Suspended Ceiling Terminology And Phrases
In this article we will explore and explain the different words and phrases used to describe suspended ceilings and suspended ceiling components.
What is a ceiling pattress and what does it do?
Suspended ceilings are designed to lower high ceilings. They help insulate and warm a space and create a modern, clean environment. They’re not designed to carry weight. When you drop your suspended ceiling lighting into place there’s always the risk the added weight of a downlight could cause the ceiling tile to bow or crack.
A suspended ceiling pattress is a ceiling tile sized piece of mdf which sits out of view above the tile. Although only 6mm thick, the mdf construction gives the pattress strength. Cut a hole in the desired position and when you insert a downlight into your suspended ceiling the jaws of the light grip the pattress, not the suspended ceiling tile. This keeps the weight of the downlight on the pattress and protects your suspended ceiling.
Protection for your suspended ceiling. Protection for you.
JCS sells moisture and fire resistant suspended ceiling pattresses to use with your ceiling lighting. Place a pattress everywhere you place a downlight and they’ll keep your ceiling looking pristine for longer.
Hip to be square
You may not have thought of making a feature of the perimeter of your suspended ceiling before. If you’re in a modern space where the walls are straight you may not need to.
But when the walls aren’t straight, placing any straight edge up against them can highlight the fact. Shadow batten masks the problem of uneven walls by making a feature of the perimeter. If forms a border around your suspended ceiling which stops the suspended ceiling butting right up against the wall. It helps the ceiling – and the wall – both look straighter, giving you a better finish.
The big benefit of LED lighting has always been its low running costs. Until now, though, the cost of each individual downlight meant using LEDs for anything other than feature lighting was prohibitively expensive. But not any more...
Low cost LED lighting (in every sense of the word)
Say hello to the Starlite TLED-666. It’s a 9W high-powered downlight and it’s going to help change the way you light the suspended ceiling in your home, business, office or showroom.
Let’s start with economy. Use it 10 hours a day, 7 days a week for 50 weeks a year and it will reduce your suspended ceiling lighting costs by roughly 72% when compared to a standard 50W halogen bulb.
And that’s not all. Its ultra-long running life means, used at the same rate, this downlight will shine bright for almost 10 years.
Unit price is a fraction of the cost of LED downlights of only a few months ago, making this a realistic, cost effective way of bringing light to your suspended ceiling.
Light your suspended ceiling for less
Cost may be a key factor but the light needs to be effective too. The TLED-666’s ‘neutral white’ is a 4000K light that looks crisp and clean. It’s ideal for offices and workspaces where lower temperature LED lighting can make eyes feel tired more quickly.
With the protection of an IP65 rating (meaning the unit is secure from all dust and from low pressure water jets from any direction) and a 3 year guarantee this is one LED downlight that will give a stellar performance in more ways than one.
Order LED downlighters online at JCS
Talk to the Judge about making LED downlighters a part of your suspended ceiling. You can view all our LED suspended ceiling lighting and order online here.
Protect your suspended ceiling – use a pattress.
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