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Furniture lighting

Lighting

An LED light may flicker for several reasons, in order to know the cause, you must:

Check that the LED light is connected to the correct type of converter, constant voltage or constant intensity.

Check that the power of the converter is not less than the total power of the LED lights connected to the converter.

Check that that the converter is not overheating. The converter needs to have a suitable operating temperature. The operating temperature is printed on the converter.

 

If an LED light switches on and then switches off, it is because the converter is overheating.

The most common reasons for the converter to overheat are a lack of ventilation in the place of installation or excessive power delivery.

In this case the converter is providing all or more of the power that it can give and we will need to replace it with a more powerful converter.

If an LED light does not turn on it is because it needs more power than that provided by the converter or it may be due to a polarity problem.

In this case lights connected to a direct current have to maintain polarity throughout the entire circuit (positive with positive and negative with negative).

Why does an LED light not turn on?

In order to choose the correct converter or transformer for each light, it is necessary to:

1. - Know the type of converter or transformer that corresponds to each light (12V DC, 350 mA or 12V AC). In our catalogue we indicate on each light the type of converter or transformer that must be used through a series of icons.

2. - Know the total necessary power (6 W, 15 W, etc.).
Once you have chosen the type of converter you have to choose the power that is required. For that purpose, it is necessary to add up all the powers of the lights that you are going to connect to the same converter.

For example, you have 4 Orion lights (code 7048162) each 3 W, the total power is therefore 12 W. It is recommended that the converters work at 80% of the maximum power that they withstand.
Therefore, we will choose the 15 W LED converter (code 7001420).

Likewise, the maximum number of lights that can be connected to the same converter is 6 units, as the AMP distributors have 6 connectors.

What converter or transformer do I need for each light?

Yes, the converters with metal casing need to be earthed and include a specific terminal for connection.

The power tolerance should be -20% in power supplies. That is to say, if the total power of lights connected to a single converter is 12 W, it is necessary to use a 15 W converter. However, if the installation surpasses 12 W, it is necessary to choose a more powerful converter, for example 30 W.

In an installation for home furniture, lights and components must comply with a series of characteristics:

They must have class II insulation, be protected against electric changes through direct and indirect contact, an earth connection is not necessary. Or they can have class III insulation, and should therefore not be connected to an earth connection.

Also, they have to be able to be installed on surfaces with materials that are not known to be inflammable, such is the case with wood. Or, they should be suitable for installing on surfaces that are normally inflammable.

What characteristics must lights and components for a household fitting comply with?

In a bathroom fitting, lights and components must comply with a series of characteristics that take into account the areas of the bathroom where they are located. Therefore, we will restrict ourselves to four existing volumes in the bathroom:

Volume 0: It encompasses the area inside the bath or the shower.
Volume 1: It is delimited by the horizontal plane higher than volume 0 and the horizontal plane located 2.25 m above the ground, delimited by the vertical plane around the bath tub or shower.
Volume 2: This encompasses the vertical plane outside of volume outside of volume 1 and the parallel vertical plane located at a distance of 0.60m, delimited by the horizontal plane located 2.25 m above the ground.
Volume 3: It is delimited by the outer vertical plane of volume 2 and the parallel vertical plane located at a distance of 2.4 m from the latter, it is delimited by the horizontal plane located 2.25 m above the ground, or up to a height of 3 m, if the roof is at that height or more from the ground.
PLEASE NOTE: False roofs and screens are not considered to be barriers for the purposes of separating these volumes.

Consequently, lights and components that may be installed in each of these volumes are as follows according to the degree of protection.
Volume 0: It is possible to install lights and components with IPX7 protection.
Volume 1: It is possible to install lights and components with IPX4 protection. For IPX2 protection, installation can take place if above the highest level of the fixed shower diffuser. IPX5 protection can be installed in hydromassage baths and in public baths where jets of water may be produced during cleaning. As well as devices powered by SELV no higher than 12 V ac or 30 V cc.
Volume 2: It is possible to install what is allowed under volume 1. As well as lights whose power supply has differential current protection of a value not higher than 30mA, according to regulation UNE 20.460-4-41.
Volume 3: It is possible to install lights and components with IPX5 protections, in shared baths where jets of water may be produced during the cleaning of them. In addition to lights protected by an isolation transformer, or by SELV, or by differential current protection of a value not higher than 30 mA, according to regulation UNE 20,460-4-41.
PLEASE NOTE: Public baths are those found in schools, factories, sports centres, etc., and all those used by the public in general.

What characteristics must lights and components for a bathroom fitting comply with?

IP (Ingress Protection Rating) is the name given to the index of a light or component to protect itself or not be damaged by dust or water. For example, the ideal lights for lighting bathrooms have IP44 protection. The first digit of the index is the protection from solids and the second digit of the index is protection from liquids.

Protection from solids:
IP0X: Without protection.
IP1X: Protection from objects larger than 50mm, for example a hand.
IP2X: Protection from objects larger than 12.5mm, for example a finger.
IP3X: Protection from objects larger than 2.5mm, for example a screwdriver.
IP4X: Protection from objects larger than 1 mm, for example a cable.
IP5X: Protection from dust, limited intake allowed.
IP6X: Protection from concentrations of dust. No dust intake is allowed.

Protection from liquids:
IPX0: Without protection.
IPX1: Protection from the fall of vertical liquids, limited intake allowed.
IPX2: Protection from the vertical fall of water with the product inclining at a 15° vertical angle, limited intake allowed.
IPX3: Protection from water spray at a 60° vertical angle, limited intake allowed.
IPX4: Protection from liquid splashes in all directions, limited intake allowed.
IPX5: Protection from jets of water, limited intake allowed.
IPX6: Protection from strong jets of water, limited intake allowed.
IPX7: Protection for immersion of 15cm to 1 m for 30 min, no water intake is allowed.
IPX8: Protection for continuous immersion underwater.

IP20 is the name given to the index that a light or component has to protect itself from objects larger than 12.5 mm, but without protection against liquids. In this case, said lighting would be suitable for assembly in home furniture.

IP44 is the name given to the index that a light or component has in order to protect itself against objects larger than 1 mm and that also have protection from liquid splashes in all directions. In this case, depending on the area where the lighting is located, it would be suitably for assembly in bathroom furniture.

The following image outlines the types of plug socket and power supply that are used in each country in the world in domestic environments:  

Which type of plug socket is used depending on the country?

The following image outlines the types of voltage and frequency that are used in each country in the world in domestic environments:

For further information, look up http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricidad.htm

Which type of voltage and frequency are used depending on the country?

Lighting with a natural white colour temperature is between 4,000 and 5,000 Kelvin and its light colour is neutral.

The main difference between colour temperatures on lights is their Kelvin degrees and light colour.

- The temperature of cool white is between 3,000 and 3,900 Kelvin and it has a blueish colour.

- The temperature of the natural colour is between 4,000 and 5,000 Kelvin and it has a neutral colour.

- The temperature of warm white is between 5,100 and 7,000 Kelvin and it has an orangey colour.

What is the difference between a cool white, warm white and natural white colour temperature on a light?

Strip LED

The following video shows how you can easily install the aforementioned LED lighting.

The following video shows how you can easily install the aforementioned LED lighting.

You can calculate the maximum power if you know the supply voltage of the LED strips (12V DC) and the power that you want to install using the following formula: Amps (A) = Power (W) / Voltage (V)

Example: A= 48W / 12Và A= 4A

The maximum power that I can connect is 48W at 12V DC.

No, only the Lynx H cables and connectors that are 8 mm wide are compatible with aluminium and diffuser profiles for LED strips.

You can calculate the maximum power if you know the supply voltage of the LED strips (12V DC) and the power that you want to install using the following formula: Amps (A) = Power (W) / Voltage (V)

Example: A= 60W / 12Và A= 5A

The maximum power that I can connect is 60W at 12V DC.

The LED Lynx strip with a variable colour temperature has a controller that makes it possible to select a colour temperature of cool white, natural white or warm white, in a range between 3,000 Kelvin and 6,000 Kelvin.

The maximum recommended length of the installation of LED strips is indicated in our catalogue with a symbol on each LED strip.

The table outlines the maximum recommended length if the power supply is only provided via one length (a converter). It also outlines the maximum recommended length if the power supply is provided via both ends (two converters) that multiply by two.

Please note: To power the strip via both ends you need to create a special connection. Look up how can to ensure that the LED strip has the same brightness all along it.


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A very important factor that influences the brightness difference at the ends of the LED strip, is the voltage drop. When a lot of metres of LED strip are connected, the voltage at the start is different than the end voltage, the distance has an effect and causes the LEDs to produce less light due to the power drop they suffer. That is why in our catalogue the maximum recommended connection length is indicated via a symbol on each strip. Look up what the maximum installation length is for LED strips.

There is a way to ensure that the LED strip does not suffer a significant drop in voltage over long distances, and this involves powering it from both ends.
In order to power the strip from both ends you need to use two cables, one at each end of the LED strip. It is important to maintain the polarity at both ends, to do that you need to power the strip in accordance with the following instructions, bearing in mind that at one of the ends the AMP connection is made differently to normal (red and black backwards), which is indicated in the drawing with the exclamation point.

How can I ensure that my LED strip has the same brightness all along it?

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Yes, they are compatible. But, it is necessary to bear in mind that the Lynx sensors have different dimensions.

In the case of the Motion sensor, the position of the lens has been changed but the dimensions have been maintained. When it comes to machining the diffuser it is necessary to bear in mind that the lens protrudes from it, the diameter of 10 mm is maintained but the position changes to 15 mm.

In the case of the Touch and Dimmer sensors, there are no changes that affect assemble and the new Lynx sensor can be mounted where the previous sensor was mounted.

The following video shows how you can easily install the aforementioned LED lighting.

The touch sensor for LED strips has a detector that reacts when a human hand approaches it.

The light will switch on when the sensor detects a human hand within an area of 0 to 2 mm and it will switch off when it detects it again.

The sensor self-calibrates using potential difference, that is to say, its takes into account the objects and the distance between the hand and the sensor the first time it is turned on.

If you want to change it, you need to reset the sensor. To do that, you need to disconnect the touch sensor from the electrical network (by disconnecting the sensor from the converter from the network or the power control switch of the residence), wait for 5 seconds and connect it again so that the sensor auto calibrates.

When this happens, it is necessary to bear in mind that the controller switches on the output switch when it detects the movement of a human body.

That is to say, the controller does not detect the movements of objects, for example the movement of a door.

Also, in order for it to detect movement, it is necessary to cut across its detection range. The MOTION sensor has a detection range of 2 metres and an angle of 90º.

The following video shows how you can easily install the aforementioned LED lighting.

In order to control the RGB LED strip you need an RGB controller with a radio frequency remote control. If in the facility there are two controllers they can both be controlled with a single remote as all the controllers have the same frequency.

In order to choose the correct converted for an LED strip it is necessary to:

- Know the type of converter that corresponds to the LED strip. In our catalogue we indicate on each light the type of converter or transformer that must be used with a series of icons.

- Find out the total power required of the converter (6 W, 15 W, 30W, 50W, 72W, 100W, 200W). In order to calculate the power of a specific length of strip, it is necessary to know what the total power of the 5m roll is (our sale unit) and what is the length of it that we need for installation.

For example:

If a 5 m strip (a roll) has a power of 24 W and I need will be for the installation a 2 m strip:

X= (2m x 24W) / 5m = 9,6W

Therefore, I will choose the 15W converter. Attention, it is necessary to add up the consumption amounts of the different strip accessories if they are included in the fitting.

 

LED appliques

The following video shows how you can easily install the aforementioned LED lighting.

The battery of the Castor light is recharged with a mobile charger. The charger needs to have a type B micro USB connector and should at least supply 5V DC.

This battery is located on the side support with a cover, which must be taken off in order to recharge it.

Likewise, it has an LED indicator that goes from red to green when charging is complete after an approximate period of 4 hours.

The battery has an LED indicator that goes from red to green when charging is complete after an approximate period of 4 hours.

The following video shows how you can easily install the aforementioned LED lighting.

Yes, the Crater light can be recharged with a mobile phone charger. The charger needs to have a type B micro USB connector and should at least supply 5V DC.

The charging time will vary in accordance with the amperage of the charger, although it is recommended to use 5VDC 1A chargers, therefore the estimated charge time is 2 to 2.5 hours.

Yes, the Kuma light requires a more powerful converter as it has USB ports for recharging smartphones and tablets. If you wish to use those USB ports in order to recharge devices, the light’s consumption will be greater.

It is thus recommended to use at least a 30W converter, code. 7001320 for the use of a single light and a 50W converter code. 5008420 for the use of 2 lights.

The following video shows how you can easily install the aforementioned LED lighting.

The Neptune light diffuser homogenises the light on wall lamp, without the LED points being noticeable, and it has also gained more light flow and lumens as the diodes of the LED SMD3014 are more efficient.

The Androwave Switch light has a proximity sensor that carries out the role of switch, and it is also possible to connect two more lights in order to control them all through that sensor.

For that purpose, an input and output cable is incorporated, as well as an AMP distributor. Also, it has progressive switching on and turning off that offers a very appealing and innovative effect.
 

Cygnus lighting is available in two different lengths of 195 mm and 395 mm, both in cool white or warm white colour temperatures. Cutting or tampering may result in the lighting not working.

Persei lighting is available in two different lengths of 395 mm and 595 mm, both in cool white or warm white colour temperatures. Cutting or tampering may result in the lighting not working.

Yes, as the Volans light functions at 230V AC therefore it does not need any extra converter.

The following video shows how you can easily install the aforementioned LED lighting.

Yes, it is possible to recharge the Kraz light with a mobile phone charger. The charger needs to have a type B micro USB and should at least supply 5V DC.

 

 

The charging time will vary depending on the amperage of the charger. It is recommended to use 5V DC 1A chargers, therefore the estimated charge time is 2 to 2.5 hrs.

This light has a range of 360 switching cycles per charge before the battery runs out and it has an LED indicator that goes from red to green when the charge is complete following an approximate time of 2.5 hours.

Draco lighting which functions using rechargeable batteries and an integrated movement sensor is ideal for places where there are no electric fittings as it is assembled on the surface and be extracted easily in order to be recharged.

This lighting includes 6 AAA type batteries, that allow it to be recharged using a mobile 5V DC 1A mobile charger with a micro USB B type jack and they can be replaced when their charge cycles run out. They can only be replaced with rechargeable 1.2V AAA batteries, and never with conventional batteries.

This happens because the Draco battery-powered light has a twilight sensor, which prevents turning the light on if there is excessive light.

That is to say, if the sensor detects light in the room it does not switch the light on. Thus, the light only switches on in conditions where there is a lack of light.

This function is aimed at preventing unnecessary consumption that shortens the charge cycle of rechargeable batteries, thus making it possible to save battery.

The Draco battery-powered light has a range of 900 lighting cycles per charge before the batteries run out.

The Draco battery-powered light has an LED indicator that goes from red to green when charging is complete after an approximate period of 2 hours.

Sensors

Depending on the LED light that you choose, you can choose different sensors depending on their compatibility. In the following table you can find the compatibility that exists between the different sensors and lights.

What sensor can I assemble with the different LED lights that exist in the Emuca catalogue?

The Point switch dual sensor is a change-over sensor switch which has two detectors in order to turn the light on and off from different points, for example on bed heads or wardrobes with independent modules.

Yes, with a Spirit capacitive sensor you can control as many lights as you want. Provided that the permissible 80 W power of the capacitive sensor is not surpassed.

The Spirit sensor can be installed in a concealed manner behind several materials:
- Wood, chipboard and MDF with a thickness of up to 32 mm.
- Plastic with a thickness of up to 22mm.
- Glass with a thickness of up to 12mm.
- It is not compatible with mirror and its functioning is not guaranteed.

The following video shows how you can easily install the aforementioned LED lighting.

The Micron sensor makes it possible to connect several lights with a single converter (provided that it does not exceed the power of 24W), as it can be connected to 12V DC (after the converter).

Thanks to its dimmer function you will be able to increase or reduce the light flow from 100% to 5% in a progressive range with long pressing, while for switching on or turning off all of the lights, all that is needed is a short pressing on the sensor.

A sensor dimmer is a device that makes it possible to control the light intensity of one or several lights, in this manner it is possible to reduce or increase the light flow, provided that the properties of the lighting allow for it.

It will depend on the characteristics of the light whether or not it can be adjusted with a sensor dimmer.

With the lights in our catalogue, as a general rule it is possible to adjust the intensity of all the lights that are connected to 12 V DC. Provided that the sensor dimmer is connected after the 12 V DC converter.

On the contrary, it is not possible to regulate the intensity of lights that need a constant 350 mA intensity, nor is it possible to adjust the lights that are connect to an AC current as they have the converter built-in.

When this happens, it is necessary to bear in mind that the controller switches on the output switch when it detects the movement of a human body.

That is to say, the controller does not detect the movements of objects, for example the movement of a door.

Also, in order for it to detect movement, it is necessary to cut across its detection range. The Twelfy MOTION sensor has a detection range of 2 metres and an angle of 90º.

The main difference is the position they are fitted in during installation.

The 12V sensors (Twelfy) are placed between the light and the converter. Consequently, the converter is always working.

The 240V sensors (Red eye) are placed between the converter and the electric socket.

The big advantage of a 12 V sensor (Twelfy) is that is makes it possible to connect with a single converter (maximum admissible power 40W), on the other hand the 240V sensors (Red eye) need two converters.

What is the difference between the 12V sensors (Twelfy) and the 240V sensors (Red eye)?

The Red Eye sensors that functions at 240V AC are different in accordance with their functionality and your needs.

“I need a sensor that turns on and off the light like a switch but without physically touching the furniture”.
SWITCH. Red Eye 1 (switch) Code. 7001520. An ON/OFF proximity detection system that turns on or off when its detection range of 5 cm is triggered.

“I need a sensor that turns on the light when the wardrobe door opens and that turns off when it closes”.
DOOR. Red Eye 3 (proximity) Code. 7001720. An always ON proximity detection system that only turns off when its detection range of 5 cm is triggered.

“I need a sensor that turns on lights when it detects the movement of a human body and turns off automatically after a while, providing that it does not detect the movement of a human body, ideal for walk-in wardrobes”.
MOTION. Red Eye 4 (movement) Code. 7001820. A movement detection system, it turns on when the detection range of 2.5 m IS triggered and the switching off can be adjusted between 10 seconds and 3 minutes.

“I need a sensor that turns on the light through contact with a metallic surface, ideal for bed headboards”.
METAL. Red Eye 5 (touch) Code. 7001920. Detection system through contact with a metal surface. Adjustable detection ranges and/or functioning according to needs.

When this happens, it is necessary to bear in mind that the controller switches on the output switch when it detects the movement of a human body.

That is to say, the controller does not detect the movements of objects, for example the movement of a door.

Also, in order for it to detect movement, it is necessary to cut across its detection range. The Red Eye 4 MOTION sensor has a detection range of 2 metres and an angle of 90º.

This happens when the door has a shiny black finish or something similar. The sensor does not detect the door because the surface absorbs the infrared emission of the sensor.

You need to use the silvery adhesive label that is supplied with the sensor and put it in the detection range of the sensor, maximum of 5 cm.

This silvery adhesive label is used when the door has a shiny black finish or something similar. In this case the sensor does not detect the door because the surface absorbs the infrared emission of the sensor.

In order for the sensor to function correctly you need to put this label in the detection range of the sensor, maximum of 5 cm.

The cover screw should be used if you do not have another metallic surface for activating the touch sensor, it is also the most preferred aesthetic option. However, the Red Eye 5 metal touch sensor can be connected to any metal item in order to activate the sensor, for example the light fitting itself.

Lighting accessories

The following video shows how you can easily install the aforementioned the Qi wireless charger and USB Airtop.

The following video shows how you can easily install the aforementioned the Atom 14 multiconnector.

The following video shows how you can easily install the aforementioned the Atom 26 multiconnector.

The following video shows how you can easily install the aforementioned the Vertikal multiconnector.

The USB connectors on the Vertikal multiconnector are solely for charging 5V DC (1 x 1A / 2 x 0,5A) electronic devices.

 The Vertikal multiconnector can be opened upwards as well as downwards. It is designed to be built-into high units as well as low units thanks to its easily extractable retractile design and manual hiding.

Its innovative design makes it possible to complete integrate into kitchen, office and home furniture, in low units with the opening upwards and in high modules with it downwards.

The following video shows how you can easily install the USB Plugy connector.

The USB Plugy connector is designed to charge Tablets and Smartphones in a discreet and accessible way thanks to its complete integration into the furniture.

The USB Plugy connector is designed to charge Tablets and Smartphones in a discreet and accessible way thanks to its complete integration into the furniture.
In order to charge two Smartphones, it is necessary to use the Plugy with the 15 W converted (code 7001420), while in order to charge two Tablets it is necessary to connect the 30 W converter (code 7001320).

The cable for the English market provides a connection that is compatible with all of the constant voltage LED converters in the catalogue (6W Code. 7080920, 15W Code. 7001420, 30W Code. 7001320, 50W Code. 5008420 and 72W Code. 5008520).

Thanks to this 2 metre power cable and its English plug, the range has been extended in order to reach more markets by providing efficient lighting solutions.

In order to assemble a switch easily you need to adhere to the following diagram:

How is a switch assembled?

Lighting icons

In order to facilitate and make the characteristics of the different items more visual, you can find a series of icons or symbols associated with each item that define its main characteristics. At the start of each family you will find the explanatory legend, or by clicking above the icons on the website. 

What do the icons found in the Emuca catalogues mean?
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