The variety of curio cabinets is almost as diverse as the many types of curios themselves. In basic terms of the construction and operation, however, all cabinet styles can be grouped into two broad categories: those mirrors again with wooden panels and back panels. Both require different curio cabinet lighting and techniques to optimize the display of content. Choosing the right light for a curio cabinet that may have been imported or custom built can be very difficult if not impossible, especially when shopping online.
In general terms, the most difficult obstacle to overcome when curio cabinets with custom lighting glass is reflected back reflections. Any source of light above the eye is a potential bomb glare. Curio cabinets for the lighting of solid wood, the problem is the shadow of their pockets as a result of the uneven distribution of illumination and the size and specific way of collecting. Anything that casts a shadow, as they say, to try to get rid of all shadows requires multiple fittings, which often causes a monstrosity when more than two fixtures are installed.
Many cabinet lighting manufacturers attempt to find a compromise between the brightness, shadows, lighting and distributed by the installation of one to three lights on top of large cabinets of curiosities. These lights shine through a series of glass shelves, lighting stored in the process of collection. The reasoning behind this is simple. Multi-platform lights to eliminate most of the shadows, and whether it reflects a rear happens to be present, the reflection rather than disperse the lighting.
Frankly, this is not a bad approach to lighting a curio cabinet, provided that this is a permanent wall cabinet over medium size, and where the shelves are made of glass. Recessed light pass through the lower shelves and reflect off the mirror, wrapping around the collection process. However, those visiting the safe side of an angle or a sitting position to do too much glare that blocks the details of the topics presented.
This is almost an inevitable disadvantage when the lighting on a screen in front of a mirror of any kind.
In a curio cabinet wall made of dark wood, glass General will pass the light to the floor of the cabinet without the hassle of reflexes. However, every object casts a shadow beneath itself, so without an accent lighting LED secondary source of some kind, there will be more pockets of darkness as the eye moves up and down.
If the shelves are made of wood, which of course block lights, something completely different and has to be implemented in its place.
To generate a source of lighting display for your curio cabinet, you may want to go further to consider any of the traditional curio cabinet lights and instead invest in low-voltage linear strips Phantom. These unique, patented lighting strips offer two things that no other accessory lighting offers precise fit to the horizontal, vertical and radio, including the dimensions and a low profile design that is hidden from normal viewing angles.
Of the six unique designs linear Banda, three offer optimal lighting curio cabinet with specific features that work to overcome obstacles before. The key is the innovative technology of cable and the ability to hide and protect the light source itself to the viewer sees the light, not the media.
Phantom strips can be fitted with incandescent, xenon, or LED, each of which offers unique advantages for the particular type of curio cabinet that the light and the nature of the collection on display. Curio cabinets with wood interior mirrors do not need the brightest light possible, so we generally recommend that incandescent bulbs are known to produce white light. You can set the slider to change to a higher setting when they are active customers throughout the house, then turn the light down to leave them at lower levels after most people have gone to bed.
Xenon lamps are a low-voltage lighting for best choice of a curio cabinet showcases glass, porcelain or silver articles. In the world of lighting design, xenon is considered the most sophisticated light source and generates a slightly golden aura that works to improve the details of the most expensive.
If the extreme cost consciousness is a consideration, Phantom LED lamps now have the ability to provide color at levels equivalent to about xenon. Only an expert in lighting can really say the difference, so you may want to consider using LED bulbs if your cabinet is on display in an office, library, or special room in the home of more than 20 hours at a time .
A curio cabinet lighting made entirely of wood offers greater flexibility in lighting a curio cabinet reflects a plane back (s.) You can use up to three different types of Phantom linear strips, all of which remain hidden any viewing angle. Our Majesty (horizontal), the series is mounted either on the back of the horizontal structure or the front lower a shelf or cabinet top. VM (vertical Mount) series mounts to any vertical surface inside. A variety of combinations of the two sets can be used to create a “field” of life in sourceless shelves that seems to come from multiple directions. This is shadow free and tends to create an effect that increases the shroud refined and less expensive ornamental curiosities seek more sophisticated.
In some curio cabinets with wall mirrors, HM series linear strip lights are some of the best lights in the cabinet of curiosities that can be used. The depth by the forces of light across the surface of the mirror, and then outward around the collection. Whereas in the mirror panels greatest potential to show the reflections of the cabinet linear strip to the guests seated, wall-mounted cabinets feature closer to bottom surface actually helps to create the optical illusion that the lights are made of actually built on top of the box.
A major source of lighting effect in curio cabinets can be achieved with our Mounted Cove (CM Series) to suit any circular or semi-circular enclosure top. These strips are specifically designed to fit any radio, and can literally move a circle of light down through a series of glass shelves, without shadows or fall in the levels of illumination. Inside is reflected in the mirrors, the field of the light they generate is really radiant and seemed to come from in and around the exhibits.