What is LED linear?

Date:Apr 07, 2021


      LED Linear is a phrase we often hear in the field of commercial interior design, but what does it mean and how do we use it?

      First let's talk aboutLEDs. LED is the abbreviation of "Light Emitting Diode". "Light Emitting Diode" is an efficient and long-lasting light source that uses semiconductors to convert electrical energy into light. When an appropriate voltage is applied to the lead, the electrons can recombine with the "electron holes" in the device, thereby releasing energy in the form of photons (light). The color of light is determined by the energy band of the semiconductor.


      Yes, this is enough to explain the problem, let us look at the development history of LED.

      LED appeared as early as 1962 and was used as a practical component in electronic products such as warning lights. Early LEDs were limited to low-intensity infrared light, such as the infrared light still used in remote controls. Do you remember the first LED watches that had a black screen and red numbers when you pressed the button? The intensity of the first visible light LEDs was also very low, limited to red, but modern LEDs can now be used in the visible, ultraviolet and infrared wavelength ranges and can become very bright.


So what is LED linear?

      LED linear lighting just encapsulates many "light emitting diodes" in a long and narrow housing to produce a light strip. This simple concept has completely changed the way we illuminate the space.


      Before the emergence of the LED linear lighting concept, it was very tricky to illuminate commercial spaces (such as offices, warehouses, and retail stores) for a long time. Such spaces are illuminated by large industrial incandescent bulbs. Linear lighting began in the 1950s, when it was mainly used for fluorescent tubes in industrial spaces. By the 1970s, this technology had been used in homes, garages and workshops, and retail spaces. This has further created a demand for lower-cost, better-looking accessories. It was impossible to create continuous uninterrupted light before LEDs, because fluorescent tubes had to stop and start to leave black or black spots.

      The appearance was not improved until the early versions of the commercial LED Linear as we know it came out in the early 2000s. Now, the demand for LED linear lighting is huge and continues to grow. The difference now is that linear architectural lighting and LED technology have expanded the application range of commercial LED linear luminaires. As the aesthetics and performance improve, the industry continues to evolve. It no longer uses the old traditional shells, but uses materials in a better way and incorporates more advanced technologies.

Why choose commercial LED linear?

      Our customers appreciate the many benefits of commercial LED linear lighting, including:

      Aesthetics-If appearance is important to you, then LED Linear will provide powerful products. It provides tremendous versatility for creating unique and eye-catching designs. Customized angles, curves, and customized RAL color powder coating are just a few options that make LED Linear an easy choice.

      Directional light-LEDs are directional, reducing the need for reflectors and diffusers that can capture light.

      Color temperature-LED linear lights provide a wide range of color temperatures, which affect the way the eyes interpret light. From cold white to warm white, different temperatures can be used to create mood and atmosphere in the space. It is recommended to use neutral white (4000K) for offices and retail areas to provide the most comfortable environment. 

      Cost-effective-the obvious advantage, LED Linear operates very efficiently due to its low energy consumption and inherent service life; the service life of LEDs is usually many times longer than that of fluorescent tubes.

      Once you decide to use commercial LED linear lighting in your space, there will be a series of confusing options, so we break it down into some key factors you consider:

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LED light type

The three main types of LED Linear are suspended, surface mounted or embedded.

1.LED linear chandelier lighting is suspended from the ceiling by a hanging wire, which is most suitable for rooms with spacious ceilings. These are also ideal for creating stunning accent lighting-consider hanging them above the reception desk, stairs or atrium.

2.The surface-mounted LED linear light is installed on the surface, which is suitable for the situation where the ceiling height is too low.

3.Linear recessed LEDs are recessed into a surface, whether it is a ceiling, a wall, or the like. This provides a clean, uninterrupted line.


LED linear application

LED linear is very versatile and can be used in many commercial lighting applications.

      General lighting-This is advanced lighting that provides background light in the space. Pay attention to the uniform distribution of light to avoid glare.

Task lighting-This is a focused light used for specific tasks, such as a low-hanging LED ring above the collaboration area.

      Accent-Light used for aesthetic effects, such as shapes that highlight or mirror unique architectural features or give a room a sense of height. Our embedded LED linear lights are very suitable for this requirement. Let your imagination run wild, and the results may be amazing!

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