Not all LED lights are created equal. Some units emit a flood beam configuration, resulting in widespread illumination over the target area. Other luminaries provide tight beam configurations (spotlights), with a spread ranging between 16 to 22 degrees.
Spotlights can be categorized further, depending on the characteristics of the unit’s beam. They can take on narrow beam angles, between eight and 15 degrees, or very narrow configurations, also known as Very Narrow Spot (VNSP), at seven degrees or less.
What are narrow spotlights and VNSP luminaries used for? Find out below!
Generally speaking, spotlights are used to create dense light beams. Moreover, they are utilized when illumination over far (not wide) distances are required. Based on these benefits, narrow spotlights are ideal for handheld, outdoor lighting. When used inside a flashlight, the beams are capable of casting light at far-flung objects with enhanced clarity. Law enforcement groups and plant operators may prefer to use extremely narrow spotlights for detailed inspections.
In art galleries, auctions and conferences, VNSP LED bulbs are applied, when highlighting small artifacts inside showrooms. The lights are typically mounted on the ceiling, with the luminary pointed in a downward direction.
Example of VNSP Lighting Requirements
When used to illuminate artifacts and statues, lighting specialists aim to achieve a concentrated, circular beam directly over the object. Such meticulous requirements can be addressed using VNSP LED lights with a four-degree beam spread. A luminary with such properties can be mounted around 16 feet away from the target, while casting a circular beam with a 14-inch diameter over the object.
For wider diameters, which is ideal for illuminating large or odd-shaped artifacts, a 10-degree beam can be used. Such VNSP units are capable of creating a circular beam with a 35-inch diameter (same distance). This option is effective for allowing light to cast over the entire target area – not just the object. For more information visit: http://www.larsonelectronics.com/Spotlights.aspx