October 26, 2021
LED Floodlight vs. LED Spotlight
LED floodlights and LED spotlights
are two of the most popular used
in a host of commercial areas. They offer high efficacy and substantial energy
efficiency that makes them significantly helpful in reducing energy bills.
However, many times people get confused between the two lights and tend to face
difficulties in deciding which LED luminaire is better as per their needs and
A floodlight is a high-intensity
light that has a broad beam spread. It can have a beam spread range from
anywhere between 45 degrees to 120 degrees and is appropriate for outdoor applications. On the other hand, spotlights
have a comparatively narrower beam spread which is generally less than 45
degrees. For instance, most of the spotlights have a beam angle of fewer than 25 degrees. It is more concentrated and is compatible
with both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Here are some of the major
differences between the two lights:
An LED floodlight provides a
highly diffused and scattered illumination. It projects light in all directions
and floods all the space within range with uniform illumination. Whereas, LED
spotlights furnish a direct and precise concentrated effect. It cannot fill the
whole commercial area with uniform illumination but can focus on defined
objects without any glare.
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 LED floodlights
from LED spotlights. As mentioned
earlier, LED floodlights offer a wider and more intense spread of light as
compared to LED spotlights. The high beam angle lights create a washing effect
while LED spotlights create a “spot” like lighting effect. However, spotlights
furnish brighter illumination than floodlights. The beam angle tends to remain
inversely proportional to brightness. This means that the smaller the beam
angle, the brighter the light appears.
LED 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, LED
spotlights are more flexible and thus, are appropriate for a variety of
applications and spaces. They are suitable for small areas like exhibitions,
museums, fairs, etc. that require light for highlighting various display items
like status, painting, artefacts, etc.
Floodlights and spotlights, both
are state-of-the-art LED lighting solutions that can fulfil 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.