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What’s the Difference Between Led Ceiling Light and Panel Light?

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I. What is panel light?

1.1 Definition of panel light

LED panel light is a flat, uniform, high-brightness LED light, usually composed of aluminum alloy frame and plexiglass panel, its shape design is simple, beautiful and generous, can be well integrated into the modern home decoration style.

1.2 Structure of panel light

Panel lights are composed of outer frame, light guide, lamp beads, optical film, reflective material and driving power supply. Among them, the role of the light guide plate is to evenly distribute the light from the lamp beads to the entire panel light area, the optical film can make the light soft and glare-free, and the reflective material can improve the reflectivity of the lamp, making the light brighter.

1.3 Types of panel lights

According to the number of lamp beads and power size, panel lights can be divided into many different types, such as round panel lights, square panel lights, ultra-thin panel lights, etc.. Among them, ultra-thin panel lights are widely used in commercial and home lighting due to their thin design and the use of high-brightness lamp beads.

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II. The advantages of LED panel lights

2.1 Energy saving and high efficiency

The energy efficiency of LED panel lights is relatively high, which can reduce energy consumption while ensuring brightness and save a lot of electricity compared with traditional lighting. In addition, the panel light has higher luminous efficiency and longer service life.

2.2 Long life span

LED panel lights have a long life of more than 50,000 hours and are not easily damaged and require little maintenance. Therefore, panel lights can be used for a long time without replacement, greatly reducing the cost of use.

2.3 Easy to install

The installation of LED panel light is very simple, you can choose to hang or recessed installation, with strong flexibility. It is also very convenient if you need to replace the lamp beads or drivers of the panel light.

2.4 Ultra-thin design

The panel light design is extremely compact and can be almost perfectly embedded into the ceiling, which looks more beautiful. In addition, the slim design of the panel light can save installation space.

2.5 Even and soft light

The light of LED panel light is soft and even, no glare, wide irradiation area, suitable for large area lighting. In addition, the panel light’s light output is stable, there will be no uneven light and dark phenomenon, which can ensure the consistency and stability of the lighting effect.

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III. What is LED ceiling lamp?

3.1 Definition of ceiling light

Ceiling light is a ceiling mounted LED light fixtures, with its simple and generous design and convenient installation method and welcomed by consumers. The shape of ceiling lights is usually round or square, simple and clear, suitable for a variety of different home decoration styles.

3.2 Classification of ceiling lights

According to the appearance design and installation method of ceiling lights, ceiling lights can be divided into various types, such as ordinary ceiling lights, semi-recessed ceiling lights, multi-light ceiling lights, etc.. All these ceiling light types can be selected according to the needs of different lamp models.

3.3 Installation of ceiling lights

The installation of ceiling lights is very simple, and can be installed directly on the ceiling or by using hooks and other accessories. The installation of ceiling lights is easier compared to panel lights.

IV. The advantages and disadvantages of LED ceiling lights and panel lights comparison

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4.1 Light output

LED panel lights and ceiling lights are more uniform light output, but the panel lights are more stable and consistent light output, there will be no uneven light and dark situation.

4.2 Energy efficiency comparison

The energy efficiency of LED panel lights is relatively high, and can reduce energy consumption while ensuring brightness, which can save a lot of electricity compared with traditional lighting. While the energy efficiency of ceiling lights is more general, although not as good as panel lights, but also has a certain energy-saving effect.

4.3 Design style

The design style of ceiling lights is more simple and generous, suitable for modern style homes, while the design of panel lights is more sophisticated, suitable for more high-end home decoration.

4.4 Installation difficulty

The installation of ceiling lights is very simple, you can directly install the lamps on the ceiling, the installation materials needed is also very simple. The installation of panel lights, compared to ceiling lights, requires more professional installation and construction skills.

4.5 Price

The price of ceiling lights is cheaper than panel lights, so in the case of a tight budget, you can choose ceiling lights.

Please refer to the form:

Comparison LED Panel Lights LED Ceiling Lights
Light Output Uniform and stable Uniform and stable
Energy Efficiency Highly efficient and energy-saving Moderately efficient and energy-saving
Design Style Exquisite and high-end Simple and generous
Installation Difficulty Requires professional skills Easy and simple to install
Price Relatively high Relatively low

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V. The two disadvantages of LED lighting

5.1 Driver failure

LED lamps and lanterns in the driver is more prone to failure, need to be replaced in a timely manner, otherwise it will affect the life of the entire lamp. Therefore, in the choice of LED lamps and lanterns, you need to choose the brand quality assurance products to avoid the impact of driver failure on the lamps and lanterns.

5.2 Color temperature problem

The color temperature of some LED lamps and lanterns may not be natural enough, some lamps and lanterns may have the problem of blue or yellowish, need to choose a different color temperature according to the different use environment. At the same time, in order to ensure the stability of the color temperature, you also need to choose high-quality LED lamps and lanterns.

VI. Ceiling lights and panel lights which is more suitable for installation in the home?

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6.1 Light requirements

If you need to illuminate a larger area, you can choose panel lights, while if you need a brighter and more even lighting effect, you can choose ceiling lights. In addition, ceiling lights are suitable for kitchens, bathrooms and other places, while panel lights are suitable for living rooms, bedrooms and other main areas.

6.2 Room decoration style

The design style of ceiling lights is more simple and generous, suitable for modern style homes, while the design of panel lights is more exquisite, suitable for more high-end home decoration.

6.3 Spending budget

The price of ceiling lights is cheaper than panel lights, if the budget is relatively tight, you can choose ceiling lights. But if the budget is sufficient, and the pursuit of higher quality lighting effect, you can choose panel lights.

Overall, LED panel lights and ceiling lights have their own advantages and applicability, the choice of which type of lamps and lanterns depends mainly on the use of the environment, lighting needs and personal preferences.

In the choice of LED lamps and lanterns, need to be based on the actual situation for comprehensive consideration, purchase brand quality assurance products, in order to give full play to the advantages of LED lighting, to bring more quality lighting effects for the family.

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