Downlighting - It Used To Be SimpleFollow article
Whether a display cabinet or an interior design, downlighting can play an important role in the creation of a specific ambience and it can be a powerful component in many designs. Applying downlighting to display systems, interior design and similar applications used to be simple. Most often the choice was one of a limited range of halogen lamps.
Today, LED technology is replacing halogen lamps in many applications. The prime reason has been the more efficient nature of LED lamp technology; drawing less current and running cooler. However, another major benefit of LED technology is that lamps can now be designed to provide not only a range of colour temperatures, but also a range of beam angles. Designers and Engineers are learning to exploit this aspect of modern LED technology to further refine their downlighting installations and to create new effects.
The recently launched Anna Development Kits from ILS provide Engineers and Designers with a development platform that enables engineers to explore the different effects of colour temperature and varying beam angles, therefore enabling the development of a bespoke LED lamp that is optimised for a given application.
The Anna Development Kits are available with a choice of 3,4,5,6 or 7 LED's of differing colour temperature and a choice of narrow, medium and wide beam lenses. In addition to this, the kit includes the necessary metalwork holder, a PCB, a heatsink and a power supply, enabling engineers and designers to explore the effects and possibilities. Each kit offers 6 options within it, but as all the elements are available for sale separately, the total number of options runs into the many thousand.
Our development kits aren’t just concentrating on white light, we offer a full colour range and even IR options.
Once a final design is chosen, then a bespoke manufactured lamp can be ordered in accordance with the chosen specification.