LED spotlights are now one of the most popular forms of lights for improving your lighting at home and business properties. Spotlights are 'directional' lights, meaning that the beam angle is focused on a particular direction. This makes them the ideal choice for task lighting in kitchens and other workspaces, but they are also suitable for general and ambient lighting.
LED spotlights can also be used to highlight certain features of any interior, domestic or commercial. With careful placement, you can draw attention to artwork, sculptures, alcoves, decorative displays or worktops.
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How to Pick the Right LED Spotlight?
Such lights come in a wide variety of finishes, including white, chrome, or brushed chrome. It's just a matter of choosing the one which best suits your style and decor. You can also pair the fixtures with different types of LED spotlight bulbs.
Reflector bulbs are a great replacement for halogen ones. Swap them and enjoy longer life bulbs with more energy efficiency. The GU10 spotlight bulbs are the most common and fit directly to the mains without the need for a transformer or a LED driver.
You can also find light bulbs with dimmable or remote control functions giving you greater freedom and control over your property lighting.
Here are a few other factors to consider when choosing your LED spotlight bulbs:
LED spotlight bulbs come with different beam angles, which determine how wide or narrow the beam of light is. The narrower the angle, the more concentrated the light on a smaller area. A GU10 wider beam spotlight doesn't mean more light - it just means the same amount of light is spread further.
If you want to highlight a certain feature in the room, such as artwork, then a bulb with a narrow beam angle of around 20°- 40° would be ideal. Bulbs with a wider beam angle are better suited for general lighting or for lighting workspaces.
Colour temperature of the lights is possibly one of the most important features to consider when choosing bulbs. Colour temperature can completely transform the ambience of a room with a look and feel of 'warm' or 'cool' lighting.
A warm white bulb gives a softer light, which is best suited for relaxing areas, such as the living room or bedroom. A cool white bulb is more intense and gives a more bluish tone, which works best in kitchens and bathrooms.
Just like colour temperature, the brightness of LED spotlight bulbs can make a huge difference to the look and feel of a room. With the older incandescent bulbs, it was possible to roughly determine the brightness by looking at the wattage, even though watts are a measurement of power used and not brightness.
To determine the brightness of LED lights, you need to consider the lumens, which is the measurement of total light output. The general rule is, the higher the lumens, the brighter the light. An LED of around 800-850 lm will give the same light output as a 60W standard bulb.
Why Choose LED Spotlights?
Whether you wish to create a soft glow of ambient lighting or highlight special interior items, LED spotlights will allow you to create the mood and the effect you want. They are ideal for accent lighting and displays, and their focused beam also makes them an excellent choice for task lighting in areas such as the kitchen. The minimalist design of LED spotlights means they fit seamlessly into any style or decor and in any room.
LEDs use much less energy than the standard incandescent, halogen, or CFL bulbs, making them the greener lighting choice. This is helpful for those wishing to lower their carbon footprint and especially for commercial properties aiming to meet governmental energy ratings.
Not only that, but LED lighting is also kinder to the environment when they finally reach the end of their life. Other energy-saving bulbs, such as the Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), contain traces of mercury, making disposal difficult. LEDs, on the other hand, are non-toxic and can be recycled safely.
Being energy-efficient also means lower energy bills. By switching to LED spotlights, you can reduce your annual electricity bill by hundreds of pounds. Not only are they cheaper to run, but their long-life span means you'll also save money on replacement bulbs.
The advanced technology of LED spotlight bulbs means they are able to remove heat through heat sinks, which helps prolong the life expectancy way beyond that of any other light bulbs. The Average Rated Lifetime Hours (ARL) of LEDs is approximately 50,000 hours compared to just 750 -2000 hours of incandescent bulbs.
It's also worth knowing that they don't burn out, but instead, they slowly depreciate in lumens (brightness) over time. They won't 'blow' but will just get dimmer, and it will happen so slowly that you'll barely notice until it reaches a certain point, which could be in a couple of decades!
Want to know more about LED Spotlights?
If you would like more information about our LED spotlights, how they work, or what are the best bulbs, then get in touch with us today. A member of our team will be more than happy to help you find the right products for your lighting project. They will take into consideration your needs and expectations, and also the style and the purpose of a particular interior. Thanks to their broad knowledge and high experience, they will be able to suggest the right lights to meet all of your requirements.
We want you to be fully satisfied with your shopping here, so we offer only the products that come from renowned manufacturers, and we try to set the most reasonable prices possible for them. With affordable, high-quality lighting products, Simple Lighting will brighten your day!