Shedding Light on LED Floodlights: Which Floodlights Are Right for the Job?
Energy-efficient and long-lasting, outdoor LED floodlights are ideal for business locations. But before you order multiple commercial or industrial LED floodlights, it’s best to know which specifications and features you should look for to make sure you get value for your money.
First things first, figure out the intended use for floodlights. A 500W LED floodlight may be too much if you’re only going to use it as an accent light to increase the curb appeal of your restaurant.
Why Do You Need LED Floodlights?
If you want to create a specific atmosphere for accent or event lighting, you may need layers. You may have to combine 10Watt RGB LED floodlights with 50 or 100Watt RGB LED floodlights. For wall washing, choose a spread lens as it disperses the beam out from the centre spot while giving the light soft edges.
For outdoor security, you need bright lights with wide coverage that are reactionary. Install LED floodlights with more lumens and combine them with motion sensors for bright, effective security lighting. Also, look for products with heavy-duty mounting bracket as they can withstand rugged conditions.
Which Specifications to Look for Regardless of Application?
No matter the application, it’s recommended to look for the following specifications and features to ensure you’re buying energy-efficient, durable and effective LED floodlights for your commercial facility:
- High luminous efficiency
While wattage measures the amount of energy light products consume, lumens measure the amount of light they produce. The more lumens floodlights have, the brighter they are. Also, check luminous efficiency or lumens-per-watt ratio, which tells how much light you get for a given amount of energy.
- Quality LED chips
The LED chip is a core component of LED, converting electrical energy into light. Look for LED floodlights with SMD chips (or a combination of SMD and COB chips). SMD chips have multiple diodes, so they last longer and produce a more intense beam of light than COB chips. But COB chips have better lumens-per-watt ratio and heat efficiency. That’s why LED lights with a combination of both chips are a great choice.
- Good heat dissipation
For exterior floodlights, you need products that are durable and weatherproof but can dissipate heat quickly. Look for LED floodlights with light and hollow housing that actively promotes heat dissipation. Those enclosed in high-quality aluminium housing also offers maximum heat dissipation efficiency.
- Right beam angle
Do you want a focused light or something that covers your entire warehouse or shop exterior? For wider spaces, opt for LED floodlights that offer a 120-degree or even a slightly wider angle. But be careful not to get a floodlight extremely wide beam angle because although it gives uniform illumination, it tends to have low ground brightness.
With these buying considerations, you can narrow down your options and get LED floodlights that aren’t only energy-efficient, durable and well-designed but also suit your specific application. For more tips on getting the right lighting for your commercial locations, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Leitech Australia.