Different Types of LED Lights and Where they Work Best

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Different Types of LED Lights and Where they Work Best

LED lights are making waves across the globe and this is not entirely surprising. Considering the fact that they are 85% more energy efficient than fluorescent or incandescent light bulbs, they are often hailed as the future of home and commercial space lighting. So, even though you may have to spend a bit more to install these, they are extremely cost efficient too in the long run. LED or light emitting diode work through a semiconductor that emits light energy when an electrical current is passed through it, and are claimed to be ultra long-lasting, with the average LED light bulb lasting for around 23 years.

Know more about the future of lighting by going through this list of common types of LED lights and where they work best.

LED high bay lights

High bay LED lighting fixtures are designed for applications that are 20 feet or higher. They can be used for various lighting fixtures, including maintenance lighting, warehouse lighting, recreation center lighting, and storage lighting. Designed especially for taller ceilings and larger areas, these high bay lights can be used in industrial and commercial lighting to help improve safety and energy efficiency while enhancing productivity.

LED low bay lights

These are usually designed for low mounting applications of 20 feet or less. Used to light areas with lower ceilings, they diffuse the light, cutting down on the harsh reflections that lower ceilings can cause. Low bay lights are also useful for indoor lighting applications requiring a higher concentration of illumination like laboratories, basements, workshops, garages, and storage facilities.

LED Downlights

LED downlights or sometimes known as ‘can lights’, ‘recessed lights’ and ‘pot lights’ are light fixtures that are fixed inside a hollow opening in a ceiling. They quite literally shine their light down on the area below. Depending on its design, the light can shine down narrowly like a spotlight, illuminating a specific area or broadly to light up a full area. Lighting companies like Halo offer a wide range of recessed lightings which are commonly used at homes in kitchens, dining areas and living spaces or in offices for clean lines and simple lighting schemes.


These are tubular lights that are commonly used for office lighting. They are ideal for climate controlled areas with standard ceiling heights, including storage areas and mechanic garages. The "T” stands for the tubular shape of the light bulb and the number represents the diameter of the bulb in