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Surface Mount Wraparound Fixtures
Are you looking to replace or add lighting to hallways, basements, or laundry rooms? Install wrap around lights. These lights are recognizable by their one-piece lens that wraps the fixture, diffusing the light output. Surface mounted light fixtures shine light from the sides and down for all around illumination, unlike troffers or panels which are recessed into the ceiling and can only emit light straight down. If you want a more decorative look to match your decor, look for fixtures with scroll work or a rounded "cloud" design. Some fixtures meet Energy Star, Title 24, or DLC certifications and may be eligible for local or state rebates.
Types of Wraparound Fixtures
Wrap around lights are available in LED, LED ready, and fluorescent options. LED wraparound fixtures eliminate the need for fluorescent or LED tubes. These surface mount LED fixtures outlast and outperform fluorescent fixtures, saving money on energy costs. When the LEDs go out, you simply replace the fixture. Some fixtures can be paired with 0-10V dimmer controls.
LED ready fixtures are designed to use single-ended direct wire LED tubes that are sold separately. This allows you to choose the amount of light you want (Lumens) and your desired Kelvin color temperature (color of the light emitted). LED tubes are easy to replace as they go out, saving you from needing to replace the entire fixture.
If you are looking for fixtures that don't have a high upfront cost, consider fluorescent wrap around lights. Available in 2-foot and 4-foot lengths, these fixtures use T8 fluorescent tubes that are sold separately. This allows you to tailor the lighting for a specific room or space. Several fixtures have a more decorative appearance and some can be stem mounted.
Where Can I Use Surface Mounted Light Fixtures?
Wraparound fixtures can be used in a variety of locations around your home or business. Fixtures rated for indoor or dry locations should only be used in areas where no water or moisture is present such as offices and retail stores. If you are installing your fixture in stairwells, attics, or other locations where humidity may be present, look for a fixture that is damp location rated. While damp location rated fixtures can't come in direct contact with water, wet location rated fixtures are a good choice for commercial bathrooms and parking garages.
Not sure which type of surface mounted light fixture is right for your application? Speak with a member of our knowledgeable staff at 1-800-624-4488.