LED Recessed Downlight Fixtures Explained

  • By:Ronse
  • Date:2022-08-12

Led recessed downlight are all-purpose of lighting as they are used as a component of a good lighting plan in most lighting projects. A down light is most often used to provide general lighting in a specific space. But how do you pick the down light that you need in your space? There are so many options out there ! We will compare a fixed LED down light (LPDL) to a LED gimbal down light. They are both dimmable, IC-and air tight-rated, quick and easy to install, and they are both available in a wide range of color temperatures, sizes, shapes and trim colors. So then, in which circumstances should one opt for the LED gimbal down light rather than the fixed LED down light? Let’s see what factors need to be taken into consideration.



Ceiling Height

The higher the ceiling, the further the light source is from the surface you need to illuminate. When using a led surface mount downlight with a narrower beam angle such as the LED gimbal (40°) down light, the intensity of the light that hits the floor greater than if you use a fixed down light with a wide beam angle (120°). With a wide beam angle, light is dispersed into the air, leaving the surface area darker.




Sloped Ceilings

Do you wish to direct the light in a specific area? With the LED gimbal down light, the module can be rotated 360° and tilted 24° down ward to the area you want to illuminate. With a fixed LED downlight however, the direction of the light cannot be changed; therefore, a specific area of a roomor space cannot be illuminated.




Accent Lighting Applications

If you wish to focus on or highlight a specific area, the narrow beam of the LED gimbal downlight and its 24° tilting capability allows you to illuminate an accent piece in a space. With a fixed LED Downlight, the direction of light can not be changed, thus lighting an accent piece is not possible.




Number of Downlights Needed

To obtain roughly the same amount of light in the same room you would need 10 gimbal downlights (36-foot candles) versus 18 fixed downlights (38-foot candles) If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or visit our website: www.ronselighting.com or send an email to [email protected].



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