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Highway Lighting Plan

What do you mean by highway lighting?

Highway lights are light fixtures that are typically mounted on top of mast poles. These lighting poles tend to be larger than 80- to 120-feet in height. Mostly, single light poles will have up to 5-10 mountable fixtures.

Most of these highway poles are fitted with a drop-lighting structure that allows you to drop the light on the surface for maintenance.

Of course, lighting a large area is not an easy task; however, you can make use of powerful highway lights for the purpose. Before there was an LED, these highway lights made use of high-pressure sodium bulbs; the downside here was the lights have high-maintenance costs and did not last for a long time. Additionally, more energy was consumed and the warm-up/cool-down takes a lot of time.

Hence, you can make use of LED highway mast lights. These LED lights have transformed the way these lighting supplies have brightened up the roads today.

High Mast Picture

How do you convert your DOT highway lights to LED?

If you want DOTs to save money, all you need to do is convert the HID high mast lights to LEDs. Today, you will find interchanges and freeways that make use of high mast lights. If a pole is fixed with 12 HID bulbs with 1000W each, it will consume about 12,000W. However, if you change the LED fixture to 450W, it will only consume 5400W, thereby reducing the power consumption by 55%.

This means that you can easily install two LED poles and still consume less energy than a single HID pole. Additionally, LED lights have a CRI of 70, as compared to high-pressure sodium with a CRI of 25. The lighting will create a safer driving experience and last more than 20,000 hours, which is more than standard HID lamps.

Here is how you can save some money:

Let us consider the cost of electricity is 12kw/h

The hours of operation are 12 hours per night

The lights run for 365 days a year

4 Lights Per Pole

  

If you replace your 400W metal halide with four 100W LEDs on each pole: 

Energy consumption will drastically reduce by 350W per fixture

Additionally, you will have a ballast draw of 55W per fixture 

Hence, the savings per pole for each year after the LED conversion: 

 

 

$750.00+

6 Lights Per Pole

 

You can use 400W LED high mast fixtures to replace your 1000W metal halide. You will notice:

Reduction of energy by 750W per fixture

Additionally, you will have a ballast draw of 150W per fixture

Hence, the savings per pole will be:

 

$2365.20

12 Lights Per Pole

 

You can use 400W LED high mast fixtures to replace your 1000W metal halide. You will notice:

Reduction of energy by 750W per fixture

Additionally, you will have a ballast draw of 150W per fixture

Hence, the savings per pole will be:

 

$4730.40

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