The technology of LED (light-emitting diode) is utilized in numerous industries, particularly in phone and computer manufacturing, advertising and interior designing. It provides lights for some phones and computers alike. The advertising industry also uses this technology in billboards and vans to promote products and services. LED technology is about to dethrone incandescent bulbs in homes as well. Australian government have already ordered the phasing out of incandescent bulbs and LED is being tapped as the next frontrunner in home lighting solutions.

As a home lighting solution, several LED products are offered to cater to different lighting needs. In addition to bulbs, there are also study lamps and table lamps that use LED. LED downlights and LED tubes are available as well.

LED Downlights

Downlights are usually placed in display cabinets, walk-in closets and along the driveway. Unlike the lights installed in ceilings, the surface of a downlight is either flat or looks like half of a sphere.

In gardens, downlights have an aesthetic purpose. Lampposts provide general lighting for this area but the downlights improve the view during nighttime. Downlights have the same purpose in display cabinets and ceilings. Additionally, they make it easier for you to find items. You can also use downlights to highlight a feature in your display cabinets.

There are other areas in your house where you can place downlights. It can be installed in bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens to enhance the rooms' lighting. It is a good addition to the garage as well.

Halogen downlights are also available. You can choose these if you are shopping on a tight budget. You can just move it in the areas where you need the additional lighting.

LED Tubes

Unlike downlights, tubes are typically attached to the ceilings. They serve as the main source of light in a room.

Tubes come in different lengths and thickness. When you are quite budget-conscious, don't just go for shorter tubes because they are cheaper. Keep in mind the function of these lighting solutions. They should be able to provide efficient lighting for your rooms. Aside from length, check the brightness of the tubes as well.

Pricing Factors

Right now, the price of downlights and tubes that use LED are higher than other technologies. One reason is that, unlike the latter, the options for LED downlights and LED tubes are limited.

Some downlights may be as cheap as the bulbs. However, these ones are usually the smaller ones. LED lights don't spread light as efficiently as bulbs. If you install small downlights, the coverage will be limited and the brightness will be insufficient.