What is direct light?

By direct light, we mean illumination that directly hits an area or object from a light source. The lighting is produced by a light source of apparent direction with a specific beam angle. In essence, a strong contrast between light and shadow is created. Additionally, direct lighting can also be effectively used as general lighting in a space. However, multiple light sources will be needed to achieve an even distribution of the lighting. Also, remember that the purpose of lighting is to show what kind of light pattern you are dealing with. Only when a light source shines directly on an item or place, is there a direct light source. Moreover, the use of LED lighting provides significant energy savings, up to 90%!

Difference between direct light and indirect light

Indirect light is actually lighting that is reflected into the room. Indirect lighting is used to illuminate a larger area. The reflection of light creates a kind of effect. This is called an indirect light source. Indirect lighting has little contrast between light and shadow. Direct lighting illuminates an area or object. With indirect lighting, the whole room is reflected.

Advantages of direct light

The LED lighting can be used functionally and decoratively

  • There are several advantages, namely:
  • Ideal for updating
  • Can create an intimate atmosphere

When to choose direct light?

Direct lighting is important when performing various tasks on locations. This type of lighting illuminates an area or objects. Because of the very high colour rendering, the colour of an object is also rendered as naturally as possible. In fact, it creates a strong contrast between light and shadow. Also remember that the purpose of the lighting shows what kind of light image you are dealing with.

The lighting plan

In order to make effective use of direct lighting, a well thought-out lighting plan is essential. You need to have all the necessary electrics and any structural alterations arranged in advance. Think of connection points for a niche or a wall lamp, for example, behind which a LED strip can be confirmed.

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