Over the past decade, LED (Light Emitting Diode) floodlights have seen a massive surge in popularity. Their original implementation into small electronics has all but exploded into an entire industry, with LED bulbs now being used for flashlights, billboards and traffic signals in many parts of the world. One of the most popular uses for LED bulbs is in floodlights. LED floodlights are preferred by many for their powerful lighting capabilities and energy saving properties.
LED bulbs have a very long lifetime, which can range as high as 50,000 hours. As one would expect, the less time that the light is kept on, the longer it will last. Since flood lights are generally only used when people are home (or at night, for outdoor floods), it is generally safe to assume that LED bulbs will last for many years when properly taken care of.
LED lights can vary in color, from being quite warm to being cooler in nature. Generally, warmer lighting is preferred indoors, while colder lighting might be more applicable in outdoor applications. Light color is measured in Kelvins; the higher the Kelvin measurement, the brighter and - generally - colder the lighting will be.
Many LED lights utilize motion sensor technology, which can be quite effective for home security, as well as being useful for lighting an area when you first get home. Motion sensors are also useful in that they conserve the life of your bulbs; by turning the lights on only when absolutely necessary, you can ensure that your bulbs last for as long as possible.
Unfortunately, LED flood bulbs can be rather expensive, with certain bulbs ranging upwards to $100 a piece. You can protect your investment by looking into a warranty for your bulbs whenever possible, and taking care to keep them in good shape.
With these useful tips, you can find floodlights that are right for your home.