Light Emitting Diode (LED) lumens are popularly used in many applications, particularly for outdoor illumination. The diode is capable of producing a light even when the voltage is low. This makes it very practical and suitable for both industrial and residential uses. It has now become quite common to see these lights used as an option in track lighting systems and pathway lighting. The term ‘lighting’ is generally used to refer to the whole range of uses where light emission is desired.
The term ‘lumens’ actually means the amount of light emitted by the diode. Therefore, it is measured in lumens. One lumen is the amount of light that can be emitted at one distance without dissipating significantly. If a path is wider than the bulb’s lumen, then more light will be emitted from the bulb. Therefore, higher levels of brightness are required to illuminate a wider area.
In addition to lumen sizes, other factors are involved in determining the most appropriate lens lighting system for a particular application. For example, many applications such as interior trim will require recessed lights. In other cases, accent lighting will need to be aimed upwards. The height of a fixture can also play a part in achieving the required brightness levels can be increased by using stronger lamps or bulbs. In general, the brighter the light, the better visibility.
There are some considerations to make when you are choosing a lumens lighting system, and these are discussed below:
- Consider the level of illumination required for your application and the available space. Do not forget to take into account the layout of the building and any peripheral lighting.
- Consider the amount of power consumption and operational costs that are associated with the product.
- Check the availability of energy-efficient bulbs and compare them with the average U-value of the different models to get an idea of how efficient the product is.
A major factor in choosing the right amount of lumens is the space available for installation. You must get enough amount to illuminate the area that you are planning to install it in but not so much that it overwhelms the space. A good rule of thumb is that the lens should be no more than twenty percent of the total floor space. Also, keep in mind the age and the standard of construction for the fixtures. For example, solid brass chandeliers should be avoided because of the possibility of corrosion and the that the light is emitted through an incandescent bulb.
Another factor to consider when setting the right amount of lumen is the type of application. General-purpose floodlights are brighter and more intense compared to sconces and spotlights. On the other hand, floor lamps and table lamps are designed for dim lighting, which means bulbs will regulate their brightness and light with low power output. The fixture can be positioned anywhere in the room, but its brightness will be dimmed as per the requirements. Floodlights with a thirty-watt bulb are ideal for general purpose areas such as the kitchen and bedroom.
Another important consideration when it comes to lighting is the task it needs to perform. Think about the function of the lights and how bright they need to be to meet the specific purpose. For example, you may need a bright light for reading but a dimmer one for the kids’ rooms. It would also be pointless to have bright ceiling lighting for your study table if it is impossible to see your notes or books. It would be wiser to purchase lights that have a pleasing brightness for specific tasks such as reading, cooking, sewing, etc., as these task-specific lights will be ideal for achieving the right amount of lumens for each space.
Finally, one of the most popular types of lighting nowadays is motion sensor lighting which uses a susceptible circuit to detect movements such as foot or movement. These lights are perfect for hallways or large open areas where it would be easy to walk on. The best thing about using motion sensor lights is that they come in different sizes and models manufactured by various brands. This makes it easy for you to find a lens model that matches your home decor perfectly.