Floodlight History upto the LED Floodlight

Floodlights are possibly one of the more important uses for modern lighting, fair, without smaller light bulbs you couldn’t see in your home yet that can be replaced by a simple candle fairly easily, on the other hand large- scale lighting is vital for motorways or football stadiums and a variety of other things so I deem it important to educate about them. The technology has advanced from simple filament bulb floodlights to modern day LED Floodlights which use just a fraction of the energy, but before talking technology lets look at some history first.
They first originated from the world wars, just after the planes. During the night planes had a huge upper hand of seeing the lit up trenches without being seen themselves, not only making them the supreme spies they were at that time but other terrifying happenings once the planes were fitted with guns and bombs. Now, a plane in the air can easily be heard but you can’t shoot one down based on sound alone! So the floodlight, or searchlight, was developed. This was a wonderful tool as not only was it able to lock down and allow for the shooting down of aircraft but also as a zoning tool, so if their target was, let’s say, a ammunition shed they could simply shine the light around that general area to protect it. This may seem like a waste of time but this was the beginnings of the modern high-power light.
Next to be aided by this invention were motorways, now, some argue that streetlights aren’t strictly floodlights but I argue otherwise. It’s a high power light made for illuminating large areas. So why isn’t it considered a floodlight? Never mind, I had better get to the actual subject.
You see, after the second war motorways, and streets in general were in need of a lighting solution, combustion lighting was out of the question; which is literally burning things, such as candles, coal and so on. The only solution was electricity, but relatively speaking this wasn’t an easy feat, and isn’t today even. We’re talking about lighting long, long roads reliably, and to fail would be to risk lives! Of course the solution lay in the humble floodlight used in the wars, which went to help light nations roadways.
Now a bit of a jump to the present, with our current floodlights! These are often a lot smaller than the ones used in wars or even on the streets; but still vital nevertheless. Famed for waking up people because of a stray cat or fox, but imagine doing a simple task like parking in the dark without one. Reinforced bumpers and garage doors would be more of an investment if they didn’t exist…
Now onto the future and beyond! With a global lack of energy, the energy saving light bulb is more of an option than ever. One of the most new and interesting types are LED’s, now the real appeal of LED floodlights is this, imagine the hours your floodlight’s on, and the difficulty of replacing it. Now, LED floodlights not only use less energy to cut down on bills, but last longer too! So you won’t need to fear going up the ladder too often anymore. Take a look at our advanced High Power LED Floodlights.
Well, now I’m out of info for this subject. My only, and last request of you is next time, when your floodlight turns on in the evening respect it and its history just a little bit more.

3 thoughts on “Floodlight History upto the LED Floodlight”

  1. just want to know if i change every light bulb and put in leds 60 watts how much will i save money /per month inside the home

  2. Thanks for sharing this wonderful blog. It is indeed great to learn the use of floodlight since ancient times, during the first world war till recent time. From zoning tool it has now evolved as an efficient source of lighting. It helps in creating bright illumination over large spaces, like in football field, playground. Hence led flood lights allows better visibility. Along with that, it can also be used for security purposes in residential areas.

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