If someone tells you it’s necessary to buy the largest lights (based on physical size) to get the best illumination, wait until they finish their explanation. Then, point them in the direction of small LED flood lights, which will illuminate a large area in the most efficient manner.
Change from the old incandescent and fluorescent fixtures most people are used to and start using small LED flood lights, and you’ll see the difference immediately. It’s important, however, to understand the correct way to determine brightness. It’s not as difficult as you may think, especially when you have the guidance of specialists.
Lumens and Watts
Most people buy light bulbs based on a couple of factors, with “watts” at the top of the list. But you may want to start with the idea of “lumens” to make sure you get the brightness you need. A higher number of lumens will give you the brightest bulb. You can find those older bulbs with the same number of lumens as LED bulbs, but you should also consider how much energy it takes to produce the level of brightness you desire.
When you think about the “watts” rating of a bulb, you’re looking at the amount of energy it takes for the bulb to do its job. LED bulbs require fewer watts to produce the same lumens. This makes small LED flood lights a great choice.
Compare the 60-watt incandescent bulb that produces 800 lumens (level of brightness) and lasts 700 hours or 800 hours. Or, consider the fluorescent bulb at 14 watts, 800 lumens, and several thousand hours of life. You can produce 800 lumens with a 12-watt LED light, get 50,000 hours of use and pay the lowest amount of money for electrical energy.
Better Light, Less Energy
To state it simply: LED lights give you more lumens without consuming as much energy. The energy costs are lower and the temperature of the bulb and fixture are lower. Less energy is used to produce heat and more is used to produce light.
When you’re searching for the small LED flood lights you need, consider that incandescent and fluorescent bulbs are very much omnidirectional. The light is directed over a wide area. LED lights focus light better, thus giving you brighter illumination because the light is concentrated. The design of the newest fixtures gives you the best illumination for the lowest cost.
Use small LED flood lights for architectural accents, lighting your landscape, or making your parking area safe and convenient. You’ll use only 20w to 30w to produce 2400 lumens or more, for up to 100,000 hours. They are ruggedly designed to work in extreme temperatures and come with a five-year warranty (10 years optional).
A slightly larger, rectangular flood light design will be just right for illuminating parking lots, warehouses, monuments, stadiums and other large, open areas. You’ll use 70w to 110w with these small LED flood lights, compared to 250w or more for the lights you’ll replace. Your energy costs will be significantly reduced, as you’ll notice over time. Talk to your LED specialist today!