What Are LED Panels?

For both businesses and commercial applications, there are many different lighting options available. LED panels are one such option, but they are particularly suited for use in offices, retail settings and other places of business.


What Are LED Panels And Where Can They Be Used?

LED lighting panels are exactly what they sound like. They are light panels that are installed in place of other ceiling squares or tiles to act as a light source for rooms. LED panels are becoming more and more popular across office blocks, retail outlets, such as supermarkets, and other commercial sites as an alternative to old neon or halogen equivalents.

There is almost no limit to where LED lighting panels can be used. The most common usage for lighting panels is in corporate office premises. LED lights are typically used here to create bright, clear light so workers can remain productive throughout the day.

The most common size of ceiling tile used in these spaces is 600x600mm. If you buy your luminaires in this size, you should have absolutely no trouble installing them in your premises. What’s more, most LED panel lights come in 1200x600m size. These cover two ceiling tiles so are perfectly suited for generate plenty of light. Most panels are also available in the much smaller 300x300mm format, but these are typically not used as full scale lighting options. Instead they are often incorporated into architectural features or for lighting walls.


Why LEDs?

LEDs have a number of significant advantages over traditional filament based and halogen bulbs. For starters, they are incredibly energy efficient. For example, a halogen bulb will use heated tungsten filaments to generate light. However, only 10% of the energy being put into a halogen bulb will be converted into light. The rest is given off as heat. Comparatively, LED lights produce light by running an electrical current between electrodes. This means that, as there is no heating involved, an LED light can turn up to 80% of the energy inputted into light. When installing many LED panels in your office or commercial premises, you’ll notice your energy efficiency will sky rocket.

LED light panels are also incredibly long lived. The average life of a halogen light bulb is between 2,000 and 6,000 hours. An LED light will last anywhere up to 80,000 hours. And rather than popping or breaking like normal bulbs, LED lighting will continue to generate light after their initial lifespan – just at a lower level.

This longer lifespan and energy efficiency also means that you can avoid having to replace your light panels as regularly. It also means you will save money on electricity bills and replacement panels!


Brilliant LED Lighting Options From Lyon Lighting

At Lyon Lighting, we have a huge collection of LED Panels, downlights and much more that can be used for commercial purposes or to create consistent, clear light around your home. For more information on our range, or find out how LED lights can save you money, please contact us today on 01543 226103 or send us an email at sales@lyonlighting.com.

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LED Battens: All The Ins And Outs

LED lights are growing in popularity as the benefits of choosing LEDs over traditional bulbs become universal knowledge. Their energy efficiency is a big money saver and their durability makes them perfect for both indoor and outdoor lighting. At Lyon Lighting, we have a range of LED battens which are ideal to light outdoor spaces.

What Are LED Battens?

LED battens are the best solution to flood exterior walls and rooms with light. LEDs are resistant to shock, vibrations and other external impacts, so it is suited for an outdoor environment. Our range of battens and strips come complete with LED tubes and waterproof, non-corrosive housing. They are approved for use in sheds, yards and commercial outbuildings. LEDs will also operate in both hot and cold temperatures, whereas the performance of a fluorescent bulb would be affected.

Why Switch to LED Lights?

Although LED lights are more expensive per bulb, in the long run they will save you significant amounts of money each year on energy bills and on replacements. LEDs battens are a better outdoor lighting option because both the housing and light itself are durable. Here are some of the main benefits of LED lights.

Energy efficiency – LED lights use less energy, produce more light, emit less heat and are more cost-effective than traditional forms of lighting such as fluorescent and incandescent lights. A 6W LED bulb, for example, will be able to emit the same amount of light as a 60W conventional light. The majority of the energy produced to light an incandescent bulb is wasted as heat, while only 20% is converted into light. With LEDs it is the opposite.

Long life – Conventional bulbs only have a life expectancy of between 1,000-2,000 hours. LEDs, on the other hand, typically last for about 25,000 hours. Although some may even last as long as 40,000. This means less time and money spent on replacing bulbs.

Ecological – Unlike fluorescent lighting, LEDs are free of any toxic chemicals such as mercury. This means LEDs are less harmful and are 100% recyclable.

Not only are our battens ideal for any outdoor lighting needs, but LEDs also have a lot of other benefits. They are bright and durable, so the lighting is taken care of, and energy bills will come down. At Lyon Lighting, Our LED lights are designed to consume less energy but emit just as much light. Our battens have been approved for various outdoors uses so you can light your outdoor spaces safely and efficiently.

LED Battens From Lyon Lighting.

At Lyon Lighting, our LED battens are the ideal solution for an ecological and reliable source of outdoor lighting. Our battens come with LED tubes and non-corrosive housing to protect the light source against outdoor interferences. We provide both 10W and 20W single or twin LED tubes. You could save hundreds of pounds each year by replacing your traditional lights with LEDs.

For more information, please don’t wait to call us oday 01283740630 or e-mail sales@lyonlighting.com.

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The Bright And Breezy History Of Ceiling Fans

Electric powered ceiling fans date back over a hundred years and have been common place for many of those years. The entire history of the ceiling fan, believe or not, actually dates back long before electricity was invented. The use of ceiling fans has been documented as far back as the time of the Roman Empire and the Ancient Egyptians. These were instead operated by man power rather than electricity. Fans powered by steam and turbines were also used before widespread use of electricity in hotter climates.


The History Of Electric Ceiling Fans.

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It was in 1882 when electric ceiling fans were first invented by Philip Diehl combining a sewing machine motor and a few fan blades, which he then patented five years later in 1887. To get ahead of the resulting competition which arose in the following years, he came up with the Diehl Electrolier. This was a light kit which fitted onto the ceiling fan. Other developments included fans with four blades rather than two to circulate more air.

From the 1920s until the 1950s, when air conditioning came to the fore, ceiling fans were common place in the home. Even with air conditioning, fans still remained popular around the world. Initially, the ceiling fan was not a safe option for all homes and was only found in mansions and homes with higher ceilings. By World War II, they had developed safer options to be used in all homes.

They then rose to popularity again in the 1970s when energy bills rose and people were getting paid less. They have remained a popular fixture in homes ever since.


Why Have Ceiling Fans Remained So Popular?

During the 70s, fans returned to popularity due to their energy saving capabilities, which is a major reason why they remain popular to this day. In hotter climates, they can reduce the need for air conditioning, which saves money on the energy bills. When saving money, people want a simple but effective solution which will work in the long term. Ceiling fans were once a luxury item, but they are now a cheap and proven way of reducing energy bills by up to 10%.

Design is another reason why they have remained so popular. At Lyon Lighting, there is a huge range of ceiling fan styles to match any decor. We have designer and modern fans for a contemporary feel, as well as more traditional wooden finish designs for a classic look.

Ceiling fans were used long before the advent of electricity and still they remain as common fixtures in the home. Even the threat of air conditioning could not halt their popularity. As long as they remain energy efficient and can be styled for any room, the ceiling fan will be around for years to come.



The Best Ceiling Fans From Lyon Lighting.

At Lyon Lighting, our range of
ceiling fans can be used as an energy efficient way to heat and cool homes. For more information call 0153 226 103 or e-mail sales@lyonlighting.com and talk to our experienced staff.

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