Common misunderstandings about embedded spotlights
Fever: Before the popularization of LED light source technology, built-in spotlights were mostly halogen-tungsten. Like incandescent lamps, most of the electrical energy was converted into thermal energy. However, apart from HID types such as metal halide lamps and the density of matrix lighting arrangements in stores, the normal distance will not make people feel hot, most of the time it is felt when changing the light source. The heat generated by the LED light source type is different from the tungsten-halogen type forward radiation. It is the base chip that generates heat and is radiated through the heat sink.
Beam / Flashlight Effect: Many people have the impression that a spotlight is a narrow beam, which feels like a flashlight. In fact, this has a lot to do with the lack of understanding of the product type. There are also many 50 ° + wide-width light products, even if used alone, it will not be exaggerated. In addition, since the early spotlights were used on the top of the return line, the width of the eaves made by the designers is within 350mm until now, which caused the light source to be too close to the wall, forming an ugly spot. I’ve always been puzzled by the exaggerated “light domain network” profile in the renderings, and it’s fun to draw a rigid arc on the wall.
Glare / Dazzle: If you have lived in a five-star hotel 10 years ago, you will also find out why the spotlights in the hotel are not dazzling and not glare, which is so different from ordinary residences. This is because of the difference between amateur and professional, anti-glare treatment has been available for a long time, and professionals will use the right products in the scenes they need. Even if a lot of people talk about the spotlights above the bed of the hotel, the professionals will calculate and match the products, unless you look back at the light source, it will not be dazzling. Even simple anti-glare anti-glare treatments are not possible. On the contrary, the ceiling lamp is dazzling. Even if there is a lampshade, the entire light source surface is exposed to the outside.
High cost and difficult to maintain: Take the living room as an example. The ceiling lamp and ceiling of the living room are mostly purchased at 500+. In the era when online shopping was not popular, the lighting market was one to two thousand. So at the same time, a halogen lamp cup, a set of mid-to-high-end products with aluminum alloy lampshades, but $ 5- $ 7. Even with a lamp cup like NVC, a typical life of 1,000 hours is guaranteed. When the light decay is severe or damaged, the domestic Osram MR16 lamp cup is only $ 2- $ 3. It is more convenient to replace than a ring light tube, and less troublesome than screwing. Replaced with the current LED light source, if it is a first-line brand, the maintenance frequency will be greatly reduced.
Low utilization rate: Any type of lighting or lamps (except auxiliary and emergency), if the utilization area is very low, it means that the lighting design does not meet the needs of users. There is no right or wrong whether you get the whole house ceiling light, or all the table lamp floor lamps, or all the spotlights. Users and designers should consider four factors before designing a plan. Fitting yourself is the most basic.
A chandelier is more suitable as the basic lighting of the living room
In summary, as the basic lighting of the living room, spotlights are not suitable. It is better to use a chandelier as a basic lighting and floor lamps as auxiliary lighting.And as a source lighting you can choose Philips or Lohasled e12 led bulbs or Philips/Lohalsed e26 led bulbs with rgb or white lighting output.