LED down lights look great in many homes and businesses. Recessed ceiling lights also known as downlights are lights that have their downlight fittings actually placed into the ceiling void so that the light is flush with the rest of your ceiling. This gives homes and businesses a clean modern look that is unblemished by bulky light fixtures hanging down from the ceiling, while still being able to provide light from corner to corner of even the largest room.
LED downlights are a great way to provide general lighting to a large area, which is why they work well in home kitchen’s, hotel lobbies, conference rooms, basement rec rooms, and exercise facilities as well as many other businesses.
Why LED Downlights?
Although it has been around for several years, LED lighting is still one of the newest choices in lighting options since LED lighting is much newer than incandescent, fluorescent or halogen lights. However, LED lighting has benefits that these older more traditional types of lighting simply does not have. Here is a look at some of those benefits.
LED Recessed Ceiling Lights are Energy Efficient
LED recessed ceiling lights like all LED lighting are energy efficient using only between 20% and 50% of the energy that more traditional types of lighting use. Because this type of lighting uses less energy, they can effectively reduce your home or business’s energy bill saving you money over time.
LED Downlights are Long-Lasting
LED down lights are extremely long lasting. These lights can last anywhere from 20,000 to 70,000 hours depending on the light and the manufacture. When used for 8 to 10 hours a day these lights can last years before needing to be changed. The fact, that these lights last so long means that you can rely on these lights to turn on every time your enter a room that these lights are installed in.
LED Downlights Require Little Maintenance
Since LED recessed ceiling lights have no fittings that need dusting, and no light bulbs that need to be changed so they require very little maintenance and considering these lights are embedded up into your ceiling, this also means that these lights are a little safer since you don’t have to climb up and down a ladder to change light bulbs.
LED Lights Burn Cooler
Unlike most traditional lighting that burns hot LED lighting burns cooler, this means that during those hot summer months you won’t have to set your air conditioner cooler than normal to compensate for the additional heat that other types of lighting emit. Once again this results in savings on your energy bills.
LED Lighting is Environmentally Friendly
LED lighting is also better for the environment than more traditional lighting. These lights contain no toxic elements like fluorescent lighting that contains mercury. Because LED lights are energy efficient they make less demand on energy facilities, they also are 100% recyclable so they won’t end up in a long landfill.
If you are considering LED downlights for your home or business then make sure that your have your lights installed by a professional licensed electrician as these lights need to wired directly into your 240 electric main.