Shoebox and Parking Area Lights
Shoebox light fixtures provide a wide scope of light that is effective and powerful. The lights are essential in parking lots. They light up dark parking areas and provide security lighting.
If you’re still using high-intensity discharge lamps, the time for change is now. With shoebox lights, you can save a lot by cutting down on energy bills and lighting maintenance.
Shoebox lights have a classic design and are versatile. The lights come in different wattage which range from 50 watts to 1000 watts. LED used in shoebox lights easily replace 250W, 400W, 750W and 1000W HID shoebox lights.
Pole Top Area Lights
LED pole top fixtures mounted on top of poles direct all the light downwards. Most have a Type III, Type IV or Type V distribution that lights up the area around the pole. Pole top lights are found on pathways, pedestrian corridors and parking lot lights.
Choose from different color temperatures like 3000K, 4000K or 5000K. LED pole top area lights are low maintenance. They have better light quality than traditional HID pole top lamps.
LED High Mast
High Mast Area Lights
High mast light's used in areas requiring light for security and safety purposes. Shipping ports, transportation terminals, airports and highways all use Area High Mast Lights. High mast area lights are usually mounted on tall lighting poles.
On average, the light poles are between 80 and 120 feet tall. The light poles usually have 4, 6, or 8 lighting fixtures. In some cases, the poles can have 10 or 16 lights mounted. Illuminating large areas is a job high mast lights do very well, which is why they are such great LED area lights.
Traditional high mast lights utilized high-pressure sodium bulbs and metal halides. They had very high maintenance costs due to their short lifespan. These lights also take a lot of time to cool down and to warm up, utilizing a lot of electricity in the process. This is why LED Area high mast lights were well received as a replacement for HID Lights
Flood Yard Lights
This is another type of LED area light. Flood lights are broad-beamed and high-intensity lights that light up outdoor spaces. You'll find flood are lights mounted on walls, roofs or poles.
They provide excellent security lighting. The design and beam patterns allows for broad or narrow light dispersion. Business use them mounted on poles and walls to light up their outdoor spaces. Coupled with motion sensors, led flood lights provide powerful beam of quality light.
Flood lighting's used to light building facades and other architectural features. In this case, tight focused beams work best.
Wall Pack Area Lights
Wall packs are also known as wall mounted lights. They're used in illuminating walkways, office complexes, parking lots, building perimeters, and landscapes. The lights provide security lighting mounted to the exterior walls of buildings.
You can find Wall Pack Area lights outdoors. Different styles of wall pack area lights exist for different functions. Flood styles broadcast light outward and down to flood the area near the light. Full Cutoff direct the light downwards only. Semi cutoff limits outward throw.
LED Dusk to Dawn with Photocell
Dusk to Dawn Area Lights
Dusk to dawn LED area lights save more energy by turning the fixture on sunset and off at sunrise. The automatic on and off function reduces maintenance costs improves the fixture lifespan.
LED dusk to dawn fixtures have a built-in photocell to activate the light and turn it off.
LED dusk to dawn lights when combined with a motion sensor are also used for outdoor security lights. They save even more energy by dimming when no one is around.
LED Area Lighting: Factors to Consider
Modern outdoor lighting systems have to work harder than their older counterparts. Today, lighting specifications make the difference between high-quality light fixtures and mediocre ones. Evaluating outdoor lights shows how they decrease energy, enhance safety and illuminate spaces.
LED Area lights design brightens large spaces, car dealerships and parking lots. This is because they have the ability to produce powerful and uniform light for up to 100,000 hours.
LED lights have been adopted in many applications, replacing old inefficient lighting systems. This is due to their energy-efficiency, long life expectancy, and cost-effectiveness.
LED pole lights are used for outdoor area lighting due to their high light output. These lights are usually mounted on round or square poles. Mounts include slip fitter mounts, trunnion mounts, or straight arm mounts. They come with 5 different light distribution types: Type I, Type II, Type III, Type IV and Type V.
We know that picking the best area lights can be a bit difficult, especially with so many options to choose from. This article will shed more light on the factors to consider when choosing LED area lights. We will list their benefits and the different types of lights available.
LED area lights are more efficient than HID area lights. They have the ability to illuminate spaces even in rainy or humid weather conditions. This feature makes them the best choice for outdoor lighting.
1. The Efficiency of the Area Lights
When it comes to lighting, what determines how much money you will save is the efficiency of the lights. We can’t talk about lighting efficiency without talking about luminous efficacy. It tells us how many lumens the bulbs produce for every watt of energy they pull. LEDs have the highest luminous efficacy of all lighting systems.
LED area lights use 20-30% of the electricity traditional light sources. High-quality LED lamps are capable of lasting up to 100,000 hours if they operate for 12 hours each day. This means they can produce powerful light for more than 20 years. If efficiency is your topmost concern, LED lights are the way to go.
2. The Installation Process
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3. Light Pollution
Light pollution refers to excessive illumination of the night sky by artificial light. It is further categorized into 4 parts: light trespass, glare, sky glow, and light clutter.
Light trespass happens when light falls on places where it’s not needed. Glare is excessive light that causes visual discomfort. When there’s too much glare, it affects proper vision.
When artificial light escapes upwards, it causes light pollution called sky glow. If light pollution is an issue, we can assist you in choosing the proper fixture.
4. Need High Voltage? We have 480 Volt Fixtures
We offer both standard voltage options of 100V-277V (standard) and high voltage options of 347V-480V (optional).
Our area lights are available with up to 20kVA surge suppression. This keeps your billboard investment safe in all weather conditions.
5. What Color Temperature is best for you.
We offer Area Light color temperature options in both 4000K and 5000K. 5000K is a perfect replacement for Metal Halide. 4000K is also an option for those states requiring a slightly warmer light. Other color temperatures available upon request.
Both offer a significant improvement over high pressure sodium lights, rated at 2200K.
6. Need photocells for your Area Lights?
Our area lights are available with photocells that turn on at dusk and off at dawn. And because our LED Lights are instant on / instant off, gone are the days of long strike and re-strike times.
So if there is a blip in your power supply, your area will be instantly lit up when the power comes back on.
7. High L70 times - up to 100,000 hours
Lumen maintenance relates to the lifespan of a light source. LED lights do not burn out like traditional lights. They maintain initial lumens longer. What happens is the light intensity fades gradually, but this usually takes years.
A 70% deterioration in light output is the point at which the human eye notices a decline in the intensity. But, the human eye is only affected when the light intensity of a light source reaches a level of 30%.
Used 12 hours a night, our LED Area fixtures and Retrofit Kits will provide bright, maintenance free lighting for years.
8. What CRI do you need?
One of the specifications you need to pay attention to is CRI (color rendering index). This is a measurement of the quality of light that the fixture is producing. It is a scale between 0 and 100. Sunlight is 100.
A general rule is that you need less quantity of light if you have better quality. LED has high CRI making the quality better than most traditional light sources.
We offer 70+ CRI options, so we can meet any spec you need.
9. 75% reduction in Energy usage.
LED lights offer high-quality light and use fewer watts than traditional HID lighting. What this means is that you will have more intense light but your power bill will decrease.
Most of the traditional HID Area lights use between 250 and 1000 watts. That does not include the additional 15% energy used for ballast draw.
If we compare this to LEDs, which consume 40 to 300 watts – there is a 40% to 60% reduction in energy. Greater savings when lighting controls are added.
Reduced maintenance costs drops to near zero. And considering the remote locations of many billboards, this is a huge cost savings.
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10. What Efficacy (Lumens Per Watt) do you need?
Luminous efficacy is the true measure of a bulb’s efficiency. It indicates the lumens produced for every watt of electricity consumed. LEDs are more efficient than traditional bulbs with a higher luminous efficacy. High quality LEDs have awesome efficacy ratings.
To calculate luminous efficacy, divide the number of lumens the lamp generates by the watts of electricity it consumes. LED light fixtures with a higher luminous efficacy are more efficient than those with a lower luminous efficacy.
We have Outdoor Area fixtures and retrofit kits rated between 130 and 165 lumens/watt. We can help you choose the right efficiency.