LED Track Lamps Actually Have These Advantages
There are hundreds of different types of lighting fixtures, and in addition to their designs, there are also differences in installation methods and advantages. For example, the highly popular track lighting has many hidden aspects that you may not be aware of. Let’s explore them together!
Track lighting involves installing a track over a continuous track containing copper wire, which can be adjusted for angle and different optical designs to provide flexible and varied lighting designs. With the added flexibility of the track, LED Track Lamps can effectively free the light from traditional rigid limitations. The track system can be installed on ceilings, walls, floors, beams, or suspended in any space, and can even reduce ceiling decoration costs.
Differences in LED track lamp beam
In addition to LED and halogen bulbs, track lights can also choose the appropriate color temperature and illumination area for different lighting targets. They can be roughly divided into the following three types:
Spotlight track lights
Spotlight track lights have a narrow beam range of less than 20 degrees, which can make the illuminated area or object very prominent. However, the beam range is small, and the light will become sharper and more direct, with noticeable side light spots. Spotlight track lights are usually suitable for highlighting statues, potted plants, artwork, specific decorations, etc. If used in a home space, it is recommended to add a soft light lens to modify the light.
Soft light track lights
Soft light LED Track Lamps have a medium beam range of 20-40 degrees. Compared with spotlight track lights, their light effect is softer, which can give the illuminated object a strong visual impact without compromising its lines or texture. Soft light track lights are suitable for wall surfaces, paintings, photography, general walkways or flat artworks, etc.
Floodlight track lights
Floodlight track lights have a wider beam range of more than 50 degrees, which belongs to the category of diffuse light sources. Due to the large scattered range of light, it cannot focus on a single object, and is usually mixed with the background and light source, making it an atmosphere-creating light source that cannot guide visual focus.
LED track lamp vs Halogen light comparison
LED Track Lamps are more energy-efficient than traditional halogen track lights, consuming only 40% to 60% of the power while providing the same brightness.
The common brand LED Track Lamp can be used for up to 30,000 hours, while traditional track lights usually last only 8,000 hours.
The electrical-to-optical conversion efficiency of LED Track Lamps can reach about 90% and they produce very little heat. In contrast, traditional bulbs only convert about 20% of energy to light and the rest to heat.
Halogen light bulbs, as the light source of traditional bulbs, use mercury as a heavy metal element to produce light after vaporization and reaction with two electrodes, creating large amounts of heat and radiation. LED Track Lamps are cooler light sources and are less prone to starting fires during use, making them safer and more reliable. Additionally, ordinary light bulbs and fluorescent tubes can flicker when powered by AC, causing visual damage and hidden dangers compared to LED lights.