A LED cylinder light is an excellent way to highlight a variety of architectural and decorative features, while offering an aesthetically pleasing lighting option. Cylinder lights are a common feature in modern restaurants, retail stores and other commercial spaces, but can also be added to residential areas. They’re often found in foyers and hallways, but can be used in more creative ways as well.
USAI offers a wide range of cylinder LED lighting options that are compatible with our award-winning recessed platform. These fixtures are designed to complement our recessed luminaires and provide an integrated roomside aesthetic. These cylinder fixtures offer a range of mounting options, including surface mount, pendant uplight and wall sconce, allowing you to meet the needs of any space.
The basic LED cylinder light is comprised of a series of diodes wired together in a cylinder formation. They can be covered in different color or phosphor coatings to produce a variety of colors, including the white light we’re all familiar with. Different combinations of these diodes can be used to create a number of other colors, such as amber and red.
These diodes are encapsulated in an epoxy resin to protect the semiconductor material and the electroluminescent process. A type of conical reflector is often added to the cylinder to intensify and direct the output of the LEDs. This helps to make LEDs more efficient than household omnidirectional bulbs, which emit light and heat in all directions.
Unlike traditional incandescent bulbs, which use electricity to warm up a filament until it glows, LEDs generate light by using electricity to pass through a chip. The chip is coated with a layer of phosphor, which converts some of the electrons that are released into visible light.
As a result, LEDs use very little energy to produce light and are much more efficient than traditional bulbs. They’re able to be turned on and off quickly and don’t emit any harmful gases, making them an environmentally friendly option. However, they still do produce some heat, so they’re designed with a heat sink to disperse the excess.
LEDs also do not burn out like incandescent bulbs, but instead experience a “lumen depreciation” where their light output decreases over time. They are not considered to be “fail-safe,” but instead should be replaced when they begin to degrade significantly.
Cylinder LED lights are a great option for projects where you want to add downlight and uplight to a room. They’re also a good choice for projectors and TV screens that need a brighter light source to produce high-quality images.
These fixtures can be configured with a variety of control options, including Position, Rotation and Shadow Type. They’re also compatible with a variety of Light Path Expression controls, such as LPE Label, Samples, Cylinder Radius and Length. This allows you to customize your light’s appearance, while using the Light Path Expression interface to visualize how your changes will affect the finished project. This information can be exported to a file so you can use it with other design tools, such as Adobe Photoshop and AutoCAD. LED cylinder light