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Choosing the Right Floodlight-Three Tips You Should Know

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Internet has not only created abundance of convenience in today’s society, it has also created a lot of issues. With thousands of Floodlights over the counter and over several online platforms, how do you make the right choice in buying the right type of Floodlights?

Today we compiled 3 tips on which Lights are the best choice when browsing through online, what types are best for which application, and what types are best to avoid:

1.      Lowest Price doesn’t always mean the best

With the convenience of Amazon/Wallmart and many online platforms, which allows anyone to be able to offer LightingProducts, however from time to time, it will also mean a lot of these product have not gone through proper validation. This could mean not going through proper aging, thermal testing, and all these could contribute to early life failure, so buy looking for the cheap product could result in having to replace the product again in 2-3 years. If you are buying expendable products like torch etc, then it would not matter, but having products like a lighting fixture, for example: floodlights, where it requires a large amount of labor to install, then go with companies that know what they are doing.  With companies has been doing lighting for over 30 years now, we’ve experienced it all and know how to build quality lights, as well as conducting through the proper validation. A General Rule of thumb: when your dividing the Fixtures Lumen output by the dollars sold, if the Lumen per dollar is over 500lumens/dollar, then chances are there is some falsified information of the product and that it should be avoided.

2.      Choosing COB/SMD can make a difference in terms of the application:

Are you looking for a simply wall wash flood? A bullet flood to shine a flag? An Area Light to cover the Parking lot? Whilst Lighting Product can be categorized into different application, the LED itself can also make a big difference in the longevity and the Light angle that comes out. For example, COB(Chips on Board) type LED Fixtures offer a more concentrated beam angle, which is generally Ideal for Spot Light(pin pointing on certain spot) However we also see Spot Lights today utilizing SMD for a more thermal dissipation alternative. For general Wall wash with no requirement for Beam Angle, we would generally look at Utility flood for maximum coverage in terms of the area. If you are unaware of what type of Lighting Distribution or type of lighting suitable for what application, please speak to your local Electrical Distributor or lighting specialist, or can contact us at info@firstlighting.com where we can provide solutions for your requirement.

3.      Different Mounting Options and what’s best for you

With every Lighting fixture, there is several ways of Mounting Options to install the Lighting Fixture, be sure to choose the right one that’s most suitable to the areas you will be installing it on. Whether it be Wall Mount(installing onto a Vertical Wall surface by connecting to a junction box of Conduit Pipe) Yoke/Trunnion Mount(a U-Bracket to allow Fixture to be able to adjust angle and lighting direction) or Knuckle/Slip fitter(installing onto Pole Mount or Pipes). Choosing the right Mounting Option will mean allowing the Fixture to be firmly installed and can prevent any loosening due to external environments. This will ensure the longevity of the Fixture in Operation.

Please contact us at Info@firstlighting.com for more lighting Inquiries and pricing today!

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