Downlights provide an affordable and stylish way to illuminate your stairway or hallway.
When you’re thinking about the right downlight fixtures for your home, there are many things to consider.
Downlights are a type of lighting used to accentuate the architectural style of a home. They come in a wide variety of styles, designs, and sizes, and can be installed both inside and outside of a home. These lights are great at providing mood lighting, and many homeowners have them installed in their kitchen, living room, and dining room, but some people also install them as accents throughout the house. To ensure you install these lights the right way, there are a few things you need to know before you begin.
Downlighting is an easy way to change the mood of a room or create the feeling of a new space.
What are Downlights?
A downlight is a lighting fixture used in the commercial, industrial and residential areas. The light bulb is placed above the ceiling. A reflector is provided to diffuse light downward onto the surface below.
How many Downlights should I install?
First, you need to know how to calculate the amount of light you want to project from each downlight. Then, you need to determine the proper distance between downlights in a room. After you’ve done that, you can calculate the total number of downlights you need in a room to achieve the desired brightness.
How many watts will my Downlights need?
I’m not talking about the power needed to keep your fridge cold or your hot water warm—I’m referring to light. A downlight uses very little energy—just enough to illuminate a small room. A 60-watt bulb (the lowest cost bulb) consumes about 8 watts of energy. To determine the wattage of your downlights, simply multiply the number of downlights you have by the wattage of your bulbs.
What are the best options for LED Downlights?
So what are the best options for downlights? They’re all made with LEDs, but the technology inside these lights has improved greatly. So how do you choose which one to buy? There are a few different types of LED bulbs available. Some lights have a low CRI of 60 or 70, meaning the light spectrum is “dull” and yellowish, while others are higher in CRI and have a brighter, more white-balanced light spectrum.
Can downlights be dim-able?
A downlight can be dimmable, but not all are. Downlights provide a bright and direct light source in rooms without windows. If you want a dimmed-down light, consider replacing the standard bulb with one that’s been designed to be dimmable. When you shop for a dimmable light bulb, look for a label that reads “low-voltage” or “dimmable.”
Can I control my downlights with Google Assistant?
If you have installed Google-compatible switches or LED lights. you can ask Google to control your lights with the Google Home or Google Assistant. This will allow you to set up a schedule that will turn off the lights when you’re away from home, which is a great way to save money on your electric bill.
What kind of light will my Downlights provide?
Downlights are used in a wide variety of applications, from providing ambient light in bathrooms, kitchens, and bedrooms to lighting rooms and hallways. A typical downlight fixture is mounted on a ceiling, wall, or other structure, and provides indirect lighting through reflectors. When determining the right kind of light to install, you need to consider the following factors: the type of lighting you need, the size of the area you’re lighting, the amount of light you need, and the orientation of the light source.
Should I install my Downlights myself?
When it comes to installing downlights, or for that matter any type of major electrical element of your home, by law in Australia you need to hire a qualified and licensed electrician. There are a number of factors you must comply with to meet the fire and safety standards in Australia, as well as making sure you were covered by insurance. Is never recommended that no matter how easy my look to install downlights, insuring you get it right really requires a professional electrician to do the job for you.
In conclusion, there are a lot of things to keep in mind when you’re planning on installing downlights.
It is a great idea to hire a professional for this kind of project. They will be able to set everything up perfectly and they will make sure that the electrical outlets are in the right place and the wiring is done properly.
Limitless NRG solutions provide the expertise and professional electrical services that you require for your Sunshine Coast downlights installation. Contact us today for a quote for your lighting needs.