A Cylinder Light Is a Simple Decorative Accent
LED cylinder light is a decorative accent that can be used for many different applications. It can be used as a wall or ceiling mounted fixture, it could be installed in the foyer or other entrance ways, or it can be placed to highlight any artwork, sculptures, or other decorations in your home. It is a perfect way to add an elegant and modern touch to any room in your home or office.
The light emitting diodes, or LEDs, inside a cylinder LED lighting fixture are wired in an array that is similar to the design of a household omnidirectional light bulb. A small amount of InGaN is used, like in traditional light bulbs, to create a bright blue light that is then coated with a phosphor to make it appear white. The array of diodes is surrounded by a plastic or glass casing that protects the diodes and helps to refract and distribute the light.
This is what makes a cylinder light such an attractive and versatile light option. Since LEDs are directional, they can be used in a wide range of applications that would require an omnidirectional light bulb like a CFL or incandescent. LEDs can also be shaped into unique forms that allow them to better fit different types of fixtures than traditional light bulbs.
There are a few different types of LED cylinder lights available, including surface mount cylinders, recessed cylinders, and even some pendant options. Surface mount cylinders are often used in lower ceiling areas where a more downlight effect is desired. They can also be used in corridors or lobbies where a more uplighting effect is needed. There are some cylinder lights that are designed to be pendants as well, though they tend to be more narrow and shorter than some other models.
A recessed cylinder light is often used in bathrooms and other areas where downlighting is needed to illuminate a vanity or mirror. They can also be used in kitchens to highlight cabinets, countertops, or other appliances. These lights are often hidden within the ceiling, and they can be adjusted to a variety of heights and angles for optimal illumination.
LED cylinder lights are often designed with a sophisticated heat sink to help manage the heat that they produce when being operated. This is important because the higher the temperature of an LED, the more quickly it will degrade and lose its lifespan.
A quality LED cylinder light will have a durable aluminum or copper heat sink that is designed to disperse the heat produced by the LEDs and keep them cool to prevent overheating. They will also have a built in fan to help with cooling as well. ENERGY STAR certified cylinder LED lights will be tested to ensure that they have these features to help reduce energy usage and provide long lasting performance.