In a world of visual information how we see things is based upon how they are lighted. Facial expressions, small print, detail in artwork, textures, and shapes are all perceived based upon how light is reflected off of them. It impacts our well being and allows us to interact safely with our environment. For an example of how modern lighting can impact an environment compare the ancient fluorescent lighting in an old super chain grocery store to your local Whole Foods which uses a combination of contemporary ambient, direct, and LED lighting. The former is dull, the lights flicker, people are in a daze, you're not sure what color the meat is, while the latter has an energy, a good vibe, everything looks good. Yes, it's the actually lighting creating a comfortable, efficient, and stimulating environment.
CFL average a life of 7 years at 3 hrs. per day, employ a range of color temperatures, and no longer hiss or flicker, leaps and bounds beyond performance upon introduction.
Virtually immortal LED's can last over 10 years. Warm white light that mimics incandescent and RGB (red,green,blue) LED combines to create any color including white!
No need to trade efficiency for glare. Aim light on your object placing your fixture In a 30 degree angle from an invisible vertical line from the fixture to the floor to prevent glare. Visualize three dimensional objects lit from various angles or 2d objects on a wall such as a line of pictures creating an overlapping scallop effect. The brightness needed to highlight an object is 3-10 x the ambient background light. Being able to sufficiently adjust the intensity with a dimmer switch is of great value.
Our fine specification grade presentation of Directional Spot Lights guarantee consistency of light quality and integrity in performance. We hold these truths to be self evident.