We have seen commercial and industrial units get confused while choosing the right area lighting solution for their outdoor applications. The reason seems legit -- while we see thousands of lighting options available in the market, it makes the decision tough.

While we see the statistics of continuous growth of LED lights, area lighting takes the majority of the share with respect to high end commercial lights.

We at LEDMyplace spend most of the time helping our customers with the best light they could get. Our LED Flood lights play a major role in solving those issues.

You might consider why LED Flood lights?

In this blog posts, you will see the common questions mentioned below about LED Flood Lights that our customers ask with their answers.

  • Are LED Flood Lights as bright as HID lighting fixtures?
  • Do LED Flood Lights cover enough area with its lumen output?
  • Why should you pay more for LED Flood Lights when there are cheaper options available?
  • Can LED Flood Lights be dimmed?

Are LED Flood Lights as bright as HID lighting fixtures?

We are often asked with this question, LED Flood Lights consume far fewer Watts than their HID equivalents– so they use a lot less energy. But does this mean they’re not as bright?

Usually, people think the more the watt, the brighter the light is. It’s important to keep in mind that brightness is measured in Lumens and not in Watts.

You can get the same amount of brightness from an LED Flood Light as a HID or MH lights, even if the wattage is significantly low.

While replacing your Halogen lights with LED Flood Lights, always check the lumen. LED Lighting fixtures give out equal or more lumens than HID fixtures.

For Example:

Type Wattage Lumens
LED Flood Lights 150 18000
HID Fixtures 400 17700

 

Even with the low wattage consumption, LED Flood light give out more lumens. Saving for one above mentioned fixture is 250W.

Imagine if you replace all the HID fixtures to LED in your commercial unit.

Do LED Flood Lights cover enough area with its lumen output?

Whether you’re lighting-up a car park, a garage or your back garden, LED floodlights are guaranteed to give you a wide beam angle that offers greater and more efficient coverage for better security.

LED Flood Light comes with a beam angle of 150 degrees -- which is higher than any other conventional would provide.

High lumen output and wide beam angle are the only two factors required to judge if the lighting fixture would illuminate an outdoor area. LED Flood Light wins with both.

Why should you pay more for LED Flood Lights when there are cheaper options available?

If you use one incandescent bulb 5 hours a day for two years, it will cost you around $32 (depending on your energy rates). Most of that money is spent on electricity. If you run a single LED bulb 5 hours a day for two years, it will cost you $12. But – $9 of that is just for the bulb.

Imagine how much you would be saving on LED Flood Lights.

LED light is new and innovative, the infrastructure of the fixture uses components that expensive. Since 2008, the prices for LED lights at any store has dropped more than 90%. Since 2016, the average customer could purchase a 60-watt LED bulb for their home for $3 or less.

LED might seem expensive at first but in the long run, it’s worth the investment.

Can LED Flood Lights be dimmed?

Not all LED Flood Lights are dimmable but some are.

If you are looking for a dimmable LED floodlight, first make sure you check the product specification for a dimmable feature.

If the technical aspect needed to dim an LED floodlight has not been built into the fixture, then you won’t be able to dim it even with a dimmer.

Conclusion

LED lights have penetrated the market and its on the rise. Commercial and industrial are rapidly moving towards LED lighting for their indoor and outdoor applications while we still see many that back off due to the higher cost of LED fixtures.

What’s your thought about it? Have you moved your lighting to LEDs yet?

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