What does Heki stand for?

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Ok I know they are roof lights and come in a variety of shapes and sizes BUT what the heck does heki stand for-is it an acronym for high efiiciency k i -am sure it isn't a trademark type name as there seem to be different makes-anyone shed some light (no pun intended) on the matter?
 

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"No problem" in Japanese.

Not sure though in Europe it is any more than just a Brand's Trade Mark name, does for that, it need to have a meaning?
 
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Just interested,you see it bandied around on any roof light. Why not roof light? Bit like hoover then?
 

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Do people really call any such light a Heki, irrespective of what they have?
Not that I am aware of other mainstream brands.

Ours is not a Heki, it's a Hymer specific product, that I have never noticed used elsewhere.
We have never called it a "Heki", to us it is our "skylight" or if viewing an interesting night sky the "astra dome".
 
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Totally confused as some are referred to as Dometic/Seitz Heki rooflights. We just refer to it as the Heki although we have two a large front one and rear aftermarket one. The front one is very susceptible to gusty winds and apart from its support guide tracks has no means of restraint. So I push some electrical cable into the guide tracks. That works fine. The smaller rear one is also, but less, susceptible but has positive keep pins in the first opening position.
 
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I’ve not a clue what make or brand are fitted in my caravan and I care even less, there was a large label on both which I peeled of within a day or two of owning the van, the labels were massive and looked awful.

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No idea where the name comes from but it is trade name of Dometic. Presumably it was a firm they bought out some time ago but could not find anything with a quick search.
 
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Aha thanks Ray I saw it on their website so named. So simply a trade mark and no real meaning.
 
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I know on our caravan it has two one Large Rooflight and small Multi -position Rooflight i have always called them Heki .
When we got our caravan we had to order a Dometic/ Seitz Midi Heki rooflight flyscreen & blind ..
 
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I know on our caravan it has two one Large Rooflight and small Multi -position Rooflight i have always called them Heki .
When we got our caravan we had to order a Dometic/ Seitz Midi Heki rooflight flyscreen & blind ..
Our OEM roof light above the rear lounge was a very poor design. It was double skinned but the skins were not sealed and collected so much muck. It was quite flimsy too and developed a crack. So I had a mini Dometic/ Heki etc fitted. So much better. I am considering wether to have one fitted in the toilet/ shower which is the standard type of four way rooflight but with no blind. Would make the van roof look nice and symmetrical when viewed from our bedroom. 😂
 
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Our OEM roof light above the rear lounge was a very poor design. It was double skinned but the skins were not sealed and collected so much muck. It was quite flimsy too and developed a crack. So I had a mini Dometic/ Heki etc fitted. So much better. I am considering wether to have one fitted in the toilet/ shower which is the standard type of four way rooflight but with no blind. Would make the van roof look nice and symmetrical when viewed from our bedroom. 😂
Hi otherclive on one of our caravans we had one fitted a mini Heki in the Toilet/shower and we found it got more use .
 

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