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Our Commercial LED Panel Lights are designed to replace and perform better than existing fluorescent tubes. DLC Qualified for rebate eligibility, our LED Panels are available as edge-lit or backlit for uniform light distribution without seeing any of the LEDs.


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What are LED Panels?

 LED Panels replace fluorescent ceiling lights usually mounted from grid ceilings or recessed ceilings.

For a long time, fluorescent fixtures were used in drop ceilings. Many commercial applications contained troffer fixtures that were designed to accommodate regular fluorescent lamps such as T5, T8 or T12 bulbs. However, these light sources are inefficient and have many downsides. This is why LED panels quickly gained popularity from the moment they were introduced into the market. LED lighting fixtures that replace fluorescent troffers include LED troffers, troffer panels, LED troffer retrofit kits, LED flat panel retrofits, and LED tubes (which replace fluorescent tubes in existing light fixtures).



Why LED Panels Are a Better Choice than Fluorescents

Commercial LED panel lighting is better by design. The sleek design takes up less space compared to the first generation fluorescent lighting.  LED panels give off perfect brightness with dimmable features.  Light is not lost as they deliver a wider beam angle and more usable light. They are shatter resistant and don't contain harmful components.

Types of LED Panels

Edge Lit LED Panels

Edge lit panels typically have LEDs fitted around their perimeters. These light fixtures produce light in such a way that it is aimed at the center of the panel and then downwards to the even surface at the diffuser or the lens. Because of the way the panels are designed, they produce extremely even illumination across. Generally, edge lit panels are incredibly thin – as thin is 0.5 inches. However, they draw a little bit more electricity than direct lit panels for the same light (lumen) output. They are usually more costly.

Direct Lit LED Panels

These panels usually have the LEDs fixed on their backs. The light produced by the LEDs is sent down to a diffusing feature on the panel’s surface, generating a little more directional light than the light produced by edge lit panels. Direct lit LED panels are usually thinner than fluorescent troffers but are much thicker than edge lit panels. Their biggest advantage is that they have a low cost and are much more efficient than edge lit panels. Both direct lit and edge lit flat panels can be installed on the same drop ceiling grid as fluorescent troffers. However, edge-lit panels have one big advantage over direct lit panels, they can be surface mounted on both walls and ceilings.

The Best LED Panels for Your Application?

When looking for LED panel lights perfect for your property, there are many ways to go about it.

The most important thing you need to do is narrow down your search. You can do this by choosing the light fixtures that best suit your space – in regards to sizing and mount. Once you have narrowed down your search and have identified the right models for your application, the next step is to choose LED panels with a style that matches the overall style of your application.

LED panels provide even, powerful lighting in any amount of space and are a popular choice for many industrial and commercial applications. The powerful light they provide does not cause eye fatigue or eye strain and ensures every inch of space is illuminated without glare.

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Last Updated: 04/11/2021

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