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LED floodlights for outdoors and indoors, LED spotlights for wall or ceiling mounting, LED floodlights with or without motion detector
LED spotlights are perfect for indoor or outdoor installation: In just a few steps, you can use LED spotlights to illuminate your basement rooms, garages or entrance areas - but also as outdoor spotlights in courtyard entrances, patios or gardens.
Choose from small, compact LED spotlights for indoors and outdoors to powerful LED spotlights with up to 13,500 lumens.
Are you instead looking for LED floodlights for use on construction sites as well as work lights for DIY, crafts or workshops?
Visit the category LED Construction & Work Lights.
With the help of the filter function or the following information, you can easily find the right brennenstuhl® LED spotlight for your application.
- Which light colour is recommended for an LED spotlight?
- Which specification is relevant: Watt or lumen?
- How many lumens does the LED spotlight need?
- What types of LED spotlight are there?
- Buying an LED spotlight as burglary protection?
- Can I save energy by using LED spotlights with motion detectors?
- What IP protection class for outdoor spotlights?
- How and at what height should LED spotlights be installed outdoors?
Finding the right light colour or colour temperature for your luminaires and spotlights
Finding the right light colour or colour temperature for your luminaires and spotlights
The term "light colour" refers to the colour temperature in Kelvin units. The value in Kelvin indicates where the light colour of the LED spotlight lies in the spectrum from yellowish-warm to bluish-cool. A distinction is made between three different light colours: Warm white, neutral white and daylight white.
Warm white light resembles the colour of a sunset, so it shines in yellow and orange tones. This light colour is recommended for cosy and relaxing hours. Warm white light has a colour temperature below 3300 K.
Neutral white light has no warm, i.e. yellowish, colour cast compared to warm white light. Contrasts are better visible here, details can be better displayed. Neutral white light is generated by LED spotlights with a colour temperature of 3300 to 5000 K.
Daylight white light colour almost corresponds to real daylight. As the colour temperature increases, the light appears increasingly bluish. Daylight white light has a colour temperature above 5000 K. This light colour is ideally suited as working light, whether in the workshop or on the construction site. In addition, this light stimulates and promotes concentration.
First the light bulb, then the halogen lamp. In the meantime, everyone no longer speaks of watts, but of lumens. Lumen (lm) is an internationally standardised unit for luminous flux. Luminous flux is a technical lighting parameter and refers to the actual light output of a light source. So the higher the lumen value of an LED spotlight, the brighter the spotlight shines.
A few years ago, it was very easy to deduce the brightness of a lamp from its wattage. A 15-watt light bulb was less bright than one with 40 watts. In the days of incandescent and halogen lamps, watts were the unit of power used to infer brightness. However, this has changed with LED and energy-saving lamps, as the unit lumen is the important key figure for these light sources.
LED spotlights instead of halogen spotlights - energy-efficient and environmentally friendly alternative
Since September 2018, halogen lamps have been banned throughout the EU. The aim is to reduce energy consumption and therefore to use energy-efficient LEDs. However, both remnants and stocks of halogen spotlights are still being sold.
Replacing halogen with LED
Here is a small comparison: a 20-watt halogen spotlight consumes about the same amount of energy as an LED spotlight, which consumes about 4 watts. So the energy saving is obvious: at the same brightness, an LED lamp consumes up to 90% less than a halogen lamp.
If you are still struggling with the lumens when buying an LED spotlight, the informative packaging from brennenstuhl® will help you. Luminous flux (lm), efficiency (lm/W) and service life (h) of the LEDs can be seen at first glance.
Luminous flux is the unit of lumen (lm) used to indicate how much light or brightness a light source provides in all directions. This efficiency describes the ratio of emitted luminous flux in lumens and supplied energy in watts. The value is decisive for the brightness of an LED spotlight and describes the light output of the light source.
In the course of the EU regulations for energy-related products, the useful luminous flux (lm) is specified with an angle. The useful luminous flux in lumens (lm) indicates how much light a light source provides at a certain beam angle.
How many watts or lumens for LED spotlights?
The wattage is known from earlier lighting, e.g. incandescent bulbs. Sometimes still unfamiliar is the lumen specification of the luminous flux. In connection with LED lamps, wattage is still given, but the number of lumens is more meaningful.
To determine the suitable light output or the required number of lumens is crucial:
What the maximum illuminance should be at a given distance.
Where and at what height the spotlight is to be mounted.
The illuminance is given in lux. For example, approx. 10 - 20 lux is needed to illuminate a garage entrance. The illuminance does not decrease linearly over distance, but quadratically, which means that even at small distances the light is considerably weaker.
An example: With vertical incidence of light, a spotlight with 2000 lm and 120° beam angle at a distance of 8 m provides approx. 10 lux.
LED spotlights are usually permanently mounted, e.g. as outdoor lighting for the driveway, the garden, or indoors in garages or cellars.
brennenstuhl® offers LED spotlights with different types of power supply for stationary use: LED spotlight battery, solar and cable - LED spotlight with or without motion detector - LED spotlight for indoor or outdoor use. Depending on the purpose and installation location, one or the other LED spotlight is more suitable.
LED spotlight with motion detector
A motion detector ensures that the lighting is switched on or off automatically. Practical places of use are, for example, entrance areas, driveways or carports. Automation not only provides safety by minimising the risk of accidents through illumination, but also serves as a deterrent to burglars.
LED spotlight without motion detector
LED spotlights without motion detectors illuminate your courtyard entrance, workshop, stables or other places of use with light when you need it and switch it on.
brennenstuhl® uses LEDs from renowned manufacturers as well as high IP protection classes and high-quality materials to ensure the longest possible, maintenance-free service life of brennenstuhl® LED spotlights.
LED spotlight with battery
The LUFOS battery-powered LED spotlight is the brennenstuhl® LED spotlight in the range that does not require the laying of cables. The mains-independent LED spotlight without cable is ideal for places without a power connection. A battery-powered LED spotlight is also practical if no cable is available at the desired location or if it should not be laid.
The brennenstuhl® LED spotlight with battery is available with motion detector.
LED spotlight dimmable, with colour change and remote control
The smart LED spotlights from brennenstuhl®Connect have versatile functions. With the free brennenstuhl®Connect app or by voice command, the lighting situation can be individually adjusted and remotely controlled: Continuous adjustment of luminous intensity and light temperature (from cool white to warm white), timer and countdown, event records, programmed afterglow and much more.
The brennenstuhl®Connect LED spotlights with colour change and remote control are available with or without motion detector.
Solar LED spotlight
Solar LED spotlights use or store the power of the sun to provide lighting in the dark. The brennenstuhl® solar LED spotlights are equipped with a motion detector, i.e. the outdoor spotlight switches on when the sensor detects movement in the surroundings.
LED spotlights with motion detectors deter burglars
More than half of all burglaries take place in the evening or at night, because burglars deliberately use the cover of darkness.
But with the right lighting, i.e. a spotlight with motion detector, you can deter unwanted intrusion.
Where is it best to install LED spotlights with motion detectors?
To ensure that the LED spotlight with motion detector can also be used sensibly as burglary protection, it should be mounted in the right, i.e. burglary-sensitive, locations. This means that the outdoor spotlight with a sensor should not only be installed in entrance areas but also in places where unwanted guests are forced to sneak past - be it around your garden or even driveways. In other words, everywhere where burglars can gain optimal access to the house.
It should also be noted that the worklight or LED spotlight should be mounted at a tamper-proof height, i.e. rather a little higher than low. It should also be possible to make optimum use of the detection area and angle of coverage.
Setting the motion detector on the LED spotlight
The brennenstuhl® LED spotlights with motion detectors can differ in their detection range and angle of coverage. The switch-on time, twilight sensor and sensitivity sensor are often adjustable.
In general, an LED spotlight with motion detector should be mounted exactly where movement is to be detected or also monitored. The outdoor spotlight should be mounted in such a way that the detection area and the detection angle can be used optimally. The height at which the LED spotlight with sensor is mounted is also crucial.
To ensure that dogs, cats and mice do not trigger automatic light, but only human movements are detected, the spotlight with motion detector should be mounted high enough.
The switch-on time can normally be regulated individually. The switch-on time indicates how long the spotlight with motion detector should light up as soon as the motion detector detects a movement.
Tip: The light in the driveway or at the house entrance should stay on until you are safely inside the house. Depending on the distance, you should rather opt for a longer switching time.
Automated lighting thanks to LED spotlights with motion detectors
Spotlights with motion detectors not only provide effective protection against burglary but also energy-saving and automated lighting around the house or in entrance areas. LED spotlights with high colour temperature are recommended here. LED spotlights with motion detectors can be operated time-controlled and are also ideal for retrofitting.
Saving energy with LED spotlights with motion detectors
An LED spotlight with motion detector saves energy costs because the detector only activates after movements have been detected. When activated, the luminaire immediately reaches maximum luminous flux, i.e. maximum brightness. Otherwise, the LED luminaire is switched off. To ensure that the sensor does not activate the spotlight at the slightest movement, the sensitivity can be adjusted. In this way, you can achieve an automatically triggered lighting in the outdoor area that is adjusted to your needs.
An LED outdoor floodlight is indispensable for house entrances or driveways. The brennenstuhl® LED outdoor floodlights have a low power consumption and thus a long service life. The reason for this is the bright LEDs, which can save up to 80% of energy.
Which IP protection class for outdoor lighting?
It is impossible to imagine outdoor areas without safe lighting - regardless of whether the LED spotlight illuminates your house entrance or provides light in the garden, one thing is clear:
Outdoor spotlights must withstand wind and weather.
The IP protection class of the LED spotlight is crucial. The outdoor luminaires should not only be protected against possible rainfall, i.e. against moisture, but also against foreign bodies such as dust, dirt or insects.
What does "IP protection class" mean?
"IP" stands for International Protection (but often also Ingress Protection), which generally stands for international protection or protection against the ingress of foreign bodies and water. The IP protection class is made up of two digits.
The first digit indicates protection against solid foreign bodies - the second digit stands for protection against water.
So the higher the number, the better the protection of the outdoor lighting.
The most important IP protection classes for outdoor LED spotlights
IP44 Foreign object and splash-proof LED spotlights and worklights mounted on the wall of a house or under a roof should meet this protection rating. All types of outdoor LED spotlights, wall spots, outdoor luminaires or yard lamps require IP44 protection or higher. IP44 is considered the minimum protection class for outdoor use and is therefore often recommended. The outdoor lighting is then protected against splashing water from all directions, for example.
IP54 Dust and splash-proof This protection class differs only in the first digit, which stands for even higher protection against dust or other foreign bodies; more precisely, there is protection against contact and protection against dust deposits inside.
IP65 Dust-tight and jet-proof With this protection class, there is complete protection against contact and against the ingress of dust. The protection against water is sufficient against a water jet (nozzle) from any angle.
Tip: LED spotlights for outdoor use should have at least an IP44 protection rating in order to be protected against rain and dust! You can read all about the IP protection classes here.
Which light colour for LED outdoor spotlights?
Which light colour is suitable for outdoor lighting depends on the respective application and location.
LED spotlights with 3000 Kelvin emit a warm and atmospheric light colour. This creates a cosy ambience on your terrace or seating area in shades of yellow and orange, for example.
Yard or garage entrances are predestined for optimal illumination. Here it is recommended to use an LED outdoor spotlight with a neutral white to daylight white light colour. A light temperature of 6500 Kelvin corresponds to a cooler light colour and has a stronger daylight effect.
How many lumens outdoors?
To determine the appropriate light output, or the required number of lumens, it is crucial:
- What the maximum illuminance should be at a given distance.
- Where and at what height the spotlight is to be mounted.
For the installation of the wall light, a power connection should be available in any case - simply follow the video to see how to install outdoor wall lights correctly and safely.
At what height should an outdoor LED spotlight be mounted? Installing outdoor spotlights at the ideal height
There is generally no guideline for the height of an outdoor spotlight, but ideally an LED wall luminaire for outdoor use should be mounted at a height of 1.8 to 2.5 metres above the ground.
Above all, you should make sure that the wall luminaire is not mounted at a reachable height. This not only prevents annoying glare because you can no longer look directly into the LEDs, but also prevents possible, undesired disassembly of the wall luminaire.