Warranty including Cleaning and Maintenance Guidlines for our Powder Coat Finishes

All Light Visuals Ltd lighting fixtures are guaranteed from manufacturer's defects in materials, design and workmanship for a period of 10* years (excludes LED boards and Drivers) from the date of purchase. Should one of our lights fail within this period, Light Visuals Ltd will repair or replace the fixture free of charge. (Manufacturer's discretion will be used to ascertain final course of action). Light Visuals Ltd will not be held responsible for costs involved in hiring an electrical contractor to inspect or disconnect the failed fitting. Please contact us prior to disconnecting the fitting to discuss further actions.

Should our fittings be installed in ambient temperatures of 35ºC and above, run at a maximum of 350mA. (40ºC MAX @ 350mA).

Exclusions from the Light Visuals Ltd Warranty

Misuse or incorrect installation of our products. Light depreciation is also excluded from our warranty.   

Powder Coat Finish Cleaning and Maintenance Guidelines

Powder Coatings Technical Advice Interpon D Cleaning & Maintenance guidelines – Europe – Issue 2 Issued: 28.07.2011 1/4

Interpon D

Cleaning and Maintenance Guidelines

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Introduction

Maintaining the good looks of your powder coated products is just like caring for your car – and is a smart way to protect your investment. Over time with exposure to the elements, powder coatings may show signs of weathering such as loss of gloss, chalking and slight colour change. A simple regular clean will minimise the effects of weathering and will remove dirt, grime and other build-up detrimental to all powder coatings.

For any particular region or territory, there may be local regulations or local requirements to be met in order to achieve conformance to certain published quality labels or standards. It is the users’ responsibility to be aware of such standards.

Records of all cleaning schedules and frequencies shall be kept and maintained and made available to AkzoNobel if requested. Failure to comply with the recommended cleaning schedule will nullify any warranties.

Cleaning coated surfaces

Cleaning should start at the time the products are installed, ensuring that construction materials such as concrete, plaster and paint splashes are removed before they have a chance to dry. Failure to remove these materials at this early stage will require the use of aggressive cleaning materials and techniques with potential damage to the powder coated surface.

Method

The best method of cleaning of Interpon D products is by regular washing of the coating using a solution of warm water and non-abrasive, pH neutral detergent solution. Surfaces should be thoroughly rinsed after cleaning to remove all residues. All surfaces should be cleaned using a soft cloth or sponge or nothing harsher than a soft natural bristle brush. Cleaning of powder coated sections can be conveniently carried out at the same time as window cleaning.

If the project is subject to any hazardous unusual environmental factors, or is close to salt water, an estuary or marine environments then Akzo Nobel must be consulted on an individual project basis.

Renovation can be required in the case of heavy soiling (due to lack of maintenance). It is then recommended to consult a specialized company.

Cleaning products

Before cleaning, attention must, without exception be paid to the cleaning agent’s datasheet and the applicable guidelines of the various associations:

• GRM

• Qualicare

• AMRAL

 

Usual maintenance can be done using water with mild detergent (pH 5 to 8).

If the atmospheric pollution has resulted in heavy soiling of the coating, some stains or marks may require stronger domestic products. In such cases, they should always be diluted, and small inconspicuous test areas cleaned first.

In no circumstance should any abrasive cleaner or polish, or any cleaner containing ketones, esters be used.Interpon D Cleaning & Maintenance guidelines – Europe – Issue 2 Issued: 28.07.2011 2/4

Frequency

The frequency of such cleaning will depend on many factors including:

• The geographical location of the building

• The environment surrounding the building, i.e., marine, swimming pool, industrial, or a combination of these environments etc.

• Levels of atmospheric pollution

• Prevailing wind

• Protection of the building by other buildings

• Possibility of airborne debris (e.g., sand/dust etc.) causing erosive wear of the coating.

• If the environmental circumstances change during the lifetime of the building (e.g., rural becomes industrial)

• The powder coating chemistry

 

The frequency of cleaning depends in part on the standard of appearance that is required and also the requirements to remove deposits, which could, during prolonged contact with either the powder film or the metal substrate, (if exposed) cause damage.

Sheltered areas can be more at risk of coating degradation than exposed areas. This is because wind-blown salt and other pollutants may adhere to the surface and will not be cleaned away with rainfall. These areas should be inspected and cleaned if necessary on a more regular basis.

Records of all cleaning schedules and frequencies shall be kept and maintained and made available to Akzo Nobel if requested.

The Akzo Nobel cleaning frequency specifications are shown on the next page:Interpon D Cleaning & Maintenance guidelines – Europe – Issue 2 Issued: 28.07.2011 3/4

Table: Global Cleaning Recommendations Climate

Temperate and Arid

Tropical

Environment

D1000 series

D2000 series

D3000 series

D1000 series

D2000 series

D3000 series

Normal - C3 Inland

12 months

18 months

24 months

9 months

15 months

18 months

Marine - C4 Coastal

2000 to 5000m from coastline

12 months

18 months

24 months

9 months

15 months

18 months

500 to 2000m from coastline

6 months

9 months

12 months

6 months

6 months

9 months

50 to 500m from coastline

3 months

6 months

9 months

3 months

3 months

3 months

Less than 50m from coastline

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Industrial – C5I

2000 to 5000m from source of pollution

12 months

18 months

24 months

9 months

15 months

18 months

500 to 2000m from source of pollution

6 months

9 months

12 months

6 months

6 months

9 months

50 to 500m from source of pollution

3 months

6 months

9 months

3 months

3 months

6 months

Less than 50m from source of pollution

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Swimming Pool

Greater than 2m from edge of pool

3 months

3 months

3 months

3 months

3 months

3 months

2m from edge of pool

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available

Not available