What to consider when choosing downlights

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Downlights have become incredibly popular over the last few years. Not only are they more energy-efficient as the LED bulbs last longer and often use less power, but they also allow for the light fittings to be placed in the ceiling space. This means that there is no longer the need for light cables dangling from the ceiling. It can help to increase the perceptive height of a ceiling and also provide lighting evenly across a room.

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There are a number of things that you will need to think about when opting for this lighting choice.

Location – it is important to think about where you want to have these lights placed and stick to some of the rules of their installation, such as being aware of how close you place them to a wall, to help prevent shadowing and making sure you use the correct type for the room you are installing them in.

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Edges – downlights can leave small gaps around the edges that can allow for draughts to occur. You can use Downlight Covers like those from Thermahood Direct to help correct this. The covers aren’t noticeable from below the lights, but they do give added protection for your light fitment.

Colour – there are lots of different options available from warm white to ie white as well as those lights that can have their colours changed using a remote control. You should carefully consider which colour and tone are best for the atmosphere of the room they are going to be placed in.

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