In the past year, we always distinguished downlights and spotlights by the angle of light.
Nowadays, with the development of optical technology, even the same luminaire can achieve a variety of lighting angles.
For example, in KLM new super downlight series, the entire series can reach 15° 24° 36° 60° 75°, and 90°. One luminaire can meet the needs of almost all different lighting environments, It is an innovation for both customers and manufacturers.
What is a Beam Angle?
The beam angle is something you need to pay attention to when choosing the right LED lighting for space;
Why led downlight suppliers to provide different lighting beam angles for customers?
Because different lighting effects depend on beam angles of different sizes;
What are the lighting angles of LED downlights on the market now?
The common lighting angles of downlights are 15° 24° 36°, and now there are 6° 8° 10° 45° 60° 75° 90° 120° and wall washers in the market;
How to choose the lighting angle in practical application?
10° -20° narrow beam angle: suitable for accent lightings, such as lighting a decoration or a table;
24°-45° wide beam angle: suitable for local lighting, also known as indirect lightings, such as the light rubbing against the wall, there is a feeling of raising the ceiling, reducing the depressing feeling of the space;
60° -90° ultra-wide beam angle: generally called soft diffuse lighting, suitable for ambient lighting, very suitable for very large space, the light hitting the ground is more dispersed, suitable for standard ceiling heights.
Further, the difference in scene requirements brings about differences in light distribution. The most prominent feeling is the size of the beam angle.
So how do choose a suitable lighting angle for residential applications & commercial applications in lighting design?
How to choose a downlight beam angle for residential lighting applications?
Houses and apartments have lower ceilings and smaller areas. In most cases, a wide beam angle of 45°-60° is enough to illuminate the room. In practical applications, the living room has a larger area and can use 60°-90° The ultra-wide beam angle to cover, but also can reduce the number of lamps used;
Don’t forget that in residential lighting, accent lighting and local lighting are also essential, and they can be used together to create a comfortable and practical lighting environment.
How to choose a downlight beam angle for commercial lighting applications?
Commercial lighting is different from home lighting. The environment of commercial lighting is relatively complex, including hotels, offices, specialty stores, restaurants, clothing stores, shopping malls, warehouses, and other lighting places.