Stretch-fabric ceiling lighting
We can provide and install a stretch-fabric material to cover wall and ceiling spaces. It is a high performance, flexible textile that can be fitted across ceilings, walls and other facades. The material is fully printable and provides a high degree of soundproofing. It is also practically impermeable to water.
Existing lighting features can easily be incorporated into the stretch membrane surface, as can sprinklers, detectors, cameras, signage and any other necessary devices.
Stretch-fabric ceiling solutions can be built directly into the ceiling structure during construction or renovation. They can also be fitted as a suspended ‘raft’ below the existing ceiling.
Illumination is typically from a backlit array of LEDs situated behind the stretch fabric producing smooth, even distribution of light across the whole area. Lighting can be programmable, full colour and/or dynamic white with cool white light for daytime use moving to warmer lighting after dusk – with motion sensors and auto-dimming as required.
Printed stretch fabric with high light transmission – built in
Diffuse lighting stretch fabric – floating raft
For printed backlit options you can source or provide your own image, or ask Spanlite to assist with image sourcing and large-format image creation. Spanlite’s large-format image library is also avaliable online.
To incorporate the backlit LED array behind the stretch-fabric membrane, the ideal space required is between 90mm and 300mm.
If there is insufficient depth available, such as a cramped or non-existent ceiling void, there are low-profile options that feature edge-lighting technology that can be fitted flush with the ceiling surface.
Reflective stretch fabric - built in
Diffuse lighting printed fabric
Raft profile specifications / options
|Weight||3.15kg per linear metre|
|Length||Max 6050mm in single piece|
|Finish||natural anodised as standard, option to powder-coat any colour|
|Fixings||typically suspended by Gripple steel suspension cables or Unistrut sub-frame|
LED tape pitch varies depending on depth of lighting void and luminous flux required.
Typical LED 4.5W / linear metre, detail as below.
Custom LED 8W / linear metre
Single colour temperature or RGBW colour-change lighting
Dynamic white lighting, built-in with a 300mm void
Stretch fabric specifications / options
PVC Stretch fabric
|PVC options||Printable / Translucent / Reflective|
|Max length||Unlimited* (subject to typical maximum 50sqm in one piece)|
|Weight||PVC 180-200micron thick - weight 180g/m2|
|Transmission||70% light transmission (translucent)|
|Fire rating: UK - class 0 / USA - class 1 type A / Europe - EN13501-1 B S1 d0|
|Smoke - no smoke in contact with open flame|
|Impermeable to water unless perforated|
|Sprinklers, smoke/heat/CO detectors can easily be incorporated|
|PVC cadmium free|
|Low material content - PVC film only 180g/m2|
|Provides thermal attenuation|
|LED CCT range 2200 - 6500K plus RGBW|
|Typical power 70W/m2|
|Lighting void depth 50-300mm (impacts price and luminosity)|
Drivers & Control
|Remotely located 10m max|
|Dimmable - 0-10, DALI, triac, DMX|
|24V DC typical|