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Beam angle for LED Fixtures

Mar 14, 2019

Beam angle for LED Fixtures


Beam angle, which determines how visible an area or object is, by definition, is a measurement of how the light is distributed. It can be referred to as a beam spread. Light cones aren't limited to "very narrow" and "very wide." There`s a whole range, which we describe this range as "beam angle." The right type of beam angle can give you the right type of ambience and visibility.


The main difference between floodlights and spotlights is that floodlights have a very wide beam while spotlights are narrower. Ultimately, your main aim in choosing the right beam angle is to get the best uniformity and to install the fewest lights as possible. Beam angle can be changed by different reflectors or lenses. The ideal beam angle of your LED is determined by the distance between the light source and the target area for illumination. Generally speaking, the farther the light source is from the target area, the smaller the beam angle required to effectively illuminate the space. The higher the mounting height, the narrower the beam; The wider the spacing, the wider the beam.


Beam spread is identified by putting them into one of the three groups: narrow, medium, and wide. To be more specific, they can be identified as: Very Narrow Spot(<7 degrees),Narrow Spot(7-15 degrees),Spot(16-22 degrees),Narrow Flood(23-32 degrees),Flood(33-45 degrees),Wide Flood(46-60 degrees),Very Wide Flood(>60 degrees).