Light-emitting diodes (LED) are electronic light sources that last longer than conventional types of lights. These do not contain lead or mercury so they are considered a safe alternative to the conventional light sources. Also, these lights are highly durable since they do not contain fragile elements like filaments and glass tubes.
Unlike incandescent bulbs, LED lights do not waste energy. In fact, these products are eco-friendly since they help cut carbon emissions by using less energy.
Today, when it comes to LED lights, you can take your pick from flexible strips, spotlights, floodlights and more. Here’s what you need to know about the different types of LED lights:
1. LED strips
LED strip lights have many LED chips that are mounted on linear and flexible copper PCB. It appears like a long strip with tiny twinkles in it.
LED strips are the best option for accent lighting, and can be used as task lighting when installed into Aluminium profiles (available in numerous shapes and designs).
For instance, it adds a dramatic appearance to the overall design if you install it under the kitchen island. You can also embed it on cabinets to outline their shape. And since this lighting fixture is dimmable, it is also useful in your bedroom and living room.
2. LED downlights
A downlight refers to a light installed usually in the ceiling, throwing a narrow or flood beam of light, suiting purpose to the area of application. When it’s switched on, it appears like a strong light is shining down from your ceiling. It can be installed anywhere – in your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living areas, and even under cabinets and benches. You just have to allocate enough space for it.
When it comes to the amount of light they emit, downlights are flexible. For example, you can use the downlight as task lighting if you need plenty of bright lights. It is also best for ambient lighting since it can easily be dimmed to achieve the level of light you want. Furthermore, it is a great alternative to a huge, pendant light fixture in your room.
3. LED spotlights
Features of spotlights include a strong light source, a lens that can be focused manually, and an “iris” that is used to adjust the beam angle. Often, this is attached to a device to change its light intensity.
Spotlights are typically used to illuminate stages in concert halls, theatres, and opera houses because these produce a narrow, focused beam of light. However, these can also be used in residential properties. It is your best option if you want to highlight a certain object or area in your home, such as your display shelves and great artworks.
4. LED floodlights
Floodlights are special light fittings that illuminate wide areas, such as your outdoor space. These produce a huge amount of strong lighting.
Basically, LED floodlights are used for the following purposes:
- Security – You can install floodlights along with your security cameras. This will help illuminate the area so the cameras can capture clearer images. The best thing about this lighting product is that it eliminates shadows.
- Ambient lighting – You can use floodlights to achieve a dramatic, ambient lighting. Remember that it can also emit different colors, which is great when you are hosting parties at home.
- Indoor lighting – Floodlights can also be used indoors. But remember to install it as high up as possible so it can illuminate the entire living room, for instance. Factories and warehouses are also using floodlights to give their employees a safe working area. In fact, most businesses prefer the use of floodlights because they emit less heat, preventing the building from becoming too warm.
5. LED panel lights
LED panel lights are meant to replace the traditional fluorescent ceiling light fixtures. It These are gaining popularity because of their innovative design, feature, and sleek appearance. The lights are designed in a way that enables better illumination conditions. The frame, for instances, is aimed at preventing the leakage of light. Also, LED panel lights have a heat sink system to guarantee safety.
6. LED tri-proof lights
LED tri-proof lights are known for their ability to withstand harsh weather conditions. These are highly resistant to corrosion impacts, dust, and water because of a specialised coating and sealing treatment. For these lights, conventional tubes replace fitting of weatherproof batten. These are the best lighting option for car park areas/garages, warehouses and subway stations.
7. LED spike lights
LED spike lights are your best option if you want to illuminate your lawn, landscape and garden. These help to draw one’s attention to specific areas in your outdoor space. The great thing about spike lights is that these can easily be installed, not only on your garden but also around pathways. Furthermore, the lights use low voltage connections that do not entail detailed wiring.
Lighting is crucial for any type of property. It allows you to get everything done, creates a great ambience, and boosts safety and security. Today, nothing beats the plethora of benefits that LED lights offer. Depending on where you intend to use them, you can choose from these seven types of LED lights. Basically, you have to check the wattage, lumens, beam angle, heat, Kelvin scale, insulation, and dimmer compatibility to ensure that you get the perfect match for your specific space.
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