What is the difference between a Downlight and a Spotlight?

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What is the difference between a Downlight and a Spotlight?

Downlight:

A Downlight is a light placed or designed to throw illumination downwards, concentrating the light in a downward direction.

A Downlight is often a light bulb set in a metal cylinder (usually a pressed steel or cast aluminium can), with a decorative fascia that is held into the ceiling using either spring clips or compression clips, mounted on or recessed into the ceiling concentrating the light in a downward direction.

Downlights can be used in any room and are hugely popular in Kitchens and Bathrooms due to them being widely available in Fire -Rated, and IP-Rated variations.

Some examples of downlights available at our online shop include the images below but you can shop our entire category here:

valuelights.co.uk/ceiling-lighting/downlights

A Downlight can also be LED integrated (no need for a bulb), or a bulb can be added. The choice in colour temperature of the bulb will depend on the desired ambience of the room of which they are installed - Cool and crisp, or warm and cosy?

Spotlight:

A Spotlight is a lamp projecting a narrow, intense beam of light directly on to a place, and can be adjusted to any angle.

Ceiling Spotlights are one of the most adaptable lighting options and they are a perfect lighting solution for any room. You can adjust the angle of the light, illuminating key areas. Bar spotlights and multi way spotlights are extremely versatile as they are fixed from one cable point but allow for multiple light beams - allowing you to direct the light into specific areas or objects such as pictures!  A spotlight is also one of the best forms of task lighting.

Some examples of spotlights available at our online shop include the images below but you can shop our entire category too:

valuelights.co.uk/ceiling-lighting/spotlights

So, the difference between a downlight and a spotlight?

Downlights are installed into the ceiling (mounted on or recessed) concentrating the light in a downward direction, whilst a spotlight is fixed onto a wall or ceiling and can provide multiple light beams, allowing you to direct light directly onto a place or object.