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LED Flood Light Fixtures Have Come Along Way

Posted by Doug Root on September 29, 2015

If you have been keeping up with the LED revolution you have probably noticed that there have been some vast improvements in the LED flood light. The LED flood light fixture was one of the first mass produced fixtures to enter the market in 2008-2010. The fixtures that came in from China were very expensive and had little engineering put into the thermal management of the LED driver and the chip so many "early adapters" saw massive failure rates and quick lumen depreciation from a very expensive fixture!

Well, things have changed and LED flood light fixtures are awesome and they are here to stay. As a matter of fact recently published this note:

GE has issued an internal memo announcing the discontinuation of HID, Incandescent, Fluorescent & Induction Luminaires due to falling demand for traditional lighting products and the accelerated adoption of solid state lighting. GE Lighting will no longer be creating new, custom non-LED luminaire configurations. These undocumented catalog numbers will no longer be allowed on quotes or orders. GE Lighting continues to focus on LED and intelligent lighting technologies, investing in the future of advanced lighting controls and energy efficient LED luminaries.

So with that being said, lets talk about LED flood lights. LED flood lights easily beat metal halide and quartz halogen flood lights on lumen per watt comparisons, useful life ratings and energy savings. The thermal management technologies have drastically improved which in turn has laid the ground for true 50-60,000 hour rated fixtures. PHILIPS, CREE, MaxLite, ProLume, ATG, Atlas and more have really done their homework.

When shopping for LED flood light fixtures look for the lumen output on the fixture to get a good comparison to what you are replacing. The .ies reports and fc rating charts will help you decide if the LED fixture will throw the light where you want it. LED fixtures are much better at harnessing the light and focusing the light where you want it. LED flood light fixtures beam spreads(Types) follow the same rules of past area & flood light fixtures, so you can easily compare. Lastly, check out the warranty information! offers some great LED flood light fixture options:

MLSB12LED30 MAXLITE Fixture Bullet LED 10W 3000K Bronze - Fixtures/LED Fixtures/LED Fixture Flood Light Outdoor Rated

50W Equivalent

MAXLITE'S MLSB12LED30 is a bulled LED fixture that uses 10W of power, 3000K warm white color temperature. Bronze finish, the Maxlite 74114 LED 12W replaces up to 75 Watt Quartz, Medium NEMA 5x5 field distribution. 50,000 hour L70 life. Universal 120-277V driver. 1/2" NPS thread arm. IP65 rated. 5 Year limited warranty.

FL1/CL25BZ50/LED PROLUME Fixture Flood LED 2

100W Equivalent

The Prolume FL1/CL25BZ50/LED LED flood light is rated at 2,123 Lumens 120-277V Equivalent to a 100W metal halide. Halco 99901. This heavy duty commercial rated flood light is great for flood lighting buildings.Uses 25 watts and has a 5000Kcolor temperature. 50,000 hour rated. The fixture has a 1/2 in NPT moun. 5 Year Warranty.


The Maxlite MLFL45LED50 is an LED flood light fixture that uses 45W of power and has a  5000K color temperature. Producing 3,620 Lumens it is equivalent to a 175W metal halide. The Maxlite small flood light is 120-277V rated. DLC rated and weatherproof. L70 rated at 50,000 hours. This fixture has a 1/2 inch NPT mount. Bronze finish.

MAXLITE MLFL70LED50 Fixture Flood LED 250W Equivalent 5

250W Equivalent

One option is the MAXLITE MLFL70LED50 which is an area flood light fixture 5,220 lumens. An efficient, energy saving replacement for metal halide and high-pressure. This LED light is equivalent to a 250W Equivalent sodium fixtures, containing an integral listed driver, the LED Flood Light Series come standard with a 2-3/8” slipfitter. Bronze Type V optics. Check out other styles..

FLDX84LED ATLAS Fixture Flood LED 84W 120-277V Rated - LED Fixtures

400W Equivalent

There are many styles of LED flood light fixtures that are equivalent to 400W metal halides. We have some listed on our website. The LED flood light pictured here is great for security lighting and will easily mount to a junction box or the side of a building. Heavy duty rotatable arms allow you to adjust the light. Check out the other styles... We have LED area & flood lights for parking lots and all outdoor lighting applications.

If you are not sure which LED flood light or area light fixture you need, please give us a call at 1-888-988-2852. If you are located in Atlanta and need LED flood lights for your commercial found the right Lighting Supplier. Energy Solutions team is based in Atlanta and can visit your building! Read more about ALB Energy Solutions by visiting our website

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