Frosted Diffusion Lens
Stock Code :LE8805
A frosted diffusion lens can have various effects on the overall perception of the illuminated space. The image shows the effects on different beam angles and below are some of the potential impacts:
Even Light Distribution: A frosted diffusion lens scatters the light rays, resulting in a more uniform distribution of light across the space. It helps to reduce the concentration of light in specific areas, creating a softer and more evenly illuminated environment. This effect can be beneficial when aiming for a balanced lighting scheme without pronounced hotspots or areas of high contrast.
Glare Reduction: One of the key benefits of a frosted diffusion lens is its ability to minimize glare. By diffusing the light, the lens reduces the direct intensity of the light source, making it more comfortable for the occupants and reducing the risk of visual discomfort or impairment caused by excessive brightness. This is particularly important in architectural spaces where occupants may be looking directly at the lighting fixtures.
Softening of Shadows: The scattering effect of a frosted diffusion lens can help soften shadows, similar to the softening effect of a diffusion filter. It reduces the harshness of shadows and creates a more diffused transition between illuminated and unilluminated areas. This can contribute to a more gentle and pleasing atmosphere within the space.
Textural Smoothing: A frosted diffusion lens can minimize the appearance of fine details and textures on surfaces, similar to a diffusion filter. It can make surfaces appear smoother and less defined, which can be desirable in certain architectural applications. However, it's worth noting that the extent of textural smoothing may be less pronounced with a diffusion lens compared to a dedicated diffusion filter.
Aesthetic Appeal: The use of a frosted diffusion lens can contribute to the overall aesthetic appeal of the architectural lighting. It can create a more subtle, diffused lighting effect that is often associated with a modern and clean look. The even and gentle illumination provided by the lens can enhance the architectural features, create an inviting atmosphere, and complement the overall design intent of the space.
Loss of Directionality and Control: While a frosted diffusion lens offers benefits in terms of even light distribution and reduced glare, it also results in some loss of directionality and control over the light beam. The diffusion process scatters the light rays in various directions, making it harder to precisely direct the light or create focused lighting effects. If precise beam control is a priority, other types of lenses or lighting fixtures may be more suitable.
They can provide advantages such as even light distribution, glare reduction, and softening of shadows, but it also introduces some trade-offs in terms of textural definition and directional control over the light.
Fitting a Lens or Filter
Fitting a Lens or filter into a Levello product is simple.
For deep and directional fittings (plus versions are required) put the filter in first, then the light source and secure with the spring clip provided.
For Low profile versions the filter fits in the recess of the magnet.
|Lens Type||Glass Frosted Diffusion|