outdoor flood lighting

How Many Lumens For Outdoor Flood Light?

“Lumens” measures the intensity of light. So the amount of lumens you need for your outdoor flood lighting really depends on the kind of outdoor lighting you want.

Knowing the right amount of lighting to use outdoors is very important. Lack of sufficient lighting is dangerous as it could enhance insecurity while too much lighting, more than what is necessary is not ideal as it would lead to the accumulation of unnecessarily high power consumption.

Even if you use solar power which you harvest every day, there is still no reason why you should let the energy go to waste. For the outdoor path lighting, decorative track lighting is the best. For walkways, a well-lit lighting system will work. For this one, 100 lumens for every bulb are ideal.

For landscape lighting, the number of lumens per bulb can vary from 50 to 300 lumens. Landscape lighting can be used for both utility purposes by securing the property from crime and to enhance appearance.  You can rely on the 50 lumens per bulb for a garden.

That said, our professional suggestion on lumens for various outdoor lights includes:

Path lighting:100-200 lumens

Step lights: 12-100 lumens

Flood lights: 700-1300 lumens

Motion sensor lights: 300-700 lumens

Pond/pool lights: 200-400 lumens

Hardscape lights (on walls): 50-185 

Landscape: 50-300 lumens (50 is good for a garden or small shrubbery)

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How do LED flood lights work?

LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes), on the other hand, don’t use fragile filaments. They do use electrical current, however, that illuminates tiny diodes inside the bulb. LEDs don’t put out much heat, staying cool to the touch. They also fare well in all types of outdoor temperatures and become fully bright immediately.

Why LED Lighting (Lumens) Will Eventually Replace (Watts)

As improvements in energy and power evolve, wattage will become irrelevant when trying to determine the brightness of a light. Wattage never did a good job predicting the exact brightness of a light to begin with. It was just a guess based off of the power usage. Now that we are using energy and power in a smarter and more efficient way , people will get more accustomed to measuring light based on actual units of visible light.

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