LED Flood Lights Can Be Defined


LED flood lights can be defined as high-intensity, broa […]

LED flood lights can be defined as high-intensity, broad beamed artificial lights often used to illuminate outdoor areas. Usually, they are used in playing fields while a sports event is being held during low light conditions. They can also be used during an outdoor function that requires a lot of lighting. Large companies, industries and organizations use them during the night to illuminate their compounds. Understanding how they work is the only way an individual can know why they are efficient.


LED flood lights have lamp housing. It is a plastic or metal container that prevents light from spilling in unwanted directions and serves as a body for the entire instrument. It consists of the entire exterior except for the opening or lens. The housing has been designed with certain elements that help with heat reduction while increasing the efficiency of LED lights. Current housings are made using die cast metal since it allows for a single, lightweight body that is more economical to use and produce.


Directionality and quality of light output is affected by the reflector. It is located around or behind the light source in a way as to direct more light towards the opening or lens. Each floodlight unit has a reflector used in conjunction with the lens (or lack of the same) to create the desired effect. LED flood lights use two main types of reflectors; parabolic and ellipsoidal. A parabolic reflector has a lamp set at the focus point of a parabola shaped reflector. It bounces the light away from the reflector in parallel beams. The light cannot be focused because there is no point at which the light converges. Although ellipsoidal reflectors are mainly used for focusable, tight spots, they can also be used in floodlights.


A U-shaped yoke is used to support or suspend most flood lights. It is normally placed at two points to the sides of the light’s housing resulting with an axis of rotation. The base of the yoke is basically a single bolt where the yoke can be rotated, and it also provides a second axis of rotation. When they are combined together, they allow the fixture to point any direction in spherical range of motion encircling the yoke. The yoke in LED flood lights is connected to a batten or pipe by one clamp. It may also be attached to a set or affixed with floor mounts depending on how and where it is to be used. Some yokes are motorized, meaning they can change where a fixture is pointing by using remote control systems.