These optical lenses are what focus the light from the LEDs and create the beam size. Beams can be wide (flood), medium, or narrow (spot). It’s expressed in degrees.
One of the unique features of Lumicrest LED lights is that the beam angle can be changed! You don’t have to buy a whole new light if you don’t select the right beam angle the first time.
The interchangeable lenses available for Par20 and 8-watt Integrated Track Heads are: wide angle 60 degrees, medium 35 degrees, and narrow 25 degrees.
Knowing what beam angle to use for any given application is a bit of an art. So if you’re not quite sure if you’ve chosen the best one, or if you’d like to experiment, you can purchase additional lens options for your Lumicrest Par20 or 8-watt Integrated LED lights.
Changing the lenses is easy. For the Par20, simply take a small screwdriver and gently press the tabs in the ring surrounding the lens. Then remove the lens and ring, and place the new lens over the LED. Be careful to put it in the right orientation so it doesn’t interfere with the wire leads to the LED. Then click the ring back in place and you’re all done!
For the 8 watt Integrated Track Head, just unscrew the front ring and change the lens.
What lens angle should I choose? This handy Light Coverage Calculator lets you determine which beam angle to use and where to position your light fixture.
Click on this link to see a demonstration of the lens swapping process.