Not all panels are created equal

Written by: | Published: 03-May-2019

What you can't see can hurt you. Whilst you may not be able to see the light flicker, your brain can still perceive it and it can cause multiple neurological problems.


‘It would be so easy to select cheap inferior panels to sell… but I know there is no point in doing would be replacing all your lights to do it all again in a few years and at your cost.

Choosing the right product first time has never been so important...there are a lot of cheap, inferior products on the market at the moment. Don't get caught out.'

Steve Cahill, CEO


The human eye can detect visible flicker below 90Hz. Flicker above our visual threshold may not be able to be seen by the human eye but this flicker is registered by our nervous system.

Whilst you may not be able to see the light flicker, your brain can still perceive it and it can cause multiple neurological problems depending on a persons sensitivity. Some of the side effects are migranes, eye strain, decrease in productivity and an increase in behavorial issues.

Common neurological impairments from light flicker

25-50% of migrane suffers identified flicker as a trigger. Prolonged exposure to flickering light can contribute to decreased concentration, a lack of productivity and fatigue. People suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can have increased behavioral issues due to flicker. A visible flicking light can cause epileptic seizures in susceptible people.

What clients say:

"We recently installed Skyline panels at an electrics workshop in Regents Park where we installed 300 panels. I was delighted with the Skyline panel, not only are they energy efficient but they are low glare and have a great light output. The results were amazing the customer is very happy and their electricity bills have dropped dramatically." Brad Wyber, Trackie Industries



Top tips for choosing the right panel

1) Ensure the Light Guiding Plate (LGP) is made from PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) this will prevent the yellowing of the light. Inferior materials like PS (polystrene) turn yellow within 1 to 2 years due to UV aging.  
2) Don’t let your lights fall out of the ceiling, choose a product with a reinforced back plate. Ensure the panel is BUILT TO LAST.

3) Choose a flicker free, isolated and constant current driver and stop any neurological impairments from flickering panels.

4) Check the structure of the light and ensure the LGP has a buffer between it and the LEDs, without an air gap the LEDs may get damaged and a shift in colour can occur. Who wants ceiling lights that look like a patchwork quilt?
5) Choose a low glare panel with even light distribution. Ideally it should be a double edge lit panel.
6) Choose a double edge lit panel rather than a single edge lit panel to ensure the heat is distributed evenly.

Choose the healthier option

Skyline is a low glare edge lit LED panel that provides an energy efficient retrofit solution to conventional fluorescent luminaires. The Skyline panel offers superior performance with their high quality light guide plate design, using PMMA. The prismatic diffuser distributes the light evenly and eliminates glare. A quality driver ensures this light is FLICKER FREE.

This slimline LED panel is professionally finished with a seemless frame and is suitable for the office or school environment. Designed for recessed, surface mounted or suspended applications.

Not all panels are create equal... the Skyline panel is BUILT TO LAST.


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