When a series of backlights are placed on the edges of the screen, hoarding or advertisement signs it is known as Edge Lighting or Edge-lit. On the other hand, Direct Lit Lights work by placing the LED Light sources at the back of the panel. These lights glow across the full expanse towards the front.
If you are still confused about how direct LED works, here it is. You must have played with a torch, direct LED lights are similar to flashlights. We flash the light to a wall from a short distance. Similarly, Direct LEDs flashes light from the ceiling illuminating the whole room.Edge-lit LED panels, place LED at the side and illuminate the place with its smooth lighting distribution.
Know the difference between Edge Lit and Direct LED
- Edge-lit LED panels are extremely thin and can be easily mounted on surfaces. There are shadowless as the board area emits the light. On the other hand, Direct LED may look similar to Edge Lighting, but you can notice the light source sticking off the back, when not mounted.
- Direct LED is not as thin as Edge lighting because a certain area is required between the SMD LEDs and the panel. In order to achieve an even light distribution, the panel of direct LED requires about 30mm in directions perpendicular to the panel. The SMD of Edge-lit can be easily adjusted to give various light intensities.
- Edge Lighting is more elegant as compared to Direct LED Panels. They provide better light performance and are much brighter than direct LEDs. The slim profile of the Edgelit lamps makes them ideal for offices, hospitals and other commercial and industrial areas.