9th January 2017

Schlüter-Systems gives feature staircase the edge with illuminated profiles

Schlüter®-LIPROTEC illuminated profile technology in conjunction with Schlüter®-TREP stair nosing profile gives a feature staircase a unique lighting design with a modern, slip resistant finish, within the entrance to Longvale’s brand new facility.

Industrial Sensor Specialist, Longvale, was founded in the mid-1980s and supply products such as Mechanical Switches and Special Sensors from manufacturers around the world to industries ranging from Oil and Gas to Rail and Automotive and many more; however, their new facility, located at Lancaster Park in Burton Upon Trent, now allows them to design and produce bespoke solutions for customers themselves.

Schlüter-Systems has been a market leader in essential flooring accessories since it was founded in 1966 and it provides complete system-solutions and technical support for residential and commercial projects, large or small.

Schlüter introduced the new range of illuminated profiles to add a fourth dimension to architecture, with lighting playing an essential role when it comes to inspired design. Schlüter®-LIPROTEC is an intelligent lighting concept that combines lighting and profiles within the tile and stone covering. A choice of indirect or direct light is available, with Schlüter profile technology, allowing you to emphasise curtain walls and illuminate stairways, foyers, bathrooms and more, all with an innovative, unique appearance.

Intelligent receivers control the LED strips with power supply units that convert the mains voltage to the 24 V required. Pre-programmed colour changes can be selected using the control system, where you decide the mood with the touch of a button. If the client is looking for a particular ambiance or to bring brand colours into the design, then the system can be programmed from 16 million colours.

Suitable for moisture-rich rooms, the LED strips are completely encapsulated and conform to IP65, allowing subtle detail to be incorporated into the smallest rooms in the house, office, hotel, or wherever your imagination takes you.

For this particular project Schlüter®-LIPROTEC-PB with indirect and direct light was combined with the high quality Schlüter®-TREP-E stair nosing profile in a brushed stainless steel finish, turning the staircase into a stunning focal point with an illuminated subtle accent. The Schlüter®-TREP range also improves safety on staircases, maintaining and protecting installations to keep the edges of the floor coating intact.