What is difference between flood light and LED spotlights light?

What is difference between flood light and LED spotlights light?

Nowadays, LED spotlights and LED floodlights have been widely used, and at night, whether walking on the street, strolling in the park, or on the playground, the shadows of LED spotlights and floodlights can be seen everywhere. Especially the use of LED spotlights has had a significant impact on our lives. Some people who want to purchase LED spotlights can’t help but ask, what are the differences between LED spotlights and LED floodlights, and what are their characteristics?

Please refer to the following introduction:

LED spotlight

LED Spot Light, also known as LED Spot Light or LED Projection Light. LED spotlights are controlled by built-in microchips, and there are two types of products available. One is a combination of power type chips, and the other is a single high-power chip. The former has relatively stable performance, while the single high-power product has a large structure and is suitable for small-scale projection illumination. The latter can achieve high power and can be used for long-distance and large-area projection.

LED lamps, also known as spot lights, specify that the illumination on the illuminated surface is higher than that of the surrounding environment. Usually, it can aim in any direction and has a structure that is not affected by climate conditions. Mainly used in large-scale workplaces, building outlines, sports venues, overpasses, monuments, parks, flower beds, etc. Therefore, almost all the large area lighting fixtures used outdoors can be regarded as spotlights.

LED Spotlight Characteristics

At present, the commonly used LED spotlights on the market are mostly 1W high-power LEDs (each LED component comes with a high luminous efficiency lens made of PMMA, which is mainly used for secondary distribution of light emitted by the LED, which is secondary optics). There are also a few companies that choose 3W or even higher power LEDs due to their good heat dissipation technology. Suitable for large-scale projection lighting, building lighting, etc.

The difference between LED spotlights and LED floodlights is quite obvious. Firstly, they have different lighting effects. Secondly, they differ in their irradiation range. Spotlights, also known as spotlights and spotlights, are commonly used in decorative lighting of building walls and various commercial lighting. Because spotlights place great emphasis on decorative effects, there are also many styles made. Relatively speaking, the illumination method of floodlights is diffuse in all directions. If you want to illuminate the entire scene, you usually use floodlights.

LED floodlights

LED omni light is a kind of point light source that can illuminate evenly in all directions. Its illumination range can be adjusted arbitrarily, and it is represented as a Regular octahedron in the scene. Omni lights are the most widely used light source in renderings, and standard omni lights are used to illuminate the entire scene. Multiple floodlights can be applied in the scene to produce better results. Omni lights are the most widely used light source in renderings, and multiple omni lights can be used to coordinate in a scene to create better effects.

It is best to use it to simulate light bulbs and candles by shining objects evenly from a specific point in all directions. Omni lights can be placed anywhere in the scene. For example, it can be placed outside the camera range or inside the object. It is common to use many different colored omni lights at long distances in a scene. These omni lights can project and blend shadows onto the model. Due to the large range of illumination of floodlights, the illumination effect of floodlights is very easy to predict, and this type of light has many auxiliary purposes. For example, placing floodlights near the surface of an object will produce bright light on the surface.

It should be noted that floodlights should not be built too much, otherwise the rendering will appear dull and rigid. So in daily rendering production, it is important to pay more attention to the impact of lighting parameters and layout on the overall lighting sensation of the rendering scene, accumulate more experience, and master lighting matching skills.

Characteristics of floodlights

Floodlights illuminate objects evenly from a specific point in all directions, and it is best to use them as an analogy to light bulbs and candles. Omni lights can be placed anywhere in the scene. For example, it can be placed outside the camera range or inside the object. It is common to use many different colored omni lights at long distances in a scene. These omni lights can project and blend shadows onto the model. Due to the large range of illumination of floodlights, the illumination effect of floodlights is very easy to predict, and this type of light has many auxiliary purposes. For example, placing floodlights near the surface of an object will produce bright light on the surface.

The difference between LED spotlights and floodlights

Spotlight is a hard light projected from a distance, with normal color temperature and pure surface color, which can achieve good visual color effects. It is a type of lamp that uses a spotlight or reflector to gather light. This type of lamp has high luminous intensity, high brightness, and belongs to the hard light type. It can form obvious shadows on the surface of objects and serves as the “protagonist” in lighting fixtures. It is often used as the main light and contour light for characters or scenes.

Spotlights can project highly directional beams of light. It can produce bright highlights and sharp lines, with dark shadows. In most cases, people always use a combination of floodlights and spotlights, which not only ensures a soft overall lighting layout, but also makes the outline of the strong light area clear, clear, and bright.

The light angle of a spotlight must not exceed 120 degrees, otherwise the light will not be the effect of a spotlight. It is best to choose a light exhibition angle below 90 degrees. The blur value of light shadows is generally set to 8.

An omni light is a point light source that can illuminate evenly in all directions. Its illumination range can be adjusted arbitrarily, and it is represented as a Regular octahedron icon in the scene. Omni lights are the most widely used light source in renderings, and standard omni lights are used to illuminate the entire scene. Multiple floodlights can be applied in the scene to produce good results. The light bulb used for shooting can be installed into a large reflective umbrella for use as a high brightness diffuse light source. Although it is indispensable for indoor lighting in the shed, it can also be considered one of the good lighting sources for general amateur indoor photography.

Floodlights are not spotlights,  Floodlights produce highly diffuse, directionless light instead of a clearly defined beam of light, resulting in soft and transparent shadows. When used for object illumination, the speed of lighting reduction is much slower than when using spot lights. Some floodlights even have very slow lighting reduction, appearing as a light source that does not produce shadows. Spotlights project a directional and well-defined beam of light, illuminating a specific area.

SHINETOO LIGHTING offers outdoor and indoor LED floodlights and LED high mast lights for various scenarios, which can be used for sports lighting (tennis courts lights, basketball courts lights, soccer fields), stadium lighting, industrial lighting, commercial lighting, parking lot lighting, and billboard lighting. The products are competitive, have excellent protection and waterproof levels, comply with many international standards, have unique symmetrical or asymmetrical beam angles, and have anti-glare technology, which can greatly improve the lighting effect with a professional technical team and customizable production.

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