LED downlights are essentially spotlights that are recessed into a ceiling, offering a bright directional light. As the fitting is set back into the surface of the ceiling, it is much more unobtrusive than traditional spotlights and can finish any room stylishly.
Once installed, all you would see of the downlight is the lens of the light bulb and the circular bezel that rings it. Many downlights offer you a choice of bezel finishes, so it is easy to match the light with a room’s decor.
LED downlights now offer all the benefits of LED lighting, including longer lifespans, superior energy efficiency and, in some cases, the ability to tune the colour or colour temperature of the light.
The lumens output and beam angles of LED downlights does provide some flexibility with this, however. Downlights with larger beam angles offer a wider spread of light, so potentially, you could get away with installing fewer lights. The image below shows how much different beam angles change a downlight’s spread.
Similarly, those with higher lumens outputs are brighter, so will do a better job of lighting a room. Dimmable LED downlights can give you even more flexibility, as they can give you a nice, bright light, but can be dimmed to offer a softer light when needed.
These lights offer a stylish, unobtrusive alternative to traditional halogen spotlights, and they can be used for a wide range of domestic and commercial applications.