When it comes to the “flooding” or “throwing” of the light, the lens or reflector that surrounds the bulb influences how the light is dispersed. You have three options to choose from in this category:

Flood beams: The beam is dispersed in terms of width and is used for spreading the total available lumens throughout a wide area, but not a far distance.  This is best for tasks that are close to the user or light source.  It can be great for mechanics, DIY, power outages, indoor use, walking, camping, and other such activities.

Spot beams: Also known as focused beams, this beam penetrates a long distance in terms of length. This is good for fast-paced activities and for targeting objects in the distance. If you really want to see what is happening 100 yards away, then you will need a spotlight. When intense spotlights are used in close situations, the spot of light will be a very intense small diameter of light. This can cause a lot of reflection making it hard on your eyes in close situations. However, it can be helpful when a focused spot is required or trying to shine light into a tight area. Like a hole, or a spot deep in an engine bay.

Adjustable beams: The beam can be adjusted to be wide or focused, or something in between. This is a great option as you wouldn’t have to narrow down the utility value of the flashlight based on the type of beam and reflector it has.

Dual beams: This is a new trend in recent years. Offering a dual-beam gives the user the option to use both a flood and spot beam independently or at the same time. This is great for illuminating something in the distance while also lighting up the entire immediate area for your peripheral vision and eliminating “tunnel vision”.

Post time: Apr-07-2022