Menards Led Flood Lights | One of the things it’s easy to hear LED lights, is that their beam angle is narrower compared to old fashion incandescent lights, or even compared to newer CFLs.
What can this mean which is it an issue?
The beam angle may be the angle at which light is directed from the bulb. So a tiny angle of 20 degrees can be right for an area light, focusing light on only one small area. If you want more general lighting, spreading light over a whole room, a larger angle of perhaps 90 degrees can be preferred. In most domestic lighting situations beam angles of 30-45 degrees are sufficient to light a space comfortably.
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The proven fact that LEDs have narrow beam angles stems from the older technology LEDs which were indeed designed for focused light in a narrow area. Today this is no longer true. New technology now signifies that LED lights are available in a wide variety of beam angles, from narrow spotlights to wider general lighting. Some LEDS can be obtained in a variety of beam angles from 15, 30, 40, 45, 60, 90, to 120 degrees. What this means is that there is a great deal of choice available on the market, sometimes so much choice which it gets confusing for that buyer. You can no longer just grab a bulb from the supermarket shelf. There are decisions being made!