5 Essential Things to Know About LED Ceiling Light Fittings
LED ceiling lights are an excellent option for almost any room in your home. They offer easy installation, provide adequate lighting for any setting, whether you’re wanting a warm, cosy feel or a cooler vibrant feel, and they don’t require too much energy, so they’re relatively cheap too.
Before you select the best LED ceiling light fittings for you, you should consider these essential things to ensure you make the right choice.
1. WHERE TO INSTALL RECTANGULAR LED CEILING LIGHTS
CEILING LIGHT FOR BEDROOM
Your bedroom is a place that you need to feel at home and comfortable. For this reason, you don’t want it to be too bright, but equally, you need enough light to be able to clearly see yourself in front of the mirror.
It’s a good idea to include a couple of smaller LED ceiling lights in your bedroom. The Morris Slimline 2ft LED Batten Light is the ideal fit. Using a couple of these lights in the bedroom won’t give you any overpowering glare, but also lights you up enough, so you can check out that new outfit.
CEILING LIGHT FOR KITCHEN
Cool white LED ceiling lights are the most common types of rectangular LED ceiling lights used in a kitchen. This is because they offer coverage of a wide surface area due to their length, and they give a brightness that allows for entertaining but also gives you ample visibility when cooking. The white LED ceiling lights also provide a clinical and clean feel to your kitchen.
Depending on the size of your kitchen, you may need to install multiple LED ceiling lights to cover the whole area adequately. To check out how to measure your kitchen to provide the exact amount and placement of your LED ceiling light fittings, have a look at our article about 8 must-know answers about kitchen LED lights.
CEILING LIGHT FOR LOW CEILING
The Morris LED Batten Slimline Tube Light 5ft is the best choice for rooms with low ceilings. These might include your home gym, garage or basement, or even a new loft conversion. These rooms often have less space, so you don’t want to take up all the ceiling room with excessive lighting. However, the low ceiling may also make the room darker, meaning that a daylight 6000K LED ceiling light may be required and 5ft in length is the perfect middle ground to achieve both.
CEILING LIGHT FOR BATHROOM
If you’re looking for a LED ceiling light for the bathroom, you’ll want to look for something with a fresh, bright appearance. From a wellbeing perspective, especially in the winter, it’s better to have a light in your bathroom that replicates daylight. This will help you to wake up more easily in the morning and get ready for your day.
The Morris Slimline LED Batten Tube Light 4ft will do just the trick. The 4ft length is perfect to cover most bathrooms and the 6000K level will give you that bright summer’s day feeling.
2. WHY ARE WHITE LED CEILING LIGHTS THE BEST OPTION?
LED ceiling light fittings offer the best flexibility when it comes to lighting, as their ‘Kelvin Level’ allows you to replicate any type of light. This means that they can be used in any room, whether you need bright lights for concentration, or softer, smoother lighting for relaxation.
WHICH TYPE OF CEILING LIGHT WILL WORK BEST?
WHAT CEILING LIGHT GIVES THE MOST LIGHT?
With the Kelvin level, you can tell exactly how your light will look before you purchase the fitting.
Cool, White LED ceiling lights
4000K – This is a cool white light, best for rooms which require alertness or concentration, as the bright light will help to keep your focus. These lights are often used in gyms, kitchens or bathrooms.
5000K-6500K – These LED ceiling lights replicate daylight. Although the bulb itself gives of a cooler colour, the room can appear summery and fresh. For this reason, it’s a popular choice for making the home feel welcoming, but also giving extra visibility in the rooms. These lights are the most versatile of the LEDs, as they can be placed in almost any room.
Ceiling Light for Hallway
For larger rooms such as the dining room or hallway, you may want to consider the Morris LED Batten Slimline 6ft 6000K. This length will cover the whole of the room in one go without having to fit multiple lights.
Warm, white LED ceiling lights
2700K – These lights are extra warm, providing a golden glow throughout your room. They’re perfect for rooms where you intend to entertain, and perhaps even for your bedroom.
3000K – These warm, white LED ceiling lights are perfect for rooms that need a little extra light, but you want to present a friendly and inviting atmosphere – perhaps the dining room?
CEILING LIGHT VS. DOWNLIGHT
A downlight is a great option if you’re looking to highlight one specific area within a room. The downlight is normally installed in the corner of a room or around the edge. The light is then aimed downwards, giving you the option to shine it directly on an object – this could be a piece of art or bookcase installation.
LED ceiling light fittings are normally placed within the centre of the room and distribute light evenly, removing any dark, shadowy corners.
While downlights serve a purpose, LED ceiling lights are much more common and versatile.
CEILING LIGHT VS. WALL LIGHT
A wall light is a good option for softer lighting, perhaps in a bedroom or living room, to provide an atmospheric touch. The light attaches ¾ of the way up the wall and gives off a soft glow.
LED ceiling lights can also be installed in the living room or bedroom and can give off various types of light depending on the Kelvin level. The great thing about ceiling light fittings is that you can achieve the same homely effect, while giving off more light and using less energy.
3. WHEN TO REPLACE CEILING LIGHT
Before you go ahead with your LED ceiling lights, you’ll need to know how and when to change the bulbs. Usually, when your light needs changing, you’ll notice it start to flicker or the light will become dimmer.
HOW TO CHANGE OLD CEILING LIGHT
Changing a ceiling light can be a daunting process if you haven’t done it before. However, the great thing is, it’s actually pretty simple if you know how. In fact, in many cases, it’s much easier to change the whole light fitting rather than just the bulb itself.
4. ARE CEILING LIGHT FIXTURES UNIVERSAL?
Not all ceiling light fixtures are universal, but most tube LED ceiling light fittings will work universally as long as you use the same length. The fitting process is also pretty standard throughout, so there’s no need to be worried.
1. Switch off your power.
2. Remove the bulb by easing it out of the end connectors. (You may need to twist a little).
3. Unscrew the base of the fitting.
4. Disconnect the wiring and pull the fitting away from the ceiling.
5. Mark out the area for the new fitting with a pencil and drill holes where the screws will be placed.
6. Wire to the mains using a junction box and clip in the batten base to the fixings.
7. Screw into place and replace the bulb.
It’s as easy as that!
5. WHY IS CEILING LIGHT FLICKERING?
This is either:
Because your LED needs changing. For more information on changing the fluorescent light fitting, visit this article.
Or, because your newly fitted light isn’t connected properly. In this case you should ensure you turn the electrics off prior to reviewing the fitting process.
LED ceiling light fittings are an excellent choice for any room and any purpose. If you have any questions or just want to share your ceiling light experiences, please leave a comment below.