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Light makes a room

The options available for designing rooms using lighting are on the rise, and thanks to Schlüter-Systems, those options are increasingly easy to install. Lighting plays an essential role in creating an ambient feeling of relaxation and respite, and it can also make the appearance of a room seem larger.

To fill a room with light, there should always be several sources of light and it is important to have illumination in the background. Select spotlights are great for working, cooking or reading, however, suspension lights produce even light, but they also cast shadows. Ideally, they should be combined with other lighting solutions in order to maximise the benefit of light.

Wall lights create a soft light and are suitable for background lighting, whilst floodlights that light up towards the ceiling create beautiful effects, whatever the style of light, a room will always benefit from having several differing sources.

Questions and answers

  • Is it correct, that the use of luminaires is forbidden around the shower and the bathtub?

    Particularly strict safety regulations apply in bathrooms and all other rooms, in which the elements of electricity and water meet each other: For the areas around the bathtub and the shower and also in the vicinity of the washbasin, luminaires must comply with the protection type IP 64 (protected against spray water). If there is any potential of jet water, for example through water jets for massage, then at least compliance with the IP 65 protection type standard (protection against jet water) is required. The protection type provides the suitability of electrical devices (for example, luminaires and installation material for various environmental conditions. 
     
    The LIPROTEC system meets all requirements. Our LED strips have been encapsulated to comply with IP 65. This means that LED strips and profiles can be utilised in the bathroom and in other rooms - in which the so-called environmental moisture could meet the LED technology - without any problems.
    Only the power supply units, the receiver and switches must be placed outside of Zones 1 and 2.

     

  • Who is the suitable point of contact for light profiles? The electrician or the tile setter?

    As the market leader of tile profiles and as the developer of the LIPROTEC light profiles we have developed an illumination system that is particularly easy to install.  With Schlüter-LIPROTEC the tile setters are handed a simple to install LED system on the basis of high-quality aluminium profiles from the market leader of the tile profiles. But of course, the connection to the 240 V mains of the house must be carried out by an electrician!

    Tip: The plug & play solutions of LIPROTEC-EASY are particularly suitable for beginners and for anyone interested in giving Schlüter-LIPROTEC a first try.

  • Can I create a coloured play of light?

    Pre-programmed colour changes can be called up as scenarios, using our control system. You decide, with the touch of a button, what mood you want to activate.

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