When determining what type of outdoor lighting to use, many people may wish to research the benefits of a halogen flood light. This type of lighting, while similar to incandescent lighting, is different in a number of ways. Understanding those differences and utilizing them can not only have an effect on the overall lighting design, but also even possibly help with the costs as well.
The halogen flood light is a great option for those who are interested in showcasing landscaping at night or for those who need lighting for security or safety reasons. It is a very versatile light that has been tested under rigorous conditions and seems to perform as well as any other similar type of light. In fact, in some ways it performs better.
One of the biggest differences between a halogen flood light and a regular incandescent light is the type of brilliant white light the halogen light is capable of producing. This is often why it is a popular choice for those who want to showcase colors in a natural type of lighting, as they were meant to be seen. Further, these types of flood lights are good choices for parking lots because they are capable of producing a good quality, penetrating white light.
A halogen flood light can be less maintenance than more traditional lights as well. The tungsten filament that comes with the light can lasts significantly longer than filaments found in incandescent light bulbs. Thus, especially for parking lot lights, there is not as frequent of a need to go up and replace the bulbs. This can not only help cut down on the costs of bulbs, but also on the costs of hiring someone to replace them. Usually, if a bulb goes out, it is to the company's advantage to replace them all, if they all receive similar use.
The halogen flood light is also a popular choice for security lighting, but may not be as good for motion lights. Sometimes, a halogen light can take a while to warm up due to the high temperature that needs to be generated before the filament begins to glow. Motion lights need to come on nearly instantly in order to be effective. However, some halogen lights are designed specifically for this purpose, so their light-up times are significantly reduced. Therefore, it is important to make sure any motion light that is made from halogen flood light is designed to warm up and produce light quickly.