Choosing an LED Light Bulb with the correct beam angle is very easy and will make all the difference when it comes to furnishing your home.
A beam angle is a measurement, in degrees, that refers to the width at which light emanates from a bulb. Most light bulbs rely on a series of reflective mirrors that are designed to control the direction and spread of light. Because of the many types and styles of bulb available, these angles can vary considerably, but you will find that most retailers prefer, for the sake of simplicity, divide their products into two main categories; 'spots' and 'floods.'
Spots refer to light bulbs that have narrow angles. They create a circle of light, also known as a hotspot, with a small diameter, which remains very bright over long distances. Spots should generally be used where light distribution needs to be restricted or when precision placement is required. A common use for spots is as feature-lighting where attention is focused on a particular object, such as an ornament or picture, or as powerful task-lighting.
GU10 LED and MR16 LED are both examples of spots. They rely on small reflective mirrors to concentrate their light source into a narrow 45A� angle.
Light bulbs with wide beam angles are called floods. Unlike spots, floods are designed to 'flood' an area with an even distribution of light. This makes them more suitable for general illumination and can help soften the appearance of shadows. They are most commonly used in rooms with low ceilings to which spots are ill-suited. Their wide angle also means they can be spaced further apart, thereby reducing the number of bulbs required to light a room.
SMD LED, LED Flood Lights, LED Panel Lights and LED Strip Lights all have a wide beam angle ranging from between 120A� and 180A� degrees.
The type of bulb you choose depends on a number of factors including the height of your ceilings, the intended purpose of the room and the types of furnishings. For example, narrow beam angles, between 30A� and 45A�, should be used in rooms with tall ceilings, while wide beam angles, 60A� to 120A�, should be used in rooms with low ceilings.
The beam angle should always be clearly stated in the product specifications. If you can't find it contact the retailer.
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