What are some of the challenges involved in placing a lighting gallery in the home?
Homeowners want their precious artworks to command attention whenever someone comes over to visit, but this is only possible if the pieces are displayed just right. This can be difficult with multiple subjects because the illumination needs to be confined to the pieces. If they are not, it will look like the entire wall is being hit with a spotlight, which will take away from the overall look. Spill illumination, therefore, should be avoided if possible.
What illumination technology does Phantom offer for a lighting gallery?
Phantom offers what is known as a contour projector. Phantom’s contour projectors utilize MR16, halogen, fiber optic technology that’s highly sophisticated and precise. Each projector is designed to maintain a low profile while providing a sharp source of illumination. It has variable installation techniques to accommodate many different applications. Phantom’s contour projectors are professional quality and are found in museums and art centers around the nation. They are a popular choice among venues because they create a one-of-a-kind display effect, require minimal maintenance, and can be customized in an endless number of ways.
The Phantom projector has the ability to offer two different masking methods. The adjustable shutters are perfect for installations where the artwork is square or rectangular because they are easily contoured to the shape. The adjustability is also convenient for art collections that rotate in and out. The custom template is another option for more irregular shaped artwork or collogued artwork on one wall. The template is cut on site to make sure the projector contours the shape of the piece of artwork.
How many contour projectors does Phantom offer?
Phantom offers one projector with five recessed housing methods, each designed for a specific purpose. A Surface Mount option is available for situations where the projector housing cannot be recessed in the ceiling. The Top Access (TA) model is a popular choice among homeowners where their ceiling is highly ornate and cannot be obstructed. The TA model can only be used if it can be accessed from above, like in an attic or floor access panel.
The Remodel Housing (RM) model is designed to be installed between floors and can be placed with extremely shallow ceiling joints. This allows for minimal disturbance to the ceiling and helps maintain a low profile. The New Construction Housing (NC) model is intended for placement prior to installation of ceiling sheetrock. It can be placed with mounting bars that are made for joist spacing. The RM and NC Series have the same finished look. The Float Finish (FF) series is ideal when a zero sight line is desired. The FF manages to remain close to invisible and is textured and painted to match the ceiling.
What kind of lighting gallery effects do Phantom’s contour projectors create?
Because each projector can be contoured to each subject, there is no spill illumination while in operation. Without shadows or excess radiance, it won’t be immediately obvious that the subjects are being illuminated. As a result, each piece will appear as if it is glowing from within, a mesmerizing effect that has to be seen to be believed. With this effect, Phantom’s contour projectors can breathe new life into a priceless piece of art.