What is a Double LED Recessed Light?

Recessed LED lights are getting popular for domestic lighting. They are also called can lights. Double LED recessed lights use two lamps in the same housing. The trim can be changed to suit the decor of the room. Additionally, the trim adds a decorative element and helps reflect the light correctly. Canister lights are set into the housing, so the lamp does not project outward. So double LED recessed lights are quite unobtrusive compared to flush and semi-flush fixtures. While conventional incandescent and compact fluorescent lamps are less expensive, LED recessed lights are lighter and cheaper to run.

Applications of Double LED Recessed Lights

Double LED recessed lights can be used for ambient lighting, task lighting, spot lighting and flood lighting (www.wisegeek.com/what-is-flood-lighting.htm). The type of light beam output depends on the kind of spread and type of trim used in the fixture. Narrow beams are suitable for spot lighting while wide beams are suitable for floodlighting and ambient lighting. Coming to the kinds of trim, baffle trim is ribbed on the inside and reduces flare and light reflection. Lensed trim uses a glass cover to cover the lamp and other inside parts. The light produced is diffused and soft. Eyeball, gimbal and wallwasher trims are adjustable and help focus the beam for accent lighting. Recessed lights can be used in homes, restaurants, art galleries and other interior and exterior locations where the lighting plan calls for unobtrusive fixtures.

Advantages of using LEDs in recessed lights

LED lamps emit more lumens of light per watt of energy consumed. They also do not heat up as much as CFLs and incandescent, which give off 80% and 90% of energy as heat respectively. The extra amount of heat also means the air conditioning systems have to work more and consume more power as well. LEDs also have an operating life above 25,000 hours compared to 8000 hours for CFLs and 3000 hours for filament bulbs. So a single LED would remain in operation while multiple conventional lamps are changed during the same period. As we consider, the costs over the entire life of the lamp, LED lamps pay back more both in energy costs and new purchases. They are also sturdier than other lamps and easier to install. The output and color tone can also be changed on specific models.

LEDs are Safe for the Environment

CFLs use mercury in their production which has been proven to have harmful effects on nervous systems. Incandescent lamps use filaments made of tungsten alloy which is produced by mining the earth. In comparison, LED lamps are produced using conventionally available semiconductor materials and plastics or glass. Their longer life also makes sure landfills don’t brim over with discarded pieces. As LED lamps gain widespread acceptance, we could see a total saving of 348 Trillion watt-hours of electricity by 2027. This means we will reduce our dependence on polluting power plants. With reducing demand on conventional plants, renewable energy from wind and sun will become more popular.

LEDs produce highly directional light, so they are most suitable for down lighting and recessed lights. However, diffuser lens can be used to produce diffused light from LEDs. They are also fully controllable with dimmers and photo sensors, so the light output can be adjusted with the ambient light in the room. The light output from LEDs is very flicker free and uniform. In office environments, badly designed lighting can reduce productivity levels. Very bright lighting induces weariness while dim lighting induces eye strain among workers. Designers also try to introduce as much ambient lighting in the room as it has a soothing effect on workers. Precisely designed LED lighting can reduce strain and improve workers productivity levels.

Tips for Installing Double LED Recessed Lights

Lighting experts advise that recessed lights should be installed in accordance with a lighting plan. The total output of the installed lights should match the desired light wattage level in the room. Often, LED lamps are rated with 5 to 8 watts of output, which is equivalent to about 45 to 60 watt output of incandescent or fluorescent lamps, so the total number of lamps installed can be adjusted accordingly. The lamps should be installed at fixed distances from each other to prevent the formation of dark zones in the room. Angled lights can be adjusted by considering the position of the beam for task lighting.

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