Flood lights are a great way to illuminate your home, your driveway or any other area where you need extra light. However, if you don’t take care of them, they can be a nuisance and cause damage to your property. Here are 7 tips to help you maintain your battery powered LED flood lights so they last longer and work more efficiently:
- Avoid direct sunlight
Flood lights should be placed in areas that receive little sunlight during the day. If you place them where they get too much sun, they will overheat and burn out quickly. Sunlight also fades the plastic covering on the bulbs, which reduces their effectiveness over time.
- Check for moisture or dust buildup
If there is too much moisture or dust buildup on your flood light lenses, this can cause overheating and shorten the lifespan of the bulbs inside them. This buildup can also reduce the amount of light emitted from each bulb by up to 50 percent! To prevent this from happening, ensure that all vents are open at all times and use compressed air to blow off any excess dust or water from inside your flood lights every few months.
- Change the Bulbs Regularly
The bulbs in your flood light will burn out eventually, so it’s important to replace them as soon as they start to dim. You should change the bulbs at least once a year, or sooner if one burns out unexpectedly. Check the packaging for instructions on how to change your bulbs before you buy new ones.
- Clean the Lens Regularly
If dirt and debris build up on your flood light’s lens, it won’t be able to focus its energy properly and will produce less light than expected. You should clean your flood light lens regularly with glass cleaner or vinegar and water to prevent this issue from occurring in the first place.
- Mount It Securely
Your best defense against vandalism or theft is to mount your floodlight securely into place on a solid structure like a wall or fence post where it can’t be easily removed without tools or damaging force.
- Replace broken bulbs as soon as possible
Broken bulbs won’t emit any light at all — they will simply burn out and stop working altogether. However, if you have multiple bulbs that are working properly but one burned out prematurely, check each one by using another bulb from another fixture just to make sure they’re not all going bad at once!
- Check for Damaged Parts
If there is any part of your flood light that looks like it could be damaged or broken, then you should replace it immediately before using your light again (especially if it’s something like wiring).Check for any damage to the flood light housing or lens before turning it on each night. If there are any cracks or chips in either part of the fixture, replace it immediately as these can cause electrical shocks or fires. You should also replace your bulb if it has been damaged in any way (such as if someone stepped on it).