I've fitted a circular one in my porch (cheapo on eBay) which is only
marginally thicker than plasterboard it's recessed into. I cut off and
extended the low voltage wiring, so the PSU is completely remote in the
garage. The ring of LED tape 'fires' inwards, illuminating the circular
glass plate through the edge, with a clever diffusion pattern and
reflector above to even out the light pattern.
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Does it give a wider beam pattern than you'd get with the more usual
grid of chips pointing downwards? I want something like that for a
walk-in larder with items on shelves right up to the ceiling. A LED bulb
in a conventional fitting gives good light distribution but doesn't last
long because of the heat.
I'd say *considerably* better than downward firing LEDs, the diffusion
sheet (a bit like a circular halftone screen) does an excellent job.
Mine's 6" diameter, 6 watt, mounted centrally in a 6'x4' ish porch with
It gives a good wash of light onto all walls and the floor, except for
about a 2" band around the top of the walls due to the 3mm high bezel,
so at least a 175° beam.
Some person on one of those house make over shows the other day was waxing
lyrical about led strips which from what he described were all ove the
ceiling, must have been an electricians nightmare, no matter how cool it
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