LED floodlights have many uses, from security purposes
to porch lighting, and can be used both domestically and commercially.
The best thing about LED floodlights in
particular is that they consume a lot less energy while still giving you an
amount of light that could only be matched by using a huge quantity of bulbs or
less efficient halogen floodlights. They are also built to last 50,000 hours,
which is far longer than their halogen counterparts.
There are a host of additional features
available too, including motion sensors and timers, as well as portable
and solar floodlight options.
How bright do I need my LED floodlights to be?
You need to consider a few things when
choosing the brightness of your floodlights.
Firstly, location is important. How much area
needs to be lit up? Will you be intruding on your neighbour’s property? Will
you be distorting the vision of oncoming drivers? You can generally avoid the
latter by making sure the floodlight is pointed downwards at a 22° angle. These
are all important factors to consider before mounting your floodlight.
As with all LED lights, floodlight brightness is
most accurately measured in lumens, rather than watts. For instance, a 10 watt
LED floodlight will give out the same brightness (900 lumens) as a 60 watt
halogen, but it’ll consume far less energy.