What is LED Flat Panel Lighting?

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When LEDs first came out, they were used for spotlights and indicator lights. Then, in November 2007, GO Lighting introduced the LED Flat Panel Luminaire to North America.

What is LED Flat Panel Lighting?

The LED Flat Panel is a fairly simple concept that has gone on to revolutionize the general illumination market, and its origins come from a surprisingly odd source — televisions.

With the advent of “Flat” Televisions, a way to illuminate the thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (or TFT LCD) screens was needed.

A frame and integrated heat sink is where it starts, with a series of LED chips along the perimeter all pointing towards the centre. But, getting light to shine through plastic doesn’t work all that well. That’s where the real science begins. The lightguide.

What’s a Lightguide?

A lightguide is a special, acrylic component which incorporates a gradiated hatch pattern into its surface. The lightguide grabs the light and reflects it towards the exit of the fixture. When done correctly, it provides a uniform light output across the entire surface of the fixture.

This creates a light that is not only more energy-efficient, but is also much more pleasing to the eye.

Next, a polycarbonate lens is added to the front of the fixture. This makes it extremely durable and allows for the fixture to be installed in high risk areas such as schools, gymnasiums, and even correctional facilities.

Advances in LED technology mean that you no longer need to sacrifice efficacy for durable, low profile fixtures. Providing lumens per watt ratings over 100, these LED Flat Panels are not only the pinnacle of general illumination but are also extremely energy-efficient.

Custom LED Flat Panel Fixtures

GO Lighting LED Flat Panel fixtures are available in colour temperatures ranging from 2700k to 6500k. Our ergonomic fixtures can give you both 2700k and 6500k — and everything in between!

Offering a colour rendering index (CRI) of over 90, and a lifespan (L70) calculated at over 200,000 hours means that the fixture will last a very, very long time.

GO Lighting provides LED Flat Panel Fixtures in 1’ x 1’, 2’ x 2’, 2’ x 4’, 4″ wide, 6″ wide, and 24″ diameter circles. Custom finishes and multiple wattages are available to provide maximum flexibility in your installations, and custom sizes are also available.

Contact us to find the perfect LED Flat Panel solution for your location.

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