How to choose the right finish for LED downlights
LED downlights are available in a range of colour temperatures, types and wattages, which can have a huge impact on the type of lighting provided for your project. However, they are also available with different finishes or trims too which can have a huge impact on how the downlight looks once it’s been installed or how it blends in with the surrounding décor.
As a result, choosing the right finish for LED downlights is just as important as any other lighting solution, paint colour or decorative feature you choose for the same room. It can be difficult to know which finish to choose or where they can be applied so consider a range of factors before making the final choice.
When to choose white LED downlights
LED downlights with a white finish have become a popular choice for a number of applications and purposes. One of the key reasons many customers choose LED downlights with a white finish is their ability to blend in with existing décor.
When choosing a finish for your LED downlights, there are a number of factors to consider including:
- Existing interior design
- Purpose of the lighting
- Whether you would like to create a feature with the lighting
Considering each of these factors will help you to ensure that you choose the correct finish for your LED downlights. Once installed into the ceiling or a wall, LED downlights can have an impact on the overall look and style of the room.
White LED downlights are most commonly chosen for the following applications as a result of their ability to blend into existing décor and fit in seamlessly with interior design:
- Ceiling lights
LED downlights are commonly used as ceiling lights which leads many customers to choose this simple finish to blend in with a white ceiling so the light fitting is barely noticeable and has minimal impact on the overall look of the room.
Read our guide to find out more about choosing white LED downlights.
A guide to chrome LED downlights
Chrome has become a popular and timeless metal to use within interior décor and design. It provides a sleek feature and stands out against a range of colour schemes and styles which has made it a popular choice.
LED downlights are available with a chrome finish to help you blend your lighting scheme in with the surrounding room or décor. The bezel or finish that you choose for your downlights are the only part of the fixture that will be shown once the downlight has been installed so it’s important to make the right choice.
Due to the versatility of chrome and its ability to blend in with existing décor, chrome LED downlights are commonly used for the following applications:
- Ceiling lights
- Commercial display areas
One of the main reasons chrome LED downlights are used within these settings or applications is due to their ability to match other chrome features within these rooms such as taps, bath towels and appliances.
Chrome LED downlights provide a timeless solution because they are likely to match, even if you choose to redecorate in the future and will never fall out of trend.
To find out more about choosing chrome LED downlights, read our guide here.
When to choose black LED downlights
LED downlights with a black finish are another popular choice within both residential and commercial settings. Black offers a sleek and stylish option that can be used for a range of purposes and will make a statement in the right setting.
Before making a choice on choosing black LED downlights, it’s important to consider the following:
- Existing interior décor
- Lighting features
Both the existing décor and lighting features, as well as the look you’re trying to create will influence whether or not black LED downlights are the right fit for your project.
This finish is perfect for the following applications:
- Living rooms
- Display areas
- Commercial applications
Black LED downlights provide the perfect way to create a statement with your lighting choice, match bold décor styles and match other features in the room. Black provides a simple yet effective colour for interior design and can be used across a range of colour schemes.
If you’d like to learn more about black LED downlights and where you can use them, please read our guide.
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