Beam Differences

spot beam


Used to illuminate objects at a distance.  Optics designed to focus light to central “spot” with high central intensity.  Typically higher peak beam intensity values.  Examples: Lighthawk, Responder PRO

flood beam


Used to illuminate large area with relatively uniform light. Optics designed to scatter light in all directions.  Sometimes referred to as “work lights” or “area lights”.  Typically lower peak beam intensity values.  Example: BFL

combo beam


Balance of spot and flood.  Optics designed with balance of focus and scatter, to provide a central spot with peripheral flood light.  Example: Razor Product Family, Vision Headlamps