropriate degrees of coloration.

Phantom’s series of specialized strip lighting fixtures fulfills all of these requirements with exceptional display and showcase lighting. Phantom strips eliminate wires as conductors by using existing metal shelf standards to power small lamps embedded in the surface of the strip fixture itself and with remote low voltage transformers. Phantom offers four major lamping options to cover the full gamut of both retail and in-home shelf lighting needs.

Read our full-length informative article on showcase shelf lighting and study our product specifications now to learn more about each of the specific bulb types and fixture designs we offer, and which of our Phantom strip lights will best place your fine books and collectibles on display in a whole new, superior light….

Lighting fine art over a sofa without glare in your eyes.

dawson_3I live in Mexico and recently purchased a new painting that I plan to install over my living room sofa. I would like to light it properly without blinding my family or friends who might be sitting on the sofa. Do you have any suggestions of who to call in Mexico?

One of the best ways to control spill light on the sofa is by using a light fixture that has a focused light source. Framing projectors, like the Contour Projector, produce a high intensity beam of light that can be shaped to fit the contour of the object. This technique eliminates all the light around the art on the wall and the sofa below.

You could also install a MR16 low voltage adjustable halogen accent light mounted above the sofa and out of the field of view. From a steep aiming angle there will be some light on the wall around the art without bothering anyone sitting on the sofa.

If you would like to learn more about lighting fine art using framing projects contact our Mexico Lighting Agent or a lighting designer in your area.

For our Latin American friends, we are currently in the process of creating a Spanish version of the Phantom Lighting website. In the meantime, if we can be of service, please contact customer service at 800-863-1184 for assistance in Spanish.

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!

Lighting manufacturers who specialize in niche markets always shine bright!

Phantom Lighting - Lighting Manufacturer of "Lighting from Within" Equipment for Fine Art LightingPhantom lighting systems is one of those unique lighting manufacturers who shines bright in a very exclusive niche market.

Focusing strictly on fine art lighting and low voltage display lighting equipment for ceilings, bookcases and cabinets, the designers at Phantom Lighting Systems have created a name for themselves over the last 30 years. Phantom Lighting is a Houston based lighting manufacturer that was established in 1980 to service the lighting and design community. The professionals at Phantom Lighting have enjoyed and earned a loyal following of satisfied customers and now their products are available nationally through traditional distribution channels, lighting manufacturer agents and lighting representatives.

Phantom Lighting specializes in high performance lighting products designed for low voltage adjustable display lighting and precision optical framing projectors for the illumination of art. The unique design and unparalleled performance of our products, makes it a preferred choice of architects, builders, interior designers and homeowners who expect only the very best money can buy.

If you are building a home, remodeling the office or just interested in learning more about how a Phantom Light can highlight your art or possessions, please give us a call at 800-863-1184. You can also 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, the professionals at Phantom Lighting will ensure that your next project is an astounding success!

Lighting blog shows art enthusiasts and collectors the art of fine lighting

Lighting Blog Presents the Fine Art of LightingI recently came across your website. WOW, you have some great pictures of your work. I collect fine art and want to use some of your Phantom Contour Projectors to illuminate my collection. Which model do you prefer?

All of our Contour Projectors are built around a series of unique UL Approved housings. These aluminum housings allow you several mounting options when selecting the right fine art projectors for your home. My favorite is the float finish housing which has a very custom and clean look. After the cover has been floated, textured and painted to match the ceiling, you can hardly see it. This is particularity helpful when a clean ceiling appearance is desired.

The float finish model is one of our most popular. Phantom Lighting is a Texas based manufacturer that was established in 1981 to service the lighting and design community. Our toll free number is 800-863-1184. Over the years we have enjoyed and earned a loyal following of satisfied customers and now our products are available locally and nationally through traditional distribution channels and lighting representatives. We specialize in high performance lighting equipment designed for low voltage adjustable display lighting and precision optical framing projectors for the illumination of art.

The unique design and unparalleled performance of our products make them a favorite choice of architects, builders, interior designers and homeowners who expect only the very best money can buy. Feel free to give us a call as we would love to talk about lighting your fine art collection.

Looking for new or updated technical and design information on Phantom Lighting products? Subscribe to our RSS feed and get instantaneous results! You can also request literature on our main website, visit our mobile website, or read through the many informative summaries and frequently asked questions located on our lighting blog. All of these resources contain a wealth of information about our custom; low-voltage lighting products that are the dream come true of art lighting designers, interior designers and cabinet lighting builders on two major continents.

Our home lighting manufacturing facility is located in Houston, Texas. A network of nationwide distributorships and sales representatives fans out throughout all 50 states into cities like Scottsdale, Arizona, Seattle, Washington (SEA), Los Angeles, CA, (LAX) Boston, Massachusetts (BOS), Princeton, NJ (EWR), Philadelphia, PA, Dallas, Texas (DWF), Pasadena, California, Chicago, IL (ORD), Baltimore, MD (BWI), and Minneapolis, MN (MSP). We also service clients internationally, with lighting manufacturer representatives working out of Canada, Mexico, Central America, and South America.