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DIY Led Lights On Your Vintner Series Wine Racks

May 1st, 2017

Accentuating your wine bottles doesn’t take much at all, especially when you’re working with the right wine cellar accessories. And based on experience, we find that some of the simplest accessories can do more for your wine cellar compared to more elaborate ones. After all, the key word here is to “accentuate,” not to overshadow the star of the show which is, of course, your collection. This is why we’re pretty sure you guys will love the most recent upgrade to our Vintner Series wine racks kit:

Enhancing your displays with LED Lighting Kits

DIY Led Lighting Kit

Just recently, we brought in another addition to the Vintner Series wine racks kit: the LED Lighting Kit. We’ve talked about the importance of lighting accessories in a wine cellar project, particularly when it comes to highlighting key components therein such as the wine bottles, wine racks, and archways. This is why WCI offers custom wine cellar lighting such as LED lighting displays, LED Downlights, and Fluorescent Slimlites. But take note that these are separate products and not included in any “kits.” The LED Lighting Kit, however, is now available with our Vintner Series and is designed to make your display racks even more eye-catching.

Now what exactly does the kit include? So basically, you get the reel of LED lights measuring up to 16 feet, a transformer, and a remote. The 16.4 ft Flexible LED Light Strip Ribbon comes with an adhesive tape attached for fast and easy installation of the same. This is why we’ve dubbed it as the “DIY” led lights because you can certainly install them all by yourself by following a few, simple instructions. The self-adhesive back with adhesive tape makes the strip makes for greater flexibility and easy application. Plus, f you want make it shorter, you can cut the reel every 3 LEDs along the cutting marks. This will not damage the rest of the strips.

LED lighting on Vintner wine racks

Specs wise, you get  12V, 24 watt, warm white lighting with 50,000 hours rated expectancy. That means the lights generate extremely low heat owing to the low working voltage. These lights also feature 3000K Color Temperature and are dimmable. And because you don’t need batteries to operate the lights, this also means no lead or mercury and no UV or IR Radiation exposure. You get not just a cost-efficient and energy-efficient product, but a very eco-friendly one, too. ^_^

An Illuminating Experience With Custom LED Lighting

January 16th, 2013

If you’re not a wine cellar specialist, you can’t help but overlook some of the essential details when undertaking a custom wine cellar project. It’s only natural, though. Most of us are inclined to think that it’s just all about having the right wine racks, wine cooling units, and furniture. Indeed, these are the major elements when building a custom wine cellar. However, these are not the only things that count! You also have to consider right accents such as your custom wine cellar lighting.

Why it’s so important!

Why is it necessary to have the right lighting package installed in your custom wine cellars? Note that the word is “necessary.” We can give you three compelling reasons for this. First off, it will allow you to highlight your prized collection and display each bottle to maximum advantage. Keep in mind that your wine cellar is not just for storage purposes. It’s also for properly displaying your collection. But keeping your bottles in a poorly lighted space doesn’t do anything for them at all, don’t you agree? Second, it also enables you to organize and locate your bottles more efficiently. This is especially convenient for those with extensive and growing collections. Imagine what a hassle it would be scouring your cellar for vintages you want to pour because it’s lighted so poorly.

The third reason would be because of purely aesthetic purposes. Knowing how to play around with your lighting elements can allow you to create a number of moods for your wine cellar. It can also let you experiment with different looks. For example, you can choose to have a sultry aura by placing your LED display lighting fixtures in strategic locations. Or you can go for a visually stimulating appeal by putting the spotlight on your custom wine cellar ceilings with recessed LED Downlights. Then again, you might also want a romantic theme which you can easily achieve by playing around with Fluorescent Slimlites and stained glass. Glass and light combinations on custom wine cellars are highly popular and you can come up with so many designs using various decorative applications.

Last but not the least, LED lighting is also utilized to highlight not just your wine bottles, but also your wine racks, furniture, and other accessories as well. For example, you can bring more attention to an exquisite piece of wine cellar art by placing it in a beautifully lighted Archway. Or, you can accentuate the gorgeous color of your wood wine racks whether these are stained or not with a linear LED display lighting system. Indeed, there is just so much to gain from the right custom wine cellar lighting package that you cannot just make it an after-thought. So why not talk with our specialists today and make your project a more illuminating experience! ^_^

Wine Cellar Lighting Accessories: Why They Make All The Difference!

August 30th, 2012

Ambiance or in other dictionaries spelled as “ambience,” is defined as the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect it has on people. Other synonyms of the word include “flavor,” “feel,” “mood,” and “spirit.” Maintaining the right ambiance is very important, especially when we’re talking about specific places like wine cellars or wine establishments. It’s not just about having the ideal wine storage conditions therein but it’s also about setting a particular kind of mood that will make people appreciate every bottle that you uncork. In setting the right kind of ambiance for your wine cellars or establishments, wine cellar lighting plays an exceptional role.

Wine Cellar Custom Lighting

The role it plays…

Wine Cellar LightingYou guys must have noticed that in a number of our Tech Tuesday episodes, we have placed particular emphasis on the wine cellar lighting package purchased by the clients. That’s because the strategic installation of such lighting accessories emphasize the major points of a custom wine cellar: the wine racking system along with your precious wine bottles; the gorgeous accents such as the archways and tasting areas; and even the wine cellar flooring and ceilings.

You will especially come to appreciate the value of a quality lighting package when you place a piece of exceptionally good wine cellar art framed against a Standard Archway. Take for example purchasing from WCI’s exquisite collection of customized hand painted wine art paintings or murals. Moreover, when you incorporate glass into your wine cellar design like paneled glass doors or stained glass murals and other decorative glass applications, it’s imperative that you put in proper lighting accessories to enhance them to the fullest. After all, what better combination is there in terms of style and design that light and glass?

And the role WE play!

So how does WCI come in when it comes to helping you wine enthusiasts out there create the perfect ambiance for your wine cellars? Well for one thing, we Fluorescent Similiteshave a superb collection of wine cellar lighting packages that would answer to any kind of setting you would want for your custom wine cellars. For example, our LED downlights are perfect for putting the spotlight in your ceilings and archways with more than 50,000 hours of running time. The recessed LED lights seem to give as much as 40 watts of light owing to the tight range of the beam. Plus, the effect is a romantic and super elegant look to your wine cellar.

We also have a fantastic LED Display Lighting package to accent your wine racks and displays and illuminate your prized bottles. They are highly flexible and much more affordable than incandescent since they possess over seven times the life expectancy. Even better, our linear LED display lighting system is environment friendly, certified with the RoHs directive and lead free! The lighting construction sports a peel-off backing which enables you to adhere it efficiently anywhere in your wine cellar. Plus, it’s resistant to vibration and humidity as well.

Last but not the least, there’s also WCI’s Fluorescent Slimlites designed specifically for illuminating stained glass or other decorative applications in your wine cellar. Our Etched Glass lightboxes are one of our more popular custom ceiling selections that can give off an ultra sophisticated look to any wine cellar. So define those wine cellars with the right ambiance and contact us for your custom wine cellar lighting package today!

All Things Bright And Beautiful

November 14th, 2011

Once upon a time in grammar school, our teacher taught us this poem which incidentally, was the same poem taught to my brother and now my daughter in toddler school:

“All things bright and beautiful

All creatures great and small,

All things wise and wonderful

The Lord God made them all”

Well, this has really nothing to do with poem but the first line just triggered an inspiration for a blog post. Also, I’ve been wandering around downtown a lot lately and walking into commercial wine cellars by force of habit (somehow, I just get drawn in!) which made me notice a few things. One of them is the sad fact that a lot of commercial wine cellars here seem so drab and gloomy despite the seemingly lush interior. Then it hit me: the lighting was off! Literally!

Brighten up your world…

Whether you own a residential or commercial wine cellar, there’s one thing you should keep in mind: never underestimate the power of a good wine cellar lighting set-up. The right wine cellar lighting increases the aesthetic value of your wine cellar in more ways than one. In residential wine cellars, it’s all about enhancing the ambience of a custom wine cellar, making it more attractive and appealing. But in commercial wine cellars, it does more than just that. The proper wine cellar lighting serves to spotlight your most popular merchandise and increase sales activity. It also helps to highlight new products for easier sales promotion.

Because we understand the value of keeping everything “bright and beautiful” in your wine cellars, we endeavored to develop lighting packages that can really meet the desired purposes: illuminate your wine cellars and place the spotlight on your prized collection. In addition, these packages can be used in a stand-alone lighting system or in combination with each other for a more unique wine cellar display. Everything is also scaled to suit the size of your budget, an element that we always factor in with every product we offer.

With custom wine cellar lighting!

LED Downlights

LED Downlights serve to bring about a rich and warm glow to your wine cellars. When positioned strategically, the lighting system is designed to encompass the entire wine cellar by playing upon the chosen materials such as wood and metal. Our recessed LED Downlights carry a voltage of 12, wattage of 3, in warm white color in a 45-degree spread for that cozy atmosphere in your wine cellars. Owing to the tight range of the beam, our downlights appear to give as much as 40 watts of light and rated for 50,000 hours of running time.

LED Display Lighting

To enhance the natural beauty of your wine racking system and the radiance of those wine bottles, we’ve brought you the flexible LED Display Lighting package that gives more value than incandescent. This package sports a lower cost and over seven times the life expectancy with brightness rated for about 50,000 hours (or around 6 years) and will not die out on you or your wine cellars abruptly. You’ll love its flexible construction which you can adhere almost anywhere in your wine cellar, particularly those nooks and crannies that really need a “bright spot,” so to speak. The LED Display lighting package is highly recommended as a backlighting system in crown molding, perfect for archways and high reveals.

Fluorescent Slimlites

Now we all know that wine cellar accessories such as wine cellar art serve to emphasize the beauty, style, and proportion of any wine cellar, but there are ways to improve on them even more. Take for example stained glass art framed in a wine cellar archway. With the right lighting accessories, that piece of art can be showcased to its fullest as you can see from the gorgeous images here:


Fluorescent Slimlites serve exactly that purpose. These bright little wonders are excellent choices for backlighting stained glass archways, etched mirrors, and light boxes in wine cellar ceilings. The direct connectors of the lighting system provide minimal shadows and the plexiglass cover makes for easy, no-fuss cleaning of the bulbs. With the Tri-phosphor lamp, everything is quiet and flicker-free and you’re guaranteed a long bulb life, rated for 10,000 hours.

So why be contented with hiding your prized collection and fabulous wine racking system in the shadows? Turn on the light and make all things bright and beautiful in your wine cellar world by chatting with our design consultants today for the right wine cellar lighting package!