Downlights have been around for quite a while now, and I should know. I’ve worked in clubs and bars for most of my life and they use more downlights than you can shake a stick at. The fact of the matter is that downlights are hugely popular in both commercial settings.
A downlight literally describes any type of light fitting that directs its light downwards. They are traditionally associated with the circular halogen fittings recessed into the ceilings of pubs, clubs, hotels and, more recently, homes as well. However, the problems with traditional halogen lights are many and varied, which have attracted them a lot of criticism from lighting designers and the environmentally friendly caucus.
The problem is that halogen downlights are just not up to scratch when it comes to meeting the efficiency and cost requirements of the twenty-first century. One of the most prevalent memories I have of … Read the rest