LED downlights are an appealing alternative to traditional light bulbs that bring numerous advantages. They can be used for outdoor or indoor lighting, and many property owners feel they are superior to incandescent and fluorescent style light bulbs.
The features and benefits of LED lighting over traditional lighting types include:
- Emanate more light
- Use less energy
- Produce less heat
- Last much longer
The term “downlight” refers to the fact that the light fixture is installed in the ceiling and shines directly downward. This allows the light to shine broadly to illuminate a large area; however, it can also be focused more narrowly like a spotlight. Other names for downlights include recessed lighting, can lights or pot lights.
The acronym “LED” stands for light-emitting diode. This describes the light source of LED downlights. While similar in effect to traditional light, it is electronic and does not use a filament. LED downlights work by shining LED light through a recessed hole in your ceiling.
At one time, LED lights were mainly red in colour. However, they are now available in a range of hues, including warm or neutral white. Warm white emulates the look of incandescent lighting, while neutral white is similar to fluorescent style lighting.
Use Less Energy with LED Downlights
LED downlights are most often chosen due to their cost-effectiveness versus traditional choices. This is because LED lights generally have a longer lifespan than their counterparts. They produce more light while using less energy, which is very appealing to property owners. Traditional lights use more power than LED bulbs. A single 15 cm LED downlight can save you money on your energy bill.
One of the main reasons traditional bulbs use so much energy is due to the heat they throw off. By contrast, LED lights to emanate very little heat – almost none. This is because LED bulb lighting is generated electronically.
LED Bulb can last longer than a traditional bulb
LED downlights can last longer than traditional bulbs. While they are more costly to buy up front, it’s clear that they’re a great investment to make. Traditional downlights may cost less in the short term, but the fact that they use more power than LED lights makes them far less cost effective.
Over time, LED downlights do start to shine more dimly than when they were brand new. However, this takes many years to occur.
They’re Eco-Friendly, Too
For all of these reasons, LED lights are much friendlier to the environment than other options, especially fluorescents. In addition to their energy-saving features, LED bulbs are also made from safer materials. Fluorescent downlights contain toxic mercury and are hazardous to the environment. By contrast, LED lights are mercury-free and are discarded far less frequently.
By now it should be pretty clear why LED downlights are so appealing. We recommend that you consider LED downlights instead of traditional styles in your home or business property.
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