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What is an LED Panel?

A Light Emitting Diode  Panel Light is an indoor lighting solution for large and small areas. Panel lights can either be surface mounted or recessed into any ceiling application. The most popular LED Panel size is a 600mm x 600mm square panel however, they come in a number of sizes including 1200mm x 600mm and 300mm x 300mm. Panel lights are often used to replace old fluorescent lighting in many commercial buildings and office environments. They are stylish and discreet, fitting perfectly into your ceiling application with ease. 

 A robust Aluminium housing encases the LED Strips protecting them from any dust that may affect the light. The aluminium frame also acts as a cooling agent for the LED’s.  

Which Panel Do I Need?

With many different Panel options available from LED First Choice which one do I choose? This all depends on your own application. The first thing you will need to do is figure out which size panel you require. Once you have decided this you will then need to decide whether you would like the panel recessed or surface mounted. Now you know these details, think about the light output and colour temperature. How bright do you want the light to be and what colour do you want? 

For office applications we recommend a 6000k colour temperature and around 36 watts. 

Check out our colour temperature guide 

 

Benefits of an LED Panel?

If you are looking for a lighting solution that will reduce long-term cost to your commercial premises or office space then LED is the route to go. Compared to traditional fluorescent lighting LED is over 90% more efficient than fluorescent tubes and last considerably longer. An average fluorescent tube lasts 20,000 hours and burns 54 watts. Your average LED Panel lasts 50,000 hours and burns 27 watts.

Light Emitting Diode Panels create a fantastic colour rendering giving a natural crisp light with great colour definition perfect for Retail and Hospital applications. They also give you full control remotely or via dimmer switches where the light can be dimmed to as low as 10%. Motion sensor technology can also be applied so when no motion is detected the light will automatically dim to 10% light output. This is a fantastic solution for hallways and corridors. 

Edge lit Panel or Back Lit Panel?

An Edge Lit panel is where the LED Strips that light the panel are fixed around the edge of the fitting which creates a slimline effect as the LED Chips aren’t mounted at the back of the fitting. A Back Lit LED Panel is where the LED Strips are mounted at the back of the fitting

Surface Mount Panel or Recessed Panel?

When deciding on a surface mounted or ceiling recessed panel it is entirely down to your preference and practicality. If you don’t have a suspended ceiling to recess the LED Panel this isn't a problem. All you need is a surface mount kit which is fitted around the panel and fixed to the ceiling. Panels are extremely slimline therefore being surface mounted rather than recessed is not a hindrance at all. If you do have a suspended ceiling then you can simply take out the ceiling panel and replace it with an LED Panel. Recessed is where the light fitting is set back in the ceiling which gives a discreet look and finish.