Illuminating exterior spaces or the outside of a building requires special attention to fixture placement, intensity, color, and duration of use to attain a proper lighting design aimed at safety, energy efficiency, and cost reduction.
Optics and Wattages: Many SpecGrade LED floods are available in multiple beam spreads and wattages to ensure your LED lighting design has a uniform distribution of light as well as an intensity that matches the building’s height and aesthetics. When spec’ing our LED fixtures, make sure you specify one with attention to cut-off to guarantee you avoid light pollution.
Safety: Every SpecGrade LED is engineered to provide excellent beam uniformity. Meaning, the entire beam of light has the same intensity.This is especially helpful when safety is an issue such as the entire beam of light is uniform to ensure there are no dark areas. Video cameras really perform well under this light source.
Color Temperature: Whether it’s contemporary or period architecture, maintain the integrity of the structure by specifying the correct color temperature (Kelvin temperature). A warmer and softer appearance requires about a 3000K-4000K color temperature. A soft contemporary feel would normally require 4100K-5000K. And, when safety is critical you might want to consider 5000K or higher.