Flood lights are a great means for any homeowner to illuminate an outdoor space for security reasons by deterring intruders or simply as an outdoor lighting feature for outdoor parties and pool lighting. Most times, they are also used as a means of accentuating key architectural features of a building. Flood lights can be classified into three types, façade which are used as accents; sign which are used to emphasize a signage; and general area which is used for security reasons and sporting events.
No matter what the purpose is, lights have found its own niche market in the lighting industry. Moreover, consumers have also become more discerning and critical about the type of flood lights they use. After all lighting does have its own set of challenges and issues. Some of these include power supply, maintenance and installation. Furthermore, concerns about the ecological footprints of such products have become one of the consumers' main concerns. Other than that is cost-effectiveness as well as durability.
Thanks to LED technology and the people behind it, all of these concerns have been addressed and now consumers are provided with a huge array of LED lights options that will certainly guarantee their satisfaction.
LED technology has been given much hype and all for the best reasons. In terms of using it for lights, the advantages are just as abundant. First of all, LED lights consume less energy than regular choices such as fluorescent, incandescent and high intensity discharge (HID) bulbs. They are also durable and can last a long time. Manufacturers guarantee a 50,000-hour life span. The lights themselves are efficient in producing instant maximum brightness-this is perfect if the flood light is utilized for security lighting and is attached to a sensor. Furthermore, LED lights do not have filaments or any moving parts since they are completely maintenance-free. They also do not generate heat or UV rays.
You can also choose your lighting from a variety of featured options across the many brands in the market today. Watts can range from 11 to 300. Light distribution is also customized from spot to medium and wide flood. LED lights come in various shades of white including bright white, which is exactly like that produced by a blue-tinted fluorescent tub, soft-white, which is similar to incandescent lighting that gives off a yellowish light, and daylight, which is so bright that it is mostly used for security flood lights. Housing finishes can also be varied. OF course, they are also waterproof and made of durable materials to enable them to stand harsh outdoor conditions like rain and snow.
Yes, the price of LED flood lights may seem expensive compared to the non-LED ones but consider it as a wise investment in your part since you will be compensated in savings and trouble later on.
Features you might want to consider for your LED flood lights are dimmability (although not all have this feature), automation, remote controls and of course, warranty.
LED flood lights are, without a doubt, the best choice for your outdoor needs.