I have a 500w halogen floodlight which I'm about to install. It's supposed to be a wall unit mounted like this:
Is there any reason why I can't install it under the eaves like this:
The manufacturer website, brochure, install instructions etc. specify "wall mount", but there is no warning against soffit mounting either.
Opinions on the internet are vague. I see instructions like "don't mount floodlights sideways", but no explanation.
What do you think?