LED lighting produces brighter light while using less energy allowing them to last longer than other bulbs. They also help conserve energy by using less wattage to produce the same brightness as transcendent and halogen bulbs. LED Lights can reduce your energy usage up to 90% and last longer than incandescent lights. Even better, if a LED bulb is Energy Star Certified, it uses 75% less energy than a standard incandescent bulb! The typical lifetime of an LED bulb is between 25,000 to 100,000 hours.
You might not have to change a LED bulb for a decade or longer! LED bulbs don’t just use less energy, they also emit less heat than incandescent and CFL bulbs, which decreases the chance of an overheated bulb starting a fire. Also, unlike the popular CFL bulb, LED bulbs are mercury-free, making them more eco and child-friendly than your fluorescent tubes. Learn more about Panel Lighting: here.
The beam angle of an LED bulb is the angular dimension of the cone of light from the lamp. It encompasses the central part of the beam out to the angle where the intensity is 50 percent of maximum. For most household ceiling fitted applications, a beam angle of 30 or 40 degrees would be sufficient. For outdoor applications, a wider beam angle of 60 to 120 degrees is preferred to cover a larger surface area. The industry standard, used for general lighting purposes for a commercial space, is 70 foot candles per square foot.
Foot candles is a unit of illumination that is equivalent to one lumen per square foot. Also, you'll need to accommodate for your ceiling’s height to ensure that you have a bright work space. Because LED lights are so large, they tend to have a wide beam angle. The average beam angle for an LED troffer is 120 degrees.
For most household ceiling fitted applications, a beam angle of 30 or 40 degrees would be sufficient. For outdoor applications, a wider beam angle of 60 to 120 degrees is preferred to cover a larger surface area. Read more about beam angles on our blog!