LED Spotlights are designed to replace incandescent spotlights as they use modern LED technology as their primary light source. This is meant to reduce power consumption rates.
The LED spotlights use less energy using 11-12 watts than the old incandescent spotlights that use 50 watts. This gives you a chance to save a lot of cash annually. LED also has a lifespan of 25,000h hours, while halogen has 2,000 hours.
Types of LED Spotlights
1. Dual In-Line Package (DIP) LEDs. These are the original LED chips. They have a cylindrical shape with a sphere on top (epoxy lens) to improve the projection of light in all directions. They have the lead frame, which is composed of an anvil and post. Having a single cell and a semiconductor crystal in each, they can produce light with a continuous flow of electrical electrons through the cathode and anode. Considering that they have one single-color cell in every DIP LED, they can only make one color.
2. Surface Mounted Diode (SMD) LEDs. These are the most common type of LED chip available, and they are brighter and smaller than DIP predecessors. They contain three light chips in within one LED. They can have the same color or different colors. For one to have different colors, various impurities are used, such as gallium phosphide (GaP), gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium arsenide phosphide (GaAsP), and these are known as RGB SMD LEDs.
3. Chip on Board (COB) LEDs. They are the latest and the best as they can pack nine or more diodes onto a single chip, improving the brightness-to-energy output and increasing lighting efficiency. They are unable to emit an eclectic range of different colors.
The best-LED spotlights to install are the Chip on Board (COB) LEDs. These will give you full service at an affordable rate.
Best Places to Use LED Spotlights
Behind computer and TV screens.
Installing these LED Spotlights behind computers and TV screens will help you reduce eye strain when working or just enjoying a good night’s movie.
Try the RGB LED strips to create the desired color in your room to activate your mood to work or game more. You can place the LED lights on the top, bottom, down, and both sides of the screen. Try getting the cheapest set of LEDs available in the market.
Think of the places that tend to be dark, like the laundry room, bookshelves, kitchen shelves. These places tend to cast shadows on the areas you need to access either daily or once in a while.
Therefore, lighting is necessary, giving you a chance to use LED spotlights. Try installing the LED lights under the laundry room and kitchen shelves. For the bookshelves, try installing them all around.
Under the bed.
In your bedroom, RGB accent lights will you opt to change the brightness and color. Sometimes, the typical white color can hurt the eyes, especially at night when you want to go to your water closet.
You won’t have to switch on your leading bedroom lights as the LED spotlights will provide the required amount of light and in the right intensity to avoid hurting your iris as it expands and contracts due to the change in brightness of the morning.
In a kid’s bedroom, the LED spotlights under the bed can influence the way your child will sleep.
Warm color’s being on the whole night will significantly impact your child’s sleeping duration as they will sleep for longer hours. This means you will get more time to do your things without interruption.
Under-cabinet lighting illuminates’ areas under your cabinetry. Install LED spotlights under your kitchen cabinets to create a better-lit working space and enhance the kitchen’s ambiance. This gives you a chance to work from home as you cook in your kitchen.
Some crawling pests tend to hide in cabinets. These LED spotlights won’t give them peace as the cabinets will no longer be dark inside for them to hide in there. This is an easy way to get rid of pests such as rats.
Along with toe kicks
Hitting your toe on floor-mounted cabinets door at night when you are going for something in your fridge is the most painful thing. You try all you cannot wake up other people in the house who are sleeping, and you are hurt.
Don’t let such scenes happen again by installing LED spotlights under your lower cabinets. You can choose from a wide range of colors, but going for warm colors is best to avoid eye strain and, at the same time, be able to walk around the house comfortably.
Things to Consider When Buying LED Spotlights
Before purchasing LED spotlights, there are several factors you need to consider to make things run smoothly, from the budget to the size and many more.
Power and brightness
The amount of brightness produced by the LED spotlights matter. Choose the right LED spotlight that will work for you. You should also check the number of lumens you need and not watts. The higher the watts value, the more electrical energy the LED spotlights utilize. During purchase, the packaging has instructions and all the specifications of the selected LED. Take your time and read them.
Choose the LED lights that offer light at the widest angle. This means it will illuminate a bigger working space cutting on your budget cost as you will have to purchase a few.
Choose the 3000K LED spotlights as they are similar to halogen bulb light color, and they still have a warm, inviting yellow hue to them.
Choose the more miniature LED spotlights if you know wherever you are going to install them, there is too much human traffic. You can go for the bigger sizes if you are sure of their safety from accidents.
LED spotlights can play so many roles simultaneously, for example, as décor and as lighting too in a place. Considering that they are pretty affordable and cheap to maintain, they should encourage you to install them in your house or even in the hotel business. Choosing and purchasing the right LED spotlights is all you need to do.