Are you looking to replace your current lighting setup and exchange it for something new? If that’s the case, then you should consider a broad range of options. After all, whatever lighting setup you choose must fit the space you have. It’s vital to match specific fixtures with the right environment for them to flourish.
Here at Arrow Electrical, we subscribe to the belief that lighting can be universal. It isn’t difficult, with the correct fixture, to be able to overhaul many different rooms. In fact, we have one particular downlight which we believe is highly effective. Allow us a moment to show you what we mean.
A Downlight for All Conditions
The specific downlight fixture we’ve chosen to discuss today could be used in many environments. It is the Mini Round Fixed 6W Dimmable LED Downlight. A downlight such as this is intensely flexible by design. It also has several key characteristics which make it versatile and flexible.
Beginning with the mini conical design, this is a downlight that will sit flush with the ceiling. All too often, a beautifully designed space is let down by the ugly shapes of visible light fixtures. Having an offering that will blend naturally into the ceiling presents a streamlined design.
As a light fixture, this is bright enough to provide suitable vision in all conditions. 6W is more than enough power, especially working in tandem with multiple downlight fixtures. The conical shape of the light also highlights specific features of a room – say, a piece of furniture.
Do not be fooled by the smaller size and shape of this light. It is more than capable of delivering a suitably high level of power whenever it is required. There is, after all, an output of 600 lumens, which you can read more about here.
The Potential Applications
It probably does not surprise you to know that there are many potential applications for a fixture of this capacity. Owing to its many strengths and characteristics, it can fit in most environments. Allow us to list a few examples and provide you with some practical suggestions for using the fixture.
A kitchen is one of the first and most obvious areas where a light fixture of this type could be effective. A kitchen requires bright, precise spacing to prepare food properly and maintain good hygiene. These fixtures make sure you can do just that.
You might be concerned for a moment that installing light fixtures in so many places could pose a fire hazard. After all, conventionally, when you put fixtures into a ceiling, you reduce the fire rating of the said ceiling. Thankfully, this is not the case here, and we’ll pause for a moment to explain why.
So, a fire-rated downlight can help reduce the spread of fire in comparison to a standard downlight. The model we’re covering today is one of these fire-rated offerings.
We’ll try to give you the abridged version of the facts here. When installing lights into a ceiling, you’re creating a hole in which fire can escape. This can mean that it spreads between the floors of your home faster.
A fire-rated downlight works a little differently from that. They use a special intumescent pad, which expands once a specific temperature is reached, sealing the hole back up. This means that a typical fire can be delayed by those precious minutes you need to put it out or escape the property.
Anyway, back to what we were talking about. The fire-rated characteristic opens up the lights to be used all across the home. Obviously, you’ve got the kitchen, but there’s also the bathroom, dining room, bedrooms, and even outside areas. Because these lights are plenty bright and built to be used in groups, they fit many different places.
Social areas will benefit well from the downlight, but you should go in for a less-powerful bulb. These locations benefit more from a relaxed, subdued atmosphere, so a dimmer bulb is best.
Bathrooms are environments that should be easy to illuminate with the downlight and generate minimal fuss at the same time. They, like the kitchen, will benefit from a bright bulb that offers enough illumination for hygiene purposes.
As a fun idea for the outside, why not use downlighting to mark out and illuminate a path. You get access to a pathway that is bright, looks good, and is adequately illuminated. It’s a winning scenario for all involved.
Staying on the idea of the outside, this type of lightbulb could be helpful in sheds and greenhouses. It is built to withstand humid conditions and doesn’t flinch under intense heat, which a greenhouse would generate. Many serious gardeners will have a greenhouse with lighting fixtures, so it’s worth considering as an option.
Thankfully, installation of the fixture isn’t too tricky and can be easily accomplished via an electrician. It’s probably important to know that the downlight comes with a small, low-profile LED driver. This means that all a qualified professional would need to do is connect it to a suitable wiring circuit.
Essential health and safety considerations will always apply when it comes to downlight installation. If you’re not a trained, qualified electrician, don’t try and install anything for yourself. You’ll probably find that you’ll want to fit and install a couple of these lights in each room. That makes it all the more necessary to have a pro who can help you sort everything out.
The downlight we have recommended for you to check out in this article is a highly flexible one. We weren’t joking when we said that it could be employed for a wide variety of different situations. It’s not obnoxious or esoteric in design, so it has applications in familiar places all over the house.
It’s easy to see that we’re working with a fairly universal product here. It has applications in so many different scenarios, most of which fit right into the typical household. Because these are downlight fixtures, you will want to invest in a couple for each big room to illuminate it properly. With that being said, it’s well worth it.
A suitable fire-rated, conical downlight will last for quite some time. Products like this are built to stand up to the test of time and deal with challenging conditions. They’re suitable for people who want an upgrade but need something robust.