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Wine Cellar Inspirations: Going For Eco-Friendly Wine Cellar Lighting

July 18th, 2018

Task and accent lighting plays quite a meaningful role in a wine cellar project. It can help accentuate your collection in a most attractive manner. Not only that, it can also illuminate other accessories, such as fine artwork. It also serves to set the kind of ambiance you’d want your wine cellar to have. But most importantly, lighting elements make it convenient to locate the labels you want. This is especially true for really large wine rooms. That’s why care must also be taken in selecting suitable lighting accents. In our case, we highly recommend going for eco-friendly options!

Low Profile IC Can Downlights

Low Profile IC Can Downlight

This type of lighting is specifically designed for ceiling and soffit applications. The lights are embedded into the ceiling, archway, or molding. It is recommended to utilize these downlights for either a new construction of project remodel. This is because the construction should have the ability to run the proper electrical and have access to the ceiling joists. Here at WCI, we are proud to say that our IC Can downlights are energy efficient. Features include small aperture and low voltage specification grade housing. Moreover, the integral low voltage electronic transformer prolongs lamp life and increase lighting quality.

Recessed LED Downlights

Recessed LED Downlight

Next up is another downlight option and a pretty popular one. The recessed LED downlight is best for shining the spotlight on your collection.  In general, LED lights a far more energy efficient compared to the conventional incandescent and CFL ones. That makes them the more environmentally friendly choice as well. Very reliable researches and tests have shown that LED lights can reduce electricity costs by 70-90%. This kind of lighting has an exceptionally long life time expectancy. So if you go for recessed LED downlights in your wine cellar, you can significantly lower maintenance and replacement costs. Currently, WCI also offers the LED Lighting Kit. This is actually a flexible LED light strip ribbon with adhesive tape attached. It is safe and super easy to use.Wine cellar owners would be able to perform the installation themselves!

Fluorescent Slimlites

Fluorescent Slimlites

There are also lighting accessories that are best for enhancing decorative applications in your wine cellar. Let’s take for example an intricate stained glass artwork in a wine cellar archway. You will need to illuminate this in order to bring out the beauty of the stained glass. The most effective way to do this would be through the use of fluorescent slimlites. It is quite easy to install them and they sport an easy-to-clean plexiglass cover. The plug-in modular system makes for continuous lighting. Also, fluorescent slimites have extremely long bulb life, rated 10,000/hour. That makes them a wonderful eco-friendly choice as well! ^_^


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 or wine cabinet lighting 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!