Perforation & backlighting - Ruukki® Emotion

Ruukki® Emotion is a complete facade system that consists of perforated cladding products and a support structures, with an integrated back lighting system.

The integrated system allows you to concentrate on architecture while we support you with:

  • Technical details
  • One expert to talk to
  • Predictable pricing from early design to final procurement
  • Solutions for all buildings, from large projects to smaller ones.

Playing with perforation and light

A wide range of perforation options, from full perforation to freely-designed art perforation, provides unlimited design options. Combine these with either a plain white backlighting or programmable coloured backlighting, and bring your facade to life.

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Playing with dimensions

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Art perforation

Is there a picture, pattern or shape you would like to have on your facade? Just send us the picture or drawing of your idea, and we’ll come back with a proposal as to how it would look when perforated on your facade. You will be amazed what we can create by using different perforation styles! Combine your pattern with light, and your facade will start living at nighttime! Art perforation is available for our rainscreen panels and cladding lamellas.

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Symmetrical perforation

Do you prefer a simpler symmetrical perforation on your facade? Just choose the perforation hole size and centres, and that’s it! Combine your facade with light, which will bring a whole new dimension when the sun starts to set. Symmetrical perforation is available for our rainscreen panels and cladding lamellas.

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Full perforation

Would you like to have a full perforation on your corrugated sheet facade? Choose your favourite one from our three pre-designed, cost-efficient options (perforation rates: 10%, 15% or 30%). Add light and create a ‘see-through’ facade that truly stands out - even on simple buildings. Full perforation is available for our design profiles.

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Ruukki® Emotion’s innovative backlighting system is integrated into the cladding support system. Lights are based on the latest high quality LED technology, which uses only a fraction of energy compared to traditional lights. The backlighting system comes with a warranty and 50,000-hour anticipated lifetime. Moreover, both the LEDs and the power units can be easily replaced when needed.

Backlighting is available in two options:
  • Coloured backlighting: lighting can be programmed to change colour as well as brightness
  • White backlighting: light is always white and is connected to the building automation system.
Both coloured and white backlighting systems can be used with all perforation options: art perforation, symmetrical perforation and full perforation.

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