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Lee2

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Is a lumen a lumen or does the diffuser and bulb shape etc make a difference

What is the best way to illuminate a large house with the least amount of watts?

I. have noticed spotlights i.e gu10s have very narrow angles and you actually need a lot of them in a room wattage wise compared to an LED surface mount panel light.

Then old school ES27s seem to give off good light but are not aesthetically pleasing?

So far my experience suggest recessed LED panel lighting is the best bang for your buck?

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On 2023/05/17 at 1:50 PM, Lee2 said:

Is a lumen a lumen or does the diffuser and bulb shape etc make a difference

What is the best way to illuminate a large house with the least amount of watts?

I. have noticed spotlights i.e gu10s have very narrow angles and you actually need a lot of them in a room wattage wise compared to an LED surface mount panel light.

Then old school ES27s seem to give off good light but are not aesthetically pleasing?

So far my experience suggest recessed LED panel lighting is the best bang for your buck?

...think of back in the days when school experiments were exciting. You could use aluminium foil to scatter the light... no?

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well I'm no expert but the less diffusion and bouncing the light does before it hits the desired area the more efficient. but diffused and bounced light is prettier. so I guess its a trade off.

and yes there are different grades of LED's and also the drivers make a difference. Less heat = better for both. A high quality LED source driven by an efficient constant current driver is probably the best. as constant voltage LED arrays use resistors to limit the current, wasting (a small) amount of energy.

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