Unraveling Reflectors and Baffles


In the world of lighting design, the smallest details can have a profound impact on the overall aesthetic and function of a space. The decisions regarding the components of lighting fixtures such as reflectors and baffles play a critical role in the light distribution, colour, intensity, and visual comfort. At Faze Lighting, we champion the technical intricacies of these components to deliver exceptional, customisable lighting solutions that enhance the ambience of your spaces.

Reflectors: Directing Light with Precision

A reflector, as the name suggests, reflects light, directing it towards the desired area. It’s an integral part of a downlight fixture, influencing not just the brightness but also the spread and focus of the light.

Faze reflectors are crafted from the highest quality materials. The quality of the reflector directly impacts the luminaire’s efficiency, which is why we spare no effort in sourcing and testing the materials we use. The reflector’s smooth, mirror-like surface offers an excellent light reflection ratio, ensuring maximum light output with minimal loss.


Beam Angle

The beam angle, defined as the angle between the two directions for which the intensity is 50% of the maximum intensity, plays a pivotal role in light distribution. A narrow beam angle results in a focused, spotlight effect, which is perfect for accent or task lighting. A wider beam angle spreads the light more broadly, providing ambient, general illumination.

We offer customisable beam angles to match the unique needs of your spaces. Our team of lighting experts can guide you in determining the most suitable beam angle, taking into account the space’s size, height, colour scheme, and intended use.


Colour Rendering

Beyond the physical properties, the colour rendering ability of a reflector also bears significant importance. It refers to how accurately the light source can reveal the colours of objects, people, and surroundings. The choice of reflector can impact this colour rendering index (CRI), subtly altering the perception of colour in the space.


Baffles: Minimising Glare and Maximising Comfort

Baffles play a pivotal role in controlling the glare from a light fixture. Too much glare can cause eye strain and discomfort, negatively affecting the overall lighting experience.

The distinguishing feature of baffles is their ribbed interior surface. These ribs are designed to trap light and redirect it downwards, reducing the amount of glare. We have refined this design over time, ensuring optimal light redirection and minimal glare.

Our baffles are all powder-coated, a finish that adds to their durability while enhancing their aesthetic appeal. You can choose from white, black, or gold to match the design of most of our models.

However, the colour of the baffle also influences the visual appeal and the light’s character. Black baffles absorb more light and provide excellent glare reduction, ideal for spaces where focused, direct light is required. White baffles, on the other hand, reflect more light, thus providing more general illumination. They also blend seamlessly with white ceilings, giving a neat and consistent look. Gold baffles offer a touch of opulence, transforming the light fixture into a statement piece that can enhance the aesthetic appeal of your space.


In House Customisation

Every space has unique lighting needs. Recognising this, Faze Lighting offers complete in-house customisation of our lighting fixtures. Our team of experienced professionals will work closely with you to understand your requirements and offer solutions tailored specifically to your needs.

Maintenance and repair are essential aspects of any lighting solution. We ensure that our designs facilitate easy replacement and repair of parts. This customer-centric approach ensures a seamless and hassle-free experience for our clients.

We invite you to explore the world of lighting possibilities with our range of high-quality, customisable luminaires. Illuminate your spaces with precision, control, and elegance, the Faze way.