LED Lights Are A Great Way To Improve Your Home

The prices of LED lights may seem a bit much, but when you consider the superior energy efficiency and life-span, as well as the general improvements LED lighting can make to a home, then there’s no better choice for lighting up the main areas of your home. At Lyon Lighting, our LED downlights and other LED options are excellent for decoration and general lighting, useful for both the interior and exterior of your home.

How To Improve Your Home With LED Downlights And More.

LED lighting is durable, flexible and possesses a number of other qualities which allow them to be used in ways traditional light sources cannot. Our LED downlights, for instance, can be dimmable and be used as spotlights or as a main lighting source. Here are some great ways to improve your home by utilising the properties of LED lighting.

Exterior – LED lights can endure both hot and cold temperatures, and are very durable so they are ideal for outdoor use. You can improve the security of your home with a security light, such as our LED Twinspot with PIR sensor for the front and back gardens. For decoration, our lights are perfect for highlighting any architectural features on the house or to highlight garden features. You can use our strip lights for pathways or to around the perimeter of your roof. We also have a range of high quality wall lights.

Living Room – One of the major drawbacks of LED lights was the limit on colours and no options of dimmable lights. However, LEDs now come in colours similar to traditional lighting and at Lyon Lighting we have dimmable LED downlights available. For living rooms, which require more frequent use of lights, LEDs are a no brainer for saving money and efficiency. Our downlights can also target specific areas or flood a room so you can achieve the desired mood and level of lighting. Features such as fire places can be highlighted with up lights or strip lights. You can display your art, TV, ornaments and books with strip lights and downlights, too.

Kitchen/bathroom – In kitchens and bathrooms, LEDs are practical as well as decorative. In the kitchen, strip lights, downlights and cabinet lights can be used to highlight features and provide a modern glow to fittings. Because LEDs emit a clean, bright light they’re also ideal for task lighting your kitchen worktops. LEDs also emit a lot less heat so they don’t add to the heat of the kitchen when you’re cooking. Shower downlights, shelf lights and LED mirror lights are perfect to complete a modern bathroom finish while also ensuring your bathroom is well lit.

Improve Your Home With LED Downlights From Lyon Lighting.

Save money, reduce your carbon foot print and improve your home with our LED lighting solutions. Our LED downlights can last for up to 35,000 hours and we guarantee the operation of all our products from 12 months up to 25 years.

For more information, call us today on 01283820296 or e-mail sales@lyonlighting.com.

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The Illuminating History Of LED Lighting

Over the course of the past 30 to 40 years, Light Emitting diodes (LED) have been used for a wide range of applications. As the technology has developed, the use of LEDs in homes, such as in LED downlights, and commercial locations, in fixtures such as LED panels, has increased.


From Silicon Carbide to LED Panels| The History Of LED Lighting

Although the use of LEDs has been common for just a few decades, and use in the home is an even more recent development, the history of LED lighting actually dates back over 100 years. The technology has been evolving much quicker recently, leading to the development of LED panels, downlights, cabinet lights and many other forms which are available here at Lyon Lighting. Here’s a quick look back at how the story began.

1907 – Englishman Henry Joseph Round discovered that inorganic materials can light up when an electric current is applied. He published this observation of electroluminescence, which was discovered using silicon carbide and a cat’s whisker, in the journal ‘Electrical World’. This was the first known report of such an affect.

1920s – Russian radio technician Oleg Losev independently discovered the same phenomenon when he noticed diodes in radio receivers emitted light when an electric current passed through them. He published the details of his discovery in Russian, German and British journals and a total of 16 papers were published between 1924 and 1930. He wrote to Albert Einstein asking for help on developing the theory but received no reply.

1960s – In 1961, Bob Biard and Gary Pittman developed the first modern LED, the Infrared LED, at Texas Instruments. The discovery was a happy accident which occurred while Texas Instruments tried and failed to make a laser diode. The discovery was made when testing a tunnel diode using a zinc diffused area of a Gallium Arsenide semi-insulating substrate. Just a year later in 1962, Nick Holonyack Jr developed the red LED, which was the first visible LED light.

1970s – A decade after Holonyack Jr created the red LED George Craford not only developed a brighter version of the red LED, but also created the first yellow LED. In the same year, Herbert Maruska and Jacques Pankove created the violet LED, which was the foundation for Shuji Nakamura’s bright blue LED which he developed in 1979.

1990s – In 1993, Nakamura commercialised his bright blue LED. His development of the blue and ultra violet LEDs led to the creation of the first white LED in 1995.

The full potential of LEDs is still not known, and since the creation of the first white LED technologies have developed to create more powerful LEDs with lower production costs. LED panels, downlights and other solutions are now more cost-efficient as a result.


For The Best In LED Panels And Commercial Lights, Call Lyon Lighting.

At Lyon Lighting, we have a huge range of energy efficient commercial light solutions, such as our
LED panels, built for longevity, reliability and the best energy savings.

Call us today on 01283820296 or e-mail sales@lyonlighting.com.

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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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