Aug 29, 2017: With the rapid transition from halogen to LEDs, it is important to know and understand the new ways to use downlights in room designing. Here are four important factors to consider when designing your home with LED downlights.
Use less downlights
Designers often tend to flood a space with lights. However, lighting down from a ceiling is extremelyefficient as a ceiling has enough space for fittings. Designers must try to light something physical with a downlight rather than just a space.
Avoid ubiquitous row of ceiling spots
It is always better to avoid the ubiquitous row of ceiling spots that are so alluring to position and install. Instead, position a light fitting where the light is required.
In case a customer demands symmetry in the ceiling, designers need to choose fittings that double or even triple the downlight source inside a ceiling fitting and guarantee they are adaptable.
One should go for a recessed fitting that sinks into the ceiling. This type of fixture usually contains a black recess. However, there are many types of fittings available to choose from.
Opt for beam width options
Designers should opt for LED downlights with beam width options as they provide a lot of variety in lighting. It is suggested to specify a wider beamed light for the fittings around the perimeter of a room. The light then will wash down the wall, and push those walls back, while tightening the pools of light within the room. In this way, the lighting is defined and not simply washed all over the place.
Take extra care
Be watchful of the changeoverfrom halogen to LED downlights, and understand the relative lumens levels (strength of light) between both the technologies.
Mains halogen = approx 450 lumens
LV halogen = approx 900 lumens
Measure your selection of LEDs within these boundaries for the desired result between task and ambient.