November 29, 2021
High wattage vs low wattage floodlight
LED floodlights are the most popular outdoor lighting solutions used in a
host of commercial areas. However, many times people get confused between the usage
of high wattage and low wattage floodlights and tend
to face difficulties in deciding which LED luminaire is better as per their
needs and requirements.
wattage floodlight is a high-intensity light that has
a broad beam. It can have a beam spread range
from anywhere between 60 degrees to 120 degrees and is appropriate for outdoor applications. On the other hand, low wattage floodlights are
used in domestic spaces like gardens entrances etc or in advertising billboards
have a comparatively narrow beam spread which is generally 45 degrees and above. For
instance, most of the low wattage lights have
lower power. It is more concentrated and is
compatible with small outdoor spaces.
Here are some of the major differences between the two forms of
High wattage LED floodlights provide highly diffused
and scattered illumination. It projects light in all directions and floods all
the space within range with uniform illumination. Whereas, low wattage LED floodlights furnishes a lower
power output generally less than 50w. It
cannot fill the whole commercial area with uniform illumination but can focus
on defined objects.
Beam angle can be defined as the
angle or degree of width with which the LED luminaire emits or distributes
light. Simply put, it is the angle formed between the two opposing points of
the beam axis. It is the paramount factor that differentiates high-wattage floodlights from low-wattage
As mentioned earlier, high-wattage floodlights offer a wider and more intense spread of light as compared
to low-wattage floodlights. The high beam
angle lights create a washing effect while low wattage floodlights have
a beam angle ranging from 45 degrees to 120 degrees.
However, low-wattage flood lights provide brighter illumination than high-wattage floodlights. The beam angle tends to remain inversely proportional to
brightness. This means that the smaller the beam angle, the brighter the light
High wattage floodlights
are industrial lighting solutions that are highly appropriate for large outdoor commercial spaces
like shipyards, stadiums, parking lots, driveways, etc. Many-a-times, they are
used as indoor lighting solutions in huge spaces like warehouses and storage facilities. On the
other hand, Low wattage floodlights are more flexible
and thus, are appropriate for a variety of applications and spaces. They are
suitable for small areas like domestic
spaces, gardens, billboards, etc.
High wattage and low wattage floodlights, both are state-of-the-art LED lighting solutions that can fulfill all the needs and requirements of the space effectively
and efficiently. However, they have distinct features and perform substantially
well only when installed appropriately in the right areas.