5 Ways You’re Using Your RGB LED Floodlight Incorrectly

5 Ways You’re Using Your RGB LED Floodlight Incorrectly

LED RGB Floodlights are some of the most popular exterior lights currently on the market. They’re used in both commercial and residential lighting solutions by providing bright, customizable outdoor lighting effects.  There is a multitude of benefits when it comes to adopting LED outdoor flight lights. These include higher brightness, conserving more energy, and no maintenance costs. In order to get the most out of your LED Floodlight, you need to look out for the most common mistakes, so that you can avoid them and get optimal performance from your exterior LED Floodlight.

Lights In the Wrong Place

Where you install your floodlight and how far apart you space them out will determine the effect they have. The main issue with positioning floodlights is that floodlights are more flexible than people think. They can be installed under eaves, at the side, and porch of your home, covering entrances and exits. They don’t just need to be used down on the lawn as up lighting or installed above the garage illuminating the driveway. They have multiple applications and positioning them correctly in unison can make a big difference. If your outdoor floodlights are casting a lot of shadows they may be too far apart, and if they’re too intense causing glare, they may be too close together. For exterior home lighting, it's about getting the correct number of lights, a correct number of lumens, and installing them in the right places. For home security, especially those of us who use security cameras, we need evenly distributed light so that the camera can pick up everything. Outdoor home lighting is about being optimal and safe, by installing your lights in the right places you’ll be saving yourself a lot of time and money in the long-term.        

Light positioning   

Closely related to light placement. Light positioning is important especially with outdoor LED floodlights. As previously mentioned, floodlights are more versatile than. There are more lighting effects available with RGB floodlights than just security illuminance or downlighting. Here are some more complex but effective ideas for exterior lighting with RGB LED floodlights.

Moonlighting: Moonlighting is a very specific type of landscape lighting whereby you place your floodlight at the top of a high tree or object to mimic the shimmery glow of moonlighting around a property. Although it is not so commonly used as it can be difficult to set up, if used correctly it will really make the property stand out.       

Silhouetting: Silhouetting or uplighting in landscape lighting which is used to highlight objects or areas. They can be used on ornaments, water fountains, or trees in the yard in order to add dimensions to the home and create focal points.

Shadowing: When it comes to lighting effects using shadowing for a busy back or front yard that has bushes or large garden plants. You create the shadow by having the floodlight facing the bushes or large plants and allowing the shadow to cast onto the wall of your home. This type of projection although does create shadows onto the walls of your home, if the yard is already well lit enough, won’t be a problem.

Too Many Lumens

Although this sounds controversial, you may have too many lumens. You can have too many lights and too much brightness. You don’t need the whole yard to be brightly illuminated with tens of thousands of lumens. Especially if you live-in built-up areas. You may have neighbors to consider. Use RGB LED floodlights appropriately and your yard will benefit tenfold. Use them to light the property securely, highlight key areas while saving you energy costs.

Remote Control Issues

A common occurrence with outdoor floodlight controls is that their error rate. Especially when it comes to IR infrared or RF radio frequency remote controls. Each control has its own specific drawbacks. RF controls, especially in homes can have some interference issues from other electronics. However, they can be used through objects and walls, furniture, etc. On the other hand, IR remotes are not interfered with by other electronics. However, their main drawback is infrared controls can’t be used through objects or walls and need to be directly pointed at the floodlight. In order to reduce the interference issues or sporadic controlling of your light, it's important to identify which type of control it is IR or RF, and then you can reduce the error rate of using them.

Switch Motion Sensors to Photocells

Built-in motion sensors or separate motion sensors will make your floodlight reactionary, however, a reactionary light doesn’t always match your requirements. If you’re looking for constant illumination throughout the night as it makes you feel more secure or you just prefer general lighting throughout the night. Switching more a motion sensor to a D2D photocell will make your floodlight more suitable. Using a D2D photocell LED floodlight will allow your light to be off during daylight hours and on through the night. Conserving your energy throughout the day and reducing your maintenance costs as the photocell reacts to your environment. Providing you with a passive light that provides constant illumination throughout the night while saving you energy throughout the day.

A Great Outdoor Lighting Option

SANSI’s 70W RGB LED Outdoor Floodlight is a 500W equivalent and can be mounted anywhere on the exterior of your home! With 16 colors and 4 working modes, this light can be used to strobe for a party, flash for attention or be on constantly at daylight color to illuminate the yard! These lights were designed to be two things. Energy-efficient and versatile and they deliver both.

SANSI 70W RGB LED Floodlight Energy Efficient

Where do the superior lumens output and energy efficiency come from? The design. These LED floodlights have 2 unique approaches towards heat dissipation. Using independent ceramic heat sinks to dissipate the heat created by the LEDs along with a hollow body to promote air convection. These two technologies allow this floodlight to be energy efficient as well as last longer!


These LED floodlights provide 4 various lighting effects in 16 different colors including 5000K daylight. Meaning they can be used for parties, Christmas, or general lighting. They’re a light that can be used all year round for every event. 1 control can control multiple lights meaning you can set them into unison or however you need. Creating the exact atmosphere the exterior of your home needs.

Light brightly. Light Smart. Light your home with SANSI!

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