When it comes to beam patterns for LED light pods or LED cube lights the Flood beam pattern ranks high on the list for popularity. But do you really need a light pod equipped with a flood beam pattern?
What is a Flood Beam pattern?
This beam is wide, wide enough to illuminate the sides of the trail making obstacles easier to see which maximizes your safety. To accomplish such a uniform luminosity, an increased beam width is required which is accompanied by a decrease in distance.
Your traditional flood pattern in a LED light bar or LED light pod contains a beam width of 60 degrees.
Advantages and disadvantages of a LED Flood Beam Pattern
- Advantages: Great for fast moving trails, curvy back country roads.
- Disadvantages: Distance is the beams major drawback.
- Mounting Locations: Best for front bumpers but it can be mounted on the roof as well. The downside to mounting lights with a flood beam pattern on your roof is that it can create a glare on your windshield and on your hood causing distortion in its true capabilities.
What are flood beam pattern LED lights NOT good for?
One trend that we continue to see is the integration of LED pod lights equipped with a flood beam pattern used as reverse lights. While it seams like a great idea it is not and that is because the beam will be focused down the road instead of around your vehicle.
When your in reverse you are typically moving around 5 MPH and your primary concern when backing up is the objects closest to your vehicle. So having a LED pod light with a flood beam throwing the light 1,000 feet down the road doesn't provide the light you need to spot obstacles. If you are looking for LED reverse lights then you need to look at the Aurora's Wide Angle Scene beam lights.
LED Products with a flood beam pattern
Aurora 3 Inch Flood Beam Pods - This LED Flood Beam kit produces 3,880 lumens and comes with a full wiring harness.
Aurora 3 Inch Flood Beam Flush mount - This Flush mount LED Flood Beam kit produces 3,880 lumens, includes stainless steel mounting hardware, mounting gasket and comes with a full wiring harness.
White Marine Aurora 3 Inch Flood Beam Pods - This LED Flood Beam kit is coated in marine white and produces 3,880 lumens. It also comes with a full wiring harness making it a great addition to your boat to act as LED spreader lights.
White Marine Aurora 3 Inch Flood Beam Flush Mount - This Flush mount LED Flood Beam kit is great for any boat truck or SUV. It is coated white to match your boat and produces 3,880 lumens, includes stainless steel mounting hardware, mounting gasket and comes with a full wiring harness.
Aurora 4 Inch Side Shooter Flood Beam Pods - This unique looking LED Flood Beam kit produces 3,400 lumens and comes with a full wiring harness. It comes equipped with a total of eight LED'S per pod to maximize the spread of light.
Aurora 4 Inch Flood Beam Rectangle Pods - This rectangle shaped LED Flood Beam pod produces 1,712 and has a low amp draw which makes it easy to integrate with any vehicle.
Aurora 3 Inch Amber Flood Beam Pods - This LED Flood Beam kit emits an amber beam used to aid the driver when navigated inclement weather like snow or fog.
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