LED Recessed Lighting: Commercial and Residential Application
For many years Recessed lights could be wide application in kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, basements, and in commercial spaces lighting.
One of the latest types of recessed lighting to come on the market is LED recessed lights. They have all the same benefits of traditional downlights, but come with a few extra perks that only LEDs can provide.
LED Recessed Lighting could be Divided into : LED Panel Light, LED Down Lights, LED Flush mount Lights.
Benefits of LED Recessed Lighting:
1. Use Less Energy;
Traditional Recessessed light still dominate 54% of the down lighting market share. For instance, LEDS use around 85% less energy than incandescent bulbs and 30% less than CFLs,. Moreover, they create little to no heat (i.e. lower cooling costs) and don’t contain any harmful chemicals (no special disposal requirements).
2. High Quality Light
LEDs don’t emit damaging infrared or ultraviolet lights. This is important if you are concerned with protecting the enviroment You can illuminate your home or products in crisp, clean light and choose from a wide range of color temperatures to suit your preferences.
3. Long Lifespan
Although, LED recessed lights tend to have a higher upfront cost than traditional lights, they can last up to 25 times longer than incandescent. One LED light can last over for several years, which means you’ll waste far less money on replacement bulbs
Tips for Selecting an LED Recessed Light
LED recessed lighting works well in a variety of locations, you could be attention before installing your fixture.
1. Is the light for a remodel, retrofit, or new construction?
For remodel jobs, it’s best to use lighter weight fixtures that are designed to install directly into the ceiling material. On the other hand, for new construction, you may opt for heavier duty lights which attach to the ceiling supports. If you’re looking to retrofit existing can lights, you can find a comparable, LED product to work with your setup.
2. What is the shape of the ceiling, and will the light be used in a damp environment?
To accommodate sloped ceilings, you’ll need to match the housing and trim to the angle of the ceiling. Also, look for housings labeled as shower or wet location rated, if your fixture could be exposed to any water.
3. Will insulation come in contact with the housing?
Make sure and use IC rated housings if the unit will touch insulation. Otherwise, you can use non-IC housings.