LED Floodlights are super bright, powerful and versatile lights. They’ve become an integral part of our lives due to the fact they can be used for all different types of scenarios. They can be used for security, decorations, special events, landscaping and wedding.
Essentially LED Floodlights are very high powered lights that produce an incredibly bright light across a wide beam angle. They’re highly durable and energy-efficient, which is what makes them such a wonderful exterior light. They come in a range of shapes and sizes to meet the demands of large and small scale areas. Due to the fact these lights put out such a wide and powerful beam, it is a good idea to check the color temperature of the light and find one suitable for what you are using it for. Especially if it is going to be used around your property. This is because most of the LED Floodlights on the market produce beams around 5000K-6500K. Making their beams incredibly bright like natural daylight. For commercial use, especially if you live in a more built-up area where your neighbors are close to you, it would be a great idea to look for a Floodlight with warmer color temperature. However, if you want the best of both worlds, a bright natural daylight beam and a range of lower warmer colors, then an RGB Floodlight is what you are looking for!
There are 4 main characteristics of the best LED floodlights are energy efficiency, power selection, durability & heat dissipation.
Energy Efficiency: LED’s are renowned for their energy efficiency and saving properties. Their energy efficiency is one of the main reasons people buy them. Due to the fact this plays such a huge part in what LED Floodlight you buy it is important what type of efficiency to look for. Luminous efficacy is one of the easiest and most important efficiency measures that can give you a good idea about light. This is calculated by how many lumens the light has per watt (lm/W). Some packaging will contain this measurement and others will no. However, once you know the luminous efficacy of the different lights you are looking for, you can begin to make a comparison and moving towards the right light for you.
Power Selection: LED Floodlights come in a variety of powers. They can range anywhere from 10W-1000W depending on what it is required for. The majority of smaller LED Floodlights are used for residential use. Such as in the back yard as a security light. This is because their widespread super-bright beam can illuminate significantly large yards. They can also be used to accentuate the look of your home as well as other buildings. RGB Floodlights especially help better the ambiance and aesthetic of a building or landmark. So if you are looking to brighten up a larger area then go with a higher power and lumen count and if you are looking to illuminate a smaller space stick to the lower cost lower-powered Floodlights.
Durability: In terms of Led exterior lighting this will be shown by their IP Rating. IP is ingress protection and the two digits following IP are protection ratings against dust and water. For instance, if an outdoor LED Floodlight has an IP65 rating. The first number meaning 6- which is dust-tight. Telling you that it is impossible for any dust to get into the light. While the 5 is protected against water jet spray. The IPXX rating system is the most common way of determining a light’s durability and knowing about their rating system will help your future purchases of all kinds of outdoor lights.
Heat Dissipation: It is well known that LED chips do not perform well and may even break if the junction temperature stays incredibly high. The best Floodlights have an effective design that allows for the light to be as powerful as possible while promoting heat dissipation. Heat dissipation is made better by a hollow design, heat sink technology, and materials that allow for heat to dissipate quickly.