Phantom’s optical framing projectors are among the most sophisticated art and accent lighting fixtures available on the market. Museums, galleries and collectors often settle for over the picture, recessed or track lights, but these can be difficult to conceal and customize. Phantom’s art lighting technology is extremely flexible and easy to hide, reducing ceiling clutter and providing a sharp illumination effect that other fixtures just cannot match.
What makes Phantom’s optical framing projectors so effective?
Phantom’s art lighting fixtures use every modern technological development possible to produce a safe, powerful, and energy efficient beam of illumination. Every device comes with a proprietary variable lensing setup that can be altered to fit nearly any application. Most competing devices rely on fixed lenses to focus light, but this is a major hassle to deal with when an art installation is switched out. If an owner wants to bring in new art or just wants a fresh look from the device, it will be difficult to work around fixed lensing.
Every device also comes with a special MR16, fiber optic lamp that combines power and efficiency. The lamp first collects a concentrated spot of light and passes it through a series of condensing lenses. It is then consolidated and emitted through a focal lens, which distributes the light perfectly. This process eliminates stray beams from mitigating the device’s enchanting effect and improves efficiency. The device’s efficiency is improved further with the use of low voltage technology. Most manufactures produce 120 volt lamps with an output of 150 watts. Phantom only requires a 12 volt setup and an output of 75 watts to achieve its superior look. Most lamps offer around 4,000 hours of premium performance, though adding dimmers to the installation can improve lamp life.
All of Phantom’s optical framing projectors are mounted to or inside the ceiling. Devices placed inside the ceiling are protected by sturdy aluminum housing, which prevents dust and moisture infiltration. Even with this added protection, though, the technology is still easy to conceal, only requiring a 2” aperture in the ceiling to emit enough light. Once the device is mounted in the ceiling, it is finished with an inconspicuous cover plate that blends in with the ceiling. If a client wants a device that’s even more discreet, however, Phantom’s Float Finish (FF) series can provide additional concealment with a float ring painted to match the ceiling.
Phantom’s devices are also compatible with a pair of masking technologies, another feature unique to Phantom’s products. A hand cut template is the preferred choice when handling sculptures, books, pottery or any other irregularly shaped item. Setting up a device with a hand cut template, however, offers several challenges, so it is best handled by a company with experience in the area. Phantom can also affix adjustable shutters to its devices, which are perfectly suited for square or rectangular artwork. Phantom’s adjustable shutters are available in four configurations and are built to work with most lensing combinations. These shutters can be adjusted quickly to accommodate new artwork and are designed with radius curves, which ensure straight line illumination.
Art is meant to be showcased and draw attention. For this reason, only the best lighting will do. Phantom’s technology can provide this lighting, giving artwork a brilliant stage to work with.