Downlight LED lighting has become quite popular these past few years and there is a good reason for that. When chosen carefully and installed properly, this lighting gives a soft, even and shadow free light. Plus, it can help you save a great deal of energy as well.
A downlight is usually a pressed cast aluminum or steel light holder that is adhered into the ceiling with spring or compression clips. It comes in all kinds of finish, including satin nickel, satin brass, polished brass, chrome, satin chrome and white, and is well suited for both indoor and outdoor use. Considering the fact that the trim of this lighting is visible, when choosing a finish for your downlight LED lighting you should consider the décor and size of your room, the lighting effect you are after as well as your personal style.
- Reflector – Recommended for rooms that require much lighting, reflectors can even help warm the room.
- Eyeball – Perfect for creating a spotlight as it can be easily adjusted.
- Baffle – Ideal for lounge lighting as it minimizes glare and reduces brightness.
- Wall Washer – Come with a half-cone placed across half the light to direct it in a specific direction.
- Lensed or Louvered – Ideal for bathroom settings as it is designed to protect the lightning from moisture.
Led lights are available in a wide range or colours, including cool white and warm white. Cool white Led lights are a great choice for offices, kitchens and laundry rooms, while warm white Led lights create an intimate ambiance and look great in more relaxed settings like living rooms and bedrooms. Make sure you choose the type of light according to the room you plan to place it in as well as in accordance to the ambiance you want to achieve.
Lumens and Wattage
Consider the amount of light the downlight Led bulb produces. Generally, the higher the lumens, the brighter the light. The wattage of the bulb should be also taken into account as the lower the wattage, the higher the energy savings.
The beam angle indicates the spread of light from the lightning. If what you want is accent light, choose a downlight Led that features a narrower beam spread. A wide beam spread downlight Led provides a softer light. As a rule of thumb, homeowners with low ceilings should choose a wide angled Led, greater than 100 degrees. On the other hand, homeowners with high ceilings should opt for a lower angled beam.