LED light panels are needed to diffuse the high-intensity light of light emitting diodes (LEDs). The light is generated by individual semiconductors, in which electrons are electrically excited to higher energy levels. When the electrons relax, they emit the excess energy as light.
This is a very efficient way of converting electricity to light, although the light beam is highly directed and very narrow due to small dimensions of the individual diodes. For that reason, LED light bulbs are formed from a cluster of such diodes. For space or room lighting, several such bulbs can be used, the light of which is diffused by means of LED light panels.
Decorative Light Covers
Decorative light covers can be fitted over these diffusing LED light panels to offer a wide range of potential lighting effects. Examples include sky & cloud panels, where a blue sky with white clouds shines down on you from the ceiling. Views of the night sky, ocean scenes and sandy beaches are also popular forms of decorative light covers.
LED lighting is popular in commercial premises such as offices, in hospitals and schools, because of its economy. Although individual lamps are expensive to purchase, they last significantly longer than incandescent lamps, and are also more economical in their energy use – they use 90% less energy.
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)
Compact fluorescent lamps, or CFLs, use between 60% – 80% less energy than incandescent lamps and do not last nearly as long as LEDs. A LED light will last around 25,000 hours, compared to 8,000 for a CFL and 2,000 for an average incandescent light bulb.
Businesses and local authorities find LED lamps significantly more economical to run that incandescent light bulbs, even though the initial cost is higher. Most businesses use normal tube fluorescent lighting. However, where incandescent lamps were once used, they are generally replaced with CFLs. LED lighting tends to use more by local authorities and businesses than in private residential properties due to their higher cost.
Popularity of LED Light Panels
LED light panels and decorative light covers are becoming more popular for domestic use, largely due to their economical use of energy. As electricity pieces rise, more people are choosing to pay more for the light bulb and less for electricity rather than the reverse.
They offer some advantages over CFLs, such as they achieve full brightness immediately, they contain no mercury, and they work better than CFLs in low temperatures. Although development is continuing on dimmer switches for these types of lamp, LEDs can currently dim to 5% – 15% of the full power while CFLs can dim only to 10% – 30%.
Decorative light covers are suitable for use with LED light panels. They are easily fixed to the panels, and offer some beautiful lighting effects for your ceiling. They are used widely in schools and hospitals for their calming effect on pupils and patients, particularly the sky cloud panels. Night sky cloud panels are also very peaceful and calming, while ocean scenes and sunsets are good alternatives.
Businesses can order custom decorative light covers to utilize LED light panels as promotional tools. You can show backlit photographs of your products, your logo or even your mission statement. Simply send us the digital image and we will transfer it to a CFL or LED light panel
LED light panels and decorative light covers are used together in many different types of setting. In some cases they are used as a unique form of ceiling decor, sometimes to offer a soothing and calming influence and can also be used for advertising or business promotion. LED lighting itself is economical and long-lasting, and is becoming an increasingly more popular means of space lighting.