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LED Flat Panels

Shop LED Panels and Troffers from Lightup.com! We offer a wide selection of energy efficient and cost saving LED panels and troffers from top brands like LumeGen, Euri Lighting, Sylvania, and Beyond LED Technology. Many of the LED panels and Troffers we offer are DLC rated, offering the opportunity to gain additional utility-funded rebates. Learn more about rebates on our Utility Rebate Information Page.

What are LED Panels and Troffers?

Panels and Troffers are LED lighting solutions that replace fluorescent fixtures in drop ceilings. Flat Panels and troffers are installed by removing the current ceiling panel and wiring into the power source. They can be mounted in multiple ways depending on your needs including suspension-mounted and surface-mounted. Panels and troffers evenly distribute light to provide glare-free lighting to reduce eye strain and are great for schools, offices hospitals, and retail space.

What is the difference between LED Panels and Troffers?

LED Panels and Troffers accomplish the same end goal but have some differences between the two products. Troffers were the original fixture which used fluorescent tube bulbs, ballasts, and lamp holders and has a hinged lens door for bulb access. LED panels on the other hand utilize integrated LED chips to produce light which last the life of the fixture (some last up to 100,000 hours or more!!). Therefore no hinged lens door is needed for bulb access keeping the lens free of bugs and debris like you would commonly find in fluorescent troffers!

With no ballast and no extra space needed for fluorescent bulbs, you will also notice that LED panel lights are much thinner in depth compared to fluorescent troffers. This key difference makes LED panels much lighter (easier to install with 1 person) and more versatile as the thin profile can fit into tight spaces where a troffer may not fit.

LED Panels

LED Panels are designed to be a low maintenance and much more energy-efficient replacement to fluorescent troffers, providing better lumen output with less wattage while also lasting longer. The LEDs are integrated into the fixture so no more need to change bulbs requiring less maintenance! LED Flat Panels can last up to 50,000 hours, or over nine years of regular use. They can be installed via drop-in ceilings,surface or suspension mounted or even mounted flush against the ceiling. Lightup.com offers LED Flat Panels in 1x42x2, and 2x4 sizes for all your lighting needs. Flat Panels are also compatible with 0-10 volt dimmers and accessories like motion sensors. We also offer emergency drivers, as a backup for when power fails and you need up to 90 minutes of operation.

What is the difference between Edge-Lit vs Back-Lit LED Panels?

LED panels come as either edge-lit or back-lit led fixtures. Edge-lit panels have LEDs arranged along the inside edges of the fixture. A light guide panel directs the light to a plastic diffuser that evenly distributes the light across the surface of the lens. The edge-lit panels have a very thin profile and versatile mounting options. Edge-lit panels can be installed in standard grid ceilings (like troffers), suspension mounting, or flush mount to the ceiling or wall. Some edge-lit panels require a separate surface or suspension mounting kits to be able to install in those situations.

In contrast, back-lit led panels have their LEDs arranged directly behind the lens across the back cavity of the panel fixture. Back-lit panels don't require extra light guide plate that the edge-lit panels require - instead back-lit LED panels have a diffuser that ensures smooth light distribution without hotspots or glare. Back-lit led panels are about twice as deep as edge-lit flat panels to accommodate the LED placement on the back of the fixture. Due to the extra thickness, most back-lit panels can only be used in drop or grid ceiling installations. The back-lit LED panels require minimal components compared to edge-lit panels and regular troffers making back-lit LED panels lightweight and easier to handle.

LED Troffers

LED troffers are made to replace your old fluorescent troffers with a low maintenance and more efficient and longer-lasting LED troffer. These troffers are recessed into the ceiling, and provide more lumens with less wattage required, saving you money without having to sacrifice light output. The LEDs are integrated into the fixture so no more need to change bulbs requiring less maintenance! Lightup.com offers 2x2 and 2x4 troffers for your lighting needs. New to the LED Troffers family are Troffer Retrofit Kits, which fit into your existing troffer and produce beautiful lighting without all the wires and hassle. Troffers are also compatible with 0-10 volt dimmers and accessories.

DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Ratings - Look for additional energy savings by finding DLC and DLC Premium-rated fixtures. DLC-rated fixtures are high-quality, energy-efficient lighting fixtures. Some DLC-rated fixtures may also qualify for state or local rebates. Our LED rebates finder is also a great tool for finding rebates in your area!

Adjustable Wattage and Tunable Color Temperature - These light fixtures provide multiple solutions in one package. Perfect for contractors with many jobs coming up, these fixtures have controls that allow the user to select the wattage (affects lumen output) and/or Color Temperature. These fixtures have switches located on the drivers to select from multiple wattage options or color temperature options to suit any client's or room's lighting need. Just note, once the fixture is installed, you will need to unmount the fixture in order to access the switches to adjust color temperature or wattage.

Just a few advantages to having LED flat panels and troffers are that LEDs have lower wattage for the same level of lumen output, they last longer (up to 50,000 hours of use), are quick and easy to install, and they contain no mercury or other harmful substances.

What about Emergency Drivers?

Constant-power emergency drivers with 90-minute run time are available to add on to your LED panels or Troffers to increase fire safety and comply with local fire safety codes. Check out our selection of LED emergency drivers.

New to LED lighting terminology? Check out our Glossary of Terms or Benefits of Switching to LED

Check out what our customers have to say about our LED Panels:

"Hands down best pricing on LED panels I could find. I ordered sample of 2 lights before I did my big order and boy was I pleased. Can't wait to see all this fluorescent lights go away for good! Some energy company wanted to charge me over $4k to replace my 20 2x4 lights. These are so easy to swap out myself, I'll be able to do the whole project for $1,000..." - Justin M

"Ordered LED panels in the past. Seem to still be fine. Free Shipping is a major plus++++" - Paul S.

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