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Advantages of Pivot and Swing Arm Mounts for LED Spotlights

Swing Arm Mounts for LED Spotlights

LED spotlights are useful for illuminating far objects or targets. Equipped with a tightly-focused beam, the units benefit from a wide range of accessories and designs, such as handheld grips (for portable LED spotlights) and surface mounts.

Read on learn about alternative mounting options for LED spotlights.

Swing Arm Mounts

Swing arm mounts offer versatile placement and positioning of LED spotlights, when mounted permanently on a flat surface. The lengthy arm is typically divided into 2 or 3 parts, connected by joints, which allows for overlapping movements and placing. When used with an LED spotlight, operators can move the light head around corners, shelving or machines.

Moreover, swing-arm mounted LED spotlights are very effective for security applications. An infrared LED spotlight could enhance image-capturing for video cameras at night. This is done by pointing the compact LED light head, which emits a non-visible beam, at the target as the monitoring device records footage.

Attaching a U-bracket mount at the end of a swing arm mounting component can further extend its versatile features.

Pivot (Swivel) Mounts

Pivot mounts also provide similar benefits, compared to swing-arm mounts. The main difference is the lack of extended features due to the missing arm components. Because of this, pivot mounts for LED work lights are perfect for compact space requirements, such as on boats, control stations or vehicles.

A pivot mount is equipped with a ball at the center for functional positioning. In most cases, a swivel mount is capable of full rotation. The feature is advantageous for quick, reactive positioning completed manually by hand. In live applications, a patroller can position the light head swiftly on objects with minimal effort.

This type of mount also offers hands-free benefits for busy operators. Due to the missing arm component, pivot mounts for LED spotlights are ideal for illuminating far objects without obstructions.