LED flood light for yard suggestions

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LED flood light for yard suggestions

I am trying to find a brighter flood light for my back yard to replace the old halogen that just burned out. The light is mounted on the side of he house and I would prefer to keep the current location and not have to mount a pole.

The back yard is a few wooded acres but I really need to light up 100 feet out or so for when I let the dog out. I keep an eye on him but we have Coyotes, Cougars, Bobcats, Bears, not to mention the Elk that can be cranky if surprised.

Please pass on any suggestions,

3000-6000 Lumens
Around 3000K
Higher CRI is better
Under $100

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How about trying a 30W or 50W like those?:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000001260508.html

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ValuseekeR – Those superior lights are the form factor I am looking for, knuckle mount is a plus to use the current mounting base. I might go with those but for some reason the 3000K are 50% more than the 5000K. Will definitely be comparing them, hopefully I can get some more info on the LED type and CRI.

patmurris – Great price on those Aliex lights, those are very tempting. Not sure about the overall longevity but for the price use for a few years and then if they go bad replace with whatever current technology is available then. After seeing these at the price point I can also think of a few other locations where I occasionally need light that would be convenient.

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You could simply retrofit the existing light with a chip-on-board (COB) module that has all the electronics built in so it runs on 110V AC. You do need to add a heat sink behind the module or mount it on the metal case for heat dissipation. I bought a couple of these just for experimenting. They are very bright for such a small module. Output is 120 lumen per watt for cool white, 90 lumens per watt for warm white. Be sure to use heat transfer grease between the module and the heat sink.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/LED-Floodlight-20-30-50W-Cool-Warm-White-COB-Chip-Smart-IC-Driver-Lamp-110v-220v/222801075364?hash=item33dffa9ca4:m:mTic42-SDbbxhaFwvRwq01A

30W is $1.49 postpaid from China 50W is $1.69 postpaid from China
Same unit from US seller is 30W – $6.59 50W $6.79 postpaid https://www.ebay.com/itm/20W-30W-50W-110V-Smart-LED-Chip-Lamp-Flood-Light-COB-LED-Bulb-Warm-Cold-White/383331244745?hash=item5940529ac9:m:mBGh0hZpNvKXloDGpyGK0IA

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Vegas LED Fan – I took a look at those COBs and no mater what I end up doing I am going to buy a few and retrofit the old enclosure to see how it works. Thanks for the idea.

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I have had one of these in my garage, and 1 in the big shed out back, for about a year. They are working fine.
4500 lumen flood
I don’t have a way to measure and verify the output, but I’d say 4500 is probably in the ballpark. They are floody, so I’m not sure how far they’ll throw.

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pennzy – I was too late for the offer, would have bought that all day for $12. Not sure if it would have been enough for my primary location but I have a couple of locations on the side of the house it would have been perfect for.

Rexlion – Thanks for letting me know that this model is reliable, I have seen a few of that style but have had no experience with them. I could mount two at slightly different angles and have good coverage.

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Tried cheap generic flood lights two of them died after 9 months. Bought the Philips, so far 1+ years still going strong.
https://www.lighting.philips.com/main/prof/outdoor-luminaires/sports-and...

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Ilumenati wrote:
pennzy – I was too late for the offer, would have bought that all day for $12.

You’re not too late. The Vipon deal is limited to a certain number of codes per day, but repeats every 24 hours for an unknown number of days. Vipon shows more codes will be available 16 hours from this post time.

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The problem with these style lights is that they flicker. There is no AC to DC converter; the LEDs just blink on and off at 120Hz (in the USA).