LED floodlights, also known as security lights, enable your home to produce ample amounts of radiant light for security and other outdoor purposes, while lowering your energy costs.
Why Choose LED Floodlights?
The main benefit of LED floodlights is that they operate using far less energy than traditional halogen lights or multiple light bulbs, while still emitting equivalent light. They are also easy to install.
Another benefit of LED floodlights is they are designed to last a minimum of 50,000 hours, as compared to other bulbs, and they include additional features such as timers and motion sensors.
There are also portable LED floodlights, which have the same 50,000 hour lifespan and operate off less energy than halogen floodlights, which are just perfect for sheds, garages, workspaces, camping, and any other area where access to power may be difficult.
Portable LED floodlights provide up to 4 hours of remote light before they need to be charged and include a car lighter adapter or a mains adapter for easy charging.
Where Can LED Floodlights Be Used?
LED floodlights can be used in various places throughout the exterior of your home, including the garden, parking lot, walkways, paths, porch, outdoor pool, basketball hoop, and more. They can even be used to discourage wild animals and intruders away from your property due to their motion sensors. And since they are waterproof, they can be safely used all year round.
How Much Do LED Floodlights Cost?
When contrasting prices against other floodlights, it is important to remember that LED flood light bulbs significantly lower energy costs and lasts up to 20 hours longer than other bulbs, which makes them a great investment in the long run. That being said, LED floodlights on average costs about $8 or less per bulb; however, it will cost you approximately more than $200 over a 23 year period for the use of a 60 watt incandescent bulb, while a handful of CFL’s would cost approximately $48.
Selecting the Right LED Floodlight
LED floodlights are available in a variety of options, which can make selecting the right one difficult. When selecting LED floodlights, some common things to consider include:
Watts or wattage refers to the bulb’s energy consumption measurement, and since LED’s use less watts to give off the same amount of brightness, they reduce energy consumption and hence your electric bill.
Whereas watts measure the amount of energy it takes to light a bulb, lumens measure the amount of brightness produced. The more lumens the bulb has the brighter the light is.
The color temperature of a light refers to the color appearance that emanates from a bulb. In other words, the color temperature of the bulb creates the ambiance of the space you are lighting and can thus influence the behavior. Color temperature is measured in Kelvin. The more Kelvins the bulb has the more radiant the light.
DLC, which stands for Design Light Consortium, means a particular bulb may qualify for energy rebates by your local utility company, which can significantly lower the cost of your investment.