Stairs LED Lighting fixture

What is a Stairs LED Lighting Fixture

The LED stair lighting fixtures are LED lighting devices manufactured to be explicitly mounted on a staircase. The fixtures secure the usage of the stairs in a safe manner and, at the same time, according to the necessary esthetic features. They use the energy-efficient, long-lasting, environmentally friendly, and controllable luminous effect realized by LED technology to supply areas on the stairs in a means that is superior for the lighting conditions.

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Classification of Stairs LED Lighting Fixtures

Recessed Stair LED Lighting:

LED lighting fixtures that may be recessed are those installed in the walls, ceiling, or steps of staircases. In most usual circumstances, since they are integrated into the structure of the building, these fixtures give off uniform and soft illumination. In most cases, they are embedded in the ceiling to provide downward lighting so that the steps will be directly illuminated. However, they can also be mounted on the sides or facing upwards to provide indirect lighting. Recessed LED Stair Fixtures provide a stylish and modern fixture while saving space.

Wall-Mounted Stair LED Lighting:

Some of the fixtures involve wall-mounted LED lighting, which, in this case, needs a surface on which to be mounted. At times, they are fixed on the staircase walls, while at other times, they can be put on the walls as lateral lighting. They, therefore, enhance the local and broad illumination besides providing a soft ambient or supplementary light. Such fixtures come in diverse designs and could be made to match the decorative style of the staircase of one's own choice.

Step-Recessed Stair LED Lighting:

Step-recessed LED lighting fixtures are fixtures installed at the edges or center of the stair steps. They are embedded directly into the step material, offering downward lighting to enhance safety and visibility on the stairs. These fixtures typically feature a compact and unobtrusive design that does not detract from the overall aesthetic of the staircase. They illuminate progressively as one ascends or descends, providing essential safety lighting while adding a touch of technological sophistication and interest. This design is particularly suitable for modern residential or commercial spaces, striking a balance between design and functionality.

Handrail-Recessed Stair LED Lighting:

Handrail-recessed LED lighting fixtures incorporate LED light sources into the handrails of the staircase. This design preserves the original function of the handrails while ingeniously utilizing them as a medium for lighting, creating a soft guiding light that is both visually pleasing and practical. This type of fixture is ideal for spaces seeking innovative lighting solutions.

Hanging LED battens:

Hanging LED battens are suspended above the staircase or in the center of the stairwell, typically found in spaces with high ceilings. They provide abundant downward light.

Sound and Light Sensor lights:

Sound and light sensor lights are intelligent LED lighting fixtures that combine sound and light detection technologies. These lights can automatically turn on or adjust their brightness based on the surrounding noise level or ambient light intensity. They are ideal for installation in areas requiring automatic lighting, such as staircases, hallways, and balconies. These lights help conserve energy, improve convenience, and provide immediate safety lighting in darkness, thereby enhancing the comfort and security of living spaces.

For example, when someone passes by a staircase, the sound control or motion detection feature will automatically illuminate the light. If the ambient light is sufficient, the light will remain off. Some models include an automatic delay-off function, ensuring the light remains on for a short period before turning off again. Additionally, certain lights are equipped with a manual switch for added flexibility and convenience in their usage.

Sensor dimming function with remote setting

Comparison Between LED Fixtures and Traditional Stairs Fixtures

LED fixtures work with excellent energy efficiency as they convert over 80% of the electrical power into light. Such makes them shallow power consumers compared to traditional stairs fixtures but deliver an equal quality of brightness. For instance, a 10-watt LED bulb can provide the same brightness level as a 75-watt incandescent bulb. In comparison, incandescent bulbs are only about 10% efficient and waste most electrical energy as heat. Though fluorescent lights are better than incandescent lights, they are still inferior to LEDs.

LED fixtures have an average life of 20,000–50,000 hours, sometimes more. Therefore, it is rare for them to be frequently replaced. The life expectancy of an incandescent bulb is approximately 1,000 hours, while a fluorescent light lasts 8,000–15,000 hours. One of the life services compared to traditional stairs fixtures is reduced maintenance and replacement costs. This aligns with the fact that conventional fixtures sometimes require replacement, hence high maintenance costs.

An LED fixture, when disposed of, can be thrown in an environmentally friendly and green manner because the manufacturing process uses no dangerous materials, such as mercury. Fluorescent lights offer a very high risk of mercury contamination if not correctly disposed of.

LED fixtures start instantly with no delay and most support smooth dimming, catering to various lighting requirements. Fluorescent lights have a slower startup and limited dimming capabilities, often necessitating specialized dimmers.

LED fixtures offer a variety of color temperatures and Color Rendering Index (CRI) options, aiding in the creation of a comfortable visual environment and reducing eye strain. Incandescent bulbs provide a single color temperature, while fluorescent lights may flicker, potentially harming visual health.

Although the initial investment for LED fixtures is relatively high, their substantial energy savings enable rapid cost recovery through reduced electricity bills over time.

LED fixtures seamlessly integrate with smart control systems, facilitating remote control, scene setting, and other intelligent features. traditional stairs fixtures typically have limited smart control capabilities and usually require additional equipment for upgrades.

Structure and Working Principle of Stairs LED Batten Light

Structure of LED Linear Stair Batten Light:

1. Light Source: The fundamental element of an LED linear fixture, typically comprised of numerous high-brightness LED chips arranged either in series or parallel to achieve the desired brightness and length. The choice and layout of the LED light source directly impact the fixture's luminous efficiency and uniformity. COMLED employs high-brightness SMD2835 LED chips, ensuring efficient, uniform, and enduring illumination. This is particularly suited for areas necessitating prolonged lighting and high-quality light sources, such as staircases, corridors, offices, and retail spaces.

2. Power Supply: Delivers a consistent current to the LEDs, ensuring steadfast illumination. Common driving techniques encompass constant current driving and Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) dimming. Top-notch power supplies boast high conversion efficiency, effectively curbing energy consumption, and incorporate safeguards against over-voltage and overheating, thereby extending the fixture's longevity. COMLED adopts a split power supply configuration for simplified maintenance.

3. Structural Components: Encompasses the fixture's housing, heat sink, and mounting brackets. The housing typically employs aluminum alloy or PC material, shielding internal electronic components from external environmental factors and furnishing requisite heat dissipation pathways. Heat sinks play a pivotal role as LEDs emit heat during operation, and adept thermal design can forestall light degradation and prolong lifespan.

4. Emergency Power Supply (Optional): Not a standard feature in all LED linear fixtures. In certain staircases necessitating emergency lighting, the LED batten light might be outfitted with a battery or capacitor as an emergency power source to sustain illumination for a specified duration in the event of a main power supply interruption.

Working Principle of LED Linear Stair Batten Light:

Power Conversion: Alternating current (AC) undergoes conversion to constant direct current (DC) by the LED driver. This process entails rectification, filtering, and voltage regulation to ensure a stable current and voltage output suited to the LEDs' electrical characteristics.

Current Control: LEDs function as current-driven components. The driver precisely regulates the current flowing through the LEDs, upholding consistent light output and averting brightness fluctuations stemming from voltage variances. Typically, this involves the design of current-limiting circuits or constant current sources to ensure the sustained, stable operation of the LEDs.

Light Efficiency Conversion: As current courses through the LED chips, electrons and holes recombine, emitting energy in the form of photons, thereby producing light. The emitted light is subsequently directed and diffused by optical components like lenses or reflectors, fashioning the requisite light dispersion and guaranteeing uniform and pleasant illumination of the staircase area.

Features of Stairs LED Lighting Fixtures

1. Energy Efficiency

The efficiency of LED Fixtures: Compared to traditional incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, LED fixtures offer incomparably higher efficiency, often greater than 80 lumens per watt and extended up to 100 lumens per watt for high-efficiency LEDs. In contrast with 10-20 lumens per watt, in the case of incandescent lights, this makes a difference to the bank account regarding energy bills.

Energy Conservation Case: Let us consider a stairway that requires ten conventional 40-watt incandescent bulbs, lit for 10 hours per day, which, with these requirements, would use about 1460 kWh per year. Substituting them with 10-watt LED bulbs, the annual consumption would drop to around 146 kWh, cutting more than 90% in energy and reducing costs to the stakeholder substantially.

2. Longevity

LED Fixture Lifespan:Staircase LED fixtures have an average durability surpassing 25,000 hours, with some enduring beyond 50,000 hours. In contrast, incandescent lamps last approximately 1,000 hours, and fluorescent lamps last about 10,000 hours.

Maintenance Cost Analysis:The prolonged lifespan of LED fixtures results in fewer replacements and diminished maintenance efforts, thereby reducing overall upkeep expenses. These expenses generally cover labor, equipment, electricity, and materials.

3. Environmental Friendliness

Eco-Friendly Features: Stairs LED fixtures contain no hazardous substances like mercury and emit no ultraviolet or infrared radiation, reducing light pollution and environmental impact.

Environmental Impact: Throughout their lifecycle, from manufacturing to usage to disposal, Stairs LED fixtures consume less energy and emit fewer pollutants, reducing landfill pressure and contributing to environmental preservation.

4. High Safety Standards

Glare Reduction Design: Stairs LED fixtures incorporate anti-glare features, minimizing eye strain and providing a comfortable visual experience.

Overheat and Short Circuit Protection: These fixtures include built-in protection against overheating and short circuits, enhancing safety during use.

Water and Dust Resistance (IP Rating): Typically rated IP65, Stairs LED fixtures offer complete dust protection and can withstand water jets, making them suitable for outdoor or humid environments.

Emergency Backup Functionality: Some models come equipped with emergency power sources, ensuring automatic switch-over during power failures to maintain illumination.

5. Illumination Effects

Uniform Light Distribution: Stairs LED fixtures provide uniform and stable illumination, avoiding shadows and glare.

Adjustable Color Temperature and Brightness: These fixtures allow adjustments in color temperature and brightness, enabling users to create suitable lighting atmospheres for different environments or preferences.

Directional Lighting Design: Features like handrail and step-inserted fixtures not only illuminate but also guide pedestrians, enhancing safety.

6. Intelligent Control

Multiple Control Methods: Stairs LED fixtures support voice control, light control, and remote control, offering flexible adjustment options.

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi Connectivity: Some fixtures support Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity, enabling smartphone app control, advanced features like scheduling, and scene mode settings for enhanced convenience and personalized experiences.

Some stair light product series and specifications


Model Input voltage Watt Sensor dimming standby Emergency
ZL-JSBLP20-2FT-CN AC110V or 230V 20w x x
ZL-JSBLP36-4FT-CN AC110V or 230V 36w x x
ZL-JSBLP20-2FT-CS AC110V or 230V 20w 100% / 20% /OFF x
ZL-JSBLP36-4FT-CS AC110V or 230V 36w 100% / 20% /OFF x
ZL-JSBLP20-2FT-CE AC110V or 230V 20w x >3hrs@3.6W
ZL-JSBLP36-4FT-CE AC110V or 230V 36w x >3hrs@3.6W
ZL-JSBLP20-2FT-CES AC110V or 230V 20w 100% / 20% /OFF >3hrs@3.6W
ZL-JSBLP36-4FT-CES AC110V or 230V 36w 100% / 20% /OFF >3hrs@3.6W
Note: x -No this function



Model Input voltage Watt Sensor Dimming standby Emergency
ZL-PSBLP20-2FT-CN AC110V or 230V 18w x x
ZL-PSBLP40-4FT-CN AC110V or 230V 36w x x
ZL-PSBLP60-5FT-CN AC110V or 230V 44w x x
ZL-PSBLP20-2FT-CS AC110V or 230V 18w 100% / 20% /OFF x
ZL-PSBLP40-4FT-CS AC110V or 230V 36w 100% / 20% /OFF x
ZL-PSBLP60-5FT-CS AC110V or 230V 44w 100% / 20% /OFF x
ZL-PSBLP20-2FT-CE AC110V or 230V 18w x >3hrs@3.6W
ZL-PSBLP40-4FT-CE AC110V or 230V 36w x >3hrs@3.6W
ZL-PSBLP60-5FT-CE AC110V or 230V 44w x >3hrs@3.6W
ZL-PSBLP20-2FT-CES AC110V or 230V 18w 100% / 20% /OFF >3hrs@3.6W
ZL-PSBLP40-4FT-CES AC110V or 230V 36w 100% / 20% /OFF >3hrs@3.6W
ZL-PSBLP60-5FT-CES AC110V or 230V 44w 100% / 20% /OFF >3hrs@3.6W
Note: x -No this function


COMLED Stairs LED batten Light Installation option:

Our Stairs LED batten Light fixtures are designed for versatile installation to suit different mounting requirements. Below are the available installation methods:

1. Surface Mount:

This method involves directly attaching the fixture to the surface of the ceiling or wall using appropriate mounting brackets or screws.

Surface mounting is ideal for areas where there is no access to the ceiling void or where a suspended ceiling is not present.

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2.Suspension Mount:

Suspension mounting involves hanging the fixture from the ceiling using adjustable suspension cables or chains.

This method is suitable for areas with high ceilings or where a suspended lighting arrangement is preferred for better light distribution.

3. Recessed Mount:

Recessed mounting, also known as hidden or embedded installation, involves installing the fixture into a cavity or recess in the ceiling.

This method provides a sleek and integrated look, suitable for modern interior designs and environments where a low-profile lighting solution is desired.



How do I choose the right Stairs LED Batten for my staircase?

When selecting a Stairs LED Batten, consider factors such as the length of the batten, color temperature (warm or cool light), lumen output, and whether the batten is dimmable. Ensure the chosen batten is suitable for the specific conditions of your staircase, such as indoor or outdoor use.

Are Stairs LED Lighting Fixtures difficult to install?

Most Stairs LED Lighting Fixtures are designed for easy installation. They often come with mounting brackets and detailed instructions. However, if you are not comfortable with electrical installations, it is advisable to hire a professional electrician to ensure safety and proper setup.

Which maintenance does Stairs LED Lighting Fixtures need?

The fixtures of LED Stairs Lighting Fixtures do not require much maintenance. Check continuously the fixtures for dirt and clean them with a piece of soft cloth. Also, ensure the fixtures are still securely mounted and no wear or damage arises. In general, LED technology has a long lifespan, which reduces the need for too many replacements.

May I connect the Stairs' LED Lights to the smart home system?

Most of the LED Lights for staircase lights will work within a smart home system so that it will be controlled not with a smartphone application only but by voice commands and automated schedules as well. For instance, ensure that the fixtures you select are clearly labeled as smart-compatible or can integrate with intelligent switches so they can practically work in the home automation system.

How Does LED Lighting Impact the Safety of Stairways?

More particularly, with the LED lights, high brightness levels and low power ensure that dark areas on the stairs are reduced remarkably, and the associated falls are prevented because of the lack of good visibility. Good illumination conditions improve visual contrast regarding each step, hence safer walking.

Tips for Choosing Suitable LED Lighting for Stairs?

Other factors to be taken into account in selecting the LED stair light fixtures will include light efficiency and also waterproof and dustproof ratings (IP ratings), color temperature adjustability, feature-packed installation and maintenance, and intelligent control functions, among others, to give practical and aesthetic appeal.

Features of Smart Staircase LED Lighting?

Smart staircase LED lighting can connect to smart home systems via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, enabling automatic sensing switches (such as motion sensors and voice control), remote control, timers, and brightness and color temperature adjustments. Additionally, it can integrate with other smart devices, such as security systems, to provide lighting or alerts in emergency situations.

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