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3 Reasons Why Downlights Are Great

If you’re looking to spruce up your home and give it a more modern atmosphere, then downlights are perfect for you. This article talks about them and why you should consider using downlights in your house. Check it out!

What are Downlights?

Downlights are light fixtures that provide general lighting. They help improve the overall lighting quality inside your house. Most of the time, they’re recessed into the ceiling, so they make efficient use of space up ahead. Downlights can cost more than traditional light fixtures, but they offer benefits that can’t be found in other fixtures. Simply put, they’re more efficient, flexible, and stylish.

Greater Efficiency

Downlights are made of LED lights, which are much more energy-efficient than incandescent and fluorescent lamps. These types of lighting don’t produce light in the same way. LED downlights consume less heat and use 40% to 50% less electricity than fluorescent lamps. That translates to lower electrical bills in the long run and greater power savings. On top of that, LED lights help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, meaning they help create a clean and green environment. Unlike incandescent or halogen lights, LED downlights can be easily recycled. They typically come with different detachable components. This results in fewer environmental hazards than if you use traditional light fixtures.

More Flexible and Low Maintenance

Downlights can be used for a variety of lighting needs and situations. They work on different types of spaces and functions, such as generating the three main types of lighting:
  • General lighting
  • Task lighting
  • Accent lighting
They can also be dimmed or brightened depending on your lighting environment needs. You can adjust their beam angles, and they come with adjustable light sources. Upon installation, you can experiment and place them in strategic positions within your ceiling space. Moreover, they’re low maintenance and long-lasting. Downlights usually have a lifespan of 50,000 hours — 50 times longer than traditional incandescent lamps. If you use the downlights for six hours a day, they can last for over two decades. In other words, while the initial cost of purchase and installation of downlights is higher, their money-saving quality is much greater, thanks to their longevity and low maintenance requirements.

Modern and Stylish

Downlights are usually installed within the ceiling as part of a house’s interior architecture. Recessed downlights are sleek and stunning, and they can produce soft and uniform lighting in diverse ways. Downlights also come in various designs, and you can find customizable options in stores. That way, you have greater creative freedom, allowing you to select the ideal downlights that suit your preferred interior design theme. Some of the most popular types of downlights are:
  • Fixed Downlights: the basic type of downlights, their lights are directed downwards. The light’s projection angle depends on the beam inside its globe. This type of downlight is used for general lighting and even illumination.
  • Gimble Downlights: these downlights can move in various directions. You can tilt their frame so you can move the light and focus it in the direction you want. While it’s not as commonly used as fixed downlights, gimble downlights are great for sloped ceilings.
  • Surface-Mounted Downlights: this is the best option if you can’t use recessed downlights or drill holes through your ceiling. Surface-mounted downlights are installed just below the ceiling height, and they’re better than recessed downlights for cutting heating costs.
When placed properly and installed correctly, downlights can be a fantastic source of illumination for your home. They’re cost-efficient, environmentally friendly, and stylish. They come in many sizes and shapes, and they’re highly flexible — perfect for your lighting needs.