What is Indirect Lighting?

Lighting plays an essential role in creating a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere in any space. Indirect lighting, also known as reflective lighting, is a technique that uses the light source of a fixture to reflect light off surfaces such as walls, ceilings, and floors, creating a soft and gentle illumination that is perfect for creating a relaxing and inviting environment. “See the light but not the lamp” is another feature of indirect lighting. In this blog post, Canco shares with you the benefits of indirect lighting, where to place light sources, and how to lighting distribution.

1. Benefits of indirect lighting

One of the primary advantages of indirect lighting is that it creates a soothing and relaxing atmosphere. It diffuses light evenly throughout the space, eliminating harsh shadows and reducing glare, creating a warm and cozy environment that is perfect for unwinding after a long day. Indirect lighting is widely used in various spaces as a technique that relies on diffuse reflection. It can also be used to highlight artwork, create an accent wall, or add depth and dimension to a room.

Indirect Linear LED Lighting

2. The perception of space varies depending on where the light source is placed in indirect lighting fixtures

  • When the light source is located at a low position, it provides a stable atmosphere.
  • When the light source is positioned at a high level, it creates a feeling of soaring.
  • Indirect lighting usually reflects 90%-100% of the lamp’s light flux onto the working surface through the ceiling or walls, while less than 10% of the light shines directly on the working surface.

Processing Method: Install an opaque lampshade at the bottom of the bulb, and the light will be reflected onto a flat ceiling or other objects to form indirect light. Alternatively, the lamp can be installed in a slot, and the light will reflect off of a flat ceiling to form indirect light.

3. The lighting distribution method is as follows

  • General diffuse lighting: 40%-60% of the light flux shines downwards.
  • Direct lighting: 90%-100% of the light flux shines downwards.
  • Semi-direct lighting: 60%-90% of the light flux shines downwards.
  • Semi-indirect lighting: 10%-40% of the light flux shines downwards.
  • Indirect lighting: 0%-10% of the light flux shines downwards.

Finally, if you are looking for a luminaire that provides both direct and indirect lighting, Canco Lighting is pleased to present you with this Direct Indirect Linear Pendant Lighting LP5090. This modern fixture is perfect for office spaces and provides a perfect balance of direct and indirect light, elegant and simple design with outstanding performance and lifespan.

Direct Indirect Linear Pendant Lighting LP5090

Detailed specifications are shown in the following chart:

Direct Indirect Linear Pendant Lighting LP5090 Detailed Specification Sheet

Indirect lighting is an essential technology that can be used to enhance the ambiance of any space. Its ability to create a warm and inviting environment makes it an excellent choice for homes, offices, and other commercial spaces. Canco Lighting Direct Indirect Linear Pendant Lighting LP5090 is a great choice for modern office lighting, with even light distribution that provides comfortable, soft light for people to work with. And it’s easy to install and replace. If you have any questions about our products or about lighting, please feel free to contact us.


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