A fluorescent light lens is a printed film that is placed over a fluorescent ceiling light panel. Also known as ceiling light covers or fluorescent light covers, they come in sizes designed to fit standard fluorescent light panels. There are many designs, and they can be mixed and matched to create a unique scene on the ceiling of any room. Each panel consists of an 8-mm (203-micron) printed film that is fitted over your existing light panels. The design on the panel is backlit by the fluorescent lamp and produces a fantastic effect. You can install one lens over a single fixture, use several together, or even outfit the entire ceiling with fluorescent light lenses. Any combination can create a beautifully stunning lighting effect that will surprise and amaze your kids. Continue reading to learn about our children’s bedroom lighting ideas.
Design Your Own Fluorescent Light Covers
You can design your own fluorescent light lens to suit your child’s preferences. Some kids love pets, while others prefer fairies or cartoon characters. You can use a photograph of your child, or combine several panels to display multiple photos. You could even display a different photograph from each stage of their development—every panel on the ceiling can use a different image.
In short, you can use your imagination to create a magnificent ceiling for your children to gaze up at. For younger children, you can give them something to look at while they try to sleep. Some parents use fairytale or other story characters, and read the stories about them at bedtime. Whichever images you choose, our kids will be enthralled, and you may find it a lot easier to get them to sleep.
Installing a Fluorescent Light Lens
Installing a fluorescent light lens is not difficult. The thick printed film can be easily placed over the diffuser panel of an existing fluorescent lighting fixture. If you don’t have fluorescent lighting panels in your child’s bedroom, then get them installed. It’s well worth the effort because your children will be delighted with the effect!
Once you have the lighting system installed, you will note that each light fixture has a diffuser panel to soften the harsh glare that fluorescent tubes tend to emit. All you have to do is unlock the frame of a panel (you may have to use a screwdriver) and lower it. In some cases, the panels just lift off. Place your light lens over the light diffuser, use a sweeping hand motion to flatten it to the diffuser, and replace the frame. Because the lens is not stuck to the panel, you can change the images displayed on your child’s ceiling by changing the fluorescent light lens as often as you like.
Suggested Light Lens Images
Some people have several light lens images printed so they can change them regularly. You can use animal photos, fairies, photos of your pets, or anything else you can think of, even pictures of your family or your child’s drawings. We accept .ai, .jpg, .eps, .tif, and .psd file formats, but please first check our Custom Decorative Light Covers web page if you have any questions.
Designing and creating a fluorescent light lens for your child’s bedroom takes just a few clicks, and the results are astounding. Contact Octo Lights to get started today!