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US20140196393A1
US20140196393A1 US14152029 US201414152029A US20140196393A1 US 20140196393 A1 US20140196393 A1 US 20140196393A1 US 14152029 US14152029 US 14152029 US 201414152029 A US201414152029 A US 201414152029A US 20140196393 A1 US20140196393 A1 US 20140196393A1
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    • E04F19/061Borders; Finishing strips, e.g. beadings; Light coves specially designed for securing panels or masking the edges of wall- or floor-covering elements used to finish off an edge or corner of a wall or floor covering area
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
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    • F21SNON-PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES; SYSTEMS THEREOF; VEHICLE LIGHTING DEVICES SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS
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    • F21S4/20Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources with light sources held by or within elongate supports
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
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    • F21VFUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF; STRUCTURAL COMBINATIONS OF LIGHTING DEVICES WITH OTHER ARTICLES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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    • F21V21/08Devices for easy attachment to any desired place, e.g. clip, clamp, magnet
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    • F21V33/006General building constructions or finishing work for buildings, e.g. roofs, gutters, stairs or floors; Garden equipment; Sunshades or parasols
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    • H02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
    • H02GINSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES, OR OF COMBINED OPTICAL AND ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES
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    • E04F2019/0404Borders; Finishing strips, e.g. beadings; Light coves for use between floor or ceiling and wall, e.g. skirtings characterised by the material
    • E04F2019/0422Borders; Finishing strips, e.g. beadings; Light coves for use between floor or ceiling and wall, e.g. skirtings characterised by the material of organic plastics with or without reinforcements or filling materials
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
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    • E04F19/04Borders; Finishing strips, e.g. beadings; Light coves for use between floor or ceiling and wall, e.g. skirtings
    • E04F2019/044Borders; Finishing strips, e.g. beadings; Light coves for use between floor or ceiling and wall, e.g. skirtings with conduits
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F21LIGHTING
    • F21YINDEXING SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCLASSES F21K, F21L, F21S and F21V, RELATING TO THE FORM OR THE KIND OF THE LIGHT SOURCES OR OF THE COLOUR OF THE LIGHT EMITTED
    • F21Y2103/00Elongate light sources, e.g. fluorescent tubes
    • F21Y2103/10Elongate light sources, e.g. fluorescent tubes comprising a linear array of point-like light-generating elements
    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
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Abstract

A profile system for use with structures having a tiled base includes at least one elongate profile that has a base arm, two side arms of the same length projecting from the free ends of the base arm and arranged lying opposite one another, and two terminating arms which project from the free ends of the side arms and are aligned with one another, the side arms being arranged a distance apart from one another and the distance being at least 10 mm.

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    CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
  • [0001]
    Applicant claims priority under 35 U.S.C. §119 of German Application No. 20 2013 100 142.2 filed Jan. 11, 2013, the disclosure of which is incorporated by reference.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0002]
    1. Field of the Invention
  • [0003]
    The present invention relates to a profile system comprising an elongate profile for use with structures having a tiled base, such as for example a tiled wall, a tiled floor or the like.
  • [0004]
    2. Description of the Related Art
  • [0005]
    Profiles which are designed for use in structures having a tiled base are known in the prior art in a wide variety of configurations. Their shape is normally adapted to a specific application, such as for example for finishing the outer edges of tile coverings, for creating a smooth cross-over from a tiled surface to an adjacent different floor covering, for example in the form of a carpet, for the smooth connection of floor coverings with different heights, for producing a decorative gap configuration, for providing a decorative strip or the like.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • [0006]
    Proceeding from this prior art it is an object of the present invention to provide a profile system of the type specified at the start having an elongate profile which is designed such that it achieves a wide variety of objectives in association with further profile system components and accordingly can be used universally.
  • [0007]
    In order to achieve this object the present invention provides a profile system of the type specified at the start that comprises at least one elongate profile that has a base arm, two side arms of the same length projecting from the free ends of the base arm and arranged lying opposite one another, and two terminating arms which project from the free ends of the side arms and are aligned with one another, the side arms being arranged a distance apart from one another and the distance being at least 10 mm. This type of profile forms the base component of the profile system according to the invention and can achieve a wide variety of objectives in association with further profile system components according to the invention, and this is why the profile system according to the invention can be used very universally.
  • [0008]
    The profile is preferably an extruded profile having a cross-section that remains the same over its entire length. Extruded profiles are advantageous in that they can be produced easily and inexpensively.
  • [0009]
    The profile is preferably produced from aluminum or stainless steel. Aluminum and stainless steel have on the one hand a very attractive appearance. On the other hand, these materials are resistant to corrosion, and this makes it possible to also use the profile system according to the invention in wet rooms and in outside areas.
  • [0010]
    Preferably an end section respectively adjoins the terminating arms, the end sections being inclined inwards towards the base arm. End sections formed in this way serve first and foremost to securely connect the profile to further profile system components, as will be described in more detail below.
  • [0011]
    According to one configuration of the present invention the profile system has at least one fabric or fleece that is fastened or can be fastened to the outside and/or to the inside of the base arm and in particular is formed like a strip. This fabric or fleece serves to form an adhesive base for an adhesive in order to connect the profile adhesively to a base or to a further profile system components.
  • [0012]
    According to a further configuration of the present invention the profile system has at least one retaining bar which can be fastened to a base and is designed for releaseably holding the profile.
  • [0013]
    The retaining bar is preferably produced from plastic, in particular as an extruded profile made in one part. It is an advantage of plastic that it is inexpensive. Moreover, the retaining bar can be made to be at least partly flexible, and this is particularly advantageous in order to produce an easily manageable snap-on connection.
  • [0014]
    An adhesive strip, a fleece producing an adhesive base for an adhesive or a fabric is preferably disposed on the back of the retaining bar in order to fix the retaining bar to a base self-adhesively or using an adhesive.
  • [0015]
    According to one configuration of the present invention there are projecting from the front side of the retaining bar fastening protrusions which are made such that in the correct state they engage behind the terminating arms and/or behind the end sections of the profile such as to produce a manually releaseable snap-on connection. Accordingly, the profile can easily be clipped onto the fastening protrusions of the retaining bar.
  • [0016]
    Advantageously, there is formed on the front side of the retaining bar a cable duct which, in the correctly arranged state, is covered by the profile. Accordingly, the retaining profile serves not only to fasten the profile to a base, but can moreover also be used to receive cables or the like.
  • [0017]
    Preferably, a cover element is provided for closing the cable duct, said cover element in particular being made in one part with the retaining bar. Accordingly, cables stowed in the cable duct can not slide out of the cable duct when the cover element is closed.
  • [0018]
    According to a further configuration of the present invention the profile system has at least one illuminant fastened or that can be fastened in the profile and at least one elongate diffusion disc cover that is fastened or can be fastened releaseably between the terminating arms and/or the end sections of the profile. Accordingly, the profile system can be used as an illumination system.
  • [0019]
    The diffusion disc cover preferably has on its inside retaining protrusions which are made such that, in the correctly arranged state, they engage behind the terminating arms and/or behind the end sections of the profile such as to produce a manually releaseable snap-on connection. By virtue of this design the diffusion disc cover can easily be clipped onto the profile.
  • [0020]
    The illuminant is preferably elongate in form, in particular in the form of a strip or a chain with a plurality of LEDs arranged over the latter.
  • [0021]
    According to a further configuration of the present invention the profile system has at least one end cap for closing a face side of the profile. This end cap is used when a face side of the profile is arranged such that it can be viewed from the side by an observer.
  • [0022]
    According to yet another configuration of the present invention the profile system has an elongate sealing lip element that is made such that, in the correctly arranged state, it can be disposed in a gap between the profile and a tile covering adjoining the profile at the side in order to seal the gap. This type of sealing lip element is advantageous when the profile system according to the invention is used to form an inside corner arrangement.
  • [0023]
    The sealing lip preferably has on at least one side an adhesive strip for securing the sealing lip. Accordingly, the sealing lip can be fitted without any problem.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • [0024]
    Further features and advantages of the present invention, including examples of possible uses, will become clear from the following description of a profile system according to one configuration of the present invention with reference to the attached drawings. These show as follows:
  • [0025]
    FIG. 1 a perspective view showing individual components of a profile system according to one embodiment of the present invention, the components being able to be combined with one another specifically for different purposes;
  • [0026]
    FIG. 2 a perspective view showing individual components illustrated in FIG. 1 and which are combined with one another for a first purpose;
  • [0027]
    FIG. 3 a diagrammatic side view which shows the individual components illustrated in FIG. 2 in the fitted state;
  • [0028]
    FIG. 4 a perspective view which shows individual components illustrated in FIG. 1 which are combined with one another for a second purpose;
  • [0029]
    FIG. 5 a side view which shows the individual components illustrated in FIG. 4 in the fitted state;
  • [0030]
    FIG. 6 a perspective view which shows individual components illustrated in FIG. 1 which are combined with one another for a third purpose;
  • [0031]
    FIG. 7 a diagrammatic side view which shows the components illustrated in FIG. 6 in the fitted state;
  • [0032]
    FIG. 8 a perspective view which shows individual components illustrated in FIG. 1 which are combined with one another for a fourth purpose;
  • [0033]
    FIG. 9 a diagrammatic side view of the individual components illustrated in FIG. 8 in the fitted state; and
  • [0034]
    FIG. 10 a diagrammatic side view which shows the individual components illustrated in FIG. 8 and another of the components illustrated in FIG. 1 in the fitted state.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
  • [0035]
    FIG. 1 shows different individual components which are or can be part of a profile system 1 according to an embodiment of the present invention.
  • [0036]
    The profile system 1 comprises as a first component an elongate profile 2 which is made in one part as an extruded profile with a cross-section that remains the same over its entire length and is produced from aluminum or stainless steel. The profile 2 comprises a base arm 3, two side arms 4 and 5 of the same length projecting from the free ends of the base arm 3 and arranged lying opposite one another, two terminating arms 6 and 7 which project from the free ends of the side arms 4, 5 and are aligned with one another, and two end sections 8 and 9 which adjoin one another at the respective terminating arms 6, 7, the end sections 8, 9 being inclined inwards towards the base arm 3. The side arms 4, 5 are arranged a distance apart from one another, the distance being at least 10 mm.
  • [0037]
    As a second component the profile system 1 comprises an elongate diffusion disc cover 10 which is produced in one part from transparent plastic. On its inside the diffusion disc cover 10 has elongate retaining protrusions 11 and 12 which are made such that, in the correctly arranged state, they engage behind the end sections 8 and 9 of the profile 2 such as to produce a manually releaseable snap-on connection. Accordingly, the diffusion disc cover 10 can be easily clipped onto the profile 2.
  • [0038]
    The profile system 1 further comprises an illuminant 13 in the form of a strip with a plurality of LEDs arranged over the latter. There is provided on the top of the illuminant 13 an adhesive strip 14 with the aid of which the illuminant 13 can be fastened to a base. In this instance the adhesive strip 14 is arranged such that the light outlet openings of the illuminant 13 are arranged on the side lying opposite the adhesive strip 14.
  • [0039]
    As a fourth component the profile system 1 comprises at least one end cap 15 which serves to close a face side of the profile 2. The end cap 15 has two clamping protrusions 16 which are made and arranged such that they can be introduced into the profile 2 on the face side and then be held clamped between the inside of the base arm 3 and the insides of the terminating arms 6 and 7.
  • [0040]
    As a fifth component the profile system 1 comprises strip-like fabric or fleece 17 that is provided on the back with a self-adhesive surface 18 which can optionally be covered with a removeable protective strip (not detailed here). The fabric or fleece 17 is made such that it forms an adhesive base for a pasty adhesive, such as for example for a tile adhesive or the like.
  • [0041]
    The sixth component of the profile system 1 is also formed by a strip-like fabric or fleece 19 with a self-adhesive surface 20 disposed on its back, the width of the fabric or fleece 19 being adapted to the width of the terminating arms 6, 7 of the profile 2.
  • [0042]
    A seventh component of the profile system 1 is formed by an elongate sealing lip element 21 which is made such that, in the correctly arranged state, it can be disposed in a gap between the profile 2 and a tile covering adjoining the profile 2 at the side in order to seal the gap. The sealing lip element 21 comprises a sealing lip 23 disposed at the end of a crosspiece 22, there being fastened to the top side of the crosspiece 22 an adhesive strip 24 which serves to fasten the sealing lip element 21 to a side arm 5 of the profile 2.
  • [0043]
    The final component of the profile system 1 illustrated in FIG. 1 is an elongate retaining bar 25 produced from plastic from the front side of which fastening protrusions 26 and 27 project which are made such that, in the correct state, they engage behind the end sections 8 and 9 of the profile 2 such as to produce a manually releaseable snap-on connection. Accordingly, the profile 2 can easily be clipped onto the fastening protrusions 26 and 27 of the retaining bar 25. There is formed on the front side of the retaining bar 25 a cable duct 28 which serves to receive cables. The cable duct 28 comprises a flexible cover element 29 made in one part with the retaining bar 25 and which can be snapped together behind an elongate retaining protrusion 30, also made in one part with the retaining bar 25 in order to close the cable duct 28. On the back of the retaining bar 25 a strip-like fleece or fabric 31 is provided which serves as an adhesive base for a pasty adhesive, such as for example for a tile adhesive. Accordingly, the back of retaining bar 25 can be secured to a base using an appropriate adhesive.
  • [0044]
    FIGS. 2 to 10 show different possible combinations of the individual components of the profile system 1 according to the invention illustrated in FIG. 1 and examples of use which can be realised with the respective combinations of the system components.
  • [0045]
    FIG. 2 shows a combination of the profile 2 and of the retaining bar 25 of the profile system 1 illustrated in FIG. 1, and FIG. 3 shows an example of use of the combination illustrated in FIG. 2 wherein the profile 2 is used as a decorative strip with a cable duct arranged behind it. In order to produce the arrangement illustrated in FIG. 3 a bottom row of tiles 33 is first of all fastened to a base 32 using a tile adhesive 34, an edge defining profile 35 being disposed on the edge side in order to protect the edges of the tiles. These edge defining profiles 35 are basically known in the prior art, and so they will not be described in any more detail at this point. In a further step, the retaining bar 25 is fastened to the base 32 above the edge defining profile 35 by sticking the fleece or fabric 31 disposed on the back of the retaining bar 25 to the base 32 using tile adhesive 34. Next, a further row of tiles 33 is stuck above the retaining bar 25, said row of tiles also being protected on the edge by an edge defining profile 35. In a final step the profile 2 is clipped onto the retaining bar 25 such that the end sections 8, 9 of the profile 2 engage securely behind the fastening protrusions 26, 27 of the retaining strip 25. The outside of the base arm 3 of the profile 2 now serves as a decorative surface behind which the cable duct 28 of the retaining bar 25 is concealed.
  • [0046]
    FIG. 4 shows a combination consisting of the profile 2 and the strip-like fabric or fleece 19. In this combination the fabric or fleece 19 is stuck by its self-adhesive surface 20 to the inside of the base arm 3. Furthermore, a strip-like fleece or fabric 19 is respectively stuck with its self-adhesive surface 20 to the outside of each terminating arm 6, 7.
  • [0047]
    FIG. 5 shows an example of use of the combination illustrated in FIG. 4, wherein this combination is used to protect the edge or to screen the side edge of a building board covered with tiles. In order to produce the arrangement illustrated in FIG. 5, in a first step the profile 2 is fastened to a face side of a building board 36 to be covered. For this purpose the fabric or fleece 17 disposed on the inside of the base arm 3 is stuck to the face side of the building board 36 using a tile adhesive 34. In a further step tiles 33 are stuck by means of tile adhesive 34 onto the main surfaces of the building board 36 adjacent to the terminating arms 6, 7 of the profile 2 leaving appropriate gaps 37, the tile adhesive 34 also adhering to the fleece or fabric 19 respectively disposed on the terminating arms 6 and 7 of the profile 2, by means of which further fixing of the profile 2 takes place.
  • [0048]
    FIG. 6 shows a further alternative combination in which both the outside and the inside of the base arm 3 of the profile 2 are provided with a strip-like fabric or fleece 17.
  • [0049]
    FIG. 7 shows an example of use of the alternative combination illustrated in FIG. 6 in which the profile system 1 is used as a decorative strip. In order to produce the arrangement illustrated in FIG. 7 a lower row of tiles 33 is first of all stuck onto a base 32 using tile adhesive 34. Next, the profile 2 is fastened to the base above the row of tiles leaving a gap 37 by sticking the fabric or fleece 17 disposed on the outside of the base arm 3 to the base 32 using tile adhesive. Next, a further row of tiles 33 is secured to the base 32 above the profile 2 by means of tile adhesive, likewise leaving a gap 37. In a final step decorative tiles 38 are stuck to the fabric or fleece 17 provided on the inside of the base arm 3 using tile adhesive 34, the height of the decorative tiles 38 being chosen such that it corresponds substantially to the height of the side arms 4, 5 of the profile 2 so that the surface of the decorative tiles 38 ends substantially flush with the surface of the terminating arms 6 and 7 of the profile 2.
  • [0050]
    FIG. 8 shows a further possible combination of the components of the profile system 1 according to the invention illustrated in FIG. 1 comprising the profile 2, the illuminant 13, the strip-like fleece or fabric 17 and the diffusion disc cover 10, the fleece or fabric 17 being fastened to the outside of the base arm 3 of the profile 2 and the illuminant 13 being held by the adhesive strip 14 on the inside of the upper side arm 4 of the profile 2.
  • [0051]
    FIG. 9 shows a fitted arrangement of the components illustrated in FIG. 8. In order to produce this arrangement, in a first step a first row of lower tiles 33 is fastened to a base 32 by means of tile adhesive 34. Next the profile 2 is secured to the base 32 by the fleece or fabric 17 using tile adhesive 34 such that the lower side arm 5 of the profile 2 is arranged adjacent to the tiles 33 such as to form a gap 37 and finishes the edges of said tiles in a protective manner. In a further step an upper row of tiles 33 is secured to the base 32 by means of tile adhesive 34 such as to form a gap 37 adjacent to the upper side arm 5 of the profile 2. Finally, the diffusion disc cover 10 is clipped into the profile 2. By means of the arrangement produced in this way an illuminated decorative strip is provided between the rows of tiles.
  • [0052]
    The arrangement shown in FIG. 10 corresponds substantially to the arrangement according to FIG. 9, the lower row of tiles 33, however, being arranged horizontally and there being provided between the lower row of tiles 33 and the lower side arm 5 of the profile 2 the sealing lip element 21 illustrated in FIG. 1 that is stuck to the lower side arm 5 of the profile 2 by means of the adhesive strip 24 provided on its top. The sealing lip element 21 ensures that no moisture can penetrate between the profile 2 and the lower row of tiles 33 arranged horizontally.
  • [0053]
    The profile system 1 according to the invention is characterised in particular by its very variable applicability. It should be clear that the possible uses illustrated in the figures only serve as examples and are not restrictive. In fact, the components of the profile system 1 according to the invention illustrated in FIG. 1 can also be combined and used with one another in different ways.
  • [0000]
    LIST OF REFERENCE NUMBERS
    1 profile system
    2 profile
    3 base arm
    4 side arm
    5 side arm
    6 terminating arm
    7 terminating arm
    8 end section
    9 end section
    10 diffusion disc cover
    11 retaining protrusion
    12 retaining protrusion
    13 illuminant
    14 adhesive strip
    15 end cap
    16 clamping protrusion
    17 fabric or fleece
    18 self-adhesive surface
    19 fabric or fleece
    20 self-adhesive surface
    21 sealing lip element
    22 crosspiece
    23 sealing lip
    24 adhesive strip
    25 retaining bar
    26 fastening protrusion
    27 fastening protrusion
    28 cable duct
    29 cover element
    30 retaining protrusion
    31 fabric or fleece
    32 base
    33 tile
    34 tile adhesive
    35 edge defining profile
    36 building board
    37 gap
    38 decorative tile

Claims (17)

    What is claimed is:
  1. 1. A profile system (1) for use with structures having a tiled base that comprises at least one elongate profile (2) that has a base arm (3), two side arms (4, 5) of the same length projecting from the free ends of the base arm (3) and arranged lying opposite one another, and two terminating arms (6, 7) which project from the free ends of the side arms (4, 5) and are aligned with one another, the side arms (4, 5) being arranged a distance apart from one another and the distance being at least 10 mm.
  2. 2. The profile system (1) according to claim 1, wherein the profile (2) is an extruded profile having a cross-section that remains the same over its entire length.
  3. 3. The profile system (1) according to claim 1, wherein the profile (2) is preferably produced from aluminum or stainless steel.
  4. 4. The profile system (1) according to claim 1, wherein an end section (8, 9) respectively adjoins the terminating arms (6, 7) of the profile (2), the end sections (8, 9) being inclined inwards towards the base arm (3).
  5. 5. The profile system (1) according to claim 1, wherein the latter has at least one fabric or fleece (17) that is fastened or can be fastened to the outside and/or to the inside of the base arm (3) of the profile (2).
  6. 6. The profile system (1) according to claim 1, wherein the latter has at least one retaining bar (25) which can be fastened to a base and is designed for releaseably holding the profile (2).
  7. 7. The profile system (1) according to claim 6, wherein the retaining bar (25) is produced from plastic.
  8. 8. The profile system (1) according to claim 6, wherein an adhesive strip or a fleece or a fabric (31) is disposed on the back of the retaining bar (25).
  9. 9. The profile system (1) according to claim 6, wherein there are projecting from the front side of the retaining bar (25) fastening protrusions (26, 27) which are made such that in the correct state they engage behind the terminating arms (6, 7) and/or behind the end sections (8, 9) of the profile (2) such as to produce a manually releaseable snap-on connection.
  10. 10. The profile system (1) according to claim 6, wherein there is formed on the front side of the retaining bar (25) a cable duct (28).
  11. 11. The profile system (1) according to claim 10, wherein a cover element (29) is provided for closing the cable duct (28), said cover element in particular being made in one part with the retaining bar (25).
  12. 12. The profile system (1) according to claim 1, wherein the latter has at least one illuminant (13) fastened or that can be fastened in the profile (2) and at least one elongate diffusion disc cover (10) that is fastened or can be fastened releaseably between the terminating arms (6, 7) and/or the end sections (8, 9) of the profile (2).
  13. 13. The profile system (1) according to claim 12, wherein the diffusion disc cover (10) has on its inside retaining protrusions (11, 12) which are made such that, in the correctly arranged state, they engage behind the terminating arms (6, 7) and/or behind the end sections (8, 9) of the profile (2) such as to produce a manually releaseable snap-on connection.
  14. 14. The profile system (1) according to claim 12, wherein the illuminant (13) is elongate in form, in particular in the form of a strip or a chain with a plurality of LEDs arranged over the latter.
  15. 15. The profile system (1) according to claim 1, wherein the latter has at least one end cap (15) for closing a face side of the profile (2).
  16. 16. The profile system (1) according to claim 1, wherein the latter has an elongate sealing lip element (21) that is made such that, in the correctly arranged state, it can be disposed in a gap between the profile (2) and a tile covering adjoining the profile (2) at the side in order to seal the gap.
  17. 17. The profile system (1) according to claim 16, wherein the sealing lip element (21) has on at least one side an adhesive strip (24) for securing the sealing lip element (21) to a base.
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