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Thread: Floodlight vs. Spotlight Flashlight: What's the Difference?

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    Thinking Floodlight vs. Spotlight Flashlight: What's the Difference?

    People are usually getting confused when choosing a flashlight, when they know nothing about it. For example, what is a lumen? Is it waterproof? And a lot of people canít distinguish between floodlight flashlight and spotlight flashlight. Today we come to understand the difference between these two flashlights, as well as the advantages and disadvantages between the two.
    First, letís cover the basics:
    Beam angle (pattern):
    a measurement of the angles that are formed between a cone of lightís brightest point (the center) and the points on both sides of the center where the lightís intensity is 50 percent as bright.
    To make it simple, a flashlight that gives you flood light will lighten a bigger wider area in front of you. A floodlight can have a beam spread of up to 120 degrees. It can illuminate a larger amount of space with the same wattage and lumen output as a spotlight.
    A spotlight will lighten a much more narrow area in front of you but it will reach further ahead than a flood light. A spotlight casts a narrow beam of light, usually no wider than 45 degrees and the beam is more concentrate.
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    Then letís check out the advantages and disadvantages as well as applications of these two kinds of flashlights.
    Floodlight flashlight:
    The central spot is strong, the light is distributed in the flood area evenly. The lighting range is wide and the viewing angle is large. Itís suitable for medium and long distance illumination. The objects covered by the light are clear but not glare.
    The illumination distance is not far enough, and the light is slightly dispersed.
    Application area:
    Outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, night riding, fishing, mountain climbing, and so on. Search and rescue as well as other activities that require large-area lighting. In the dark wild jungle or the desert, we are more eager to know the surrounding environment, and the range of the floodlight can fix this problem.
    Spotlight flashlight:
    The central light is bright and the light is concentrated, and the long-range effect is relatively good. Itís suitable for long-distance irradiation.
    The diffuse light of the floodlight area is relatively small, the viewing angle is also small. There is too little flood light in the vicinity, the light can not be evenly diffused, so the irradiation area is also small, and the range is narrow.
    Application area:
    Light-speed outdoor sports, hunting, high-speed night riding, special outdoor work, etc., which require long-distance illumination.

    Is your flashlight floodlight or spotlight?

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    Jan 2020

    Default Re: Floodlight vs. Spotlight Flashlight: What's the Difference?

    The true test is when you are in the woods with no moon and the dark seems impenetrable. Flashlights are tools. You need more than one flashlight to do the job. Setting up camp in the dark requires lighting the immediate area or a ďfloodĒ. When you hear the bump in the night you need distance so the ďspotĒ is needed. The beast of a flashlight that throws 300 meters is not always the right tool for the job.

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