The difference between outdoor LED floodlights and LED spotlights and how to choose?

Why are they divided into LED floodlights and LED spotlights?

They are the same kind of LED lights, the difference is that the beam angle is different, so how do you choose? When you are worrying about an outdoor lighting project, you must understand how the project needs to be, how wide the beam needs to be, and the need to skillfully calculate the beam spread you need, so let’s take a look at the beam difference between LED floodlights and LED spotlights!

The difference between LED floodlight and LED spotlight in terms of beam

LED spotlight beam angle characteristics.

Beam angle is narrower, at 45 degrees or 40 degrees, or even smaller, this beam can focus on a certain area or part, for light overflow better.

the characteristics of the beam angle of LED floodlights.

This type of light, can project 50-120 degrees of light, because the beam angle is larger, he can irradiate a larger area, and can reasonably use the wattage and control the brightness.

which of these two LED lights should be chosen?

Let’s say, you are a sports venue, only want to illuminate the sports field, or want to in addition to the sports field, also have to illuminate the audience, the former can use LED spotlights, the latter can use LED spotlights, there are, for example, in the museum, or a specific a very small area, you can use spotlights.

If your project is larger, needs to illuminate a large area, and needs to be evenly distributed lumens, and the wattage is also higher, such as ports, docks, parking lots, large indoor factories, then LED floodlights should be used.

How to measure the coverage area of the light beam?

The above describes the difference between spotlights and floodlights and the use of the environment, as well as the difference in beam angle, then measuring the coverage area of the beam is also responsible for the project will be necessary to master the skills to measure the coverage area of each light in feet, will help you design the site, if you consult LED lights here, we can also provide free lighting design services, the following is the formula, please record Good.


Distance from the bulb x beam angle x 0.018 = beam width (feet)


For example, if you want to cover an area of 25 feet with a 90 degree floodlight.


25 x 90 x 0.018 = 40.5 feet


With an understanding of the difference between outdoor LED floodlights and LED spotlights, and with this formula in hand, you are now ready to start your lighting project.

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