Using Profile Strips for Creative Lighting Design

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Aluminum Profiles for LED Lighting: Benefits and Applications

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Types of profile lights

PROFILE LIGHTS TO BRIGHTEN

HISTORY ESPECIALLY



THE TIMES OF LIGHTS

 

After the industries revolutionized the art of working in early 18th century, the job of maintaining huge complicated machines soon became difficult. These machines would break down frequently and in many cases were not as efficient as the designers claimed them to be. With frequent efforts by scientists and engineers to ‘find more’ to ‘make more’, this feebly visible demand for shorter and easy-to-use machines became voiced out loud throughout the world. Such demands drove the world towards the dawn of a new era where tiny machines performed complicated tasks. This growth in technology simultaneously watered the ground for every other field of production to catch up to the current level of this evolutionary piece of work.

 

 

 Semantically, Lighting techniques and other light related technology also made themselves competent like every other industry, to make their own place; in the modern electronically driven world. Soon these new lighting devices were incorporated to light big commercial spaces, developing corporate offices, being installed in small cabins of maglevs and bullet trains, and so on. Profile lights belong to one of those new revolutionary lighting technologies which were formulated in the 20th century under the concept of modern architecture, another arena of our world which levelled itself up with the growing era.

 

 

So, from the invention of tungsten filament bulb, later innovation was done for a better light production forming Mercury infused Gas Bulbs containing mercury deposits on both the electrodes. Frequent black deposits on the glass walls of the halogen bulbs indicated a very little life of incandescent bulb. 

 

 

To make the bulb last longer, metal vapors were filled inside the glass lamp. Yet, the results were not satisfactory. Soon halogen gases replaced metal vapors to slow down the deposition of the vaporized tungsten on the glass walls of the bulb. But, due to the hazardous nature of mercury vapor to people in general; new alternatives had to be quickly found. 

 

 

Phosphor coated halogen lights known as Florescent lamps were quickly commercialized due to robust performance but they always required a ballast, a device to kickstart the lighting device and also control the current flow. Contrarywise, these CFL lamps had several complications resulting from the electronic ballasts used. Not all the bulbs were satisfactory in their performance and had the danger of being blasted when encountered with even a drop of water. Such lights could be dangerous when used in bathrooms and for other water work related industries requiring a powerful lighting device.

 

 

Along with invention of CFL bulbs another invention almost had been simultaneously created over a period of time. Those were the Electronics Display screens which could project the light created on a tough glass panel to convey some form of information. These devices had a monitor which contained a thin film of phosphor coating later thickened for better reasons of clarity and robust lumen output. The core outline was to use the indigenous idea to excite electrons to transition from lower energy levels to higher energy levels and vice versa, thus forcing out the emission of resultant energy in the form of light. In the case of electronic display devices, these electron transitions were forced between two conducting strips physically separated by an air gap.

 

 

The idea of electron transitions to create light soon led the scientists to conduct several rigorous researches and a series of diverse experimentations to further use this principle to create another lighting device which could be smaller, thinner and better. Accordingly, the ‘alternate’ which the engineers were looking since centuries was said to be found. It was the LED light which was claimed to be ‘the’ alternate which could replace the gaseous CFL bulb and other older versions lighting bulb not to forget thick-walled display screens.

 

 

This LED light can be used to create any kind of lighting device of any kind of size and shape accompanied with an assurance of it being harmless to it’s environment. It can be fabricated as a miniscule chip in the size of millimeters or made as an individual low powered tiny bulb. Thus at pace with the race in technology, LED lights were introduced which now are widely used. 

 

 

Profile lights, the new seasoned LED lighting devices are also basically a result of integration of this nascent digital technology, physics and semiconductor theory.

 

FEATURE PRESENTATION

PROFILE LIGHTS IN STRIPS




WHAT IS A PROFILE LIGHT?


 

A profile light is a modern LED Lighting device built to illuminate unreachable corners and sides of walls; pouring a kind of authenticity to the room. It is often used in the interiors of the house or building. 

 

This lighting device has a very thin width but an extremely long length with it’s end so structured so as to allow either of the ends to attach to another profile light of same dimensions. Hence several profile lights can be attached end to end to form a larger, unitary, composite lighting device. This is especially helpful to create several possible arrangements made from several identical profile lights in efforts to build a uniquely patterned device. 

 

Apart from styling the formed profile lighting device, the profile lights can be installed in any manner along the surface of the wall and in many cases are also pressed through the skin of wall to be embedded on the wall .

 

The objective behind the creation of this lighting device lies in the uniform directivity of the light emanated from lighting source. The light beam is specifically focused in one direction but also fabricated such that the luminescence of the light beam is just enough to softly highlight the corners and dark sides of wall.

 



DIFFERENT COMPONENTS OF A PROFILE LIGHT


 A Profile light is made up of several individual components attached   together.   These lights are exclusively used to light up those corners   and   edges of your   walls and ceilings which are out of the reach of   normal   light bulbs to illuminate. As you might have noticed, profile   lights are   very thin, longitudinal structures which makes it even   easier to slide   upon the corners and edges. A read below shall let   you know the   components of the profile light.



 PROFILE                                                                             

 

 Profile is a metal body which supports most of the constituents oriented   in a   particular direction to project the light in that directed   angle. The   LED strip   light, main lighting component, is placed on   it’s base known   as a baseboard   of the profile.  



 MOUNTING BOARD                                                                 

  

 The mounting board acts as an external support to be ‘the’ firm   grip;   holding the profile profusely on it’s place. It is tightly screwed to the wall   at a defined place with electrical connections within the reach of the   device. Mounting board is structured in different ways according to the   type of profile used .



 HEAT SINK                                                                          

  

 Despite the ability of metals to withstand increase in temperature,   there   is   always a very frequently occurring probability that the   metal  can be   damaged   due to excessive thermal stress. To avoid   this  situation, an   excellent thermal   conductor or a heat sink is   attached to be ‘the’ outlet   to handle the job of   directing thermal   energy away from the lighting   device. Especially in a profile   light, a   heat sink is a must since profiles   are made of Aluminum, a metal;   apart from the fact that the Lighting   device also acting as a source of   thermal   energy is placed directly on   the metal profile.



 LED STRIP LIGHT                                                                  

  

 The LED strip light consists of several LED dies (small LED chips)   arranged   along a single line which are later embedded in the same   arranged manner on the Metal PCB. These strip lights have their   unique   luminescence based upon the type of LED dies embedded        on them.   Note that different types of LED dies cannot be embedded   upon the same   strip.



 DIFFUSER                                                                            

  An uneven distribution of light always occurs with LED dies. Not to   forget   the complicated semiconductor technology used to make     those   dies, most of them deliver light up to nearly 180 degrees from   end to   end.  But we do not want that and neither do we want the   case in which   light emitted has too   much glare which can damage   our eyes. Acting as   a preventive element, the   diffuser does the work   of shielding the extra   UV radiations and excessive   glare while   making sure that there is no   occurrence of an uneven distribution of light on the illuminated area. The   diffuser is placed as a cap to cover the entire profile arrangement formed,   provided that it is done before the now formed arrangement finally is   attached to the mounting board. 

  

PROFILE LIGHTS UNFOLDED


RECOMMENDED MATERIALS TO FORM THE 'PROFILE' OF THE LED PROFILE LIGHT

 

 The profiles of the LED profile lights are mostly made up of pure     Aluminum or an Alloy containing Aluminum. The Aluminum material   used  to make the profile must have a certain specified weight with a   certain level of thermal capacity to effortlessly tolerate the heat generated   by the LED light strip. As a precautionary measure, it is always   recommended to once check the overall quality of the Aluminum metal   used in making the profile with the main emphasis laid on it’s bulk weight.   Copper also can be seen as an alternate material to aluminum.   Considering  the heat resistance as a performance measure, Copper stands   as a very good thermal conductor. However, copper holds the   disadvantage  of being too heavy, bulky and expensive (not to forget the   corrosion which it develops when exposed to air). Aluminum in the end   has almost all the desirable qualities which surpasses copper making it the   most preferable choice morphed into a profile.

 


How to make a profile light from a bunch of components ?

 

 First, the profile is either materialized from the Aluminum metal by the   manufacturer or directly procured from a well-established profile dealer.

 

 The profiles of certain length, breadth and height are chosen according to the   dimensions of the wall or ceiling.

 

 Then the quantity of lumen output is calculated by using variety of light   principles and related physics to give an approximate or the perfect magnitude   of illumination desired by the consumer.

 

 Also, these calculations help in deciding how many LED dies must be used to   give  that much amount of light and how long should the profile be given that the   profile can sustain under the heat for a long period of time.

 

 Accordingly, the suitable profiles are assembled and kept upon the mounting   board. Then the continuous LED strip line is cut into smaller LED strips.

 

 Each strip is epoxied to the metal body (profile) given that the heat sink is   already  attached to the profile before the epoxy.

 

 Then electrical connections are attached to the profile device formed with one   end closed with end cap (an outer covering to seal the end of the profile) and the   other end is left open.

 

 In case of multiple profiles, each profile is attached end to end with the help of   connectors installed at each one end.

 

 Finally, the diffuser is attached as the last step as a cap upon the profile to finally   form a healthy functioning LED profile light.

   

 

TYPES OF PROFILE LIGHTS


SURFACE MOUNT PROFILE LIGHT

 

The mounting board is attached to the  ceiling or on a shelf. The Profile arrangement containing both the aluminium profile and LED strip light is then inserted on the mounting board to form a surface mount profile light. This type of profile light is a lengthy strip with minimum width to spread light along it’s orientation on the wall / shelf.

 



RECESSED LED PROFILE LIGHTS


 Recessed  LED  profile  lights  differ  from ceiling  light  on  the  basis  of  structure and  it’s  installment.  These  lights  are inserted  into  a  well  formed  on  the  wall  or ceiling  having  a  considerable depth. The  profile  slips  into  the  gap and  seals  itself  to  the  well  of  the  thick walled  ceiling.  Going  a  step  above  the profile  upon  the  board  lies  the  diffuser  to  eliminate  the  hotspots  and other  resultant  illumination  defects which  always  persist  in  any  LED device  as  a  principle  defect.




CORNER PROFILE LIGHT

 

Being  bent  at  an  angle,  the corner  profile  light  slides  to cover  any  cornered  part  of  the room  with  curvilinear  diffuser surface  enclosing  the  strip  light  placed  along  the  central axis  for  even  distribution  of light  beam  across  all  angles across  the  corner

 



SHELF LED PROFILE LIGHT

 Shelf LED profile light has it’s  own specifications distinguishing   it as another different category   of profile lights since it is   exclusively designed for lighting   thin slabs of glass or wood.

 

 The mounting board has a   unique structure which can   support the profile when the   arrangement so formed firmly   grips one end of the slab. The   LED strip light slides inside an   empty slot provided by the   profile with an opening to   allow the light to spill over the   edges of the slab. 



COVE LIGHTING

 

Cove is a concept introduced in modern architecture which includes creation of a small extension below the ceiling with drywall having a satin finish for subtle effects. Cove lighting utilizes the concept of cove with the inclusion of LED light source on the cove to form soft illumination around the walls with no scintillations

 

GLO's CORNUCOPIA

WHEN PROFILE LIGHTS GAVE A 'GLO'



glo's Profile cove lighting series

  • 17×8 mm

 

  • Easy to install

 

  • 2 years Warranty


GLO'S Profile linear lights series

  • Panel is separate from the light and battery

 

  • Higher wattages can be attained

 

  • 2 year warranty


glo's Profile outdoor profile series

  • Wiring can be eliminated

 

  • Useful at remote areas

 

  • 6 months warranty

glo's Profile outdoor profile series

  • Wiring can be eliminated

 

  • Useful at remote areas

 

  • 6 months warranty

GLO's EDITORIAL CLIP (PAPER EDITION)

As we all struggle to sustain our lifestyle when high pricing is labelled on our daily needs almost every passing day, we often tend to seek a newer and cheaper alternative to replace our preferred choice of goods. And when we do so, it’s not very often that we use them. Lighting devices are needed the most in workplaces and in homes; enabling us to see in dark. In many ways, lights become a common source of accessibility to find the right resources available out of the dark. Yet, high pricing of much needed light devices has denied the opportunity of the those sections of middleclass economy who cannot afford expensive lighting devices to run their workshops given the amount of electricity they may use. In fact, many normal businessmen or brokers who have either established a small business or run rental workplaces cannot afford expensive lighting facilities provided by branded companies. The budget of what they can access lies in the local brands servicing feeble performance in spite of their pricing. Glo LED is co-founded by two individuals who have seen the struggle of a common man who cannot afford expensive lighting products required to run their homes, workshops, garages, warehouses, corporate buildings, mines, and so on. As a result their formed company GLO LED Pvt Ltd supply high quality LED lights in bulk at very low cost. The materials used are ISO 9001 certified which in itself indicates a very promising performance which every Glo LED product does live up to. To enhance the knowledge of anyone who tries to know about LED lights and how they work, Glo LED has launched free educative videos in YouTube for a sneak peek at what goes on to develop any lighting product. We have taken one more step forward to give access to knowledge through published informative blogs on our website which can help you to choose the best suited light accustomed to your needs.

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