What's the differences between a Downlight and a Spotlight?

With the development of light industry, many different types of lights were put into markets. Some of them are too similar to be identified. Today, we are going to talk about the differences between downlights and spotlights to help buyers identify spotlight and downlight.
First, we clear the first difference between downlights and spotlights from the perspective of definition.


Downlights:Generally speaking, A downlight a light was recessed into a ceiling and that throws light downwards in a narrow beam.
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Spotlights: A Spotlight is a lamp projecting a narrow, intense beam of light directly on to a place, and can be adjusted to any angle.
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Light & Bulb

Some people usually confuse which kind of bulb the downlight could be installed. Actually, downlights can be installed with incandescent bulbs or energy-saving lamps from the. Quartz bulbs are generally used in Spotlights.

Function & Installation

A Downlight is a more common light, which mainly plays an auxiliary lighting role in ordinary home life. Furthermore, it usually be recessed into the ceiling, making the indoor space look more atmospheric. As for the spotlight, it usually helps people pay attention on some items by its narrow and intense beam of light. Therefore, the spotlight is usually installed next to decorative paintings or background walls.
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So, we could know that these two types of lights may seem similar, they still have differences. A downlight is a common light that play an auxiliary lighting role. A spotlight is a light for the special purposes that are making the effect of eye-catching or creating the atmosphere, and so on.