A variety of modern lighting systems houses and apartments allows us to give free rein to their imagination, and then the case for small.Have you ever wondered how interesting is the mix of lighting solutions?Eclectic combines diverse styles and replaces a long time ago hidebound ceiling chandeliers and lamps.
radically change the daily fleeting able to release a variety of devices that simulate the effects of original, extremely plays with light.They serve not only the basic function - to illuminate, but also serve as decorative elements, increase the emphasis on some of the details of your room.
How to tackle the creation of "live" dynamic lighting?What do you need to know which methods will suit your room, giving originality and grace notes?Let's see together what they are - ceiling lighting?
Tasks ceiling lighting
In any modern interior lighting should emphasize not only the structural and accents, but also to solve the tasks entrusted to it. highlighting appropr
- apartment is dark;
- you want to get rid of excessive energy-consuming lamps;
- emphasize the nature of any area or break the room into sections;
- decorate any particular element or structure;
- reorganize the room at will.
Please note, if you need a ceiling light as an additional element, if the light you and so "blind";It does not become a cumbersome solution, because all the unnecessary - it is excessive.
Neon, LEDs or fluorescent lamp?
Some 20 years ago fluorescent lamps and neon tubes, made the call standard chandeliers and floor lamps, thereby providing interior enviable solidity and European quality because of the high cost of neon afford not everyone could finish.
a long time, so the light decoration is the only way to highlight niches and ceiling decorate the room, despite the complexity and high cost of service.But as you know - new is well forgotten old, and eventually the manufacturers began to produce less demanding lighting equipped with fire safety and quality, resulting in neon gradually removed from the market.
Fluorescent lamps are not seldom act as covert illumination, but at high cost rather less popular now for the following reasons:
- When using light bulbs leaves are soft and smooth and ragged;
- often fail fluorescent lamps significantly pat your nerves;
- Noise work and periodic "buzzing" has the ability to disrupt a peaceful and homely atmosphere;
- ripple luminous flux is not useful for vision;
- Increased sensitivity to temperature and voltage.
Over the past few years, cutting-edge solution steel ceiling lighting LED strip.Thin strips are very compact, easy to hide in the recesses of the ceiling and equipped with high-power LED elements, not inferior to the power of conventional incandescent lamps.Thus, the old lights hopelessly ousted diode lights Ceiling:
- LED-Ribbon 10 times more economical uses electricity;
- Hours LED backlight up to 10 years;
- tape can be easily attached to any surface except ceiling, as issued by the size of 1 m and is equipped with an adhesive base;
- tape is completely safe, as is the operating voltage of about 12 V DC;
- adapt perfectly to any conditions, withstand extreme heat and cold ;
- has adjustable brightness and color selection.
Think about what kind of coverage you need - is the main source of light or a decorative element of the ceiling, creating a "nebula."Ceiling lights serves as a wonderful night light, but is not suitable for work or reading.
backlight under the eaves
The simplest kind of lighting - ceiling lights from under the eaves neon lights or lamps.Neon lamp - this fluorescent lamp, the glow of which provides gas environment.Gas lights short current pulse.In addition to this garland of lamps mounted current transducer for every 7 m.
Warning before installing moldings, consider where you hide the current converters.Free walls remain, so to solve the problem with lighting from neon tubes you have even during the repair.
How to install neon lights?
- Select the type of lighting in advance and determine the location for the penetration of niche;
- Provide approach leads;
- The need to break through the walls of the niche size 200h50h70 mm, where 50 - depth 70 - height, and 200 - the width.
- Post to stress, but do not use too powerful cables.For 50m neon wire copper cable is sufficient 2h0,75mm2 section.
Cornice polystyrene has a lot of space and is attached to the walls, and where the whole system is set neon wires (see. Backlit decorative moldings - installation instructions with their hands)
To serve yousometimes you need to be there to look, so not to damage the eaves of glue to secure it not enough.It should use the screws, otherwise the party is not fixed to the ceiling will pull the curtain rod.For this :
- Install plastic plugs in the wall;
- Advanced screws to attach the cornice;
- Protruding cap screws slightly immersed in the cornice and zashpatlevat;
- places in the corners and at the end should be secure to prevent sagging.You can use this pins.
Remember painted eaves should be identical to the color of the ceiling, in which case it will not seem alien, forming an organic whole with the ceiling.
competently use ceiling fixtures: Illuminated from neon lamps go well with soft and small "islands" of light in the room .Neon lights and lamps, you can create a nice looking light scattering and no spaces.
illumination of the ceiling opening
Ceiling niche - it is not just lower than the wall, and the whole framework of unexpected forms and structures of arbitrary geometry.With the help of lamps and luminaires you can achieve impressive results, and as many as "islands" of light across the room.Ceiling niche are made of plasterboard, which is located inside the carcass base.
Very well can be placed in the plasterboard ceiling and built-in lights, thereby solving the problem of compact arrangement of the main lighting (see. Fixtures for ceiling plasterboard: features installation)
Cablesand current converters are disguised in the carcass basis, without disturbing the general perception.
Nishi ceilings are of two types:
- Without limiting rim around the edge;
- with restrictive rim.
The rim is made of drywall or plaster profile.We shall not affect the niche, closed frosted acrylic glass or plastic - case of problems with the installation of lighting in niche less.
can achieve interesting effects, having a certain angle of light source:
- Broken light bar;
- bright narrow beam;
- broad bright band;
- temperate zone light, etc.
Installation in niches recessed luminaires solve the problem of installing chandelier as the primary light source. Combining lights illuminated ceiling is possible to achieve the optimal variant of lighting: with the help of adjustment can direct the flow of light in a certain corner of the room.
can not invite the designer, and set the backlight ceiling yourself - hide the shortcomings of the walls and ceiling, and to add contrast, on the contrary to make them focus accent.
neon tubes are placed at a distance equal to 60-70 mm from the rear wall of the niche, very close electrodes.Current converters are hidden in the bottom wall of the niche.
Important!In no case do not place in front of neon tubes converters!So they will be in the field of view and give a shadow, why is created "torn" strip lighting.
Do not forget about feeding the cables, which also is tucked away in a corner niche for greater safety wire clothes in extra insulation. Using a small diameter tube should be:
- Increase the number of transducers;
- reduce the distance between them;
- Create clearance of at least 8 cm for installation.
How to deal with low ceilings?For those who are not happy impressive flat ceilings, open type niches likely to create not get.In this case, try limiting skirting he bares no neon tubes, and makes them visible.
with tubes can experiment and move them to provide light scattering, the thickness of the strip, the intensity of the rays, etc.Options for the location of neon transformers much longer, and therefore the solution for your imagination.
choosing lighting for the ceiling, you should know that not only the common fluorescent lamps, fluorescent lamps and neon tubes.Special shops offer surprises in the form of LED strips, having flowers, warm and cool shades of light guide cables, flexible neon, and many others, allowing the use of light in the house as an outstanding tool for processing rooms.
Experiment to live as comfortable as possible!