Monorail Lighting Ideas | One of the things you frequently learn about LED lights, is that their beam angle is narrower than the old fashion incandescent lights, and even than the newer CFLs.
What does this mean and is also it a difficulty?
The beam angle may be the angle from which light is directed in the lamp. So a small angle of 20 degrees can be suitable for a spot light, focusing light on one small area. If you want more general lighting, spreading light more than a whole room, a greater angle of perhaps 90 degrees can 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 in the older technology LEDs that had been indeed suitable for focused light in the narrow area. Today this can be no more true. New technology now signifies that LED lights 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 that there is a lots of choice out there, sometimes so much choice which it gets confusing to the buyer. You can no more just grab a lamp in the supermarket shelf. There are decisions to be made!