Who said you cant use LED floodlights in your home? not only will you see LED floodlights in commercial and industrial use but you will see this type of lighting illuminating home driveways, patios, gardens and porches. A flood light installed over the center or side of a garage door is the most likely choice of location in a residential home, illuminating your driveway in the process.
Before the installation process takes place, work out if there are going to be any obstacles in the way, drain pipes, gutters or even doors and windows are obvious examples of this. Having the right placement is a very important factor so too is the angle and height as this will make a big difference in terms of how the lumens are distributed out into your space. Lumens play a big factor in how much light you will have, lumen size can range from 700lm to 20,000lm with the higher end sizes most suited for car parks and large industrial buildings. A 1500lm to 2500lm floodlight will sure be good enough for your driveway.
The biggest advantage of the LED floodlight is their superior lifespan over any other halogen or incandescent floodlight. Halogen or Incandescent globes can have a lifespan of up to 2000hrs, whereas an LED floodlight’s lifespan can be 30,000 or more plus hours. Be mindful of your neighbour, nuisance lighting can be reported to your local council and a complaint can be made to have the light removed or placed in a different location. Also another little hint about LED floodlights, they are no good for garden lighting. Lighting for your garden needs to be more subtle not making your garden look like its in daylight 24/7.