Facts of Light #1 - avoiding LED pitfalls

LED downlights trick #1

Glare is a serious pitfall of LED downlights.  The "sparkle" in the ceiling that you're accustomed to seeing from traditional downlights is very different to the glare of a cheap and/or poorly designed LED downlight.

Fortunately there are easy ways to assess the myriad of LED downlight options - and discover the best version for your home.  We'll start with assessing for GLARE.

The further back the light source (LED chip) is in the fitting – the less glare it’ll produce.  As a rule of thumb - avoid fittings where the LED is within 10mm of the face.  Some lights incorporate a cover which reduces glare - these can also be a good option.

Always get a physical sample, look where the LED is and keep reading for lighting trick #2 for choosing the best LED downlights in your home.

**How do you know if it's glary in your home? If holding your hand above your eyes like you're shielding them from the sun makes the room more comfortable, then you've got glare.

Some lamps incorporate a cover which reduces glare - these can also be a good option.

So – always get a physical sample, look where the LED is and keep reading for lighting trick #2 for choosing the best LED downlights in your home.

How do you know if it's glary in your home? If holding your hand above your eyes like you're shielding them from the sun makes the room more comfortable, then you've got a glare problem.