LED Work Light: What’s the Best One For You?
The choice between different types of LED work lights is very important. There are many factors that go into choosing the right one for your job site. Some of these include cost, safety, durability, and output. Let us take a look at some of them below:
Cost – Cost is always an issue when it comes to purchasing any kind of equipment or product. A good rule of thumb is to compare the price of similar products from two different vendors. If they’re both $100, then the cheaper option probably isn’t going to give you much better performance than the expensive one.
Safety – Safety is another factor that needs consideration if you want to use an LED work light on your job site. LEDs emit less heat than incandescent bulbs and therefore don’t produce as much smoke and carbon monoxide (CO). However, there are still risks associated with using an LED work light.
While they aren’t as dangerous as traditional incandescents, they do have their own set of dangers. These include improper installation, improper usage, and failure to follow proper safety precautions.
Durability – Another aspect that needs to be considered when selecting an LED work light is its durability. Durability refers to how long the LED will last before it starts emitting smoke or CO. Durability also refers to how long the LED will last before it burns out or stops working altogether.
Doesn’t that just sound appealing?
For these reasons, you definitely want to make sure you’re purchasing a durable LED work light if you decide to go with this type of lighting source.
LED Light Output – How much light do you want your work light to produce?
This is another question you should ask yourself when selecting an LED work light. If you need to illuminate large areas, then you will need a higher lumens count. A higher lumens count means greater visibility and a safer work environment. If you just need to see what you’re doing around the house or in your car, a lower lumens count will do.
LED lights come in various types and sizes, some of which are better for certain situations than others. The four main types of lights are spot lights, flood lights, MR16, and PAR36. Let’s take a closer look at each type so you can decide which one is right for you.
Spot Lights – Light that comes from a spot light is focused and has a long reach, but doesn’t illuminate as wide of an area as flood lights do. The most common spot lights used in the workplace are 250 millimeters in diameter. They aren’t recommended for indoor use unless you don’t have any other lighting option.
Flood Lights – Flood lights are just the opposite of spot lights in that their light covers a wide area, but doesn’t reach as far. They’re also known for producing a lot of glare and can sometimes temporarily blind the user or someone else. They’re perfect for security purposes, such as lighting up a large yard or field.
They can also be used in an emergency when you need to replace a headlight in your car.
MR16 – MR16 stands for “Miniature Reflector Spot”. They produce a narrow beam of light that can reach up to 1,500 lumens. The beam produced by an MR16 is comparable to a 40-watt incandescent bulb.
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