Floodlights or Spotlights? July 12, 2017 – Posted in: Floodlights, Spotlights – Tags: floodlights, led lights, spotlights
Numerous Australian homes keep the outside adequately lit using floodlights. We suggest using LED floodlights or spotlights either with or without a sensor. This style of lighting is an economical to light the exterior of your home.
Which one should you go with? The answer will depend on what you need out of your lights, but the good news is that you’ve got plenty of options. All you need is to sort through and decide which is the best light to fill your requirements – and hey, that’s where we come in!
OK, so what are my options?
We’ve tested several LED floodlights and spotlights over the years plus others for this roundup including brand name options like Phonix Spotlight 15w (per head) in Black, Silver, White or Brushed Chrome, SAL,s Starpad or Hermosa’s floodlights with these 2 options coming in range of power output.
Ask us to help you narrow down the features you want the floodlights or spotlights to have and keep in mind if the light is likely to annoy a neighbour if it’s to powerful, we can then make suggestions as to which would best suit your requirements.
I’m Confused. Does a Higher Wattage Necessarily Mean a Brighter Light?
This is a common question and to answer it in short – not anymore. A long time ago, conventional logic dictated that a bulb with higher wattage would produce a brighter light but today, this isn’t always the case. Thankfully, advances in modern lighting allow us to produce more light using less energy – technology is only getting better.
Here is Why LED Lighting Will Eventually Replace Watts
As improvements in energy and power evolve, wattage will become irrelevant when trying to determine the brightness of a light. Wattage never did a good job predicting the exact brightness of a light to begin with. It was just a guess based off of the power usage. Now that we are using energy and power in a smarter and more efficient way, people will get more accustomed to measuring light based on actual units of visible light whether it is through use of floodlights or spotlights.