Glare is no good! It can be distracting and uncomfortable, happening when lights are just too bright or overly diffused. Luckily, you don’t have to deal with glare when it comes to LEDs. As the most energy efficient bulbs on the market today, LED bulbs and fixtures can easily reduce glare and improve visual acuity in the room. Here are a couple reasons why.
LEDs are Unidirectional
Instead of diffusing light in many directions, LEDs can provide an opportunity to place light directly on the task.. This drastically reduces glare, improving occupant comfort. Invest in recessed or downlight LED lighting to guarantee this reduction. With this type of fixture, the light doesn’t come into your line of sight until you are almost directly underneath it.
Color Temperature Plays a Part
LEDs come in many different color temperatures (expressed in Kelvin). Confusingly, color temperature does not relate to a lamp’s actual heat, but color level. White light can fall into three color temperature categories: warm, neutral, and cool. Higher Kelvin temperatures (3600-5500 K) are considered cool and lower temperatures (2700-3000K) are considered warm.
The higher color temperatures generally contain glare-inducing blue light spectrum -. An LED light with a color temperature of 3000K, for example, has less than a cooler 5000K color. Any color of light needs a sufficient level of the red “R9” value spectrum of light to be balanced. EarthTronics has several light bulbs and fixtures with a high R9 volume that are eye comfortable.. Warm light makes a space feel smaller, more comfortable and familiar.
Many EarthTronics LED Earthbulbs are also available with dimming capabilities, allowing our customers to easily adjust the brightness depending on the time of day and setting. Considering their light quality properties , warm color options, and dimming ability, LEDs are an ideal choice when it comes to glare reduction and aesthetic appeal.
Contact EarthTronics anytime to learn more about our wide array of dimmable LED products and how we can help you select the perfect lighting design for your new project or retrofit.