- Determine which sign orientation you will use and choose flood lights accordingly. Horizontal flood lights are ideal for lighting a wide object, while vertical flood lights are ideal for illuminating tall objects.
- Flood lights typically project at 120° and cast about a 4 foot beam to produce a larger area of light for signs.
- The recommended setback for ground-mounted flood lights is a distance equal to ¾ of the sign height. For example, a 12 feet X 6 feet sign has a setback distance of 4.5 feet.
- Aim flood lights straight down at the target area for better sign visibility and reduced glare.
Flood lights provide lighting to illuminate large spaces, including billboards, commercial signs, parking lots, stadiums, warehouses, and many others. Most outdoor general lighting schemes in commercial are completed with the addition of a flood light.
- Energy-efficient LED lighting has skyrocketed to popularity, as they last up to 17 years, which is five times longer than compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs. The LED lights are also low maintenance, durable, and use less energy than other types of bulbs.
- In recent years, solar powered flood lights have become popular, due to their cost effectiveness and brightness.