When it comes to industrial or commercial lighting, the primary considerations include efficiency, effective task lighting, ceiling height, room dimensions, number of fixtures, and aesthetics. You would need narrower beam angles for most commercial settings. Businesses need accent lighting, and they have different lighting needs than residential buildings. They also have higher ceilings than regular homes.
To use beam angles for effective accent lighting, you need to match the beam spread to the size of the object that you need to illuminate. Most items would need about 10 to 30 degrees of beam angle. Commercial buildings would either need a floodlight or a spotlight.
But what is the difference between a floodlight and a spotlight?
The main difference between a floodlight and a spotlight is that the former often has a wide beam, while the latter has a narrower beam. Floodlights are perfect for driveways, warehouses, and parking lots; while spotlights are great for highlighting objects, displaying architectural details, and focusing on landscape features.