Stretch ceilings have long been popular due to their practicality and beauty. Glowing Stretch Ceiling – New Word in Interior Design. The design made by the same technology, but with some features, can give a unique view to any room.
How easy it is to understand from the name, the glowing ceilings are equipped with a built-in lighting system. Material itself can be both more and less transparent, able to gently disperse light. Thanks to the placement of lighting devices for translucent tensioned overlap, it is possible to achieve a unique effect at which the ceiling itself becomes the source of light.
Ceiling can both replace and supplement the main lighting. A full range of design options includes all combinations of the order of placement, color and capacity of lighting devices, quality and level of transparency of the material.
Glowing structures have all the advantages of the technologies used, efficiency, ease of use, and most importantly – aesthetic advantages. Light ceiling can create an unique atmosphere indoors.
Additional field for applying creative ideas of the designer – cladding ceiling and other surfaces of the room (walls and t. D. ). New lighting products include luminous stickers and accumulating light energy wallpaper. The use of several such techniques, for example, the combination of light ceiling and accumulating paint light can create a truly unique design.
Placing more complex lighting devices than the LED tape can allow the ceiling light solution using a special controller. This design does not require special skills. It is only necessary for the presence of several independent lighting structures and their connection to the control panel.
If the designs differ in color and the method of placement of LED tapes, it can be achieved that, together with a cluster, the room will change beyond recognition.
Tension overlap materials
Only the best materials are used in the design of light stretch ceilings. We are talking about translucent dense PVC high quality film. The translucent material is used in most tension overlaps, not even used with LEDs.
The level of transparency or transmissibility of such a film can reach up to 50%. This indicator itself is also associated with the selected color of the stretch design. Dark colors help create a special decorative effect, and brighter shades, including white, allow you to use such a ceiling as the main lighting device.
With independent implementation of the installation of the light stretch ceiling, you should not choose the film of glossy, reflecting tones. This can lead to the effect of “garlands”, when each LED creates its additional glare on the canvas, and it interferes with the overall diffusion of light on the surface of the ceiling. For installation of structures of this type suitable translucent matte coverage of any colors.
One of the popular and economical lighting options – LED ribbons. They are perfectly combined with a translucent stretch of the stretch ceiling.
LED ribbons have all the advantages of diode lighting devices:
- minimal operational requirements;
LED ribbons hidden behind the stretch canvas form light stripes on the ceiling, which is one of the popularity of the design of the premises now.
It should be noted that placing such strips around the perimeter, you can create the effect of the ceiling backlight. This visually increases its depth, but does not give enough light to direct lighting space.
This embodiment of the LED tape is preferable to combine with other lighting devices, the design of niches, the architectural drops of the ceiling level.
Placing tapes with dense rows directly on the ceiling overlap, you can achieve greater lighting. However, the decorative features of the perimeter of the ceiling to combine with it will not be able to. In such cases, to save tapes use the placement technique of “LED lamps”, when the ribbon rolled into the spiral forms a circle of 15 cm. Such spirals highly illuminate space and perceived as one light source, for example, a large lamp.
With quite close to each other, placing such spirals, it can be achieved that their light will scatter the floor of the overlap and evenly distributed over the ceiling. All necessary mounting elements, transformers and cable are better to arrange from the inside of the stretch overlap.
Additional features in controlling the type of lighting, which gives the use of LEDs:
- manual and mode adjustment of power;
- Thin setting of operation of different color diodes;
- Control of power consumption mode.
Installation of light ceilings
The installation technology of such ceilings includes two stages:
- installation of lighting devices, most often the LED panel;
- Tension of the web.
Each of them in turn is divided into sequential execution of simple tasks according to a given algorithm.
Installation of the lighting part is made according to a specific scheme:
- The first step is to prepare (cleaning from potential swing, primer and alignment of the fastening surface).
- Then the LED tape itself is attached with adhesive tape. The process does not require complex mounting devices due to a relatively small weight of products.
- Ribbon allows you to place the light source of any shape and length, it can also be cut according to the specified tags and connect individual segments using connectors.
- The design of the lighting part, made using LED tapes, includes a controller and transformer 120/12 in.
The installation of the tensioning canvas for the light ceiling is not fundamentally different from the placement of the same canvas without lighting. Performing this operation better entrust to specialists.
With independent installation it is worth paying attention to several principal moments:
- The accuracy of the ceiling level due to the work of the lighting devices will be more noticeable than without them.
- Translucent canvas should be placed at least 150 mm below the light source. This will create a space or box in which the light dissipates.
- Heated with a heat flue or construction hairdryer should be performed in compliance with all safety regulations, since in this case we are not only about the integrity of the web, but also about the health of the electrical appliances.
More about how to carry out the installation of the ceiling, you will learn from the video below.
Possible Mounting Errors
With independent installation, it is not necessary to use lighting with incandescent lamps, since due to the low ventilation inside the tension ceiling box, overheating may occur. This can lead to a rapid failure of lighting devices and even fire.
It should be noted that the design of the luminous ceiling does not imply the current maintenance of the lighting. This means that it is preferable to choose high quality LEDs, not the lowest price category.
Also, you should not forget that most LED designs require a voltage of 12V, so to connect them to the network with the usual 220V, a special transformer will be required. In most cases, such a transformer adapter comes complete with LED ribbon. In addition to it, it is recommended to provide its system with a controller, which will allow you to control the sections of the light ribbon and their power.
It should be borne in mind that the power of the LED tape is not too high. If the transparency of the overlap does not exceed 50%, a large number of LEDs may be needed for full illumination of large rooms.
Popular design options for premises using glowing ceilings complement their local lighting (desktop lamps, sconce and other devices) in separate parts of the room.