We all remember the famous phrase from the architect Mies van der Rohe: "Less is more". Our partner the Belgian factory Delta Light decided to improve this statement and released last week a completely innovative product in the field of lighting under a promising motto: "Less does more"!
A completely new solution for interiors – ▲IR from Delta Light, which came from the combination of two components of the project - light and ventilation. This was done by creating a line of special trimless mounting boxes, to which the ventilation systems can be connected and at the same time, which are installation boxes for lamps from our latest catalog Lighting Bible 14
Delta Light's New ▲IR Collection is an Amazing Combination of Lighting and Ventilation!
Thanks to the intelligent integration of ventilation and lighting devices, there is no longer a need for ventilation holes in the ceiling.
Before that, in the Delta Light line, only the Soliscape
lamp could boast of additional system integration – in addition to lighting, there are also acoustic solutions for spaces, sensors (illumination, temperature, humidity, etc.), voice commands and etc. Soliscape not only records and transmits data, but also participates in the management of systems (connects to a smart home). Also a few years ago, Delta Light began to develop the Soft Ceiling theme in their collections (for example, Imax, Magnetic profiles) – this means that all the holes in your ceiling are unified to avoid visual mess. Combining these two concepts - Soft Ceiling and integrated technologies, we get a new product called ▲IR, where we combine standard products with ventilation.
Before going directly to the products, we need to say a few words about the ventilation itself. We can divide all types of ventilation into 4 types (based on the proposed Delta Light scheme): a) natural ventilation (air enters freely through a window in the wall and exits through a window in the roof), b) mechanical supply and natural extraction c) natural supply and mechanical extraction d) mechanical ventilation (completely). The most common options on the market now are options c and d.
Let's take an apartment, the rules are very simple – if we have a humid place (bathroom, kitchen), then we need to make an extraction, if we have a usual dry place, then we need to make a supply there. After that, we usually get a ceiling plan, on which, in addition to the lamps, ventilation grilles are also placed. Delta Light suggests moving away from this outdated scheme and using existing openings for lamps also as ventilation. Then the ceiling plan is transformed and looks like this.
It should also be noted that not all lamps can be connected to ventilation, but in any case, they will all look exactly the same on the ceiling.
There are two types of mounting boxes in the collection, depending on the ceiling material – for concrete and for hollow (after installation on the ceiling, they look identical). There are all the lamps that can be combined with them below in the picture. Also, among all the combinations there is a special plug Dimmy, which is useful in cases when you only need a ventilation without lighting. The plug can be painted in the color of the ceiling.
Next, we attach sections with a detailed description. Please note that the ventilation openings are adjustable (this can be seen on the left in the third picture below). There are also rectangular mounting boxes that fit the SPM 20 profile.
How to calculate the required number of ventilation ducts? The factory gives us the maximum values (with the maximum open vent. holes) – for example, for a concrete mounting box the maximum air supply will be 50 m3 per hour, and the extract will be 75 m3 per hour. For hollow boxes, the maximum supply is 25 m3 per hour, and the extract is 50 m3 per hour. Further, the calculation depends on the standards of your country, the picture shows an example of the calculation according to EU standards.
After the boxes are installed, it is necessary to measure the air flow and noise level with a special tool (respectively, the smaller the holes in the box, the less air permeability and more noise and vice versa).