Your Landscape Project: Choosing LED Flood Lights

When it comes to illuminating your front or backyard at night, nothing beats LEDs.

They are affordable, bright, and have a longer lifespan than traditional florescent bulbs. They’re also better for the environment.

There are many types of LEDs out there. For a newly-renovated landscaping project, LED flood lights are a great choice.

Not sold on flood light style Lights? You will be after reading these amazing facts.

Depending on Your Settings, LED Flood Lights Can Create Difference Ambiances

What’s your mood? Do you have a flair for the theatrical or do you like to keep things calm and tame?

Your flood lighting can reflect your mood. By choosing cross-lighting, up-lighting, down-lighting, or a combination of all three, your backyard becomes your creative canvas.

Now, let’s take a look at each style of lighting.


As the name suggests, cross-lighting illuminates either side of the yard. This reduces shadows and creates more depth.


Up-lighting is positioned to focus on items that are higher up, such as tall trees and shrubs.


On the other hand, down-lighting focuses on items that are mid-height to ground level. Sometimes called moon lighting, down-lighting illumination is soft and quite romantic.

You Have Different Wattage Options

One of the ways LEDs save money compared to other lighting options is through the various wattages available.

If you have a large property and want higher wattage LEDs, go for it. If you have a smaller home, you don’t have to burn through high-wattage flood lights, though.

You can even run your flood lights on timers so you never have to stress about them running all night.

Glare Guards Control Light Pollution

No matter which wattage you choose, your flood lights will be bright.

These are going to illuminate a large expanse of your yard, after all.

Light pollution can occur with any type of outdoor lighting, even non-LEDs. To avoid getting any complaints from the neighbors, be aware of the following ways you may inadvertently contribute to light pollution:

  • Using LEDs at too high a wattage
  • Positioning your lights so they glare
  • Placing your lights so they hit your neighbors’ properties

While a lot of preventing light pollution comes down to common courtesy, you may be rightfully concerned about glare.

Luckily, you can get glare guards that fit over your flood lights. These protect your home (and neighboring properties) from unwanted glare.

Space out Your Lights

With many types of lights, you must space them out. That’s the only way to create enough illumination for the whole yard.

That’s not so with flood lights, especially LEDs. Each light will illuminate plenty of space, so avoid placing lights close together. You could have a light pollution problem as mentioned above.

Need More Information?

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