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Industrial LED Prison Lighting and Correctional LED Lighting

Outdoor Prison Lighting

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Correction Facilities and Prisons contain a variety of indoor and outdoor lights, all of which are a candidate to upgrade to LED technology. Besides the obvious energy savings and longer life and therefore less maintenance

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Outdoor Prison and Correctional Facility Lighting

Outdoor Prison LightingOutdoor lighting in prisons and correctional facilities is paramount to ensure the areas in and around the prison are lit up. Typically, the lights outdoors consist of flood lights, area lights such as shoe boxes, wall packs and street lights. Most tend to be old lighting sources, such as Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium. Most lights tend to be either 250W, 400W or 1000W.

There are 2 options when it comes to converting over to LED. You can retrofit your existing correctional lighting fixtures or you can replace your existing fixture. There are some basic questions you should ask yourself when trying to decide whether to replace or retrofit. Generally speaking, retrofitting is far more cost effective than replacing. Retrofitting allows you to re-use your investment in your existing detention center fixtures. The retrofit kits themselves are ETL Listed and DLC Premium Qualified, They are safe and eligible for the highest rebates available from your utility company (rebates are supplied by your utility company. They are not always available, contact us and we can help you find all available rebates).

Our retrofit kits are built to last and are backed with a 10 year warranty. So in terms of reliability, there is no reason to choose a new fixture over a retrofit solution because your investment in either will not be shortened by shorter life cycle of the retrofit.

If your detention lighting fixtures are old, failing or leaking water, then it does makes sense to replace your existing fixtures, retrofit kits require a dry environment, installing them into a fixture that leaks or has yellowed lenses does not make sense.

Retrofit kits install in most (but not all) existing fixtures. There are always exceptions. Low pressure sodium fixtures can present a problem due to the nature and physical characteristics of those bulbs.

"ALWAYS READY" Prison Lighting

"Always Ready" LED prison lighting is a product that MyLEDLightingGuide has developed to provide light for up to 90 minutes when power is turned off or fails. We have a series of wall packs, floods and area lights designed to replace up to 400W MH or HPS that contains our "Always Ready" Technology. We also have a series of inside lights that can contains the same technology. This will ensure that the facility does not go completely dark when the power goes off. We all know the long on/off strike times with HID Lights. With our lights, the lights will remain on when the power goes out and then switch back to normal mode when the generator or normal power turns on. Contact us to know more about our Always Ready LED Lights.

Lights you find outdoors in a Correctional Facility

LED High Mast Lighting

LED High Mast Lights are the perfect replacement for metal halide and high pressure sodium mast lights. The LED version can easily replace up to 1500W Metal Halide and optics packages allow for uniform distribution over a large area. UL and ETL Listed, DLC Qualified for rebates. Perfect for area lighting and security lighting on poles up to 150ft high.

Commercial LED Area Lights

LED area lighting options can replace your existing fixtures and we have the power to replace everything from 250-1000W Metal Halide. These long lasting LED Lights are extremely efficient when it comes to creating light while using very little electricity to do so. UL Listed, DLC Qualified, these lights will provide you with years of trouble free life.

Commercial LED Wall Packs

LED Wall Packs are a very cost effective method of replacing Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium fixtures. And since LED does not produce UV light, there is no worry that the lenses will yellow over time. Our LED Wall Packs are either UL or ETL Listed, DLC Qualified and are backed with a 5 year warranty and should give you 10+ years of maintenance free life

LED Street Lighting

Also called Cobra Heads, these lights are what you find on the parking lots and roadways of the a facility or public area. They typically tend to be small wattage bulbs, probably 70-100W. With these lights, you can retrofit them with a LED Retro Fit Kit or replace then with a new LED Street Fixtures. These street lights are either UL or ETL Listed, most are DLC Qualified for rebates and are backed with at least a 10 year warranty.

LED Retrofit Kits

LED Retrofit Kits are designed to replace Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium in your existing fixture. This is nothing more than replacing your existing bulb and ballast with the LED Retrofit Kit Head and LED Driver. 11 kits are available to replace everything from 70W to 1500W HID, making them a good option for any LED HID retrofit conversion. Extremely efficient up to 165 lumens/watt and DLC Premium Qualified to maximize your rebates!

Indoor Lights for Prisons and Correctional Facilities

Indoor Prison Lighting Indoor Lighting in prisons and correctional facilities typically exists of fluorescent and different types of HID lights. Fluorescent lights are prone to flickering and creating an uncomfortable environment. Eye strain and headaches are not uncommon under these types of lights. MH and HPS bulbs, although bright when new, suffer from lumen degradation within 6 months of use. And once again, because of the long strike times of HID lighting, being able to turn on a light quickly is paramount to safety and security. By implementing LED products into your interior design including hallways, staff rooms, inmate prison cells, cafeteria room, and basically any room where both staff and inmates will be.

Lights you find indoors in a Correctional Facility

High Bay LED Lighting

LED High Bays can replace Metal Halide High Bays up to 1500W and reduce your energy consumption by as much as 75%. These lights are perfect for gyms, warehouses, factories, auditoriums or any large area where traditional style high bays are installed. UL Listed and DLC Qualified with 5 year warranties.

Commercial LED Panel Lighting

LED Panels replace fluorescent troffers with either a back lit or edge lit led solution. These troffers are designed to provide uniform lighting solutions and provide flicker free and maintenance free service and operation for years to come. UL or ETL Listed, DLC Qualified for rebates, replacing your existing fluorescent fixtures with LED will provide years of trouble free light.

Commercial LED Tube Lights

Fluorescent troffers are typically found in suspended ceilings, and they typically contains 2 to 4 fluorescent tubes. Most tubes are either T8, T10 or T12. There are two distinct options that are available, replace the fixture with LED Panels or replace the tubes with LED Tubes. The tube option tends to be more economical, and with the creation of plug and play led tubes, converting over to LED is as simple as removing the old fluorescent tube and replacing it with the LED tube.

Vapor Tight LED Fixtures

These fixtures appear in hallways and stairwells, and are long linear fixtures typically contains fluorescent tubes. They are sometimes called vandal proof fixtures, because their lenses are somewhat indestructible. In the world of LED, there are similar type fixture, called LED Vapor Tight, that allows for great general lighting and is also available with a vandal proof lens

LED Canopy Lighting

These lights are meant for multiple level parking garages, and are typically either fluorescent fixtures or smaller wattage metal halide or high pressure sodium bulbs in either canopy lights or vapor tight fixtures. In either case, we can either retrofit the existing fixtures and convert them to LED, replace it with an LED Canopy Light or a Vapor Proof LED Fixture. These lights are all UL or ETL Listed, DLC Qualified for rebates and are backed with at least a 5 year warranty.

4 Main Reasons to Convert your Lighting over to LED

 1. Quick Strike Time: Security and maintaining security in prisons is paramount. With older technologies, such as Metal Halide, HPS, Mercury Vapor and Low Pressure Sodium, having a light go out is not ideal because of the long time it takes for those lights to turn back on which is an obvious disaster in prison and correctional facility environments. With prison approved light fixtures, it's instant on and instant off, therefore, security is maintained by ever present light. This makes LED light in prison systems a highly valuable asset when it comes to security at your detention center.

2. Higher Quality of Light: Light sources such as High Pressure Sodium, Low Pressure Sodium, Mercury Vapor and even Metal Halide offer poorer quality of light than does LED. While it is true advancements in Metal Halide allows for some bulbs to be offered at higher Color Rendering Index (CRI) values, the other bulb types are notoriously poor at producing high quality light. And this equates to lower safety for your correctional facility, whereas with proper LED correctional facility lighting fixtures; you will realize greater safety through high quality light output.

3. Flickering in Fluorescent Light Sources: Fluorescent lights are notorious for flickering. Although it is not always evident, these lights flicker 60X per second. This results in eye strain, headaches and irritability. LED Light sources do not flicker. The run off a DC light source that constantly keeps the light source on. Therefore, the environment under a LED light is a more calming environment. Studies have shown that people working under fluorescent light sources can be more irritated. The same would apply in a correctional facility, better light source that does not flicker would provide an improved living environment.

4. Saving energy by turning jail lights off with controls. Unlike lights like Metal Halide and HPS, it does make sense to add motion controls to prison LEDs to be able to turn them on and off in areas where there is little activity. This activity may cycle throughout the day, busy at times and not as busy in other periods. Adding a motion control would allow for these prison lights to turn on instantly, and then turn off when there is no activity. And the best energy savings is always when a light is turned off. Having lights that can turn off when no one is around but turn on to full power instantly saves money but does not jeopardize safety.

The State of Oregon has been converting over its prisons to LED products. In it's sustainability report they mention "As part of the “Go Oregon” stimulus project, T8 and T12 lamps and lamp ballasts in various DOC facilities were replaced with new LED lamps.  These LED lamps use less power and are expected to last 10 years.  This will result in energy savings of more than $100,000 annually". To read the entire report, go to Want to learn more about correctional lighting in general? Be sure to read our correctional lighting blog.

Interested in our LED prison lighting options? Contact us to find out more information and pricing.

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