Lighting plays an important role in interior design and should never be ignored. For commercial organizations, getting the perfect lighting is really important as it can have a high impact on sales, security, employee productivity and so much more.
When it comes to LED backlighting, many consumers are stuck between two of the most popular options: LED Module Grid Backlighting and LED Tape Backlighting.
We’ve listed below the key characteristics of both the types so that it’s easier for you to make an informed decision:
LED MODULE GRID BACKLIGHTING
LED Modules are positioned in an overlapping grid as shown below. Each module has an optic to spread the light out across the required area. Perfect uniformity of the grid is essential for an even diffusion of light. With no mechanical connections (only wires) between each module, getting the positioning accurate is time consuming and difficult
Should one module fail, a large dark spot will be seen on the surface of the diffuser. The greater the void depth, the large the dark spot. With a smaller void depth, below a defined level, hot spots will be seen instead.
LED TAPE BACKLIGHTING
LED Tape is installed in strips, and each section (in yellow) is 50mm in length, the LED tape is continuous and each length is spaced according to the void depth to ensure even diffusion. Each 50mm section is a lower output then the individual modules used, however there are no optics used and a far greater quantity of LED diodes to cover the same area
As shown below, in the unlikely event that a single 50mm section of the LED Tape fail, due to the density of surrounding diodes, the resulting effect on the diffuser is unnoticeable.
While the LED Modules are a little more economical as compared to higher quantity of LED tape, they still don’t make an ideal choice as they can be less reliable and leave dark spots on the surface of the diffuser when a module fails. Linear LED tapes are considered an ideal option as the failure of the tape has no resulting effect on the diffuser and ensures its consumer enjoys a hassle-free experience.
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