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Looking to light up a big space without spending a lot of money? This inexpensive waterproof LED floodlight is what you need!
I was sent a Loftek 50W Daylight White LED Floodlight to review, and I immediately brought it upstate to our weekend house, because it gets pitch black up there at night. Like, scary dark. Like, when I get there alone at night I have to sit in my car for a few minutes to get up the nerve to dash from my car to the house and get inside and turn on some lights. Yes, I’m a wuss.
Aside from a few small lights near doors we don’t have any outdoor lighting up there at all, which is great for seeing stars but not good for doing anything outside after dark.
This light is waterproof and durable, with tempered glass, and can be used in all weather. It comes with a remote control for turning it on and off. With the remote you can also set a shut-off timer for 3, 6, 9, or 12 hours, or put it into flash mode, which is like a strobe light.
This light is VERY bright, and lights up a large area. Here’s a picture from our deck without any lights on:
And here’s the same view illuminated with the Loftek light:
This could be mounted up on a wall to illuminate a lawn, or set back from a house to illuminate the house. And because it’s not huge and only weighs six pounds, it can moved around and repositioned easily.
The bracket on the back of the light can be swung into different positions and then tightened, no tools necessary, and this serves two purposes: one, if you’re setting the light down and using the bracket as a kickstand, you can move the bracket to point the light at the angle you want. Two, if you use the bracket to mount the light, you can point it where you want.
According to the Loftek website, you (or, in my case, an electrician) can cut off the plug end of the cord and hardwire the light, so you could hook it into a motion sensor or automatic timer system.
My only complaint is that there’s no switch on the light itself to turn it on and off – you have to use the remote, unless you have it plugged or hardwired into an electricity source that uses a switch or a timer. But that’s it. It’s a really handy light at a great price.
You can buy it here, and there’s also an RGB version which has different colors. I haven’t used that one, but I would expect the build to be of similar quality. Loftek also sells a large assortment of other LED lights, including nightlights and portable/rechargeable floodlights.