Low Voltage LED Flood Lights
When looking to add some outdoor accent lighting, Low Voltage LED Flood Lights will be easy to add to your existing low voltage power line run. If you need to highlight a feature in your outdoor space, you will need to determine the degree of beam spread for your LED Flood Lights Outdoor Fixtures. Most will come in 10, 30 and 60 degrees of spread. The amount of spread will indicate how wide the coverage for the light will be,
If you are trying to highlight a small item such as a statue, plack or other small item the 10 degree of spread will give you a narrow band of light for this.
If you are trying to highlight a medium sized item or a large item at a distance a 35 degree spread of light will do. I have a 35 degree spread of light on my flagpole, this allows me to fly my flag 24 hours a day.
A 60 degree spread is more like a flood light, it will give a lot of light in a large area. if you are trying to light an area for security or safety to get into the house this is a good style of light.
For this article we will look at low voltage fixtures. For more information on Line Voltage fixtures see this post. Lets look at some of the different styles of these lights and you can see what will best work for you.
Kichler Lighting – 15743, 15741 and 15742 series
This fixture can be purchased in many different modes. Depending on what you want to illuminate the LED bulbs that are included are available in three different brightness (4.5 Watts, 8.5 Watts and 12.4 Watts). Looking at what you are highlighting will let you choose between the three different beam spreads (10, 35 and 60 degrees) for you lighting needs.
The barrel shape of this cast aluminum fixture is finished in a powder coated Bronzed Brass Texture. The 24 inch 18 gauge lead wire comes with a connector. This will allow you to connect with your existing Low Voltage wire run.
The fixture is 3 inches around and will be 4 inches tall, depending on how far the included 8 inch stake is in the ground.
This fixture is made from cast aluminum with a Textured Architectural Bronze powder coated finish. The fixture has a hinge for adjusting the beam of light onto your feature you wish to highlight.
The 12 volt MR16 type bulb is not included in this fixture. You can adjust the spread and brightness of this fixture with your bulb purchase.
The 40 inch 18 gauge lead wire comes with connector. The fixture is 7 inches long and 3 inches around. It can be adjusted in height with the 8 inch ground stake. Other mounting brackets are available if you wish to mount on a post, tree or other solid object. This will give you the option of making this fixture a down light also.
Kichler Lighting – 16008 – Landscape LED
This fixture can be purchased to match any item that you wish to highlight. The fixture comes in a Beach (sand) color and a textured Architectural Bronze powder coated finish with clear glass lens. The fixture can be tilted up to 115 degrees.
The five LED lights can be purchased in a 2700k warm white and a 3000k pure white. The fixture can also be purchased in any 10, 35 or 60 degree of beam spread. Has a 24 inch 18 gauge lead wire and connector for wire run connection.
The fixture is 3 inches around and 4.75 inches long. Height can be adjusted with the included 8 inch mounting stake. Also available are a flange for surface mounting, flange for tree mounting and a junction box mounting bracket.
Hinkley Lighting – 1530BZ
This cast aluminum fixture is finished in an Architectural bronze color. The glass lens is self draining, it will not hold water in the top.
The 20 watt MR-11 bulb will have to be purchased separately. The fixture is 2.5 inches across and 3.25 inches long. Height can be adjusted with the included ground stake.
A 36 inch lead wire will come with your fixture. You will have to supply your own connector.
Additional items needed are light bulb and wire connector for your wire run.
Kichler Lighting – 15381
This fixture is aluminum with an Textured Architectural Bronze Finish with Clear Glass to cover the bulb. Double O-rings keep the moisture out. Fixture is adjustable up to 90 degrees up and down.
Requires a MR-16 75 watt bulb that is rated for a sealed installation. This fixture will get quite hot when the bulb is on.
This is a larger fixture at 4.5 inches across and 4.5 inches long. Height can be adjusted with the included 8 inch ground stake. It will come with a 35 inch, 18 gauge lead wire and a matching cable connector.
Look at this video for more details on the Kichler 15381.
Installation of your low voltage accent light will require a Low Voltage transformer and wire run. If you already have this installed, check with my post on requirements to make sure that your fixtures are operating at their best potential.
If you are going to have to purchase a low voltage.transformer and/or Low voltage wire follow the links to my post on what are the requirements for each.
Depending on the type of accent you are looking for and the size of the items that will be illuminated, your choice for a Low Voltage LED Flood Lights is as big as the items to highlight. You can define your outdoor space with a few of these accent lights and your space will jump to life, and your visitors will see the beauty of all of the featured items in your outdoor space.
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Great post, very informative. I’m no pro when it comes to home improvements, are they generally fairly straight forward to install or am I better off getting an expert?
If you already have an existing fixture, just make sure the power is off and replace the old fixture with the new. If you have any problems with the wiring remember that the black is the power wire and the white is the neutral wire. Take pictures of the old wiring and just replace the same way. If this is a new installation, it is recommended that you get a qualified electrician.
Most of what you’ve listed here are energy efficient lights which will reduce costs if running overnight. The aluminium fixture is a robust, weather-proof and also light and cheap. Are there any with different colors? or is that a matter of changing the bulb?
I have included the ones with color options. Most only come in the one color. As for changing the bulbs, most have a sealed front that will have to be removed to change the bulb. It is not an easy task, the LED bulbs will last about 40,000 hours and would never need to be replaced unless the unit failed.
This is my kind of site. I’d rather be out there than in here any day of the week. Site looks terrific. You’ve put your heart in it and it shows.
You’ve done a great job with it and I wish you much success.
Always feel free to reach out and connect on WA,
Make it a great day!
Thanks for the comments. The outdoors is my place to be when I can. Sometimes I even work outside when the elements will let me.
LED’s are so interesting and useful. I’d never seen these type of flood light LED’s. I’m used to using LED’s on a much smaller scale. It’s nice to see that there are larger scale options. The Kichler lights are quite remarkable. Kichler is not a brand I had heard of until reading this article. The Kichler lights seem to be high quality products. I guess LED lighting is typically more expensive, however, if I can save money in the long run by not having to replace them as often and by reducing my monthly power bill, then the extra cost is definitely justified. Do you have any posts on the energy efficiency of these Kichler lights? Thanks for this valuable information. Reading this post was truly an illuminating experience. 🙂
Thanks for the comments on my post. At the present time I do not have any comparison facts for LED vs incandescent lighting. I did see somthing the other day on YouTube. It would make a great article. I will let you know how the test work out.
Very useful information. Thank you John
Thanks for the comments and hope you come back for more information.
Very useful information as always. I have seen that these type of lighting really is beautiful. I have seen it in different colors. I never thought there were so many technical considerations involved.
Thank you for the information
Thanks for your comment. Many people have different ideas of what will work for them. I want to give a variety of ideas. The connections for this kind of fixture is easy if you are just putting it in a line. If this is something that will require new wiring and transformer, it can be quite complicated.
Pretty cool post. We are in the process of building our house and just finished the framing portion. We haven’t really discussed outdoor lighting, although I am surprised by how many different LED products are available as we were doing some work in the dark! I will definitely bookmark this site for reference.
There are several post you should look at on this site for lighting. Use the navigation bar at the top to find the light options that will best fit your new house.
Oh, I love the lighting. I’m a do-it-yourselfer 🙂 It’d be really great if you provided a post (for us women) on how to install the wiring, etc. Great site and I love Kichler Lights.
Installation can be done by the homeowner if you are careful and have some instructions. Most will call an electrician because they are afraid of getting burned. These low voltage lights will be a snap for the homeowner to install on an existing wire run.
Kind greetings John,
These are such a beautiful collection of low-voltage flood lights; they’re very clean and simple. I’ve looked into portable flood lights to help illuminate scenes to shoot videos; but these stationary ones that you have presented look perfect to light up a backyard or a particular landmark. Great post!
I like that you can use these kinds of light for your videos. These Low voltage flood lights have a lot of uses other than being a spot light for a flag pole.