How to choose the right LED panel type for your application
With so many different types of LED panels available, it can be difficult to know which is the best option for your home, office or commercial space. Being aware of all the options, their benefits and where they can be used will help you to make the right choice for your application and project.
Why choose recessed LED panels?
Recessed LED panels are designed to replace traditional fluorescent tube lighting placed within ceiling grid systems. They offer a flexible lighting solution that can be used across a range of buildings, rooms, workspaces.
There are a number of types of recessed LED panels including:
- Range of sizes
- Range of colour temperature choices
- Dimmable options
- Emergency options
These panels also offer a bright light source and a versatile and energy efficient lighting solutions for a range of applications.
To find out more about how recessed LED panels can be used and their benefits, read our guide.
When to choose dimmable LED panels
Dimmable LED panels are often used within homes, office spaces and commercial space to offer lighting with flexibility. When dimmed, LED panels offer a softer light for a room that can create ambience at the right time of day and allows the room to be used for a number of different purposes. However, when turned to full power, dimmable LED panels offer bright, functional lighting perfect for completing tasks.
LED panels can be dimmed as long as the driver that the panel’s fitted with or that you biy is compatible with the dimming process. There are a number of different dimming options available including:
- TRIAC dimmer
- DSI driver
- 0-10v driver
- DALI driver
Dimmable LED panels also provide a wide range of benefits when installed in any room:
- Flexbility in the use of a space
- Energy saving
- Longer lasting
- Offer comfortable lighting
When it comes to dimmable LED panels, there’s no limit to the number of spaces they can be used within and the options available to you.
Read our guide to find out more about dimmable LED panels.
What are round LED panels and where can they be used?
Round LED panels are the perfect lighting solution for small spaces. They’re commonly used to light corridors or small rooms and offer a versatile lighting solution with a huge range of options available.
When used in the home, round LED panels offer bright yet decorative lighting and are often used in kitchens and bathrooms.
Whether they’re used in the home, office spaces or commercial spaces, round LED panels offer a range of benefits including:
- Easy installation
- Range of colour temperatures
- Instant light
- Range of sizes and wattages
In comparison to LED downlights, round LED panels offer a wider distribution of light which provides a softer light rather than the bright light that comes from LED downlights and makes them a better solution for applications that require bright, focused lighting.
You can find out more about round LED panels and their applications by clicking here.
What are emergency LED panels and where can they be used?
Emergency LED panels have become a staple within office buildings and commercial spaces. Aside from providing day-to-day lighting they also provide lighting in an emergency if the fire services have to cut the power to the building in the event of a fire.
These panels will keep power long enough for all occupants of the building to evacuate safely, lighting the emergency exits.
The benefits of emergency LED panels include:
- Efficient lighting solution
- Instant light
- Longer lifespan• Sleek design
- Sleek design
One of the biggest benefits of emergency LED panels is they can be installed in the same way as any other lighting solution and will operate in the same way until they’re required as emergency lighting.
Read our guide to find out more about what emergency LED panels are and where they can be used.
Choosing surface mounted LED panels
LED panels are usually used as direct replacements for fluorescent tube lighting that is usually integrated within traditional ceiling grids. However, many customers now choose to surface mount them to solid ceilings instead.
The panels either sit in a frame which fits directly to the ceiling or they can be suspended using a hanging kit.
Surface mounted LED panels offer:
- A versatile lighting solution
- Lower ongoing costs
- Brighter, more efficient lighting
- Easy installation
Common applications for surface mounted LED panels include:
- Reception rooms
You can find out more about surface mounted LED panels by reading our guide.