The LED recessed downlight is the LED type that you typically see in large-scale buildings. For instance, you can see the applications in hotels, shopping malls, or some large-sized houses. At some points, you may even see it on a house’s square-shaped ceilings.


The LED recessed downlight becomes one of our most popular products for a reason. It is because this downlight LED lamp has more lumens than its spotlight counterparts. Some other key strengths we can observe in LED recessed downlight products lie in their color varieties and the flickerings.


White and yellow aren’t the only colors we can observe in recessed downlight products. Sometimes, we can observe light green and hot pink colors as the biases. The multi-color biases make them similar to halogen lamps to some extent.


When you see the recessed downlight category on our website, you’ll see that they are parts of LED lamps. Hence, the LED recessed downlight has distinct characteristics compared to other LED lights. At some points, these downlight bulbs can have some surfaces as mounts.


People usually divide the downlight categories into two or more. They base such categorizations according to the ways they mount the LED. Finally, such things make LED lamps function differently in every situation. 

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LED recessed downlight

The recessed LED lamps refer to the mounting it has. These lamps have more thorough mounting processes since we should enter the fixtures precisely into the ceiling’s hole. As a result, the LED recessed downlight products can appear as if people hide them.


These types of LED downlights are the lamps that you will see the most in many buildings. Even small-to-medium-scaled retailers and supermarkets use these LED lamps. It is because we can use the recessed-mounting lamps for lower ceilings. Another reason is that recessed downlights can support the minimalist looks of the ceilings.


Unlike any other mounted downlights, the recessed lamps don’t need too many fixtures. The fixtures tend to be small-scale and/or not more than one layer if there’s any. Consequently, the fixture costs tend to be more economical than other cost components in recess-mounted downlights.


Nevertheless, other cost components are higher for recess-mounted lamps. For instance, the maintenance costs are higher. Such examples can happen because the engineers need more steps and equipment to remove the hidden mounts.

The Seven Different Types of LED Recessed Downlights with LED lamps

There are at least seven other different recessed downlight with LED lamps types. As with other LED lamp types, we differentiate the downlight types mainly based on their energy consumption. 


Volts and watts are the measurements we use to differentiate between LED recessed downlight products. Each recessed downlight also has different functions for various buildings. So, the function also becomes the thing that differentiates between the lighting products.


The seven LED recessed downlight products in our catalog are: 

  1. MR16 (or 3)
  2. GU10 LED
  3. MR11(or G4)
  4. G9 Gloves
  5. AR111 (or G53)
  6. E27
  7. PL 

he majority of houses use the first LED recessed downlight product, which is the MR16. After all, MR16 lamps can connect to halogen bulbs or the light bulbs people usually use. GU10 becomes the alternative for MR16 types that don’t need any transformers.


AR111 or G53 lamps are the recess-mounted downlight products that resemble MR16. However, their fixtures are shorter and their lumen abilities are more robust. We often find AR111 or G53 lamps together with halogens. They are usually in retail or hospitality areas.


Kitchens almost always use the most voltage. The electricity-related activities’ frequency will elevate even in small kitchens. Therefore, most people use the 240V G4 and G9 globes for kitchens.


The E27 lamps are more frequent in suspended mounting environments. However, they can also be part of an LED recessed downlight. They usually require around 19-160 Watt daily. We have cooperated with other brands to produce and ship these LED lamps all around Chinese houses too.


On the other hand, we can only see PL lamps in commercial buildings. Office buildings, factories, and schools are some examples of these places. Retailers rarely order PL lamps if their presences are not multinational.

Halogen Lamps vs LED Recessed Downlight: Similarities and Differences

Both lamp types can emit colorful lights. We can even find both lamps in many houses and small-to-medium-sized commercial buildings.


Some LED recessed downlight products even have identical dimensions to halogen lamps. For instance, there are many halogen lamps and recessed downlights that last for 20,000 hours under insulation.


Nonetheless, some things make LED recessed downlight different than conventional halogen lamps. Energy consumption is one of the striking differences.


Many pieces of research prove LED recessed downlight products consume nearly 90% less energy than halogen lamps. Yet, these downlight lamps are significantly brighter than their halogen counterparts.


With their capabilities of getting to more than 300 degrees Celcius, rooms with halogen lamps can get hotter (and damper). So, your electricity bills will increase as you turn on your aircon in Turbo mode.


The LED recessed downlight products are far different than the super-hot halogen lamps. Their much cooler temperatures below 80 degrees Celcius make any houses more livable and safer with them.


The recessed downlight’s advantages to halogen lamps do not stop there. You can adjust the LED recessed lamps’ focus in a much more convenient way than halogen lamps. 


It is because the LED recessed downlight has more fixture variations. Most companies prefer anti-glare fixtures. Any LED downlight products with these fixtures won’t hurt the employees’ eyes while not diminishing the lights. These lighting fixtures also become suitable choices for highlighting texts in various company manuals.


The fixtures also make the recessed downlight products have more complicated steps to set up. Therefore, we sometimes experience dimming in these LED lamp products. Our skilled engineers can fix such dimming problems in no time. So, it becomes the recessed downlight’s advantage, even though we won’t find such dimming in halogen lamps.

How long can we expect our LED recessed downlight lamps to last?

Any lamps will last for 20 hours per day. Such amounts become the default usage hours for many users. Yet, some types of lamps can last more than 20 hours a day. The LED recessed downlight lamp products are no exception.


You can expect your LED recessed downlight to last for around 11 years. Such expectation applies if you comply with such an hourly usage. At the same time, the recessed downlight products can last for more than 11 years.


More precisely, many people quote that most LED lights last for 50,000 hours of efficient use. Such average hourly amounts are around 25 times longer than halogen lights. The same average hourly amounts are also 50 times longer than effervescent lights in general.


Your LED recessed downlight will not function at all when it reaches the end of yearly uses. The most frequent reason for this occurrence lies in people who rarely turn off the lights. You will need to seek for replacement after you can no longer use your downlight.

What are some reasons and triggers for a flickering light bulb?

Flickering is a LED recessed downlight problem that companies often experience. One of the potential problems with a flickering light is the fire hazard alert.


So, the alert will be more biased if the downlight frequently flickers. In other words, people will not know when will the fire gets into their building or not. It is because the flickers have spoiled the LED warnings.


Such problems don’t happen because the downlight bulbs are getting to their end-of-the-year uses. Instead, the unfit equipment becomes the primary contributor to LED flickers. Even seemingly-petty problems (like dirty sockets) can be the problem sources.


For instance, the LED power supply (or the driver) does not match well. It is because the light bulbs need constant current and/or voltage from the driver. The problem is, that not all drivers can meet the requirement.


The LED dimmer can also be the source of the problem. In this case, people sometimes forget to tighten the panel (or the junction point). At some points, people use the improper dimmer. Failing to differentiate between LED recessed downlights and halogen lamps can lead people to choose the incompatible dimmer.


As a building owner, you should also pay attention to the appliances and other equipment in your house (or company). They can be yet another reason and trigger for a flickering downlight bulb.


One of the examples occurs when you charge your phone’s batteries and turn on the downlights at the same time. Then, you will see a slight burn from the socket. Or, your LED recessed downlight product will start flickering before they turn off.

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