Your need for powerful lighting follows you wherever you go. Many factors influence the ability to light your space and keep you safe. Therefore, not all options provide security and efficiency equally. When choosing lighting in the field, you must consider and take advantage of several powerful features.
The larger the area, the stronger the light: in the field, your work requires standards beyond indoor solutions. A light with high lumens and high throw distances are important parts of ensuring your success through periods of darkness. The more lumens, the more clarity you have – couple this with higher throw distances, and you can illuminate a space spending less on lights and electricity. Only LED lights can give you this kind of power without sacrificing effectiveness.
The outdoors is not a controlled environment – you must be ready for the unexpected. That means bringing tools that are ready for harsh conditions. Lighting solutions that don’t withstand adverse weather conditions and natural elements jeopardize you and those you care for. Look for lights that boast features of quality: from IP66+ durability ratings, to being manufactured with cast aluminum rather than plastic, a higher price may save you immensely in the long term.
Working in the field demands adaptable solutions. Lights that are lightweight and adjustable have a distinct advantage due to their portability. Another critical aspect to consider – how will I power my lights? You might not have a convenient power source. You need a site light that can run off all types of sources – cars, boats, ATVs, and even battery powered.
You shouldn’t have to compromise for a light that has only some of these features. Choose a light that’s built around getting you the most power when working in the field – choose a SiteLites work light. The SiteLites family of products are manufactured with strength, durability, and flexibility in mind. With features such as adjustable tripods, 360-degree coverage, are magnetic, power from cars, boats, and batteries, as well as IP66 durability ratings with cast aluminum construction, SiteLites are an LED choice you can depend on.
For more complicated work in the field, CME has proven processes to ensure your success and satisfaction; from tactical lighting solutions to power distribution management, how can we help you continue working?
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What's a Watt?
A watt is a measurement of how much power an electronic device uses.
In this case, how much energy a light bulb uses.
Technical definition: the SI unit of power, equivalent to one joule per second, corresponding to the power in an electric circuit in which the potential difference is one volt and the current one ampere.
What you need to know: The higher the wattage of the light source the more energy it uses.
What's a Lumen?
A lumen is a measurement of brightness. They account for how much
visible light is being produced and also how large of an area the
projection of the light covers. One lumen is equivalent to one
candle’s worth of light.
Technical definition: the SI unit of luminous flux, equal to the amount of light emitted per second in a unit solid angle of one steradian from a uniform source of one candela.
What you need to know: The higher the lumen count, the brighter the light.
What's a Kelvin?
A kelvin is a measurement of light color.
Technical definition: the SI base unit of thermodynamic temperature, equal in magnitude to the degree Celsius.
What you need to know: The higher the Kelvin count the “cooler”, or more blue, the light color. The lower the Kelvin count the “warmer”, or more red, the light color.
You can see the different light colors from warm to cool , with their Kelvin counts, in the picture below
Figure 1. Color of Lighting with Corresponding Kelvin Count. Any-Image.com. www.any-lamp.com/lumen-to-watt.com
What's the Difference? Why Buy Based Off Lumens?
Essentially, watts tell you how much energy a light consumes,
lumens tell how bright a light is, and Kelvins tell the light color.
In the past you would use watts as an indicator of how bright your light is. However, lights have gotten much more energy efficient with the introduction of LEDs and CFL’s, so now you cannot tell how bright a light is based on watts alone. If you are buying a light based off of brightness, use Lumens to help guide your decision.
?You can see how Watts are not a reliable indicator of brightness below:
How Can I Convert Watts to Lumens?
The U.S. Department of Energy has a useful converter for Lumens and Watts here
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