There are several types of downlight bulbs. These include the traditional incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescent lights (CFL), halogen bulbs, and the LED downlight bulbs. The incandescent bulbs have a bright light though they are easily overshadowed in all aspects by other kinds. They are also very inefficient. The CFL bulbs are more energy-efficient compared to the incandescent bulbs and also have a brighter light. However, their elongated shape makes them unfit in certain situations. They also contain mercury which is harmful to human health. Halogen bulbs are the brightest of all, they are also very compact. However, they emit a lot of heat making them a fire risk, and are also inefficient in terms of energy consumption. LED downlights are the best currently out there. This is for a number of reasons. Firstly, they are unparalleled in energy efficiency and guarantee great savings. This kind of downlight requires very little amounts of energy for lighting. This enables savings of about 70% of the usual amount needed when using other lighting lamps. You can therefore reduce the electricity bills. They also emit very little heat therefore you will not have to use fans to cool the room thereby saving on energy use.
There are two types of LED downlights — Recessed downlights and Surface Mounted downlights. Recessed downlights are fitted into a space inside the ceiling, also called High Hats. Some High Hats direct light towards the wall and these fixtures are called wall washers. Wall washers are usually used to light objects on or along the wall such as paintings, tapestries, bookcases, draperies, and other window treatments. Another type of downlight, which is a very specialized type of ceiling fixture, is the Focusing Lens Projector. This is specially used to highlight paintings, sculptures, vases, or other works of art. You have a choice between either floodlamps or spot lamps with your recessed downlights. While a floodlamp casts a broad beam, a spot lamp casts a narrow beam of light. Surface Mounted Downlights are easier to install than recessed mounted downlights since no cutting of the ceiling is required. Surface-mounted downlights do not disappear into the ceiling. Matching the color of the surface-mounted downlights with the color of the ceiling will achieve a unified look. LED downlight is a directional lighting fixture. Only its opposite side can receive light. The beam angle is condensed, the light is concentrated, and the contrast between light and dark is strong. The illuminated object is more prominent, the lumens are higher, and the quiet environment is more set off. The design of the LED downlight is more beautiful and lighter and can maintain the overall uniform installation style with the architectural decoration without destroying the setting of the lamp. The light source hides the interior of the architectural decoration without being exposed, and the human visual effect is soft and uniform.
As well as being simple to apply and attach, a great benefit of using a LED downlight comes in the fact that they use a much lower level of energy when compared to the normal lights that would be used at home or in the working environment. The power consumption of the same brightness is 1/2 of that of ordinary energy-saving lamps. Because electricity saving can reduce electricity expenses, the cost of lighting can be recovered in one and a half years. A family can save more than ten dollars in electricity bills a month. Saving electricity is equivalent to reducing carbon emissions. It does not contain harmful substances such as mercury and does not pollute the environment.
The service life of LED downlights is also very long. LED downlights are mainly illuminated by diode lighting. The service life mainly depends on the solid LED light source and the driving heat dissipation part. In 2012, the lifespan of LED downlights has reached more than 80,000 hours. The continuous research and widespread use of LED lights have basically reached a relatively ideal state in terms of driving and heat dissipation. Compared with ordinary lights, the life of high-quality LED downlights sold on the market basically reaches more than 80,000 hours. The lifespan of an LED downlight is 100,000 hours. Based on six hours of daily use, one LED downlight can be used for 40 years.
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