ABOUT LED FLOOD LIGHTS
How do flood lights work?
A flood light is a luminaire that spreads light beyond the boundaries of other, more focused lights. These multi-purpose fixtures add splashes of light to large areas of your outdoor lighting project, and can be used for trees, structures, walls or even as security lights to deter trespassers with their high luminosity and wide light distribution. Flood lights include a range of fixtures of various shapes and sizes. The common factor is a very wide beam angle – typically in the range of 60º to 120º. Please note that when describing bulbs, we use "flood" to mean beam angles from 30º to 38º, "wide flood" for 60º, and "very wide flood" for 80º to 100º.
What's the difference between a floodlight and a spotlight?
Spotlights are used for emphasis in outdoor lighting – to call attention to specific architectural or landscape features. Unlike floodlights that shed light across a wide area, spotlights have narrower beams so they can focus on one thing at a time.
How do I choose a flood light?
It depends on your application. Flood lights can be mounted on gutters or roof edges to illuminate the second story of a home, or used to illuminate walls, garden beds, low-lying plant material, buses, small trees, or stands of multiple trees. They can be mounted at a height greater than 20 feet to illuminate decks, patios or lawns. And they can be used in commercial or municipal applications to light signs, facades and public areas. No matter what your application is, VOLT® has the perfect flood light to meet your needs - and all of our brass flood lights are covered by our lifetime warranty. Our flood lights come in a variety of configurations; consult our flood light guide for help in choosing the right one for your project, and call us at (813) 978-3700 if you have any questions.
What is the brightest outdoor LED flood light?
Our Max All-Star 120V Integrated Spotlight produces a whopping 1800 lumen light output with a 60º beam angle, making it suitable for floodlighting - but typically this line voltage fixture would be used for commercial or municipal purposes. Low voltage is generally the choice for residential applications, and among those fixtures, our lamp ready Big PAR36 Cast Brass Flood Light is available with 9W LED PAR36 60° (40W Halogen Replacement) bulbs, which produce a light output of 700 lumens. Or, our G4 Infiniti™ 60 Integrated LED Spotlight also has a 60º optic and produces a fixture output of 650 lumens. But bear in mind, less is often more in landscape lighting; although maximum brightness is needed for some applications, other times it can be a good idea to choose the least amount of light that will do the job.