How to use LED Batten Lights to Achieve an Ambient and Minimalistic Look in Your Home

LED Batten lights are a great choice when replacing older bulbs or improving the lighting in your home. They are energy-efficient and versatile for use in various situations. LED batten lights are replacing conventional fluorescent bulbs because they are functional and cost-effective.

Choosing the best LED batten lights for your home can be daunting. The market is flooded with various brands to choose from each promising all kinds of lighting advantages for your home. But with some knowledge of LED batten lights- what they are and how they work- you can achieve the best indoor lighting in your home while saving on energy costs.

With that said,

What should you look for when buying LED Batten Lights?

With the plethora of LED Batten lights on the market, it can get quite confusing knowing which light suits you best. Fortunately, you can narrow down the search by checking the following features when buying LED batten lights;

  • Build quality
  •  Colour Temperature
  •  Size
  • Colour rendering index

Build quality

The sturdiness of the LED batten light determines where it can be installed. Most LED companies use what is called an IP rating system to dictate the application of their various batten lights.

A batten with an IP rating of 20 has a solid build that is durable and dust-resistant. It has a dust resistant design that also blocks out large particles that are no greater than 80 by 12mm from reaching the LEDs. Such lighting would be perfect for many lighting needs such as garage lighting, out house lighting, kitchen lighting just to name a few.

The same lighting has proven popular for many indoor purposes. They are still impact resistant and hold up well even with accidental finger contact. LED batten lights rated IP20 or more are ideal for high traffic areas like the living room or the kitchen.  

Colour Temperature

Colour temperature refers to how cool or warm you want the light to be. Cool lighting increases brain function and makes us more alert. Lights with warmer colours make our homes feel cosy and trigger the brain to relax.

Lighting for your Kitchen

Good quality LED batten lights can give your kitchen a bright, crisp light that mimics daylight. A Morris Slimline LED Battens 6000K light has a stylish slim profile that tucks snugly under cabinets or above your backsplash. It also comes with mounting fixtures that make it easy to wall mount or ceiling mount them to any part of your kitchen. A bright crisp light is what you need to illuminate objects clearly in your kitchen- especially when using knives, graters, or doing a thorough clean up.

Size of the light

LED batten lights come in different sizes to suit various functions. The sizes range from 1 foot to 6 feet. Smaller LED batten lights are suited for tight spaces or for accentuating specific areas in a room. Larger batten lights are ideal for creating uniform overhead lighting or for achieving the perfect ambient lighting in large rooms.

Colour rendering index

This is the ability of a light source to render the true colours of objects in any given space. LED batten lights with a high colour rendering index are crucial when working with projects that need high precision.

How to use LED batten lights in your home

Styling your living room

The living room is where you spend a lot of time reading quietly, watching your favourite episode or entertaining guests. You would want the lighting in this space to be soft, ambient, and inviting.

Morris LED batten lights can help you achieve this look. The 2-foot 6000k slimline batten light is perfect for your recess shelves in the living room. The LED batten light emits a soft light that mimics natural daylight which is perfect for making your living room homely. Mount the 2ft Morris battens under the shelves to create clean, soft and covetable accent lighting.

Interior designers recommend adding at most 8 different light sources in your home. Morris LED batten lights to provide an inexpensive way to mimic the lighting you get from tube lights, cabinet lights, and strip lights.

The 5-foot 6000k Morris batten lights are perfect as ceiling lights to create white clean lighting for the whole living room. You could also use the Morris 6000k LED battens as direction lights in your living room to mimic crisp natural daylight peeking through your sheers.  

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Ideal for your gym

If working out from home is your new norm, then transforming the lighting in your gym space is a makeover you can consider. Most gym spaces have low ceilings which make LED batten lights perfect for such rooms. The slim profile of the batten lights takes less ceiling space which makes your gym room appear bigger. Moreover, you could go with 4-foot Morris Batten light, or a 5-foot batten too, for a minimalistic touch that makes your exercise area look clean and airy.

When remodelling your gym lighting, you want to mimic the same lighting we get from the sun. Working out in daylight keeps us awake and our minds alert. Sunlight soothes the skin and triggers the photoreceptors in our eyes to send signals of focus and relaxation to our minds. LED batten lights can help create a daylight ambience in an otherwise dark and gloomy home gym.

The best Morris LED batten lights for mimicking natural sunlight are those with a colour temperature between 5500k and 6500k. Unlike fluorescent bulbs, LED batten lights to emit a soft and continuous light that is kinder to the eyes.

Make your garage lighting more appealing

Your garage does not have to make do with only one drab fluorescent overhead bulb that lights up the entire area. Garages are where we store our cars, our working tools, and possibly a designated DIY area. For that reason, the type of lighting we use in this area should accentuate the place and divide it into various task zones.

For starters, you could use the 2-foot Morris LED slimline batten lights to light up the wall space where you hang all your working tools.  The 6000k colour temperature of the 2ft and 4ft batten lights mimic natural lighting to reveal the true colours of your workspace. It helps you differentiate your various tools and avoid mistakes when rewiring stuff and so on.


When choosing LED Batten lights, consider how the lighting will affect your mood and ambience at home. We recommended cooler lights for places like your gym or garage where you need to stay alert and active. Warmer LED batten lights are ideal for creating a homely feel in your kitchen or bedroom.

In addition, consider the length of the product when purchasing LED batten lights. The standard size on the market is the 4-foot Battens which provide adequate lighting and are easily replaceable. Choose the 2-foot Batten lights when improving lighting in tight spaces.

Written by Julie Hanson

Julie is passionate about property – development, investment and portfolio planning. Along with husband Alec, Julie is actively building a property portfolio while helping others to do the same.


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