If you are looking for a way to improve your home’s comfort and energy efficiency, installing patio downlights may be the perfect solution! Downlights provide a gentle, downward light that is perfect for illuminating patios, decks, and other outdoor spaces. Patio downlights can be installed in insulated panels, which will help keep your home comfortable all winter long!

Below we outline some of the added benefits to installing patio downlights in your insulated panels.

What are the benefits of patio downlights?

When compared with other types of bulbs, such as halogen and incandescent, modern patio downlights or LED downlights consume less electricity while at the same time producing quality clear light. This is due to their ability to convert energy into light, thus consuming less heat and contributing to a cleaner environment.

What is the difference between downlights and ceiling lights?

Downlights and ceiling lights are two popular types of lighting fixtures that are often used in homes and businesses. Although they both serve the same purpose, there are some key differences between them. The main difference between patio downlights and ceiling-mounted lights is how they are installed into the roof. Both are mostly flush mounted against the ceiling with a hole to install the light, downlights require a larger hole.

Are LED downlights worth it?

LED downlights are a great way to improve the appearance of your patio while also adding some extra light. Not only do they look great, but they can also be a huge help when it comes to insulation. Without a doubt, LED lights require less energy to run. In fact, compared to incandescent bulbs, LED downlights save you around 80% electrical power. And in comparison, to halogen lamps, you save 75% on electricity. As a result, you save on your energy bills.

Can you change the bulb in an LED downlight?

The answer to this is yes, you can change the bulb in an LED downlight. Using the old outer ring, gently remove the old bulb and replace it with the new one. Once ready, plug the pins into the socket and push the outer ring until you hear a click from the ceiling, indicating the downlight has been locked in place.

How do I choose a patio downlight?

When lighting a larger room, choose brighter downlights with wider beam angles. This will allow you to space them further apart, which means fewer downlights, fewer holes to cut and a reduction in the materials and installation costs. A brighter downlight would be something over 600 lumens and with a 60-degree beam angle.

How do I know what size downlight I need?

When selecting the number of downlights required for your patio, follow these two simple steps:

  • Step 1 – Measure the square footage of the room by multiplying its width by its depth.
  • Step 2 – Multiply this square footage by 1.5. This will give you a guideline for the total wattage required to light the space.

Can I install my own patio downlights?

When it comes to installing patio downlights, you will need to drill holes into your ceiling to house them, and the wiring will need to be fed and connected to a wall switch. While you can change lightbulbs and purchase patio downlights yourself, you will still have to hire a certified electrician to install them.

Are you ready to buy your patio downlights?

Your local professionals in roofing supplies, A and D Discount Roofing sells a range of high-quality patio downlights perfect for your home or business. Conveniently located at Loganholme in Queensland, give the experienced team a call on 07 3801 3188 to arrange an obligation-free quote today. Why not browse their extensive range of roofing materials online?