A step-by-step guide to installing LED panels
Installing LED panels can be as easy as 1-2-3 with Lamp Shop Online. This guide is designed to walk you through each step and give you an overview of LED panel installation.
- Why use LED light panels?
- How to install recessed mounting
- How to install suspended mounting
- Emergency lighting
- Insulation and LEDs
- Remaining safe
Why use LED light panels?
LEDs can help you save money on your lighting bill, offering up to 37.5% savings on energy while remaining bright. They have an average life of 35,000 to 50,000 hours.
LED lighting utilises a process called “thermal management”, which enables the surface of the light panel to stay cool even after numerous hours of use. Thermal management means that the overall temperature of your location is no longer affected by your light fixtures.
Over the lifetime of LED panels, less electricity and replacement products are needed, reducing costs in packaging, transportation and maintenance. This adds up to lower CO2 emissions, meaning you’re helping the environment as well as yourself!
For more information, have a look at our guide to LED panels.
How to install recessed mounting
You can install Lamp Shop Online’s LED panels in six simple steps:
- Switch the power off.
- Lift the recessed modular fitting into the ceiling.
- Disconnect the fitting from the mains and remove it.
- Wire the led panel driver to the mains
- Place the panel into the recessed ceiling and connect the male/female connector.
- Adjust into place.
It’s that simple! With these three easy steps, you’ll have a modern looking office in no time!
Retrofitting LED lights to replace classic halogen is just as easy. Both use the same point of contact within the main power supply; it’s simply a case of using the correctly sized LED.
Two standard sizes of tile are often used for suspended ceilings — 600mm x 600mm, or 1200mm x 600mm. There are options for others, but these are much rarer.
Have a look at our range of LED panels and find the right fit for you.
How to install suspended mounting
Suspended mounting can give your office a trendy, modern look. With Lamp Shop Online’s surface mounting kit, installation couldn’t be easier. They’re designed to fit directly into existing standard plasterboard ceilings without the hassle of having to cut frames.
You can install suspender LED panels in just four steps:
- Surface mounts come in four parts which you build as a frame, leaving a side of the frame open to slide the LED panel in.
- Ensuring the power supply is off, wire the main power supply to the 240v drive.
- Plug the panel into the driver.
- Use a screw to fix the two hanging cables to the roof, ensuring that the cables are adjusted to keep the LED panel horizontally aligned.
Surface mounts are a great choice if you don’t have a recessed ceiling.
Lamp Shop Online offers emergency LED panels. A number of your installed panels should be emergency-specific. In the event of a power failure, the emergency LED panels will provide light in defined area for at least three hours.
Can I place insulation on top of LED lighting?
Although LED lights run much cooler than typical halogen lights, their components can still get hot. This can cause a fire risk if the LED is smothered by insulation. This is also the case for halogen lights, so the room will not require extra insulation for LED lights.
Installing Lamp Shop Online’s LED panels isn’t hard, but if you’re doing it for the first time, it can be a challenge. Make sure you’re safe when installing the fixtures because electricity is no joke. If you are nervous about installing yourself, simply get a professional to install it for you.