Every person wants his house was not only cozy and comfortable, and features original interior, making it different from other dwellings.To achieve this effect can often unusual decorative ceiling lights, which can be done independently.And it can perform not only aesthetic, but also quite practical functions, giving a soft diffused light, the most comfortable to read.
light sources for illumination device
Thanks to modern technology, today there are various options for highlighting the ceiling.Many of them are used for a long time, and some even more unfamiliar to most people, who decided to do the repair.
illumination on the ceiling with the use of such lamps is known for a very long time.Previously, when almost the only method of finishing ceilings were plaster and whitewash, fluorescent lamps were attached to it just above the working area.
Today, they are also sometimes used for its intended purpose (fragmentary coverage of the working surface) or as overt or cover
But the inconvenience of service, noise, the complexity and the inability to use curvilinear structures gradually led to what is now the installation of fluorescent lamps in the residential area is almost never used.
Unlike fluorescent, neon lamps are not used as the main source of light, as they have a little brightness.But thanks to many shades of light, neon lights used to decorate the ceiling of the ceiling space.
However, in a modern repair, they also are not used because they do not correspond to the new concepts of energy efficiency and have a short-lived resource.
Today's most popular lights for the ceiling.With the help of LED strip lighting is possible to arrange any hidden ceiling structures - straight and curved, single- and multi-level (see. Ceiling lights LED ribbon - decorate the room yourself)
The main advantages of LEDs include simple installation, low power consumption and brightness.A RGB tape allow you to change the color of light, depending on your desire and mood.
It is their we had in mind when they said that some of the recent developments is not yet so well known, and are available to purchase mass distribution.And that is conductive panel - ideal for those who are interested in highlighting the ceiling a starry sky.
Despite the relatively high cost of such panels are becoming increasingly popular for finishing the ceilings, as they have two huge advantages:
- not require additional finishing .
- is a ready basis for setting LEDs .And the design of the conductive panels such that the location of the LED bulbs can be changed as often as desired in its sole discretion, without leaving visible traces of the ceiling surface.
Now let's talk about how to make the lighting on the ceiling using light sources listed.Installation of lighting
Since neon and fluorescent lamps are used relatively infrequently, it will focus only on how to make extra lighting on the ceiling by using more modern technology.
Options Use LED strip LED strip
used for covert illumination of both conventional and false ceilings.
- Zakarniznaya ceiling lights .This method is the most simple and does not require any special device designs for flush mounting.All you need - a ceiling cornices polystyrene sufficient width to them it was possible to place the LED tape.Eaves mounted at some distance from the ceiling to the wall only, and in the space formed around the perimeter of the wall mounted lighting itself and the power supply.
Council.Cornice for covert illumination is desired mounted on the wall, not only the glue and screws, the heads of which should sink into the body of the cornice and putty.Then the whole cornice painted in the color of the ceiling.
- illumination in the niche ceiling .The most common way to make a ceiling with lighting - a manufacturer of ceiling niches.They may be of any shape and size, arranged along the wall or in the center of the ceiling.The main thing, their size should be such that from any point of the room could not see the LED ribbon itself.
How to make a niche for lighting
Niches can be open or closed.
- Closed niches are on the edge of the vertical rim of plaster or plastic profile, frosted glass or plasterboard.
- device open niches differs only in the absence of such a side.They usually have to make deeper, to cover the light source.
Select the type of niche is defined by a lighting effect is planned to receive .If the internal illumination of the ceiling should be a narrow, bright beam of light, the niche is closed and LED ribbon attached to its bottom.If you make a niche in the open, and a light source positioned at its internal vertical wall, then you will get on the ceiling a broad band of scattered light.
To ensure that the ceiling is illuminated with their own hands will look like you have in mind, before mounting frame for the niche experiment.You need assistant who will keep the ceiling structure in which a fragment of it included LED flashlight.You also will need to move to the farthest point of the room and make sure that the light falls as planned, and its source is not available to view.
Pay special attention to the height of the niche.It should be such that, if necessary, you could easily repair or replace the backlight.
Council.In any case, it must first be installed lighting in the ceiling, and only then installed rails or ledges on the niche.Contact sequence complicate installation LED strip.
Connect LED strip
- Measure the perimeter of the room or area where the ceiling will be arranged with their hands backlit .Determine your lighting power and divide it into the resulting footage.You get the power of one meter LED strip.This figure will be a benchmark for its choice.
- purchasing a tape, be sure to buy a power supply sufficient power , as in the case of multi-color LED strip - also a controller that is connected to it in series.
- Without prejudice to the quality of the emission can be connected in series of not more than three tape reels , having a length of 5 meters.But the life of the LEDs will be much longer if all the tapes connected in parallel.
- for parallel connection for the power supply wires are connected more immediately after .If you use multiple power supplies, they are also included in the network in parallel.
- After installation, the entire chain of LED tape removed the protective paper layer and is glued to the surface.
In the video you can become more familiar with the rules of the LED backlight unit.
use of conductive panels for lighting
If LED Strip can make an ceilings with internal illumination, the placement of the ceiling panels conducting - is the ability to create any bizarre figures and ornaments shining in the darkness.
Such panels can completely cover the surface of the ceiling or serve as accents.They are stuck small LEDs having metal wiring lengths.Getting into the different layers of the panel, they receive the necessary power.
As you can see, the ceiling lights with their hands - it's not difficult, but very interesting, requires creativity.And your imagination, coupled with basic construction skills can transform your home, making it unique.