An LED light panel can be used to diffuse the bright light emitted from light emitting diodes used for general space lighting. This type of light is perfect for use as a spotlight or to highlight a particular painting or feature in your home or office. However, when employed as a general form of lighting used to replace fluorescent or even tungsten filament light bulbs, LED light covers are needed to diffuse its brightness and harshness.
Fluorescent and LED Ceiling Lights
Unless wall lights are used, the space lighting used in a room is usually located in the ceiling. While individual light bulbs have been popular in domestic situations, the run-down and demise of Thomas Edison’s tungsten filament light bulb has led to the increasing use of various forms of fluorescent and LED (light emitting diode) illumination. They are claimed to save on energy since they offer a better way of converting electrical energy to light energy.
In spite of claims to the contrary, most people have the impression that the fluorescent energy-saving version of the standard tungsten filament lamp is less powerful than the standard light bulb. While this is not always the case, it is an impression. However, LED illumination is perceived to be brighter, and is now used in automobile headlamps and for domestic lighting.
LED Light Panel and Lighting Diffuser Panels
Both LED and fluorescent light sources have one problem in common – the light is harsh, and there is a need to soften it. Also, light emitting diodes tend to be very directed with narrow beams, hence their use as spotlights. Banks of such lamps are required to create an effective automobile headlamp and one LED lamp would not light an entire room, no matter how small the room.
Such lamps are best used along with a diffusing LED light panel. Such panels diffuse the light over a larger area, so that the individual sources are less obvious. You can do this using a single LED light panel, or a series of LED light covers or diffusers for larger rooms with multiple light sources. Such panels tend to come in the form of frosted glass or plastic, situated to provide a more even type of lighting to illuminate an entire room or an area within a room.
Such diffusers have been used in offices and laboratories for many years now. They provide a diffuse lighting system that illuminates an entire room with an even intensity of light. However, even these can be a bit harsh, and do not add much to the decorative appeal of a room in your home.
Sky & Cloud Panels and Decorative LED Light Covers
Sky & cloud panels are a very popular way of decorating the diffuser panels of LED space lighting systems. They started life as decorative fluorescent diffuser panels and have graduated to use as LED light covers. So what are sky & cloud panels?
Fundamentally, decorative fluorescent or LED light covers are plastic sheets that have been printed with photographs. They are easily fixed to your fluorescent or LED diffuser panels. These photographs are backlit by the lamps to offer a fantastic view of the subject of the photo. Sky & cloud panels are available in many different forms of blue sky and white clouds; since they are actual photographs, there is an infinite variety possible.
They can display any form of cloud in a blue sky: fluffy cumulus, herring-boned cirrus, high misty altostratus and even the anvil-shaped developing cumulonimbus that bring all that rain. If you prefer the night sky, then you can enjoy looking up at a bright full or half moon with the constellations shining brightly down.
Using an LED light panel to diffuse the harsh glare of such lighting systems is almost essential. You can do the same with fluorescent lights. However, why not use LED light covers that you can enjoy and enable you to relax.