What are LED Panel Lights?
LED Panel Lights or we can call LED Down Lights are one of the most popular lighting options for new build homes or modern renovations now. Basically a flat ‘panel’ that emits lights, they can be widely used because of their sleek design, ease of installation and versatility.
LED panel lights come in 2 main types: recessed and surface mounted.
Surface Mounted LED Panel Lights
Surface mounted LED panel lights are thicker than the recessed type and are designed to fit on a wider range of surfaces. They are fitted by screwing a bracket onto the mounting surface and attaching the panel to the bracket, therefore there is no need to cut out a mounting hole.Go to Surface LED Panels
Recessed LED Panel Lights
Recessed LED Panel lights are the slimmest type available. They are designed to fit flush against the mounting surface and not protrude out. They are fitted by sitting inside a cutout hole in the mounting surface and are held in place by side springs, much like a standard GU10 or MR16 housing/fitting.Go to Recessed LED Panels
Where can you use LED Panel lights?
Many people however still don’t know that panel lights can be a great alternative to their existing lighting setups. Most homes will have the standard pendant or flush light fittings, with possibly some GU10’s/MR16’s downlights in a kitchen or bathroom. With LED Panel lights you can easily replace any or all of these old fittings for a fresh and modern look.
LED Panel Lights can be used practically anywhere around the home! They are very versatile and are a great alternative to replace old GU10 or MR16 downlight’s, as they are available in much brighter configurations. Kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms are all popular choices for using panel lights but they can be used in any room around the home, even hallways.
Usually, the mounting surface will dictate the type you can use and where, so recessed panels can be used on plaster board, thin plywood or thin MDF as they are easy to cut in to for the mounting hole. For thicker surfaces such as brick or timber that cannot be cut into, surface led panel lights are used. The brackets can be easily screwed into the surface and the led panels are then fitted to the bracket with a few more screws.
So, if you are currently renovating, thinking of renovating or just fancy changing your existing lights, don’t go with plain old bulbs! Have a look at our panel light range today.
What are the advantages of LED Panel Lights against other bulbs like Gu10 or MR16’s?
You now know where you can use panel lights, what traditional bulbs they can replace and even how to fit them. But why should choose them?
- Much higher wattages are available than standard LED bulbs:
If you are using GU10 bulbs for example, you will probably struggle to find anything higher than our powerful 7W GU10 LED Bulb, which is equivalent to around a 60W halogen. Our LED panel lights are available up to 24W which equivalent to around 160W halogen output. Imagine having one or two lamps to light up your entire room?
- They are easy to install and replace:
The recessed panels are fitted exactly the same way as existing GU10 or MR16 fittings which makes it easy for new projects. Installation is also simple for existing GU10 or MR16 bulbs, as the mounting holes just need to be widened for the panel size. The spring fasteners make it quick to install.
- Ideal for low ceilings:
Pendant and flush fittings are the most common fitting types in the UK, however they are not exactly ideal for low ceilings as bulbs and shades can hang down lower than you would like. If your head is close to a shade or bulb, it makes the room appear much smaller and cramped. The led panel lights sit flat and close to the ceiling and open up the space in your room much better.
- More Choice:
Everybody has different tastes and requirements, so more choice is always a good thing. Our panels lights are available in many different types: Square or Round shapes, 3W, 6W,12W, 18W up to 24W, Silver or White trim, Dimmable or non Dimmable options, Recessed or Surface mounted, Warm white, Day white or Cool white colour temperatures are available.
Where can I buy LED Panel Lights?
You have come to the right place! Ledlam Lighting have one of the widest range of quality LED panel lights available in the UK.
Why should you get your LED Lamps from us?
Our panel light range give a good quality of light, they are Flicker Free, have a CRI rating of over 80. All of our led panels come complete with fittings and driver. Above all, they are backed up with our 5 Year Warranty, 30 Days Money Back Guarantee and Free Shipping options!