Home Depot Led Recessed Lighting Retrofit Trim | One of the things you often hear LED bulbs, is their beam angle is narrower compared to the old fashion incandescent bulbs, and even compared to the newer CFLs.
What creates this change mean and is it a challenge?
The beam angle will be the angle of which light is directed through the lamp. So a smaller angle of 20 degrees will be suitable for an area light, focusing light on only one small area. If you want more general lighting, spreading light over a whole room, a larger angle of perhaps 90 degrees will be preferred. In most domestic lighting situations beam angles of 30-45 degrees are sufficient to light an area comfortably.
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The indisputable fact that LEDs have narrow beam angles stems through the older technology LEDs that had been indeed made for focused light in the narrow area. Today this can be no more true. New technology now means that LED bulbs are available in the wide range of beam angles, from narrow spotlights to wider general lighting. Some LEDS can be bought in the range of beam angles from 15, 30, 40, 45, 60, 90, to 120 degrees. What this means is there is a great deal of choice on the market, sometimes so much choice who’s gets confusing for the buyer. You can no more just grab a lamp through the supermarket shelf. There are decisions to be made!