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An LED downlight can be a completely integrated unit, or it can come in two parts. Ultimately, it's a low energy LED light source fitted inside a downlight housing.
Are LED Downlights as Reliable and Long Lasting as They Say?
Throughout our history, we’ve maintained our relationships with premium branded lighting manufacturers such as Aurora, Collingwood, JCC and Philips Lighting. Even these top-quality brands have had problematic versions of downlights.
The most consistent and reliable downlight of all-time is the Halers H2 Pro. This product was a game-changer for integrated LED technology. We’ve experienced the fewest failure rates with this product, its successfully outlasted its 7-year guarantee period and still remains a market leading product.
The least reliable downlights we’ve sold have been the Aurora I9 and possibly the JCC FGLED6. These particular downlights had a few ‘bad batches’ and unusually high failure rates. However, these brands have learned from their mistakes and gone on to develop more reliable products with the Aurora MPRO and JCC V50.
The truth about integrated LED downlights is that some models come and go quite quickly. This can be a problem if you get a failure and need to replace it. If your particular product has been discontinued then the latest version won't fully match the others.
On occasion, integrated downlights do fail and do need replacing but they are more reliable than the traditional GU10 LED and fire can combination which is the housing of the downlight structure shown in the image above.
If you buy downlights that don't have a wiring cable connector block you'll also have to disconnect them by rewiring them which will mean getting an electrician involved. If you've got downlights with proper plug-in wiring connectors shown below, you can easily disconnect them. Then you can usually reconnect the new one as it should have the same plug-in connector.
These connectors make integrated LED downlights work in a similar way to GU10. Instead of removing the lamp from the fitting, you're removing the fitting from the ceiling. No additional tools required!
What are the Best LED Downlights?
Integrated LED downlights with wiring connectors are considerably better. Collingwood and Aurora downlights are particularly good quality with an especially low failure rate. Integrated downlights have a more modern appearance and feature vastly advanced technology.
If you put a GU10 LED inside a traditional fire can downlight housing and have it on for long periods per day (3 hours+), you'll most likely discover they don't last for very many years and you'll be forever having to replace the LED. Overheating is the #1 cause of LED failure. If you're going to go for GU10, then choose a downlight with airflow like the Aurora EFD Pro, Ansell Edge or Integral EvoFire.
Integrated downlights feature advanced cooling capabilities. They have a dedicated heat sink that dissipates the heat more effectively, which helps to prevent heat from building up like it does inside a fire can.
Benefits of LED recessed lights
Recessed LED downlight produces less heat, use less energy and are more effective at guiding light to its intended destination than other traditional lighting technologies such as incandescent. Since LEDs have a longer lifespan, you’ll save on maintenance costs over time.
LEDs are also available in a wider variety of colors and shades, whereas incandescent bulbs only come in a yellow, warm hue. Popular LED bulbs for downlights in homes usually come in bright, soft or warm whites, but if you want to get creative, you can install smart bulbs that change colors.
Recessed lights are also perfect for outdoor settings. Outdoor downlights can enhance the visual appearance of your home while also boosting security. If you want to add light around the perimeter of a home, you may want to consider installing LED downlights in eaves or overhangs.
What about harsh winter weather? LEDs actually work best in cold temperatures. And as long as you don’t leave them burning all day in the summer, your LED downlights will work just fine outside.
The long-life benefits of LEDs can be especially helpful if you have second-story eaves that are hard to reach. Bulb replacements will be few and far between.
Install recessed lights in your home
Homeowners who want lighting flexibility and in-ceiling fixtures can benefit from installing downlighting.
Combined with energy-saving LED bulbs, downlights can be another way to use modern and efficient lighting throughout an entire home.
LED PANEL LIGHTS: MYTHS VS. REALITY
Emerging demands for Led panel lights is booming in Indian market. Every professionals or dumb peoples are asking for LED panel lights. In this myth debunking article, we will evaluate the led panel light and check whether it is worth to buy or not.
We have purchased a brand new LED panel light costing around Rs. 1000/- for 12w. Cheaper are also available in market, but we chose to evaluate premium product.
After opening the attractive box, we found slim, lightweight and smart LED panel light which was square shaped (rounds are also available). It looks good enough to convince any customer from design point of view.
Reasons: why customers purchase panel lights?
1. Even light distribution, no LED glare.
2. Low cost
3. Slim Look & feel
4. Power saving.
First reason seems valid, as there are no visible LED or glare when it is on or off. It looks like even light distributed when you power on.
LED Ceiling Light
Light-emitting diode (LED) technology offers bright illumination while using a fraction of the electricity used by incandescent bulbs. You’ve likely been replacing the old bulbs in your light fixtures with LED bulbs over the past few years. That’s still a good idea, but you can also purchase LED ceiling light fixtures that emit light without the need for standard-size LED bulbs.
The best LED ceiling light for your home depends on the fixture type and what brightness is most suitable for a particular room; for instance, kitchens and bathrooms typically require more intense lighting than family rooms and bedrooms.
Advantages of LED Batten Lights over Fluorescent Tube Lights
Using LED lights have many benefits, from being durable to being energy-efficient, LED lights have satisfied each and every requirement. Previously, most of us have used fluorescent lights, but after knowing that it can be really harmful, many of us have switched to LEDs, but still, there are some people who have not switched to LEDs and are using fluorescent tube lights. So, to make you all aware, in this article, we will be telling you some advantages of LED batten light over fluorescent tube lights, but before starting the comparison between these two, let’s consider some general advantages of switching to LED lights. Have a look!
Advantages of switching over to LED lights
? LED lights consume less electricity. It can save up to 80% of your light electricity bill and thus, are energy-efficient
? LEDs maintain a cold temperature. Unlike those old fluorescent lights, LEDs do not heat up. The excessive heat and ultraviolet radiation present can be a hazard to people and materials. Whereas, LED lights emit no ultraviolet radiations
? LED bulbs do not produce blue waves and lets our brain feel relaxed and increases the productivity
? LED lights are durable and can last up to 15 years with the constant amount of light. Unlike other lights, LED never dims with time
? LED lights are environment-friendly as they do not release any harmful gases
Advantages of LED Batten Lights over Fluorescent Tube Lights
LED Batten lights : indoor LED batten light is energy-efficient, environment-friendly, produce less heat, maintenance-free and durable as compared to fluorescent tube lights. Also, LED batten lights provide uniform lighting and offer significant savings on account of voltage and less power consumption. The LED technology is more sophisticated than fluorescent, incandescent or halogen lights. They are the future of lighting because of its durability and performance. Given below are some of the advantages of LED batten lights:
1. Requires less current.
2. Higher light output compared to other sources.
3. You can choose the colour.
4. 90% longer lifespan than fluorescent tube lights. And even at the end of their lifespan, you can easily dispose of and there will be no toxic waste left or no special treatment will be required in the procedure.
5. The light remains constant, but you can dim LEDs manually as per your convenience.
6. Energy efficient.
7. No mercury is used.
8. Produce less heat.
9. Environment-friendly, as it does not contain toxic chemicals, which represents virtually no hazard to the surroundings.
10. Best to use in schools, hospitals, factories and residential areas.
11. Flicker-free operation.
12. Virtually zero maintenance costs.
13. Lightweight and sleek design.
What are the different variations with a downlight?
LED downlights are now the norm. They can come as either a fixed downlight or directional version. Some are also available with different beam widths which add additional flexibility – narrow, medium or wide. The bezel shape can also be different from round, square to rectangle. IP ie waterproof versions are available for wet areas such as the bathroom.
Modern Outdoor Wall Lights
The “modern farmhouse” look has been fashionable for a while and is forecasted to stay relevant for years to come. A modern take on country charm will give your home an inviting and sophisticated feel.
Solar Wall Light 130010 (GS-130) combines the traditional and modern styles in a sleek design. Shed light on your modern farmhouse home with this solar-powered fixture, and enjoy evenings outside with friends and family under its soft and effective glow.
Gooseneck Outdoor Wall Lights
Any outdoor wall light that has a bulb held up by a J-shaped curve in the fixture has a “swan neck” or “gooseneck” style. The curved neck can extend the lamp head’s reach, adding form and function to the light.
A member of the previously mentioned Polaris Series, the Polaris Solar Wall Light 177010 (GS-177W), is a gooseneck light. This light is popular in coastal areas due to its weather-resistant, rustproof rigid resin with UV protection that prevents fading. Its matte black finish and compact design make it a top choice for people looking for outdoor wall lights.