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LED Flat Panels

More About Flat Panels

Upgrade your commercial or residential lighting to LED with LED Flat Panels from PRO Lighting. These fixtures provide better light and use significantly less energy than a traditional fluorescent fixture. Upgrading to LED can help you cut up to 80% on your energy bill. Flat panels have been extremely popular choices in offices, retail facilities, basements, and even garages. They are particularly ideal for replacing in-ceiling troffers, and they come in many common grid sizes like 1x4, 2x2, and 2x4. New technology has allowed for edge-lit flat panels to be thinner and more versatile than ever, down to a half inch for some models.

Edge Lit LED or Direct-Lit LED

Similar to LED shop lights, there are two distinct options for flat panel design, edge-lit or direct-lit. The difference between the two is where the light source is located on the panel. Both have their positives and everything stems from the location of the LEDs.

Direct-lit fixtures have their light sources at the back of the panel and when installed they look practically identical to an edge-lit panel. When the fixture is not mounted you will be able to see the light source on the back of the fixture, adding a few inches to the thickness. It is because of this housing that direct-lit panels cannot be surface mounted to ceilings or walls. They are a bit less expensive per unit, reducing your investment.

Edge-lit panels have their LEDs in an aluminum or metal housing around the outside of the fixture. This allows edge lit fixtures to be much thinner and more versatile in installation. The light from the LEDs is passed to the middle where it then interacts with a lens which redirects the light to the surface of the light fixture. The light created is very even, smooth and has such a broad area, it is often said that it will not create shadows.

If you are looking to redo a large space, our Certified Lighting Specialists can provide a free quote and a free lighting layout to help you finish your project. Order your LED flat panels today, or contact one of our certified lighting specialists to learn more.