LED lighting has been all the rage for several years and for very good reasons. Economical, perfect for the preservation of the environment, versatile, low energy consumption, durable, the lights belonging to this category are gradually replacing the old incandescent and halogen versions. Focus on the LED spotlight, a chic and modern light source for indoors, but also for outdoors!
LED lighting has many advantages:
Each room in the house has its own lighting requirements. So, you should choose the right lighting for your activities and tasks. Overall, you should choose one of the following two types of LED spotlights:
Here, there are two rules to remember:
Here, we talk about color temperature. What to remember:
Above all, do not rely on the power of a bulb to determine the brightness it delivers! We advise you to calculate the quantity of light to obtain a satisfactory result and in the following way:
Example to calculate the number of lux for a room: you want to buy a bathroom LED spotlight that delivers 200 lux.
The bathroom measures 7 m² (to obtain the surface, multiply the depth by the width)
200 lux X 7 = 1400, meaning that the room requires a total of 1400 lux.
1400 (lux needed) / 200 (lux delivered by each bathroom spotlight) = 7
In our example, 7 spots are needed to light the 7 m² bathroom.
Allow a minimum distance of about 10 cm between each light spot, whether it is high voltage (highest number after GU / large spikes) or low voltage (lowest number after GU / small spikes).
Also provide a minimum of 50 cm between the spots and any flammable material for the safety of the premises and people.
For safe use of outdoor recessed LED spotlight, here are our tips:
If you want to invest in a LED strip light, here are the things you need to keep in mind to make the beam angle optimal.
What is the beam angle? It is the width of the light beam of the bulb. The wider it is, the wider area your indoor LED spotlight will cover.
For example, a beam angle of 20 to 40° is preferably used for decorative lighting, i.e., to highlight an area or object.
Beyond 40°, your LED ceiling spotlight will deliver a wider light, perfect for large work spaces.
If you want to install LED spotlights in your home, unless you have a strong electrical background, always seek the help of a certified professional.
List of required tools:
1) Read the assembly instructions of the LED light, and then turn off the power by checking that it is in all the cables that you will handle with the voltmeter.
2) Draw the areas where you will place each recessed spot. Feel free to reproduce the diameter of the spot on a paper or cardboard template.
3) Drill the openings for the LED spots.
4) Lay the connections using the guide string to determine the correct length of electrical cable.
5) Plug in the transformer and attach the flush-mounted part.
6) Screw in bulb
LED lighting is a rich world, so it is quite normal to have questions or even need help before buying a lighting product. Our team will answer and assist you by phone and email!