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How a Fluorescent Light Lens Can Brighten up Your Kitchen

How a Fluorescent Light Lens Can Brighten up Your Kitchen

23rd Dec 2020

A fluorescent light lens is a sheet of flexible plastic printed with a design or photograph of your choice. Light lenses are another term for fluorescent light covers or LED light panels. There are so many different images available in our collections that you should have no trouble finding one you want.

Fluorescent lighting is quite common in kitchens, where some kitchens use just the one or two tubes, while others use several. In some cases, homeowners may even lower the ceiling slightly to install a bank of lighting panels. You sacrifice a little heights, but avoid awkward dark areas and shadows while preparing food. Some homes use LED lamps rather than fluorescent tubes, but both can be very bright.

Fluorescent Light Panels as Light Diffusers

The bright light of fluorescents and LEDs is why both types of lighting use frosted diffuser panels. Diffuser panels spread the light more evenly so it is much easier on the eyes. You often find the same type of lighting in offices, shopping malls, and hospitals. When used at home, it is easy to install a fluorescent light lens. Just open the panel frame, and a slip in a light lens over the diffuser panel. The light lens is backlit by the light source, and the image on the lens is illuminated.

The only problem you may have then is picking what type of image to use from our broad selection. We have a wide range of photos, and you can also create your own. Before exploring how you can choose the right light lens image, let’s examine how a fluorescent light lens is made. That should help you understand how your input can easily affect the design you choose.

What is a Fluorescent Light Lens?

A fluorescent light lens is not technically a lens. It does not magnify an image, but it does enhance it. The term fluorescent light lens refers to a fluorescent light cover that diffuses the light from fluorescent tube lighting. This form of lighting can be very bright, so you can use a so-called fluorescent light lens to make this bright light more diffuse and protect your eyes from the excessive brightness.

The same is true with LED lighting. The term LED light lens refers to a decorative LED light cover designed to replace the harsh intensity of LED light with a backlit image of your choice. A diffuser panel softens the light, and the light lens enhances the soft white light with a natural scene or even a custom photograph, if you prefer. In practice, fluorescent and LED light lenses are the same thing. You can use the same light cover for either type of lighting.

Fluorescent Light Covers in Home Decor

Most people who use fluorescent light covers or light lenses like to use them for their decorative benefits. You can use any image you want to brighten up your kitchen or any other room. Imagine looking up to your kitchen ceiling and seeing a meteor shower! What about glancing up and quickly ducking because you think you have a super-realistic waterfall down on you?

Use fluorescent light lenses to have fun! You can display scenes from your family vacation or use sky-and-cloud panels to display a bright blue sky with white clouds even when it is dark and raining outside. Night sky scenes are also very popular.

Here at Octo Lights, we have a wide range of standard images to choose from. If none suits you, we can make a light lens using your own image. Simply send us an image file such as a .jpg, and we will use it to create a beautiful fluorescent light lens for your kitchen ceiling or any other room in your home.