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What are Downlights and why should I install them?

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What are Downlights and why should I install them?

Downlights are a great option for those people who are looking to revamp the lighting systems in their homes.


One thing that scares people away when it comes to downlights is that they can often be a little bit more pricey than the traditional kind of lights you are used to having in your home. This might be true, but what you need to realise is that while downlights might be a more expensive initial outlay they more than pay for themselves over time thanks to a reduction in electrical bills and maintenance duties. Not to mention the fact that Downlights improve the light quality wherever they are installed.

In simple terms downlights can be defined as a light that is recessed into a ceiling and throws light down in a narrow beam. So downlights are a little bit like hidden lights as it appears as though the light is coming directly from the ceiling rather than from a traditional light fitting.

downlights are all round but they do come in different varieties, with the main difference being in the kind of bulb that you use when installing them. Most downlights tend to work from halogen bulbs, but the CFL (compact fluorescent) and LED downlights are rapidly gaining in popularity as they typically offer better energy saving capabilities. Downlights can work from standard light switches but many people prefer to install them with dimmers so that they can play with the intensity of the led light in any given room.

Why Should you install Downlights?

Downlights are the modern way to relight your home as they can be installed in any room and really give the space an added dimension of style. Not only do they look good but the fact that they go within the ceiling space means that downlights also make the room feel bigger as they are a lot less intrusive than traditional light fixtures.Energy Saving Downlights

In short downlights should be a real consideration for you when you come to redecorate your home.
Not only do they look a lot more cutting edge than traditional light fittings, they can also save you money, and allow you to strategically install them in order to place emphasis on certain parts of your home. Downlights are also likely to save you money in the long-term, particularly if you go with the LED Lighting versions.