The LED cylinder light is an energy-efficient and versatile lighting option that can be used in a wide variety of applications. Its compact size makes it ideal for use in recessed ceiling or wall mount applications, where space is limited and the fixture needs to fit into an opening in a ceiling or on a wall.
Cylinder lights are also a great choice for use in pendant or hanging fixtures, where they can create a beautiful accent that adds both style and bursts of high-quality light to a room. These lights can be controlled with a dimmer switch to control brightness and create the desired mood for your space.
What is an LED?
An LED, or light-emitting diode, is a semiconductor that converts electricity into light. Most often, the LED is a yellowish color but can be produced in other colors, including red, green, blue, and even white. The color is created by mixing different diodes or covering the LED with a specific material to change its spectral output. In an LED light bulb, a series of these diodes are wired together and housed in a plastic or glass casing to shape the bulb into the shape you want.
A heat sink is placed on the bottom of the housing to absorb and dissipate the heat that the LED generates as it produces light. This is the most important design aspect of an LED, as it prevents overheating and extends the life of the LED. Other light bulbs (including incandescent and CFLs) use filaments or gases to produce light.
The LED cylinder light offers an alternative to these traditional types of lights, as it uses solid-state technology and requires no filament or gas. In fact, the LEDs are made out of a tiny piece of semiconductor called InGaN that is combined with a phosphor coating to create the light we see in our homes.
Another advantage of the LED cylinder light is that it is a directional light source. This means that it only emits light in one direction, unlike incandescent bulbs and CFLs that emit light and heat in all directions. This allows you to focus the light where you need it and saves on your electric bill, since you’re not wasting energy on unnecessarily bright lighting.
The LED Up & Down Cylinder Wall Sconce is perfect for your outdoor wall sconce, porch, deck, or balcony. This fixture mounts vertically on a wall to direct the light downward for a unique lighting effect in your outdoor space. The cylinder design is elegant and simple to coordinate with any exterior home décor. It is rated for damp locations and can be used indoor or outdoor to suit your lighting needs. It also has an internal reflector to maximize lumen output and efficiency. This light is dimmable with a standard dimmer or a Triac or ELV dimming system. It is available in a variety of finish options to coordinate with any decor.