TECTON IP64/IP54: Light that defies the elements

TECTON IP64/IP54: Light that defies the elements

Additional protection plus the classic installation convenience you know and love. Zumtobel’s new TECTON IP64/IP54 continuous-row lighting system is equipped for use in harsh industrial conditions. Resistant materials and a sophisticated sealing concept protect the modular system from dust and water splashes. Users can expect the same high level of flexibility with the added IP protection.

“You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs” – this saying can be applied to industry. Wherever production takes place, dust flies, for example in metal, wood, or paper processing. Where moisture or cold prevail indoors or outdoors, it can be abrasive and harsh, such as in multi-storey car parks or in refrigerated logistics. These locations also represent an endurance test for the building infrastructure, including the lighting. However, industrial areas are heavily reliant on long-lasting lighting – sometimes around the clock. For these reasons, Zumtobel is expanding its modular TECTON continuous-row lighting system to include IP64/IP54 protection. All sensitive joints are reliably sealed, opening additional areas for use of TECTON in applications with increased levels of dust and/or water.

Tight from the track to the luminaire

All critical joints and connections of Zumtobel’s TECTON IP64/IP54 lighting solutions are fitted with sealing components, creating comprehensive protection against dust and water splashes. The upper and lateral surfaces of the corrosion-resistant trunking are completely enclosed and smooth, so they do not provide any surface for dust or water to attack and are also easy to clean.

In the joint area between two support rails, a sealing sleeve prevents dirt and/or water from penetrating into the rail interior. Foam seals inside the profiles of the luminaires and translucent sealing strips between the lens elements protect the LEDs from contamination. Between the continuous-row modules and the trunking, foam beads blackened with soot on the outer profile wall ensure a dust and water-protected connection point.

The end caps of the continuous-row luminaires and modules are made of resistant plastic that is firmly bonded to a soft sealing lip. The elastic material of the lip ensures a tight connection between modules and cover strips. Laterally running TPE seals close the joint between rail and cover strip and ensure both tight transitions and a clean appearance.

Future-proof thanks to modular, flexible concept

Each TECTON trunking has five mains’ cables, two control cables and two independent emergency lighting circuits. This means that not only general lighting, but also emergency lighting and lighting controls can be seamlessly integrated into the overall system. All modules can be mounted on the trunking rail without tools. Thanks to a new locking mechanism, with integrated sealing plugs, the luminaires, sensors, and emergency lighting modules can be securely fastened with a flick of the wrist via two lateral levers.

The TECTON continuous-row lighting system adapts quickly to changing requirements. This is ensured by the trunking rail with its 11-pole integrated current conducting section and a pre-mounted butt joint connector. This enables continuous current tapping along the entire length of the rail. The seals at the joints do not detract from the functionality of the track. Even between two tracks, the lighting components can be flexibly positioned, added to, or moved.

If you are interested in learning more about TECTON, you can explore the variety of combination options online and put together your individual continuous-row lighting system with just a few clicks of a mouse using the TECTON system configurator.

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