With advancements in lighting technology, LED downlighting is now an exciting option for architects, developers, specifiers,facilities managers and builders. Dramatically reduced energy use, colour corrected light and very long lifetimes all combine to help LED downlighting bring a modern dimension to home and office lighting.
There is no doubt that a well-placed LED downlight can create a sophisticated, elegant and highly customised look in commercial or residential buildings. With near perfect lighting effects offered by higher CRI values, LED downlights depict an atmosphere of comfort and warmth. Add a dimmable function and not only is light output adjusted to fit any desired mood but energy consumption is further reduced and LED lifespan lengthened in the process.
In domestic and office environments LED downlights can be used in bedrooms, sitting rooms, reception areas, display cases, cabinets, offices, art displays, bars, hotels and lobbies. With higher colour rendering index versions (LED devices are now available at over 90CRI) the true value of this form of energy saving technology is also applicable to commercial retail and hospital treatment environments where true colour of items and objects is a specific requirement.
So why are LED downlights becoming so popular in architectural lighting applications? Beyond mere aesthetics, the inherent attributes of LEDs and their resultant benefits are compelling. These include: