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How to Choose the Best Outdoor LED Floodlight?
2020-06-29

Outdoor LED Flood lights with the correct placement and specifications can provide high-quality light for your commercial or residential property. The best features of LED Flood lights are their brightness and wide coverage. Making them able to be used for accent, event or security lighting depending on what you need! However, with the market saturated in brands, it is important to pick the best floodlight for you. If youre just looking to accent light the front of your home, a 500W LED Flood light may be too much and a 50W LED floodlight may be enough. So to find the best floodlight for you, you are going to have to look for some key features to make the best purchase! Today ANTLUX LIGHTING will share with you how to choose the right LED flood light bulbs.


What Do You Need an LED Flood light for?


Before looking at lumens and LED Floodlights specifications, it is important to figure out what you are using your floodlight for. If youre using it for security reasons maybe you will need a brighter wider beam coverage. If it is for accent lighting your garden or home, maybe you need a smaller less powerful beam. If it is going to be an investment for the whole year, an RGB Floodlight with some smart capabilities may be best.


Outdoor Security Lighting: For security lighting, youre going to need bright light, wide coverage and reactionary. A lot of floodlights can provide the brightness and the wide beam coverage, however, theyre not reactionary. The best solution for this would be to purchase a security light that has LED Floodlights, however, it may not be as bright or as wide covering. The best solution in my eyes, if you are looking for the higher brightness and coverage, would be to combine the LED Floodlight with a motion sensor to make it reactionary, giving you very bright and effective security light.

 


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Accent Lighting: Accent lighting with floodlights can be difficult to get right. Youre going to need layers. Highlight the architectural features of your home, entrances, or archways, etc. For wall washing, a spread lens would be suggested as these disperse the beam out from the center spot and gives the light soft edges. When purchasing a spread lens, check the efficiency as it can vary between 50%-70%.


Event Lighting: Even Lighting, like accent lighting, may need layers. Combining 10Watt RGB LED Floodlights with 50Watt and 100Watt RGB Floodlights will be the best bet for creating a great party atmosphere. Depending on whether it is an indoor or outdoor party, the wattage may vary. More lights and more power will be needed outside. The best thing about RGB LED Floodlights is that theyre remote-controlled. They come with various colors and settings which create a party atmosphere.


What Specifications to Look for in an LED Floodlight?


An LED Floodlight is going to need to be energy-efficient, durable, bright and the right size. So lets take a look into each key feature to get a better idea.


Energy Efficient: Energy-efficient is one of the key reasons for adopting any type of LED lights. For a more efficient floodlight, you need to be looking at 3 things: the LED chips, the lights structure, and its heat dissipation efficiency.


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LED Chips: SMD & COB: There are benefits to an LED light using COB or SMD. The layout and use of multiple diodes make SMD chips last longer and create a higher more intense beam of light. However, the direct attachment of LED chips onto the board makes them create less heat and more energy efficient. To get the brightest and most energy-efficient light, you need to find a light that has a combination of both.   


Lights Structure: For an exterior floodlight you need something durable but can dissipate heat quickly. As heat is the biggest problem for LED lights. For the most part LED floodlight manufacturers to struggle to make something bright, durable and effective at dissipating heat. A great light design would be something weatherproof, light and hollow. Allowing for the light to be maneuverable and better at dissipating heat. A plastic body may be the answer!


Brightness: With LED Floodlights brightness is not always better. Depending on how you want to use your floodlight will determine the brightness. If youre using the floodlight to create a wall-washer effect in the front of your home, you dont want 5000 lumens coming through your windows.

 


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Effective Heat Dissipation: Any LED light is going to need some form of effective heat dissipation and it is important to discover the cheapest and most effective way. Look for a light with a hollow body that actively promotes heat dissipation. You can also look for LED lights that use Ceramic technology, as these reduce the need for extra parts and thermal adhesives. Causing the light to create less heat.


Advantages of LED Flood Lights:


LED Flood Lights Have Long Lifespan: Maximum LED Flood Lights to have 50,000 hours lifespan.

LED Flood Lights Produce Less Heat: LED Flood Lights have low operating temperature and hence dont generate a lot of heat like fluorescent lights.

LED Flood Lights Energy-Efficient: By making a switch from traditional halogen light to modern LED Flood Lights, at least 88% of energy can be saved, thus saving you from paying extra for extra energy consumption.

LED Flood Light has better CRI: The LED Flood Light comes with a CRI of 80 enabling objects and surfaces to look realistic and unartificial up to the extent of 80% in comparison to an ideal or natural light source.

Instant On: This product does not require any warm-up time or cooling down to stay in operation. Hence, an instant-on solar street lighting effect observed.

Eco-Friendly: LED Flood Lights does not contain any toxic waste products and does not leave any carbon footprint.

LED Lights comes with a Motion Sensor: Maximum Indoor and Outdoor Lights comes with Motion Sensor. That means the sensor LED flood lights turn off and turn on automatically.

LED Flood Lights Have a Dimmable Option: With Dimmable option, you can adjust the brightness of LED Lights according to you.

Low Maintenance: There is an only one-time investment on LED Flood Lights. In fact,all the LED lights need low maitenance as long life span,such as  LED tube lights, LED corn lamps and so on.


While choosing the right floodlight rather depends on your needs, there are a few things that you should keep in mind while buying LED floodlights.

 

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Location: Where is the floodlight to be placed? On the building, on the wall, from the ceiling or somewhere else altogether? Deciding on the location of the floodlight will help you move on to the next step in making a choice.

Beam angle: Do you want a focused light or something that covers the entirety of your lawn or any other space? For wider spaces you need an LED floodlight that has a wider beam angle. Usually a beam angle of 120 degrees is perfect for most needs.

How do you want it to work: Apart from the standard on/off switches, modern floodlights now offer a plethora of operating choices. You can choose LED floodlights that switch on when the sun sets and switches on with the break of dawn. Alternatively, you can choose a motion-sensor floodlight that switches on the moment it detects any movement.

Detection angle: If you wish to use motion detected LED floodlights then this is a crucial factor that you must consider. Standard LED sensor-based LED floodlights work only when a person or animal is directly in front of the light. The anti-creep floodlights on the other hand work even when the target is standing on the sides of the light.

Lumens: How strong do you want your lights to be? Enough to help you navigate the space or super bright to keep intruders at bay? The brighter the light requirement, more the lumens required.

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