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Floodlights

Floodlights

What Type Of Floodlights Are There?

There are many types of floodlight on the market which are perfect for a number of uses, take a quick look at the different options below to decide what is best for your needs.

Metal Halide

The metal halide group of floodlights are one of the most popular and most used types of floodlight on the market today thanks to the broad spectrum of applications it can suit. Our floodlights start at 70 watts and stretch to an incredible 2000 watts.

Metal halide fittings are compact by nature yet powerful in size and produce a crisp white/blue light, perfect for good colour rendering should you require any illumination for recording equipment such as CCTV. Lower wattage metal halide floodlights are perfect for outside a building or house, however these types of floodlights are not ideal for on/off operation and lend themselves perfectly for constant illumination. Larger wattage floodlights are perfect for illuminating vast areas such as football or sports pitches where a strong, crisp light source is required. Learn more about metal halide floodlights.

Sodium Floodlights

The softer orange light emitted by these floodlights are ideal for more industrial and commercial applications and will often be seen outside factories and other industrial premises for either security reasons or to help people see at night outside without causing a copious amount of light pollution.

Most will be high pressure sodium which are typically found in street lights. Find out more about sodium floodlights.

LED Floodlights

LED floodlights are a popular alternative to traditional metal halide, sodium and halogen floodlights. The drawback of a bigger initial outlay to purchase the product is far outweighed by the energy saving benefits that the LED floodlights have to offer.

Not only do LED floodlights have low running costs, they also will last for anything between 30,000 hours to 50,000 hours depending on the type of fitting, meaning that they will remain virtually maintenance free (apart from the odd clean!). Always use a qualified electrician to fit these product as they require mains wiring and fitting to a solid surface. Read more about LED floodlights.

Low Energy Floodlights

Low energy floodlights utilise PL lamps technology to offer a low energy solution alternative to various other types of floodlights. The range includes polycarbonate wall packs, which are ideal for industrial areas such as warehouses and factories. Tough in design and discreet in appearance, these fittings are ideal for a variety of applications.

The PBT floodlights in the range offer resistance to the weather in salt laden areas, particularly useful in coastal areas and marinas where salt water can cause damage to regular fittings. These use PL lamps to offer a low energy solution to an everyday need.

Portable Floodlights

Offering a versatile lighting solution, the portable floodlights range includes numerous, robust, rechargeable floodlights which can be used for numerous applications. Sports pitches can be illuminated at night thanks to NightSearcher Megastar unit, with 6 units illuminating a 60x40 metre area.

Compact fluorescent tubes or LEDs are used in most units to provide a low energy, zero emission lighting solution. Many of the products are NightSearcher, who use robust materials to produce a light source which is weatherproof and can be used in virtually all weather conditions, all year round. Other sectors which can benefit from using portable floodlights are aviation (many airports require portable lighting), railways (inspection), and industrial and building sites - where wired lighting is awkward to install and can be dangerous with trailing cables.

Outdoor events are another places which can benefit greatly from portable floodlights, as wiring and cabling these events can often be difficult, even under good circumstances.

Induction Floodlights

Induction floodlights utilise an old technology which was once deemed too expensive in comparison to other forms of floodlights, however it is becoming highly cost effective as electricity costs are always increasing, and companies are looking to cut back on bills where possible. These floodlights range from 80 watts up to 200 watts, to cater to numerous different sizes of areas which require lighting.

Induction offers a replacement for traditional forms of lighting with the benefit of huge savings on energy bills as a result of switching. A 40% saving is achieved against metal halide lighting, while there is a 50% saving to be made when using induction instead of sodium floodlights. These fittings will last for over 100,000 hours compared to 30,000 hour life of LED and the 10,000 hour life of fluorescent fittings.

110V Industrial Floodlight

These industrial floodlights run at a safe voltage of 110 volts, providing lighting for hazardous, and potentially dangerous, areas of work. Industrial site floodlights are ideal for when temporary lighting is required and the floodlights are available from 70 watts up to 400 watts depending on the amount of lighting required.

Many of these floodlights are yellow in colour to ensure that they stand out and use the crisp light from metal halide lamps to provide illumination.

For LED industrial lighting solutions, NightSearcher offer an LED floodlight which can run at 100 volts, safe for site usage. These can run from the mains or from a generator and will last for around 30,000 hours. The major advantage of LED is the cost saving benefits, however these also run at very low temperatures, meaning that they are ideal for confined spaces.