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[fluhd -lahyt]

Definition #1 for "floodlights"

Floodlights are broad-beamed, high-intensity artificial lights often used to illuminate outdoor playing fields while an outdoor sports event is being held during low-light conditions. In the top tiers of many professional sports, it is a requirement for stadiums to have floodlights to allow games to be scheduled outside daylight hours. Evening or night matches may suit spectators who have work or other commitment earlier in the day. The main motivation for this is television marketing, especially in sports such as Gridiron which rely on TV rights money to finance the sport. Some sports grounds which do not have permanent floodlights installed may make use of portable temporary ones instead. Many larger floodlights will have gantries for bulb changing and maintenance. These will usually be able to accommodate one or two engineers.


Definition #2 for "floodlights"

A type of light created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.


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