FAQ

/FAQ
FAQ 2018-08-23T08:25:44+00:00

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

Questions on interior stucco such as stucco and light profiles:

Does it make sense to paint white the inner sides of stucco profiles as well (standard variant)? 2017-10-23T07:03:52+00:00

Yes, it absolutely does make sense and should be done always, for one, because it further increases the luminous power of the LED strips and second, the light color is not affected by the green raw material of the lighting profiles for indirect lighting (the premium variant has a white coating on the inner side as well).

What shall I use best to coat/paint the stucco profiles (standard variant)? 2017-10-23T07:03:24+00:00

Generally, the stucco profiles can be painted using any standard solvent-free wall color. However, a one-time white primer is important prior to applying 1-2x times primer of the desired final color (depending on opacity) and then have the finishing coat applied after mounting the stucco profiles.

Can I improve the luminous power by sticking tinfoil onto the inner surface of the lighting profiles? 2017-10-23T07:02:47+00:00

Yes, this is an often used possibility to further increase the luminous power of LED strips in stucco profiles for indirect lighting (wall and ceiling).

Which angle shall I best use to attach the LED strip to the lighting profile? 2017-10-23T07:02:17+00:00

There is no generally valid rule for this as this very much depends on personal taste; you may want to try different settings yourself. Moreover, the emission angle of LED strips varies quite often, and this fact correspondingly also has its impact on the indirect LED lighting.

What do the flammability properties and the fire behavior of your stucco and façade profiles look like? 2017-10-23T07:01:45+00:00

The flammability properties and the fire behavior of the stucco and façade profiles are as follows:

– Flammability rating: B1 (hardly inflammable) – Fume formation rating: Q3 – Drop formation rating: TR3

Some of your stucco / lighting profiles for spotlights are very large. Would it be possible to precut miters? 2017-10-23T07:01:05+00:00

Yes, we will gladly cut the lighting profiles and any other stucco to your specifications. Please get in touch with us to check the details with us.

Are your stuccos and lighting profiles for spotlight integration suitable for damp locations (spa area)? 2017-10-23T07:00:09+00:00

Yes, due to the top-quality raw material, all stucco and lighting profiles do not absorb humidity and have been used in multiple damp areas such as spas and indoor swimming pools.

How are the butt and glue joints of the premium variant covered after mounting? 2017-10-23T06:59:09+00:00

The butt and glue joints of the premium variant are covered after mounting by painting them with solvent-free wall paint just as the stucco profiles are. It is important to use top-quality stucco glue (such as our “ADEFIX”) for assembly. This one is easy to paint and the butt and glue joints can easily be given their finish.

Questions on façade profiles and column claddings:

What may I use to paint the façade profiles after mounting them? 2017-10-23T06:58:35+00:00

All façade décor elements can be painted with any commercial solvent-free façade paint.

When are façade elements such as window surrounds painted? 2017-10-23T06:58:06+00:00

All façade décor elements are first glued to the roughly smoothed (and possibly strengthened with a net) façade and are then painted with façade paint subsequently.

How do I determine the exact length of windowsill cornices? 2017-10-23T06:57:38+00:00

The windowsill profile results from the clear span of the window plus the width of both window surrounds left and right. An example: a window with a clear span of 130cms and surrounds of 12cms width sum up to a windowsill cornice of 154cms length.

Questions on LED lighting:

May I use all types of LED strips with your stucco / lighting profiles and what should be observed? 2017-10-23T06:56:58+00:00

All LED strips for indirect lighting may be used; however, we recommend attaching an aluminum rail (for improved heat dissipation) between the stucco and the LED strip. Especially powerful LED strips are not placed on the profile anymore, but are attached to the wall along with the aluminum rail behind or above the profile. Your local specialist will know more.

Which spotlights may I use with your lighting profiles for spotlight integration and what do I need to observe? 2017-10-23T06:56:17+00:00

It must generally be observed to only use spotlights / LED spotlights approved for wood constructions. Contact your local dealer in case of doubt.

May LED strips be used in all rooms? 2017-10-23T06:56:09+00:00

Basically yes. Exceptions are rooms with especially high temperatures (above 60°C approx.) like in a sauna for example. LED strips must not be used in such rooms.

Is it possible to change the brightness of LED strips? 2017-10-23T06:55:59+00:00

All LED strips can be dimmed using PWM dimmers; i.e. the brightness can be varied. These dimmers are not installed like the common switch/dimmer, but they are interposed between transformer and LED strip. This allows for the optimum dimming function of 1-100.