How to choose correct LED panel lights for your projects?

Benefits of LED Panel Lights

LED panel lights deliver many benefits. In contrast to downlights or spotlights, these installations produce light with large illumination panels so light is distributed and diffused in evenly spread manner. The lighting in the room will appear smooth with no distracting dark spots or overly brightened sections. Further, the evenly diffused light produces less glare and is more pleasing to the eyes.

In terms of energy efficiency, LED panels have a significant advantage over legacy lighting systems because they produce much more lumens per watt of energy used.

Another advantage of LED panel lights is that they last a very long time. This means you won’t have to spend money on maintenance or replacement panels for years. Many LEDs on the market can easily last 30,000 hours, or over a decade under common use.

One of the most popular features of LED panels is their slim look and feel. They are a great choice for those going for a minimalist, contemporary style in their lighting arrangement. The panels don’t stick out, are unobtrusive and you won’t even notice them unless they are turned on. LED panels are truly a dream-come-true lighting system based on their many attributes.

Types of LED panel lights

Depending on your needs, there are a variety of types of LED panels that you can choose from. In the most basic installations, LED panels are used for general lighting with limited adjustability. However, LED chips can produce nearly limitless varieties of light and LED panels have different designs and capabilities.

Here are a few of the common types of LED panels:

Edge-lit Panels

led panel light

In edge-lit panels, the light source is placed around the panel. The light enters the panel on the side and shines out from the surface of the panel. Edge-lit panels are designed for drop-in ceiling panels and are the most popular type of LED panel light.

Back-lit Panels

backlight led panel

Backlit panel lights work with the LED light sources at the back of the panel. These panels work for deeper troffer sorts of lighting installation. Backlit panels will project light forward across the light panel from the front.

Installation Types

Suspended LED panels

LED Panel Light Suspended

LED panel lights can be installed to the ceiling or suspended under by using a mounting body. Ceiling suspended panels will diffuse soft, even light across the entire space. To install a suspended panel installation, you need to mount a suspension unit to the LED panel light. Then you hang the light from the ceiling with cables. For example, suspension installations are often used for aquarium lighting.

Surface mounting LED panels

LED Panel Lights Surface Mounted

Ceiling mounting is a common and easy way to install panel lighting. To do it, place several holes for screws in the surface you plan to mount to. Then mount a frame, and screw the four sides down.

Recessed LED panels

 Recessed LED panels

Recessed lighting is one of the most popular ways to install LED panels. For instance, many panels are designed to drop right into a traditional ceiling grid system. Panels can also just as easily be embedded into walls. To install a recessed LED panel, make sure you have the right dimensions to fit in the gap and the thickness of the surface you’re embedding into.


Post time: Jan-20-2021