When you might want to specify a trim.
Downlighters with ceiling trims are cut and fit products, with all its components installed after the ceiling is finished. Ceiling trims have thickness of about 2mm. They offer a solution for all kinds of ceiling whether existing older plaster ceilings or new plaster construction, metal tile systems or even wood. Once a circular, square or rectangular hole is made the edge of the cut out is covered neatly by the ceiling trim.
When you might not want to specify a trim.
With Trimless style downlighters the interface between the fitting and ceiling surface is virtually seamless, so the downlighters look as though they are integral to the ceiling surface rather than being added on. However, the construction of the ceiling and the integration of the plaster-in downlighters requires the highest quality workmanship.
Designed Architectural Lighting has a selection of downlighters with and without trims.
AMBIANCE, VP, QUAD, QUINTA and TEMPO ranges have trims.
TRIMLESS VP ranges do not have trims but do have a 1mm thick reflector edge. If used in a plaster ceiling Trimless downlighters have first-fix components which are installed prior to any plaster skim being applied. The downlighter then fixes into the prefixed item.
MINITRIM downlighters have no separate ceiling trim but all components are installed after the ceiling is finished. For this type of product the cut hole has to be exact in diameter with a neat edge.
13 - Jul - 2016
Category - Product Choice