FR2958998A1 - Spacer block device for maintaining insulating sheet e.g. glass wool, at distance from electric equipment carrier of luminaries in suspended ceiling, has reversed U-shaped bridges comprising elements for stocking at flat position - Google Patents

Spacer block device for maintaining insulating sheet e.g. glass wool, at distance from electric equipment carrier of luminaries in suspended ceiling, has reversed U-shaped bridges comprising elements for stocking at flat position Download PDF

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FR2958998A1
FR2958998A1 FR1001597A FR1001597A FR2958998A1 FR 2958998 A1 FR2958998 A1 FR 2958998A1 FR 1001597 A FR1001597 A FR 1001597A FR 1001597 A FR1001597 A FR 1001597A FR 2958998 A1 FR2958998 A1 FR 2958998A1
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Jean Paul Charles Datiche
Laurent Michel Charley
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
    • F21S8/00Lighting devices intended for fixed installation
    • F21S8/02Lighting devices intended for fixed installation of recess-mounted type, e.g. downlighters
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04BGENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS
    • E04B9/00Ceilings; Construction of ceilings, e.g. false ceilings; Ceiling construction with regard to insulation
    • E04B9/006Ceilings; Construction of ceilings, e.g. false ceilings; Ceiling construction with regard to insulation with means for hanging lighting fixtures or other appliances to the framework of the ceiling
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21VFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • F21V25/00Safety devices structurally associated with lighting devices

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The invention relates to a spacer device intended to be positioned at the level of a false ceiling, ceiling or the like, between a support for electrical equipment, in particular recessed luminaires, and a sheet of insulation (Is) such as wool of glass, comprising at least one inverted U-shaped bridge (3a; 3b) for resting on the electrical equipment support (2) so as to keep said insulation web (Is) at a distance (d) ) of said electrical equipment carrier (2), said inverted U-shaped bridge (3b) consisting of one or more elements which can be stored flat. The invention will find a particular use for maintaining an insulating sheet away from a support of electrical equipment.

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The invention relates to a spacer device, intended to be positioned at a ceiling, false ceiling or the like, between a support of electrical equipment, recessed, and an insulating sheet. The field of the invention is that of the building, more particularly that of ceilings or false ceilings or the like. In this area, it is known false ceilings made from plates, including plaster or otherwise, which are generally fixed to the ceiling via a metal suspended structure. This structure generally comprises rails arranged parallel to each other, spaced according to the dimension of said plates. These coplanar rails are usually attached to the ceiling joists by means of hangers or threaded rods and brackets. In order to guarantee the insulation of the ceiling, it is known to have, before the plates are put in place, a layer of insulation, such as a sheet of rock wool or glass wool, placed on said rails. Plates, especially plaster, or other, constituting the surface of the false ceiling are then attached to said rails. Some of these plates may be replaced by luminaire supports, such as for example neons, of dimensions corresponding to said plates. These generally metallic supports are fixed to said rails. In known manner and in order to prevent overheating of these electrical devices, it is known and recommended to cut the insulating layer in the vicinity of said electrical equipment supports, thus creating an insulation fault (thermal bridge).
The object of the present invention is to provide a spacer device that overcomes the aforementioned drawbacks by allowing better insulation of ceilings or false ceilings equipped with electrical equipment supports, likely to overheat. Another object of the invention is to provide such a low cost device including modular design, which can be easily stored.
Another object of the invention is to provide such a device for making up the design tolerances of the electrical equipment supports on which they are intended to be mounted. Other aims and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the description which follows, which is given for information only and which is not intended to limit it. Also, the invention relates to a spacer device, intended to be positioned at a ceiling, false ceiling or the like, between a support of electrical equipment, recessed, including luminaires, and a layer of insulation, such as in particular glass wool or rock, comprising at least one inverted U-shaped bridge intended to rest on the support of electrical equipment so as to keep the insulating layer away from said equipment support electrical, said inverted U-shaped bridge consisting of one or more elements that can be stored flat. According to optional features of the invention taken alone or in combination - the or each element, at least in a flat position of said element has a thickness less than 10 mm, preferably less than 5 mm, for example 4 mm; The bridge, of inverted U shape, comprises at least one element having a flexible hinge allowing, on the one hand, the storage of said element in a first flat position of said element; and secondly, the formation of an angle of the U, substantially 90 °, in a second position of said element; The device may have a clip for locking the hinge in said second position of said element; the bridge may consist of at least two elements assembled to one another by means of assembly of said elements constituted by longitudinal assembly ends of said elements; Said joining ends of said elements may have elastic entanglement means so that two assembly ends can be fastened to each other by elastic entanglement of said assembly ends, said ends of assembly can be assembled to each other in different positions so as to allow the adjustment of the length of the bridge; said assembly ends may be of E-shape; said bridge may consist of two elements assembled to each other; Said bridge may consist of three elements assembled to each other; the or each element of said bridge may be a molded plastic element; the or each element of said bridge may have a central rod directed in a longitudinal direction of said element as well as transverse and coplanar bars integral with the central rod extending on either side of the central rod and spaced along the length of said central rod, at least in a flat position of said element. The invention also relates to an assembly comprising a support for electrical equipment, especially luminaires, and intended to be recessed in a ceiling or false ceiling, and a spacer device according to the invention comprising a bridge bearing on said support electrical equipment. According to one embodiment, the lower ends of the inverted U of the bridge can bear and be held in a peripheral groove of said electrical equipment support. The device according to the invention will find a particular application to maintain an insulating sheet away from a support of electrical equipment embedded in a false ceiling. The invention will be better understood on reading the following description accompanied by the appended drawings, in which: FIG. 1 is a view of a device according to the invention according to a first embodiment consisting of a bridge formed at 3 is a perspective view of a retractor device consisting of a bridge constituted by two identical elements, illustrated in particular in FIGS. 7 and 8, FIG. 3 is a view of the laying of two bridges according to Figure 2 on a support of electrical equipment intended to be embedded in the false ceiling, - Figure 4 is a top view of Figure 3 once the device according to the invention assembled to the support of 5 is a detail view of FIG. 4 illustrating the cooperation between one end of a bridge of a device according to the invention and a peripheral groove of the electrical equipment support,- Figure 6 is a view illustrating, in a sectional view, the electrical equipment support as shown in Figure 4 once embedded in a false ceiling, highlighting the clearance created by the device according to the invention between the insulation web and the electrical equipment support, Fig. 7 is a perspective view of an element constituting the bridge shown in Fig. 1 or 2, Fig. 8 is a top view. 7 is a side view of the element as illustrated in FIG. 8; FIG. 10 is a top view illustrating the cooperation between two ends of the element; FIG. assembly of two elements constituting the bridge illustrated in FIG. 1 or FIG. 2; FIG. 11 is a view in section XX as illustrated in FIG. 10; FIG. 12 is a view from above of FIG. central element of the bridge as shown in FIG. 1; FIG. 13 is a view of the element as shown in Figure 12, - Figure 14 is a view of an element similar to that of Figure 7 having a hinge for constituting a 90 ° angle of return, a clip to lock the angle gear at 90 °. Also the invention relates to a spacer device 1a, 1b intended to be positioned at a false ceiling, ceiling, or the like between a support of electrical equipment, including luminaires, intended to be recessed, and a sheet of insulation, such as in particular glass wool or rock. This spacer device comprises at least one inverted U-shaped bridge 3a or 3b intended to bear on the electrical equipment support 2 so as to keep said insulating layer ls at a distance d from the electrical equipment support. 2. The inverted U-shaped bridge consists of one or more elements that can be stored flat. In their flat position P1, the element (s) are thin "e" such as for example less than 5 mm, such as for example 4 mm. In this flat position, the elements 20 can be stored easily, in particular stacked on top of one another. For example, the inverted U-shaped bridge of the example of Figure 2 consists of two identical elements 5c, and 5d assembled to each other. These elements 5c or 5d, which are identical, are individually illustrated in detail in FIGS. 7 to 9, labeled 5. As illustrated, this element 5; 5c, 5d has a flexible hinge 6 allowing on the one hand the storage of said element in a first flat position of said element P1, as shown in particular in Figure 9. This arrangement will facilitate the storage of these elements. This flexible hinge 6 allows, on the other hand, the formation of an angular gear of the inverted U, substantially at 90 ° in a second position of said element P2 as illustrated in FIG. 14 in particular. Optionally, as illustrated in FIG. 14, a clip 7 can be provided for locking the hinge 6 in said second position P2 of said element 5. According to the examples of FIGS. 1 and 2, the bridge 3a or 3b consists of at least two elements 5a, 5b; 5c, 6, 5d assembled to one another by means of assembly 8 of said elements constituted by longitudinal assembly ends of said elements. As illustrated in the figures, the assembly ends 81, 82 of said elements may have elastic entanglement means so that two assembly ends 81, 82 may be attached to each other by entanglement. resilient of said assembly ends 81, 82 (see Figures 10 and 11). According to an embodiment illustrated in Figures 10 and 11, said assembly ends can be assembled to each other in different positions so as to allow the adjustment of the length of the bridge. According to the example of the figures, these assembly ends are E-shaped at the two longitudinal ends of each element 5a, 6, 5b 5c, 5d. The elastic entanglement 9 of the assembly ends 80, 82 is illustrated in detail in FIGS. 10 and 11. As illustrated in FIG. 10, the E-shaped assembly ends 20 are entangled in one another. another elastically deforming, the central flange 812 of an assembly end 81 bearing on one of the surfaces of the other end assembly 82 while the outer flanges 811 E are supported on the Another surface of the assembly end 82. Likewise, said central end 822 of the assembly end 82 bears on one of the surfaces of the assembly end 81, the outer wings 821 of the assembly end 82 are supported on the other surface of the assembly end 81. The holding ends 81, 82 between them is obtained by the friction between said ends. The element or elements constituting the bridge of the device according to the invention may be made of plastic, such as polypropylene obtained by molding, in particular injection molding.
The bridge 3b illustrated in FIG. 2 consists of two elements illustrated in detail in FIG. 7. These elements are assembled to one another by their assembly ends 81, 82, by an elastic entanglement 9. Once assembled, the bridge can be of length substantially corresponding to the size of the electrical equipment support. According to the examples of the figures, the length of the bridge 3a; 3b can be about 60 cm, standard size for such electrical equipment brackets for fixtures provided recessed in a false ceiling. According to the example of FIG. 10, the joining ends 81, 82 may allow adjustment of the length of the bridge in order to make up the manufacturing tolerances of the luminaire support by allowing said assembly ends to be assembled together. to one another in different positions, allowing the adjustment of the distance "z" as illustrated in FIG. 10. In the example of FIG. 2, the bridge 3b is about 125 mm, the distance between the hinge illustrated in Figure 6 and the closest to the longitudinal assembly ends of said element 5. The bridge 3a of the device shown in Figure 1 allows for an inverted U-shaped bridge, substantially the same length (about 60 cm ) That the bridge 3b shown in Figure 2, but higher height. This bridge illustrated in Figure 1 consists of two elements 5a, 5b having a hinge, identical to the element 5 illustrated in Figures 7 to 9, and a central element 6 without hinge, shown in Figures 12 and 13. For this purpose, the element 6, without hinge, is substantially of the same structure and the same dimension as the element 5, in its flat position. This element 6, without hinge, is disposed centrally, the two longitudinal ends of the element 6 being assembled by elastic entanglement 9 to the longitudinal assembly ends of said element 5 closest to the hinge 6. As illustrated in particular according to the examples, the elements 5, 6 at least in their flat position P1, have a central rod 13 directed in a longitudinal direction of said element 5, 6, as well as transverse bars 14 and coplanar, integral with said central rod 13 These strips 14 extend on either side of the central rod 13 and are spaced in particular regularly along the length of the central rod 13, in order to increase the support surface between the bridge and the insulation layer. flexible. The invention also relates to an assembly comprising a support of electrical equipment 2, including luminaires, neons, spotlights or other, intended to be embedded in a ceiling or false ceiling and a spacer device la; 1b, according to the invention, comprising at least one bridge 3, 3b bearing on the support of electrical equipment 2. Such an assembly is illustrated according to an example in Figure 4. The support of electrical equipment 2 is intended to replace a plate, especially plaster, in a false ceiling, such as for example of the type described in the introduction of the present invention.
The lower ends of the inverted U of the bridge 3a; 3b which according to the examples are constituted by said longitudinal assembly ends 81; 82 are supported and are held in a peripheral groove 12 of said electrical equipment support 2, as shown in Figure 5. According to this example, the three ends of the wings of the E penetrate into this groove 12. Of course, Other embodiments could have been contemplated by those skilled in the art without departing from the scope of the invention defined by the claims below.

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  1. REVENDICATIONS1. Spacer device (la; 1b) intended to be positioned at a false ceiling, ceiling or the like, between a support of electrical equipment (2), in particular of luminaires, intended to be recessed, and a layer of insulating material (Is) such as glass wool, comprising at least one inverted U-shaped bridge (3a; 3b) intended to rest on the electrical equipment support (2) so as to maintain said sheet insulation (Is) at a distance (d) from said electrical equipment support (2), said inverted U-shaped bridge (3a; 3b) consisting of one or more elements (5a, 5b, 5c, 6, 5d) that can be stored flat.
  2. 2. Device according to claim 1, wherein the or each element (5a, 5b; 5c, 6, 5d), at least in a flat position (P1) of said element, has a thickness of less than 10 mm, for example 4 mm.
  3. Spacer device (1) according to claim 1 or 2, wherein said inverted U-shaped bridge (3a; 3b) comprises at least one element (5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) having a flexible hinge. (6) allowing, on the one hand, the storage of said element in a first flat position of said element (P1), and secondly, the formation of an angle of the U, substantially at 90 °, in a second position (P2) of said element (5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d).
  4. 4. spacer device (1) according to claim 3 having a clip (7) for locking the hinge (6) in said second position (P2) of said element.
  5. 5. Device according to one of claims 1 to 4, wherein said bridge (3a; 3b) consists of at least two elements (5a, 5b; 5c, 6, 5d) assembled to one another by assembly means (8) of said elements constituted by longitudinal assembly ends (81, 82) of said elements.
  6. 6. Device according to claim 5, wherein said assembly ends (81, 82) of said elements (5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 6) have elastic entanglement means so that two assembly ends (81, 82) can be secured to each other by elastic entanglement (9) of said assembly ends (81, 82).
  7. 7. Device according to claim 5 or 6, wherein said assembly ends (81, 82) can be assembled to one another in different positions so as to allow the adjustment of the length of the bridge (3a, 3b). ).
  8. 8. Device according to claim 6 and 7, wherein said assembly ends (81, 82) are E-shaped.
  9. 9. Device according to one of claims 5 to 8, wherein said bridge (3b) consists of two elements (5c, 5d) assembled to one another.
  10. 10. Device according to one of claims 5 to 8, wherein said bridge (3a) consists of three elements (5a, 6, 5b) assembled to each other.
  11. 11. Device according to one of claims 1 to 10, wherein the or each element (5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 6) of said bridge (3a; 3b) is a molded plastic element.
  12. 12. Device according to one of claims 1 to 11, wherein the or each element (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 6) of said bridge has a central rod (13) directed in a longitudinal direction of said element, and 20 bars (14), transverse and coplanar, integral with said central rod (13), extending on either side of said central rod (13) and spaced along the length of said central rod (13), less in a flat position of said element.
  13. 13. An assembly comprising an electrical equipment support (2), in particular luminaires, intended to be recessed in a ceiling or false ceiling and a spacer device (1 a; lb) according to one of claims 1 to 12. , comprising at least one bridge (3a; 3b) supported on said electrical equipment support (2).
  14. An assembly according to claim 13, wherein the lower ends (10,11) of the inverted U of the bridge (3a; 3b) abut and are held in a peripheral groove (12) of said electrical apparatus holder (2).
  15. 15. Use of said spacer device (1 a; lb) according to one of claims 1 to 12, for maintaining an insulation web (Is), such as a glass wool sheet away from a support of electrical equipment (2), in particular luminaires, recessed in a false ceiling. 11
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