The rise and rise of LED lights

The wide range of LED globe types available include traditional bulb shapes as well as linear lights, panel lights and integrated LED fittings.

LED Lights continue to revolutionise the lighting industry, with advancements in efficiency, brightness, colour formats and unique integrated LED designs.

Why LED?

Using up to 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs, LEDs provide a high lumen output per watt, meaning they produce more light and less heat than their incandescent predecessors. LED lights also have an exceptionally long lifespan, often lasting up to 30 000 hours, therefore reducing globe waste and reducing the maintenance costs associated with traditional lighting solutions.

The wide range of LED globe types (including traditional bulb shapes, linear lights, panel lights and integrated LED fittings) ensure the flexibility to choose an LED solution for any project, without sacrificing energy efficiency or performance.

Lighting design

When planning light fittings for any space, carefully consider the ambient, task and accent lighting, with both functionality and versatility in mind. Think of ambient lighting as the primary source of illumination for an area, providing enough light for activities like walking, talking, and identifying objects. Task lighting, on the other hand, is designed to provide a higher, more focused light for specific tasks such as cooking or reading. And accent lighting is used to bring attention to decorative elements like artworks, or architectural details such as a recess.

By combining all three types of light, you can achieve a more functional and visually appealing lighting solution. Layered lighting not only enhances the practicality of the space but also adds depth and interest to your design.

To ensure long-term efficiency, it’s essential to plan light fittings with form, function and flexibility in mind, to avoid under- or over-lighting.

Downlights are cost-effective, and ideal for countertops. But bear in mind, different formats have particular uses, with few suited to lighting broad open spaces where they may not provide sufficient light on vertical surfaces – consider the light spread you can expect from each fitting. Anti-glare formats are also available, which reduce the glare typically associated with downlights.

In bathrooms, be sure to supplement the vanity mirror with side lights at eye level, for even and more flattering lighting, as can also be achieved with these stylish LED alternatives.

Interior lighting plays a significant role in creating the desired ambience of a room and adding visual flair with transitional LEDs in modern fittings. LED lights offer a range of benefits that make them an attractive way to achieve energy efficiency and reduce wastage, while providing the exact lighting levels you desire – a versatile and stylish solution that can meet the needs of any project.

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