LED lighting has long been an ideal for indoor lighting applications that need small lights in hard to reach areas not necessarily suited to larger, more conventional lighting solutions like incandescent or compact fluorescent bulbs. What they haven't been used for in the past is larger applications like the ceiling or wall-mounted area lighting. For a while, LED lights were not quite powerful enough, or not cost-effective, in comparison to traditional solutions when it came to light the entire room as desired. That is all changing. LED lights are fast becoming the go-to solution for both outdoor and indoor lighting requirements in commercial & residential properties alike. They provide a better complete solution in just about every lighting application you can consider of.
LED Ceiling Lighting:
Many, if not most lights in an office or home setting are ceiling-mounted lights. Ceiling lights are used for general illumination & are typically seen in foyers and hallways with lower ceilings. Advantage of LED lights is that they naturally emit light directionally. All other types of lighting emit light omnidirectionally. Omnidirectional lights need the use of reflectors & housing to redirect their light to the desired place: the room itself. LED lights do not have this problem. As you might assume, reflecting light is an imperfect science. Also, there are losses in trying to do so. it indicates that all other things being equal a directional light is likely to be more efficient than an omnidirectional light.
Recessed Lighting: Recessed lighting is a common type of interior light that is typically hung from a residential or commercial ceiling. These lights are usually used to illuminate large areas with open floor plans & may require the use of a long pole with a "light changer head" to replace. In a warehouse, it is more usual to utilize recessed troffers than to insert bulbs into the ceiling. Amongst the many essential advantages of LED lighting when it comes to recessed lighting is the long lifespan of the lights themselves. Many new LED lights last more than 100,000 operating hours. That means you'll spend less money buying replacement bulbs & less time changing them out.
Planning Your Recessed Troffer or Recessed Lighting:
Troffers are typically composed of metal, are about 12"-24" in width and range in length from 24"-96". Nowadays, however, recessed troffers are easily available with enhanced lighting technologies like LED lights. LED lights can be incorporated in many currently installed troffers, or they can be purchased in conjunction with the LEDs themselves.
Recessed Lights: There are three main types of recessed light: "A," "R," and "PAR." "A" bulbs provide a wide dispersion of light while "R" & "PAR" lights focus light more intensely. A rule of thumb says that for the regular general service ("A") light, the area on the ground lightened is equal to the height of the ceiling in which it is mounted. That means that a recessed light hovered from a 10' ceiling will illuminate an area on the ground measuring 10'x10' and directly centered on the light above. Spacing lights 8'-10’ apart will provide excellently, even lighting throughout the room while increasing the spacing to 12'-14’ between lights will give a generally softer light. It is also usually recommended to keep recessed lights at least 3' -6' away from every wall depending on the elevation of the room.
Hanging Lighting: Hanging lights include indirect/direct fixtures, fan lighting, high-bay lighting, & pendant lights suspended from the ceiling by a wire or a chain. That type of lighting is most often seen in living spaces, dining rooms, at bars, and above entrances. One of the critical advantages when it comes to LED lights for these types of applications is their small size. The small size makes LED lights extraordinarily flexible and adaptable to new design aesthetics and creative lighting solutions in general. As you might imagine, this is an essential thing for lights like chandeliers. LEDs have no limitation when it comes to size as many of the wafers measure less than a millimeter in length. Another use of LED lights is that they emit almost all of their energy as light. Conventional solutions like halogen or incandescent lights emit up to 90% of the energy they consume as heat. That is both a safety hazard and also a massive waste of energy.
High bay Lighting: High bay lights are often used in retail spaces, commercial properties, industrial warehouses, schools & universities, gymnasium & sports facilities. They are available using modern LEDs which enhances upon metal halide lights in several ways. The primary considerations for a space using high-bay lighting are the number of fixtures, the size & lighting output of the fixtures related to the size of the room, and the height at which they are being hung above the ground.
LED-Wall Lighting: LED lights are adaptable to many different designs when it comes to wall mounted lighting & the use of sconces to showcase the light.
LED Accent Lighting: one of the significant advantages of LEDs is their small size. That means they can be used just about everywhere; definitely, a useful characteristic when it comes to accent lighting. A second advantage is its high energy efficiency. LED lights burn less than 60-75% of the energy of traditional lights which means that you can use a considerable number of them without breaking the bank to showcase specific features of a room or to provide adequate lighting in a small place that might otherwise have reduced options for illumination.
LED Task Lighting: LED strip lights & point lights are particularly advantageous when it comes to lighting used to highlight different aspects of a room discretely or for use in a particular task. Cabinet lighting is one of these applications. Others might include lighting to illustrate the range of other kitchen appliances.
LED Utility Lighting: LED lights are handy for illuminating electrical outlets, exit signs, and for various purposes in different mechanical equipment.
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