Understanding The Role Of Optics In LED Lighting

- Mar 25, 2020-

With the recent introduction of our high end OpticPARTM LED grow lights to the horticulture market, there’s been plenty of discussion on the role of optics in LED lighting. The optics in any LED lighting system are crucial elements of that system’s performance, as they alter the directionality and intensity of light from the LED source. Optics in LED lighting can include the spatial distribution of light from the diode itself, and the reflectors, lenses, and holders that cut off or limit output light with mechanical blocking devices. Facilities that install LED lighting systems will use different optics in LED lighting, for example, to control the beam angle of the output light, to create either crisp-edged or diffused light, or to concentrate light in certain areas while limiting it in others.