How to Choose an LED Panel Light

How to Choose an LED Panel Light


Replacing your existing fluorescent modular ceiling lights with Integral retro-fit LED panels is a fast and easy way to enjoy significant savings on energy. You also benefit from the best of both worlds with reduced maintenance and electricity costs and a brighter environment.

There are very compelling reasons to switch; with a payback of around 1-2 years or less depending on installation, cleaning, tube replacement and disposal costs. Integral LED panels have been designed to be highly cost effective and with energy prices only going up in the long term - now is a good time to make the investment and switch.


The size of the LED panel you will need will be largely governed by your existing ceiling grid. Once the old fitting is removed it takes a matter of minutes to install a drop-in Integral LED panel. Integral LED panels have an integrated LED drive with a plug-and-socket connector for rapid installation. If you are refurbishing a space – you can use the opportunity to switch to LED and optimise your lighting in terms of light output and cost.  Costs can be reduced further by the use of control systems for occupancy detection. Work can be carried out in phases if required to minimise disruption.  Please contact a qualified electrician for the installation of panels. 

Currently, Integral LED produce panels to fit the following ceiling grids:
600 X 600    1200 X 600  1200 x 300

You will need to make sure that there is enough depth and adequate ventilation for the new panel to be fitted. If replacing traditional panels, Integral LED back-lit panels provide a perfect drop-in solution.

If you have a narrow ceiling void or want to suspend panels; Integral edge-lit LED panels are ideal. Integral LED panels have been designed to be installed in most common (24mm and 15mm) exposed ceiling grids.

Spec' sheets (see product page) have detailed information and cone diagrams for each panel. Files required by designers to complete a lighting plan are also available (click the download bar on the product page).

Integral LED panels can be surface mounted on to a suitable substrate or recessed fitted into a plaster ceiling using our fixing  kits.


With traditional fluorescent fittings up to 40% of the light is "lost" in the fitting itself. Integral LED panels deliver a wider beam angle with more usable light with less power when compared to fluorescent fittings, which means you can;

  • Upgrade - Enjoy higher light levels by replacing  existing panels one-for-one with no changes to the ceiling grid.
  • Optimise -Achieve similar or brighter light levels by using less LED fittings than existing. E.g. in a room that has 4 light fittings across, you may be able to reduce to 3 across using LED panels – making even more savings.

Call us if you need more info on 0845 3373 005

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