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LED Downlights

About LED Downlights

With LED technology surpassing conventional light bulbs, many manufacturers have begun to create housing units specifically designed for LED light bulbs or have the LED driver built in as a kit. With the addition of recessed lighting in any home, you get the beautiful touch of subtle elegant lighting, while creating the perfect lighting ambience. LED recessed lighting is capable of being used with all applications which include in new construction and in remodels.

With the ability to be used in new construction and remodel applications, the LED downlights can be used in both IC rated and non-insulated ceilings. The  housings feature 120V voltages and wattages ranging from 1-50W for maximum lumen output, yet unsurpassed energy consumption and efficiency. LED downlights vary from color temperatures of 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K for variances in soft white light to bright white lights. The brightness of the LED downlight can range anywhere from 320 lumens to 1000 lumens for your application.

The beautiful trims offered in LED downlights feature colors ranging from bronze, aluminum, nickel, and white. These trims offer different types of light cascades and reflectors to best fit your décor. LED downlights also offers airtight models that prevent heated or cool air from seeping into your crawlspaces during different climatic conditions. This greatly saves your energy costs not only in your lighting configuration but in your HVAC applications as well.

Most LED downlight cans are energy star certified for usage, which guarantee unsurpassed efficiency and effectiveness for your home or business’ lighting. With a variety of applicable bases for your LED light bulbs, you have the potential of using PAR30, PAR20, GU24 or A19 bulbs and more. LED downlight cans also come in a variety of sizes to best fit your needs: from 4 inch housings, 5 inch housings and 6 inch housings.

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How to Select

How to select LED Downlights

With the diverse selection of LED downlights on the market today, creating the ambiance of your dreams is easier than ever. The greatest thing about such type of lights, apart from the functionality and convenience that they offer, is the ability to install them in either IC or non-IC rated locations. To know what type of LED downlight will suit your location, follow the buyer’s guide that we have prepared for you.

The most important detail to pay attention to when selecting LED downlight is wattage. Because the LED technology is well known for its amazing energy saving features, any lighting fixture that uses LED light bulbs spends low amount of energy. However, since downlights are mostly used in decoration purposes, it is good to know how much energy they will use. For example, where a conventional downlight uses 50 or 60 Watt, a LED downlight only spends 5 or 6 Watt.

The next important factor to consider when selecting a downlight for your house is its brightness. Since such type of lighting is all about the atmosphere, brightness of a particular fixture is essential in creating the lighting ambiance that you need. The brightness of a LED light is measured in Lumens. What Lumens show is the amount of light that can illuminate one square foot of the area. If you are looking for LED downlights with warmer color, look for light bulbs with lower lumen index and vice versa.

The light that comes from a LED downlight is usually shaped in beams. This is why you need to consider the beam spread of a lighting fixture before selecting any of such devices. Beam spread is the angle of light that will come from your future LED downlight. The common beam spread value for standard ceilings with a height not more than 3 meters is 60 degrees. However, since the downlight fixtures are seldom used as the main lighting source of the room and are instead widely installed in decoration purposes, you need to look for devices with smaller beam spread value.

The color of the light is another important factor to consider. The color options that are offered today can vary from warm to cool white. For a LED downlight that is used as a backlight for interior or landscape applications a cooler scale is more suitable. In other cases, for example, to create a romantic atmosphere in the room, look for LED downlights with warmer color.

When all of the major details of your future LED downlight are specified, you might want to consider the last factor – the price of such device. Devices that use LED technology are more expensive than the same conventional fixtures, but your return on investment will be reached within the first month of usage.