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How to Choose the Right LED Floodlight

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LED Flood lights, which are also known as security lights, are strategically placed to provide high quality lighting for areas such as over-head highway sign lighting, billboard lighting, building facades, and other similar applications. Targeting the correct flood light for different applications can be challenging due to the number of options available for these light fixtures. Here are some features to consider when deciding which flood light is right for you.

Lumens

With new led floodlight, shopping by lumens is more important than shopping by watts when choosing which energy-efficient led floodlight to purchase. While wattage measures the amount of energy required to light products, lumens measure the amount of light produced. This means that the more lumens the product has, the brighter the light source is. Instead of buying products based on how much energy they consume (watts), consumers should consider how much light they give us (lumens).

Wattage

Wattage is the measure of the led floodlight energy consumption – not how much light it puts out. Energy-efficient led floodlight use fewer watts to give off the same amount of brightness (lumens). Because of this, LEDs (which have typically low wattages when compared with lumens) not only help reduce energy usage but also lower electric bills.

Color Temperature

Color temperature refers to the color appearance of the light that comes from a light source. It’s an important performance characteristic to asses when evaluating led floodlight because the color temperature creates the mood of the space you are lighting and can thus influence buying behavior or work performance. The apparent color of a light source is measured in Kelvin. The higher the Kelvin temperature, the whiter the light.

DLC Listed

When a fixture is DLC Listed (stands for Design Light Consortium) it may qualify for energy rebates by your local utility which can significantly reduce the cost of ownership. The qualified products list is a resource for program administrators, to help them decide which solid state lighting products to include in their energy efficiency promotions.