interior lighting plays a very important role.The correct choice of type and location of lamps and lighting will help you to turn a ceiling into a work of art design.
A deficiency or excess light can spoil the general view even when using high-quality and expensive materials.That is why the lamps ceiling plasterboard must be selected at the design stage of your repair.
in design and mounting method light sources can be divided into the following groups:
- Hanging lamps and chandeliers;
- Overhead (pripotolochnye) lighting fixtures;
- Point (mortise) lamps;
- Hidden lights.
Chandeliers and pendant lamps
most traditional was and remains illuminated spaces using chandeliers, suspended to the ceiling in the center of the room or over the seating area, dining or work area (see: How do hang a ceiling chandelier - what should and shouldshould not do).Modern chandeliers are very diverse in appearance, size, material
now is not a problem to choose a chandelier to any interior, from classic to moderna.Kreplenie chandeliers to the plasterboard ceiling (even the locations of profile) is unacceptable.
necessary even when mounting the frame to the ceiling plasterboard provide for the installation of special elements embedded (non-drywall constructions) on the main ceiling and perform electrical wiring.
Council.Wiring must be installed in special corrugated tubes of metal or PVC.
It is to this site and may be (through drywall) to strengthen pendant lights and chandeliers.So you are guaranteed to avoid the appearance of cracks in the joints of gypsum boards during subsequent operation.
Sometimes you have to install the suspended ceiling lights in the finished ceiling.In this case, you should apply the anchor bolts of suitable diameter and length.
through drywall drilled a hole in the ceiling, gently hammer the bolt, and it hung lamp.
Ceiling lamp for plasterboard can be overlaid.
In this case, there is no need to drill a hole for the installation and lighting device is mounted directly onto the plane of the ceiling.This is usually small in size and weight of the lamps that are mounted using special anchors for drywall.
This type is most commonly used at present. Spotlights for plasterboard ceilings may be turning (the inner frame with the lamp can be rotated at an angle) or stationary.
to set point (embedded) lights in the ceiling with the help of drill bits for wood (or diamond) hole of suitable diameter. Video installation instructions are on our site, and you can use it.
Tip: Drill holes for fixtures better after putty ceiling.In this case they do not interfere with putty and wipe the surface.
as sources of light in the ceiling lights can be used various types of lamps:
- incandescent lamps of different power (usually no more than 60 watts), the shape and type of the cap;
- Energy-saving lamps;
- Halogen lamps with supply voltage 220 V or 12 V.
Tip: For low-voltage power supply step-down transformers are used appropriate power.To connect several lamps to one transformer should be used wires of 2.5 mm.If you use wire smaller cross-section or a large length is a significant voltage drop and brightness of distant light sources decreases.
- LED lamps.
Note.The price of LED light sources is quite high, but their energy consumption is minimal (a few watts), and life of the very large.
Previously used to illuminate the fluorescent or neon lamps.Who are increasingly making plasterboard with lighting of the LEDs.
currently applied LED Strip, has a number of advantages:
- Easy connection and installation;
- Low power consumption;
- A wide range of colors and shades.
Note.There are RGB - tapes that can change the color of light on command from the controller.
- Programmable or remote control.
- presence of different types of ribbons for water resistance, the number of LEDs per meter, the supply voltage.
- tapes are available in lengths of 5 m. They can be cut into pieces in certain places.
- If you need illumination length of 5 m should be applied parallel connection of tape with the correct polarity.
- to install LED strips used special profiles made of aluminum and PVC, which are fixed in the recesses of the ceiling.
reverse side of the tape is provided with double-sided adhesive tape that facilitates the installation process.Fixtures for ceiling plasterboard and LED strip lights, with their own hands, will allow you to solve any problem on the organization of lighting in the various premises.