What is Diffused Lighting? - Suntuf Diffused Skylighting

What is Diffused Lighting?

Diffused skylighting explained

Diffused lighting means “lighting spread over a wide area”?

When Thomas Edison developed the lightbulb, his aim was to create as bright-a light as possible – and the world is of course a different place because of him.
However today homes and businesses have a vast array of lighting needs and there are now numerous options from halogen to frosted to fluorescent bulbs, and many more, each designed to suit their own purpose.
Regular natural or electric light reflects off surfaces at the same angle as the light rays hitting the surface – so you’re left with a definitive area or block of solid light focusing on an object or area. Shadows and glare are a given with ‘normal’ lighting.

To easily understand the difference between ‘normal’ natural or electric light, and ‘diffused’ light, consider a standard clear lightbulb, next to a frosted or “soft” lightbulb.?

Frosted or “soft” lightbulbs are diffused lightbulbs?

The diffusion is created by light travelling through the frosted coating or lining of the bulb. In this frosting are tiny particles that ‘diffuse’ the light emitted, causing it to spread far further in all directions – meaning a larger area of light, without shadows or glare. Diffused lighting is always used in film, television and photography precisely because of its’ elimination of shadowing and glare. Diffused lighting allows objects to be evenly illuminated, creating a uniform light effect. Diffused lighting versus ‘normal’ lighting have no difference as far as light-emission or wattage outlay.
With diffused lighting, natural or electric, the light is simply spread across and wraps around objects or surfaces, compared to hard-light that focuses only on one direction and area.

Just like diffused or ‘soft’ lightbulbs, Suntuf Diffused Skylighting contains diffusing particles in its’ polycarbonate polymers that maximise opportunity for light rays to reflect in all directions, dispersing light far further than standard lighting.
You can see below the vast difference between older fibreglass skylighting and new Suntuf Diffused Skylighting.

When Thomas Edison developed the lightbulb, his aim was to create as bright-a light as possible – and the world is of course a different place because of him.
However today homes and businesses have a vast array of lighting needs and there are now numerous options from halogen to frosted to fluorescent bulbs, and many more, each designed to suit their own purpose. Regular natural or electric light reflects off surfaces at the same angle as the light rays hitting the surface – so you’re left with a definitive area or block of solid light focusing on an object or area. Shadows and glare are a given with ‘normal’ lighting.

To easily understand the difference between ‘normal’ natural or electric light, and ‘diffused’ light, consider a standard clear lightbulb, next to a frosted or “soft” lightbulb.

Soft lightbulbs are diffused lightbulbs. The diffusion is created by light travelling through the frosted coating or lining of the bulb. In this frosting are tiny particles that ‘diffuse’ the light emitted, causing it to spread far further in all directions – meaning a larger area of light, without shadows or glare. Diffused lighting is always used in film, television and photography precisely because of its’ elimination of shadowing and glare. Diffused lighting allows objects to be evenly illuminated, creating a uniform light effect. Diffused lighting versus ‘normal’ lighting have no difference as far as light-emission or wattage outlay.
With diffused lighting, natural or electric, the light is simply spread across and wraps around objects or surfaces, compared to hard-light that focuses only on one direction and area.

Just like diffused or ‘soft’ lightbulbs, Suntuf Diffused Skylighting contains diffusing particles in its’ polycarbonate polymers that maximise opportunity for light rays to reflect in all directions, dispersing light far further than standard lighting.
You can see below the vast difference between older fibreglass skylighting and new Suntuf Diffused Skylighting.

There are many amazing attributes in Suntuf Diffused skylighting including a far higher density of light production.
Lower your outlay for lighting power bills, brighten up your space and take advantage of our 100% Lifetime Warranty by using Suntuf as your skylighting solution!

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