Flood lights are named because they flood an area with light. They are often used in commercial applications to light large areas like parking lots or main building entrances. In residential uses, flood lights often operate on motion sensors so they only activate when someone approaches your home. In this way, they are used as a security measure to warn potential intruders. You might also want flood lights if you plan to host outdoor activities after dark and need overall lighting for a portion of your yard.
Flood lights come in many different styles, from modern to more traditional. You should choose fixtures that coordinate well with the architecture of your home, since these fixtures are typically mounted at corners or under soffits of your home. You may choose a material that helps the fixture blend in, or coordinate the finish with other outdoor architectural lighting fixtures. These fixtures come in powder coated finishes as well as a variety of metallic finishes.
Many homeowners who want to invest in flood lights for their home would benefit from fixtures that are motion-sensor activated. Most people don’t want to leave flood lights on all the time, as they tend to be bright and could disrupt neighbors. However these fixtures are a great, affordable security device. A motion-sensor allows them to come on only when you need the light to guide you home, or someone is trespassing on your property.
Flood lights should be placed near entrances to your home. Typically they aren’t placed by a front door, but more commonly at a side entrance, back door or garage. You can also place flood lights in the back yard if you use the space after dark, for socializing, sports or cooking outdoors. Flood lights are often placed in outdoor parking areas so you can safely enter and exit your vehicle.
Flood lights are typically placed near entrances to your home, especially side doors and garage doors. You can also place them to illuminate an outdoor barbecue area or any other use where you need bright light at night.
LED flood lights can last a very long time due to the energy efficient nature of the bulb. If a flood light is used in conjunction with a motion sensor, you can set it to remain on for a specific period of time after it is activated.
Yes, some flood lights can be dimmable. You’ll want to check the specifications of the fixture you are considering to be sure it is compatible with a dimmer.
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