What Are LED Wraparound Fixtures?

When you are looking for a versatile light fixture style, a great option is an LED wrap or wraparound fixture. These fixtures are becoming a popular option for commercial applications in numerous settings. The mounting options make them an easy addition to flush-mounted or troffer-mounted environments.


If you are looking to convert traditional lighting styles like fluorescent wraparound lighting fixtures, you should consider these LED wrap fixtures. You will get superior performance from the LED lights and reduce the required maintenance for the fixture. Keep reading further to learn more about the uses, benefits, and design of these LED wrap light fixtures.


What's an LED Wrap Fixture?

An LED wraparound light is a flush-mounted linear LED fixture wrapped with a smooth cover to block a direct view of the bright light source. This fixture brings widespread and high illumination to larger rooms. LED wraparound fixtures provide the great benefits of LED lighting, such as high energy efficiency, long lifespan, and high-frequency switching capabilities.


You will find these lighting fixtures commonly in locations such as:


  • Office Buildings
  • Utility Rooms
  • Hallways
  • Stairwells
  • Parking Garages
  • Basements
  • Laundry Rooms

    LED wrap light fixtures are available in a wide range of sizes for your applications. Some of the most popular options are fixtures in 2-foot, 4-foot, and 8-foot lengths. These light fixtures also maintain the familiar look of traditional fluorescent wraps. The numerous sizes offer a seamless transition from fluorescent wraparound fixtures to their LED fixture counterparts.


What Are The Types of LED Wraparound Fixtures?

These wraparound fixtures come as either lamp-based or integrated LED light systems. Lamp-based LED wraparounds are similar to traditional fluorescent light fixtures, but the light source is a specialized retrofit LED light tube. These fluorescent fixtures accept T8 LED tubes (Type B, ballast bypass) or T5 LED tubes.


For the easiest transition from fluorescent to LED lighting, you can utilize the retrofit light bulbs in the original housing. Once you install the retrofit bulbs, you will notice an immediate improvement in the light quality and the longevity of the tubes. There will be no more flickering, and the dimming is more consistent for these tubes.


Integrated LED wraparounds attach linear LED strips into the luminaire housing of the fixture. The strips of LEDs receive a constant current from the LED driver incorporated in the luminaire. The integrated design of LED luminaires has been trending since LEDs require adequate surface area and an effective thermal path to dissipate heat generated.


The light source's direct thermal interfacing with the luminaire housing improves thermal management. These integrated systems are the preferred option, as they have a modern and sleek design. You can transform the look of your property's design with these high-quality lighting fixture options.


What Are The Benefits of LED Wrap Fixtures Compared to Fluorescent Options?


It's no secret why LED lighting has become the dominant option for lighting applications in commercial settings. There is a wide range of benefits that make them long-lasting, versatile, and better for occupants. Below are some of the biggest benefits of choosing a LED wraparound fixture compared to traditional lighting options.


Versatility and Energy-Efficiency

LED wraparound lights are a mostly practical fixture style that can be used in any situation you need them. The glare control is essential for this ambient light fixture, which illuminates a wide radius area. There won't be an intensely bright light that makes them unsuitable for indoor settings.


LEDs are high-intensity light sources that require a filter to reduce the intensity of the light. Direct-lit LED luminaires use different light diffusion mechanisms to soften bright light and distribute illumination equally from LEDs in all directions. Along with the intense light, the energy consumption is much lower than fluorescent options.


LED lights consume only a fraction of the amount that traditional commercial lights use with fluorescent lights. Once installed, you can enjoy the benefits of lower energy bills and a more comfortable property. The LED tubes don't produce much heat, which doesn't affect the temperature in a building.


Longevity and Durability

Integrated LED wraps can be effectively designed to deliver high efficiency and flicker-free lighting over a long lifespan (typically 50,000 hours), which translates to a great investment return. The integrated approach allows for a low-profile fixture design that maximizes headroom in locations with low ceilings.


If you decide to install these LED fixtures, you won't have to worry about replacing the tubes for several years. High-quality tubes will last for thousands of hours of constant usage without problems. As the LED light gets older, it will start to slowly dim until it's time for a replacement. The slow dim will give you plenty of time to replace the light before it turns off completely.


Wraparound lights use several light diffusers to reduce glare and provide uniform illumination. These optical lenses also protect the light source from dirt and debris, which improves its longevity in various settings. Whether it's a utility room or a basement, the light will continue to produce bright light.


Customization Options

Dimming is often required as a part of the control strategy to maximize energy savings and create a flexible space. LED wraparounds often use dimmable drivers to adjust the output from standard 0-10V control systems. A controls-compatible driver can operate with occupancy sensors to control light based on people entering the space.


These dimmers set the light brightness to a comfortable level that doesn't strain the occupant's eyes but still offers adequate light. With an adjustable dimmer, you can play with the settings until you find the perfect level. Along with the dimming, you can add LEDs with different color temperatures.


If you prefer lights with a yellow hue, you can add a filter that produces a warm light that is easy on the eyes. However, the traditional option is a bright white light that maximizes visibility and functionality. A professional light manufacturer will be able to work with your personal preferences to install the ideal light for your needs.


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