Sizing Guide for LED Downlights

Even though pendant lights led strip lighting, lux mini LED, and table lamps are excellent bulbs, downlights, whether small downlights. LED downlight white, or recessed downlights, have a phenomenal impact on the home or business.

Sober, discreet, and modern, the recessed LED downlight has become an essential led lighting solution for individuals and professionals in just a few years. Today, since the product is available in a wide variety of models and sizes, it is true that it is not always easy to choose. To find the luminaire that suits you, it is crucial to pay particular attention to the diameter of your recessed downlight.

 

The Dimension Used For Sizing of Downlights

Of course, the diameter of the recessed downlight is one of the essential selection criteria for your luminaire. The luminaire is available in a wide variety of sizes to best meet users' expectations, both decoratively and in terms of brightness.

The notion of recessed spot diameter covers two realities. You should know that recessed downlights have different outer diameters and recessed diameters, depending on the model. When choosing a LED downlight, it is crucial to take the time to make the difference between the recessed diameter and the actual diameter of the luminaire.

On the other hand, you will choose the diameter of the embedding according to the drilling. The diameter of a ceiling spot (the outer diameter) refers to the visible part of the luminaire (the bezel). As its name suggests, the recessed diameter is that of the part of the downlight which will be recessed into the false ceiling, that is to say, the non-visible part of the luminaire.

In general, for a successful installation, the recessed diameter should always be smaller than the outside diameter of the spot for better fixing.

With most manufacturers, this data is indicated on the packaging of the luminaire to guide you in the correct dimensions. If you choose a spot with an external diameter of 83mm, a hole of 73mm is suitable. In this case, the minimum recessed diameter is 68mm. You have a margin of one cm between the hole and the flange that retains the downlight.

We must not neglect the notion of depth of embedding either. In general, a good recess depth of 6 to 13cm is perfect for installing the majority of classic recessed downlights, i.e., the LED ceiling downlight with GU10 or GU5.3 lamp and the most recessed models with integrated LED. Moreover, if the recessed depth, i.e., the space available between the ceiling and the load-bearing floor, is lower, extra flat downlights are preferred.

 

Which Diameter to Choose For Each Use?

Recessed LED downlights are both practical and decorative luminaires. They thus offer several possibilities in terms of lighting. Contrary to popular belief, the diameter of a recessed downlight is decisive in the quality of the light output obtained. You will thus use the downlights with reduced dimensions for secondary and localised lighting.

Do not hesitate to install them above a piece of furniture, a decorative object, or a painting you want to highlight. LED downlights with reduced dimensions are also perfect for lighting the interior of your dressing room or storage unit.

LED downlights with standard dimensions and diameters are perfect for lighting a room. Their number varies according to the surface to be illuminated and the actual dimensions of the space so that the light is homogeneous and pleasant. Finally, larger LED downlights are perfect for outdoor lighting, especially on a garden path. You will choose them in dimensions adapted to the surface to be illuminated and the desired light intensity.

In addition to this, fixed fire-rated LED downlights and IP-rated downlights should be considered, especially in vulnerable spots.

 

The Different Diameters of Downlights

As mentioned above, downlights are now available in a wide range of diameters.

 

Mini LED downlights

As its name suggests, the mini spot is a luminaire identified above all by its reduced dimensions. On average, the recessed spot diameter of this type of luminaire is around 50mm. However, this value can drop to 35 or even 30mm for more or less miniature LED ceiling downlights.

Of course, the drilling diameter and the embedding diameter will be less than the actual diameter of the product for the installation to be successful.

 

Indoor Recessed Downlights

In the case of interior recessed downlights, the dimensions, that is to say, the dimensions of the luminaire, remain more or less standard. The diameter of a spot on the ceiling is around 75 or 86mm, but it can go up to 290mm. Recessed LED downlights can thus be installed in most rooms of the house.

Placed directly on the ceiling, they illuminate your living room or bedroom and part of your kitchen or hallway with elegance. This is also the most common spot model, which you can easily find in stores.

 

Square Lights

In recent years, square downlights have successfully entered the world of lighting. They allow you to change classic round models. Square downlights are famous for their originality and fit easily into any room in the house. They are also in perfect harmony with any decorative style.

Like the usual round LED downlights, square LED downlights are also available in various sizes and diameters. The diameter of a square downlight varies, among other things, from 60 to 290mm. On the other hand, the most common and most used versions have average dimensions of 93 or 95mm.

 

Outdoor Recessed LED Downlights

The outdoor recessed LED downlights are also available in different sizes and diameters. The diameter of an outdoor recessed downlight thus varies from 30 mm to 180mm, to ensure optimal lighting of your outdoor spaces.

As a reminder, downlights fulfil several roles in outdoor lighting. They complete the layout of your terrace by delimiting the space while providing a surplus of lighting. They are also perfect for illuminating a path, a tree, or a shrub in all simplicity.

 

Why Choose LED Downlight?

Also called ceiling lights, recessed ceiling lights, or LED downlights, LED downlights have the particularity of having a light beam directed downwards. Both discreet while offering you a beautiful light, LED downlights are widely used in shops, restaurants, hotels, offices, stations, airports, and various businesses, as well as in private homes (kitchen, bathroom, hallways, etc.) or outdoors (in particular to mark traffic areas). There are also eco-friendly ones like lap cosmoseco fixed light and cosmoseco fixed fire-rated LED, which is a product you can buy from LED Suppliers.

 

Conclusion

With the guide that has been provided to you, you can choose downlight fittings perfect for your home.

You can buy LED strip lighting, pendant lights, lux mini LED, small LED downlights, wall lights, table lamps, spotlights, LED downlights and many other lighting options from LED Supplier.

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