What to Consider When Buying Outdoor LED Floodlights

What to Consider When Buying Outdoor LED Floodlights

LED floodlights are a popular option for use outdoors. Whether they will be used to light a garden, car park, or a field, they provide a good task or accent lighting. It is also an outstanding choice for security lighting. Since it uses LED bulbs, it is also helpful in reducing your electric bill. This handy guide will tell you what you need to consider before making a purchase.

Benefits of using LED floodlights

This type of lighting can serve many purposes both domestically and commercially. One of its most helpful advantages is being energy efficient. It consumes less energy without compromising the amount of light it produces compared to halogen lights and other types of bulb. It can even last up to 50,000 hours. LED floodlights today are also built with other useful features such as sensors and timers.

Brightness

In choosing the right brightness of your LED floodlight, consider the location. Where do you intend to put it and how big is the area it will illuminate? You need to determine the proper brightness that will not distort the driver’s vision or intrude on your neighbour’s property. Like other LED lights, brightness is measured in lumens. LED floodlights can provide up to 40,000 lumens of output, allowing them to cover a large area.

Beam angle

Think about your purpose of using the floodlight. Do you intend to cover an entire lawn or just focus on something? If you want to illuminate a wide space, you need a floodlight with a wide beam angle. It is safe to use one that has a 120-degree beam angle.

Colour temperature

Colour temperature is the warmness or coolness of the light’s colour. It is measured in Kelvin, with a lower amount equivalent to warmer light output and higher means cooler, whiter light. Experts recommend using warmer temperature to highlight certain elements while cooler temperatures are best for security.

Types

Modern times have allowed consumers to have many options for LED floodlights. Main types include security floodlights and surface-mounted diode or SMD LED floodlights. Security floodlights can have PIR or Passive Infrared sensors or photocell sensors. PIR is a popular option for use at homes because it can detect movement up to 5 to 8 meters at a 180-degree angle. Photocell sensors increase or decrease the amount of light while PIR sensors automatically switch on when it detects motion. SMDs are also called compact floodlights because they are smaller in appearance.

Some of the best options for security floodlights are dusk to dawn lights that automatically switch on when the sun sets and switch off when the sun rises.

LED floodlights are certainly the best option when it comes to outdoor security lighting. Considering the mentioned factors before buying can help you make an informed choice and get better value for your money. Modern times have allowed consumers to take advantage of advanced features and sleek, stylish designs. However, the best LED floodlights are still the ones that meet the purpose you have in mind.

 

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