Installation of spotlights in suspended ceilings
For stretch ceilings, spotlights of different shapes can be used, but it is better if they are without sharp corners. The easiest way to install lighting devices round shape. If desired, installation and square analogs are possible, but without a certain experience you cannot do it yourself.
Installation of circular lighting spotlights
Installation of a round spotlight on a stretch ceiling occurs in the pre-installed embedded. This is due to the fact that the canvas can not withstand the weight of all lighting fixtures, such as drywall. Under each point of the lamp must be installed its own platform in the level of the tensioning canvas. But everything is done in order, and this work begins with the marking of the ceiling.
Marking of attachment points
Virtually all installation work, except for installing the luminaire itself, is carried out before stretching the web.It all starts with the markup where each platform will be installed. For these works, you need a regular pencil, tape measure and PVC baguette:
- Before applying the markings on the ceiling, there should be a clear layout of the lighting devices. There are many schemes designed by designers in the form of different geometric shapes that can be easily found on the pages of Internet resources. It can also be a chaotic arrangement on your own.
- Making the markup, it is necessary to accurately measure the distance between each lamp so that it is the same. The optimal pitch is 500 to 700 mm. When building any combination, it is necessary to take into account that spotlights are installed no closer than 200 mm to the wall.
- To draw an even circle, a compass can be made of PVC baguette. Holes are drilled along its edges. The distance between them is equal to the radius of the future circle. Through one hole baguette attached to the ceiling, where the center of the circle. A pencil is inserted into the second hole and, moving the baguette in a circle, draw a circle.
- Similarly, you can draw an arc. From the selected center mark the two points where the extreme mortgages will be installed.Having fixed one edge of the plinth to the central point, with a pencil installed on the second edge of the plinth, draw an arc connecting the two extreme points.
If a more complex marking is planned that goes beyond the edges of geometric figures, a construction cord will help to apply it.