Types of textiles

Which types of textiles are available?

Our current textiles are:

  • Decolux // in black, light grey and white
  • Miracle// in silver
  • Mood // in silver and black for glass and acryl

Which are the differences between the textiles?

  1. The effect lines of Decolux are not quite as intense as Ettlin LUX® Miracle fabric, but, thanks to its textile and decorative surface, Decolux is convincing- even if switched off.
  2. Miracleis the only fabric which hides the source of light in such a way that it becomes invisible.
  3. ETTLIN LUX® Mood fabric is mostly used to be laminated into/ behind glass and acryl.

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Distance between LEDs and textile

How long should the distance between LEDs and textile be?

For an ideal light effect, the distance (width of the frame) should be approximately 6 to 12 cm.

Use of LEDs

How do the light effect develop?

The light points (LEDs) become three dimensional lines, and the adjustment of the fabric changes the effect direction. The lines of the lights go parallel to the rolling direction. Depending on the instruction, the type and distance between the source of light and the textile, countless light effects can be created in all range of applications.

  • Big distance between fabric and LEDs = long lines of light
  • Small distance between fabric and LEDs = short lines of light.

Which LEDs can be used with ETTLIN LUX?

Any kind of LEDs can be used, although, LEDs differ in brightness and pitch distance (distance between LEDs points). For an ideal effect, the distance should be 16mm.

Alignment of textile and LEDs

How does the textile have to be aligned compared to the LEDs?

The alignment of the fabric is free to choose, as the direction of the light effect goes parallel to the rolling direction. The fabric can be aligned into any direction.

Do the textiles have any special features?

There is a smooth front and a rough back. The best way to identify the back of the textile is by touch which does not have any influence on the light effect.

Methods of processing

Is it possible to process the textiles?

Yes, there are multiple ways to process the textiles.

  1. Clamping/ stapling
  2. It sticks to synthetic material/ metal/ glass.
  3. Piping, to sew on clamping frames

Cleaning of textiles

Are the textiles vulnerable to anything?

When processing our ETTLIN LUX® textiles, always wear gloves, as they are very vulnerable to grease spots (e.g. from fingerprints)

Can the textile be cleaned?

In general, dirt sticks to the textile and stays in the fibre. Dust can certainly be removed with a feather duster or wet wipes.

Outdoor application

Is it possible to apply ETTLIN LUX® outdoors?

It is not recommended to apply our fabrics outdoors. However, the fabrics can be protected from weather conditions through lamination. This does not apply to all textiles. Especially rain leaves visible water spots on the fabric.

We are happy to advise you on this matter. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Is there anything in particular to pay attention to?

The fabric is not extensible into cross or longitudinal direction, and ETTLIN LUX® fabrics can not be folded.

Width of ETTLIN LUX® textiles

How wide are the textiles?

Our fabrics are produced on rolls, measuring 5, 10 and 30 running metres.

The width of the rolls are different (see below):

  • The maximal usable width of MIRACLE is 1,90m.
  • A roll of DECOLUX has a width of 1,95m.
  • A roll of MOOD has a width of 2,00m.

Customized cuttings are only available on request.

Further products by ETTLIN LUX®

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Martin Piechaczek

Team Leader

martin.piechaczek@ettlin.de
+49 (0)7243 / 107 - 115

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Philipp Hoffmann

International Key Account Manager

philipp.hoffmann@ettlin.de
+49 (0)7243 / 107 - 130

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