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.
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.
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.
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LED stands for Light Emitting Diode; a semiconductor device that converts electricity into light. LEDs use approximately 85% less energy than halogen or incandescent lighting (hello power bill savings!) and also have a much longer lifespan, roughly 25,000 – 50,000 hours depending on the ‘globe’. LED’s are also eco-friendly, they don’t contain any harmful mercury, they don’t emit any CO2 and they can be recycled without harming the environment.
Kelvin (K) is a measurement of light colour and is not a measurement of brightness, 3000k is a warm white, whereas 4000k is a cool white. The higher the number of Kelvin, the cooler the light. Think of the ember warmth of candles or firelight (which is 1000k-2000k), compared to the blueish tint of daylight, which is around 5000k. The colour temperature will impact a number of factors, including the ambience of a space.
Our lighting consultants lean toward a 3000k as it is not too warm/yellow toned and will therefore provide a clean white finish that is also still soft. However this can differ as some people may prefer a cooler white to others. For example, homes that feature a monochromatic palette of whites and blacks will suit a 4000k better – to bring out the whites and not create a yellow wash.
Lumens are a measurement of the total amount of visible light from a light source, this is the term used in place of wattage on the old scale. Typically, closer to 100-lumen per watt is very efficient – a standard downlight at 10.5W should be closer to 900lumen – this means it is performing at a higher level with less power.
CRI stands for Colour Rendering Index, which measures the ability of a light to accurately reproduce the colour of various objects. The closer to 100, the higher the quality of the light source.
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