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When and where should you use floodlights?

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Just as a flood describes water spilling over its boundaries, a floodlight is an illuminator that spreads light beyond the boundaries of other (more concentrated) light. Floods are usually a problem, but as we will explain, they can be good or bad. When and where we use floodlights is also the question.

This passage is going to talk about the following introductions of flood light:

1) Why is it called a flood light?

2) Occasions for using flood lights

3) Safety in the use of floodlights


1) Why is it called a flood light?

LED floodlights are wide beam lamps with multiple applications for residential and commercial use. With a wide range of lumen output, floodlights are widely used for security lighting, landscape lighting and outdoor sports venues, in addition to stage lighting for concerts and plays. Learn when floodlights work well to give you the best lighting experience.

Brighter, more energy-efficient light doesn't guarantee maximum illumination. Whether you are using floodlights for a residence or a business, the only solution is to use methods that make the most of floodlights and to understand how to make them more efficient.


2) Occasions for using flood lights

Where to use floodlights?

House siding? Usually not. In most cases, choose a spotlight with a 60º beam angle instead of a house siding, rather than a floodlight. They produce a tapered conical beam that can be placed between windows. The resulting nighttime effect is a symmetrical pattern of light and darkness throughout the house. If the house is flooded with light, then it should look like daytime, not nighttime.

When the light will be cast through plant material (shadow effect) The resulting shadows provide enough contrast between light and dark to evoke nighttime visuals.

When floodlight light will be cast behind unlit plant material (silhouette effect). Again, the dark foreground speaks to the night.

When walls are highly rough, such as rough stone or brick. The texture will cause the shadows to darken, so the contrast is like nighttime.

Retaining walls and freestanding walls are different from house facades in that these long, low walls can be illuminated with floodlights. There is enough darkness in the neighborhood to ensure a nighttime feel. Choose floodlights and place them to use as much of the projected light as possible without spilling too much light into the sky.

Spotlights mounted on stakes are not well suited to illuminating garden beds or low plant material. Instead, use small floodlights to illuminate these plant areas. Place the lights so they don't create hot spots on individual plants.

Floodlights are ideal for shrubs and small trees. Lights can be placed near the base of the plant without creating hot spots. When you want to illuminate multiple trees or a stand of trees in a row, use a few powerful floodlights rather than many spotlights. This greatly reduces the number of fixtures required.

For living areas, decks, patios or lawns, use floodlights mounted from above - but only when very wide coverage is needed. Make sure they are installed at an angle of 45 degrees or more to the horizontal and at a height greater than 20 feet.


3) Safety in the use of floodlights

The position of your floodlights determines the safety of your garage, etc.

A fixed dead spot for floodlights above your garage will definitely light up your driveway. However, you can use motion sensors to mount floodlights in the eaves at the side and rear of your house for improved visibility and safety.

Evenly distributed lights are a good design marker, but shadows and dark areas between fixtures can mean the lights are spaced too far apart. On the other hand, fixtures placed too close together can lead to unwanted glare and wasted light. You want your roadways, sidewalks, parking lots, security lighting and even your business signage to be evenly lit with no bright spots or dark spots. It is important to flood the area with evenly distributed light, especially for security cameras or places where people will be driving.




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