What are the differences between LED wall washer and LED linear light?

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When purchasing outdoor LED lights for architectural lighting, you will encounter two kinds of lights that look very similar--LED wall washers and linear lights. They are very similar in appearance: both in long-strip shape and with aluminum profiles installed. Indeed, they are two different kinds that apply to different lighting scenarios. How to distinguish between wall washer and linear light? Suntech LED is a professional outdoor LED lighting fixtures manufacturer, we main produce LED wall washer light, waterproof LED linear light, media mesh screen, and DMX lighting fixtures. Now, let us take you to look at the differences between the wall washer and linear light.

wall washer vs. linear light

LED wall washer is to make the lighting effect like water washing the wall. It is usually used in outdoor architectural lighting projects to outline large buildings. The LED linear light is a decorative light, especially suitable for indoor and outdoor entertainment venues, building outlines and billboard production, etc. According to the application scenarios, the linear like can be divided into linear ceiling light, linear track lighting, recessed strip light, linear island light, and etc. As can be seen from the comparison chart above, the LED wall washer has a bracket at the bottom, while the line light does not. The bracket of the wall washer is to adjust the angle of light to achieve different effects.

The application method of LED wall washer light is similar to that of LED projector light. Both emit the stable light source to illuminate the wall, but the light effect of the LED wall washer is more even and softer. Both wall washer and linear light can be controlled by the built-in microchip. They can be used in the lighting engineering application site. The LED linear lights and wall washers both can achieve various dynamic effects, such as gradation, jump, color flashing, and gradual change. It can also be controlled by DMX to complete the chase, scanning, and other effects.

wall washer effect

SuntechLED is one of the best wall washer light manufacturers in China,  our wall washers can reach an illumination distance of 1~10 meters, which is suitable for panoramic floodlighting of internal and external walls such as government lighting projects, commercial places, subways, elevated overpasses, building exterior walls, and architectural landmarks. They are also suitable for building floor lighting, outdoor plazas, landscape objects and walls, display lighting, etc. These LED wall washer lights emit colorful light, the ingenious combination of projection angle and distance brings you a brand-new visual experience and makes people immersed in the unpredictable color world.

The main application places include: single building, exterior wall lighting of buildings; building interior light-transmitting lighting, indoor local lighting; green landscape lighting, billboard lighting; medical and other special facilities lighting; bars, dance halls and other entertainment venues, etc.

LED linear light can be used indoor and outdoor.


The indoor linear light can be installed freely, and the length can be customized according to the actual installation requirements, and it can be spliced at will. It is suitable for diversified lighting occasions and meets the decorative lighting needs of different spaces. Linear lights can be installed on ceilings, walls, and floors. Color linear lights are generally used in gyms, science and technology exhibition halls, entertainment venues (bars, KTV, billiard halls, Internet cafes, game halls), personalized hotel restaurants, etc.


LED outdoor linear lights are mainly used for architectural contours or digital screen effects. You can also install the linear light on the corner of the wall to illuminate the wall like a wall washer. Due to the wall washer can adjust the angle, it is more flexible to use.

LED linear light

parameters difference

Many LED wall washers have lenses. It's easy to find that the LED wall washer has a bracket that can freely adjust the angle to meet its own application requirements. In terms of size, the LED wall washer has a large size, while the size of LED linear light is smaller.

Although the wall washer is more commonly used at present, some fixed brackets of wall washer still have certain problems in use. For example, some fixed brackets of wall washer have simple structure and single function, and they are just a separate wall washer. Play a fixed role, it is difficult to highlight the performance of the wall washer fixed bracket, and the fixed bracket of the wall washer is not convenient for quick adjustment of the wall washer, which will reduce the working efficiency of the wall washer, So we have proposed a new type of fixed bracket for the wall washer, in order to solve the above-mentioned problems. Suntech wall washer with bracket can freely adjust the angle, choose high-quality raw materials, is not easy to rust, corrode, and is durable.

Suntech LED linear lights have low power consumption, long life, environmental protection and energy-saving characteristics. It has 256 levels of grayscale and can be mixed arbitrarily to form a variety of combinations of different light colors to achieve colorful dynamic changes and various images.

The above are the differences between LED wall washers and LED linear lights. Suntech is specialized in outdoor media lighting, and we main provide LED flood light, LED spotlight, flexible mesh screen, and DMX LED bar light. If you want to create a LED media facade to make your building be attractive, welcome to contact us and we will give you the best lighting solution.

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