Universal Light Cove Drywall Edge (ULDE)
Flannery’s Strata Universal Light Cove Drywall Edge (ULDE) is an extruded aluminum trim that creates a ledge for LED’s or a light fixture over a suspended drywall ceiling and allows for an indirect lighting effect. Our Light Coves are called “Universal” since any LED or Light Fixture manufacturer can be integrated into them.
The Universal Light Cove Drywall Edge trim comes as a two-piece trim where a Drywall Ceiling Trim Adapter (DCT 625) is hooked to the Universal Light Cove Edge (ULCE) trim in order to receive a layer of gypsum board. These trims are a standard extruded aluminum product with a 6063 T5 alloy with a minimum .063” wall thickness. The ULCE and DCT trims are sold in 10’ lengths and come with Grid Clips and Trim Splices to ease their integration into the suspended ceiling system.
Flannery stocks all Strata Trims in our Cloud White factory paint finish or Mill Finish for field painting. Flannery’s Cloud White paint is a factory applied Kynar finish. In addition to our standard finishes, Strata trims can also be ordered in any liquid or powder-coated paint finish. Custom paint orders can be quoted, and samples prepared for approval.
Additional finishes include anodizing, polishing, brushing, and “wood-grain” applications. Take a look at all of our factory finishes that we have to offer and if you can’t find what you are looking for, contact us and let us know and we can get you what you need.
Connect the Universal Light Cove Edge (ULCE) trim to the suspended drywall ceiling track using the Ceiling Grid Clips that are provided. Rotate the Ceiling Grid Clip into the slots on the back of the Light Cove Edge trim and tighten the lock screw. Then attach the Ceiling Grid Clip to the acoustical ceiling grid. Placement of the grid’s hanger wire must not be more than 12 inches from where the trim connects to the grid. Distance between grid attachments must not exceed 48 inches.
Once the ULCE is attached to the grid, hook the Drywall Ceiling Trim (DCT 625) adapter to the lower leg of the ULCE. Insert the drywall behind Drywall Ceiling Trim’s thinning “mud” flange when attaching it to the suspended drywall ceiling grid. Insert a fastener through the trim’s flange and drywall edge into the grid system. Apply compound joint over the flange and feather accordingly.
Use the Ceiling Cloud Trim Splices included to connect one piece of trim to the next for level and clean butt joints. All Strata Cloud trims must be cut accurately and installed with tight, neat joints. Manufacturer recommends that a carbide tip blade along with blade lubricant be used when cutting any aluminum trim.