LED Lighting for Prisons and Correctional Facilities
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Prisons, jails and all other types of correctional facilities are faced with high stress, high risk, environments. LED prison lights help improve safety and security throughout a correctional facility, all while reducing your lights' energy costs.
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LED Prison Lights – Correctional Lights
Over the last four decades, the incarceration rates in the U.S have hit the 500% growth mark. The strain this has placed on correctional institutions' resources is increasing by the day. There is a continued need for cost cutting by correctional facilities, which puts a spotlight on their efficiency.
Currently, the budgetary allocation for running correctional institutions is at an $80 billion high. The federal government pays a paltry 10% of these costs. Over 57% of these costs are paid for by state governments, while local governments foot 33% of the bill.
Correctional institutions have a collective utility bill of over $1.7 billion. Let that sink in – $1.7 billion!
The most significant contributor to this high bill is energy. The costs of heating, cooling and lighting up facilities that are in use 24 hours a day, every single day of the year are massive.
The pressure and costs of operating and maintaining prisons in their thousands are tremendous. But here lies an opportunity to considerably save on expenditure. The colossal scale of such operations can provide excellent opportunities to find solutions that scale down expenses.
Any small step toward sustainability can help state and local governments to save a lot of money. Practices that encourage sustainability will also cushion and protect the environment surrounding these correctional centers.
The Unique Lighting Challenges Posed By Correctional Institutions
The archaic prisons of old known for their brutality and horrible standards of living are long gone. Today, prisoners’ civil liberties have to be upheld. Correctional institutions of today are focused not only on protection, but on deterrence and repatriation.
Unlike with other buildings, where security measures are meant to keep people out, those of correctional institutions are designed to keep people in. The individuals inside these facilities are there against their will. Add this to the fact that these facilities never shut down for the holidays, on weekends, or in winter, and you have a high-maintenance environment.
Incarcerating a large population and protecting them from each other – while preventing them from getting out – can be quite a challenge. The budgetary constraints and overcrowding make it even harder to ensure efficiency. Proper surveillance and well-designed infrastructure can help you to overcome these challenges.
Good Lighting Practices Are Key To Energy Efficiency
High-quality lighting is the foundation on which surveillance runs. Good lighting fixtures can go a long way towards ensuring operational efficiency and safety of correctional institutions. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, lighting accounts for 33 percent of electricity consumed in jails, reformatories and penitentiaries.
This is a huge expenditure for these non-profit making entities. Most correctional facilities are extremely energy-intensive and were built with little to no regard for efficient cooling, heating, and lighting. Most states are now passing laws to reduce this negative impact on the environment and also help prisons to cut down on operational expenses.
Correctional institutions must balance efficiency and intelligent design to keep up with the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). The act discourages inefficient lighting systems and recommends greener, energy-efficient, and long-lasting light bulbs.
Prison lights operate for over 18 hours a day. In this high-abuse environment, the lights may only be switched off for six hours each day, on average. If you decide to use energy efficient bulbs in a small section of a correctional facility exclusively, you can reduce the utility bill by more than 10%. If you adopt energy-efficient lighting in the whole facility, the savings can be tremendous.
The Downsides of High Intensity Discharge Lights, Commonly Used in Prisons
This type of lighting has been in use since the 1930s, illuminating both small and large areas. A high-pressure sodium vapor light is a gas discharge light which usually has a warm, yellow glow. It has an aluminum oxide arc tube and operates at high pressure.
A HPS lamp contains elements like mercury that play a big part in balancing its yellow-colored glow with tints of light-blue to white emissions. Unfortunately, HPS lights require an ignition and a warm-up period to burn their internal gas to plasma form.
As these lights heat up, they need more energy to run. And as they get older, they consume the same amount of energy they did at the beginning - but do not produce the same amount of light. Because they use a fuel source to produce light, they burn out once the fuel is used up. HPS lights, therefore, are very inefficient in their energy usage.
High pressure sodium lamps operate for approximately 24,000 hours before they get to the end of their lives. Their warm up period ranges between 5-10 minutes, which means they take time to reignite after a power interruption. However, they are better at energy consumption and are more durable than some fluorescent bulbs and other high intensity discharge (HID) lamps.
Their application in correctional institutions, however, leaves a lot to be desired. As we mentioned, these lights have a long warm-up period which can take up 10 minutes. In a situation where emergency lighting is required, this could be a fatal flaw.
Secondly, these lights render colors very poorly. They are monochromatic and show objects as shadowy black, instead of revealing their true colors. This feature makes them very unsuitable for security lighting fixtures in correctional facilities which work together with surveillance cameras.
Sodium lights also contain toxic mercury, so they are a challenge to dispose of. They are also omnidirectional, dispersing light in a 360-degree angle. This causes a lot of light dispersal inefficiency. A light fixture with sodium lights will require extra components to focus and reflect the light.
When halogen and metal combines, metal halides are formed. A metal halide (MH) lamp generates light when an electric current is passed through a metal halide gas combined with mercury. The function of metal halides is similar to that of sodium vapor lamps, but the compounds in them make them more energy efficient. Their light quality is also much better than that of their counterparts.
They are also 3 to 5 times more efficient than other traditional bulbs, with a much higher quality of light, too. They are very suitable for high-intensity light applications like gyms, sports arenas, and retail stores. This is because their color temperatures can go up to 5500K, depending on the particular mix of metal halides in them.
But while they have a higher quality of light, they also take the longest time to warm up compared to other bulbs on the market. We are talking 15 to 20 minutes. The fact that they cannot be switched on and off on demand makes them very unsuitable for emergency lighting needs.
To use them, you must anticipate the demand for lighting. In fact, you need to turn them on half an hour in advance to reduce warm-up times. This feature makes them inefficient and exacting. These lights have an average lifespan of 6,000 to 15,000 hours, meaning that they have more maintenance requirements, leading to unnecessary downtimes in correctional facilities.
Their other disadvantage is that they are also omni-directional. This means that reflectors have to be installed to redirect and reflect the light to the target area for illumination, causing significant inefficiencies in light output.
Enter the Solution - LED Prison Lights
We are LED light experts, and we recommend LED prison lights for correctional facilities because of their ability to foster a safe and more energy-saving environment, both for the guards and the inmates.
A LED diode is a semiconductor diode with two electrodes: an anode and a cathode. These diodes are manufactured from semi-conductive selenium or silicon. LED lamps emit light when an electric current passes through these semi-conductive materials.
LEDs are of higher quality than metal halide and high-pressure sodium lights. They can last for 50,000 to 100,000 hours and are the workhorses of the lighting industry. Compare their useful life to that of HID lamps (6,000-15,000 hours for MH lights and 24,000 hours for HPS lights) and you can see why LEDS are a clear winner. Our high mast prison-grade light fixtures will serve you for many years.
Besides their long lifespan, LEDs are more energy efficient than any other lighting technology invented so far. They radiate less infrared energy and are also directional. This means that they can direct light exactly where it is needed, so there’s no loss of light.
The ability to direct and reflect light to a specific area of a correctional facility is crucial for security. The light should not be lost to the sky or to the surrounding environment. Unwanted light can be a huge source of annoyance to the occupants of the correctional facility and to the neighborhood as well.
In fact, too much light has been proven to disturb the sleep of inmates and increase their anxiety levels. LEDs can be controlled without the need for too many electrical components.
LEDs also have no warm-up times, unlike HID light fixtures. You do not need to switch them on in advance. Neither do they have a cool down period. They are ready to light up the outdoors on demand, and are perfect for high-security facilities.
The other advantage of LED prison lights is their inherent ability to generate the full spectrum of light – including the light visible to the human eye. They require no color filters as traditional lighting technologies do.
Our high mast LED light fixtures have high color temperatures ranging between 4000K-5000K. They emit cool light in blue and white shades and quickly reveal the true colors of objects. In the high-security environments of a correctional facility, this attribute makes them perfect for surveillance. Unlike fluorescent lamps, LED lights do not strain the eyes since they cause no glare and don’t buzz or flicker.
Our LED bulbs are also designed for harsh prison conditions. They need very little maintenance and are vandal proof as well. HID mast lights require many replacements, and the replacement process is both labor-intensive and time-consuming.
This increases their operational costs in the long run. LEDs do not require ballasts to work and they have long lifespans. LED light fixtures are also smaller in size and very well-built compared to HID light fixtures.
These qualities of LED lighting reduce inconveniences in high-security environments such as prisons. The only maintenance required for our prison grade high mast LED fixtures is dusting and cleaning.
As energy-efficient as LEDs are, their performance can be improved. Their energy efficiency can be taken a notch higher through the use of lighting controls. These controls can dim the fixtures or turn them off depending on usage. LEDs pair perfectly with motion sensors, dimmers, occupancy sensors, time sensors, and photosensors, unlike older HID light fixtures.
Do LED Prison Lights Have Any disadvantages?
Only one: their initial costs. However, because of the savings LEDs offer, prisons are able to quickly recoup the money they invested.
And while LED light fixtures cost a little more than traditional bulbs, the costs are plummeting as the fixtures become widely adopted. Our light fixtures will perfectly replace older HID fixtures with their powerful light. These prison grade LED light fixtures can be installed in the existing housings to save on costs (retrofitted). My LED Lighting Guide can advice on rebates at the time of purchase.
Ease of Maintenance is Vital in Reducing Costs and Enhancing Safety and Security
The maintenance and replacement of light fixtures can cause huge logistics hurdles for correctional facilities. HID and fluorescent luminaires can only operate for a little while before re-lamping is required. And while fluorescent luminaries can last up to four years, because of their inefficiency, maintenance schedules can come as often as semi-annually.
During the maintenance process, prisoners may have to be moved from one block to the other. Other prisons may lock up the inmates for long periods while the exercise is going on. This not only increases insecurity when dealing with difficult inmates, it also puts an enormous burden on the facilities’ human resource.
Safety protocols after re-lamping are also quite demanding. All tools used in the exercise have to be inventoried, and the place has to be swept clean upon completion of the activity. The importance of lighting fixtures that require minimum maintenance to solve this hurdle, therefore, cannot be overemphasized. Fewer re-lamping episodes equal fewer opportunities for prisoners to breach security.
Equally important is the fact that prisoners have no incentive to maintain the fixtures in the facility. Poorly designed lighting systems will, therefore, make the facilities more unsafe due to the possibility of vandalism.
Let us look at some of the LED prison lights that are ideal for correctional institutions.
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Outdoor LED Prison Lights
Prison courtyards offer prisoners a space to reconnect with each other and nature. A prison garden, for example, can help reduce violence, recidivism rates, and improve mental health.
But outdoor spaces pose a unique security challenge to correctional facilities. The hardened perimeter walls have to ensure that prisoners stay inside their designated areas. They also have to stop contraband from the outside world from coming into the facilities.
Given that prison perimeter walls are often lengthy in size, it can be quite a task ensuring that packages do not get thrown in and that prisoners are kept in as well. This is why the security and safety of these spaces are highly dependent on high-quality illumination.
To ensure maximum detection of movement and 24-hour efficiency of operation, the outdoor spaces must be well illuminated from dusk till dawn. All the pathways and walkways need not less than 10 lux to keep light spill in control.
This ensures that obtrusive light does not spill into prisoners’ cells, causing unnecessary discomfort. The outdoor lighting also has to be flexible. The recommended lux levels must always be maintained and in case of a security emergency, the lux levels can be increased. The effect of light on prisoners’ behavior modification is an important lighting design factor for correctional facilities.
The lighting fixtures meant for the outdoor spaces of prisons have to be very efficient. They must limit disturbance to the surrounding locations by controlling glare and sky glow. Correctional facilities are very high-security spaces, and the lighting fixtures must be easy to install and also maintain.
Let’s take a look at some of the popular outdoor LED prison lights.
LED High Mast
High mast lights are tall lighting poles with several light fixtures that direct light downwards to the ground. These light fixtures are usually mounted as high as 60-120 feet above the ground.
High mast lights are used to light up broad areas from very high points. Besides their extensive use in transportation, storage, pedestrian safety, and sports, they are also perfect for outdoor spaces in correctional facilities.
These fixtures are usually installed on 40-150 ft poles and the poles may hold between 4 to 16 light fixtures. Many high mast lighting installations use high intensity discharge (HID) lights such as metal halide (MH) or high pressure sodium (HPS) lamps, which are extremely inefficient. Replacing these lamps is very costly because of their location and the fact that they have to be replaced en masse – to prevent changing out single bulbs.
LED Flood Lights
Flood lights are usually mounted on very tall poles for direct illumination in different applications. They are mostly used in outdoor sports venues and as security lights in outdoor areas in need of bright light.
Their biggest benefit to security is that they provide crisp white light that enables security cameras to capture clear images. The floodlights that were very popular once were mercury vapor lamps, high-pressure sodium lamps, and fluorescent lamps.
HID floodlight light fixtures consume approximately 100 to 1000 watts. Their wattage is usually dependent on factors like the size of the space, the function of the area, and the spacing of the poles. HID floodlights have very high maintenance costs.
First of all, they require a lot of electricity to generate light – their wattage may range in the thousands. To change them out, a lift or a bucket truck may be needed, and the operation may require 2-3 electricians since they are often mounted at heights above 15 feet.
Not many correctional facilities own lifts or bucket trucks, so your facility may be forced to hire a contractor for this purpose, increasing your operational costs. These costs can amount to a tidy sum as the years go by.
Metal halide lamps have a high lumen output and produce light that is whiter than HPS lamps, but their light degrades quickly after installation. After a while, all they produce is a pink light that barely illuminates the surfaces below. High pressure sodium lights may last a bit longer than metal halides, but they produce orange light with a very low color rendering index (22). This means that the light they produce is not adequate for correctional facilities that need quality light for security and surveillance.
Our Solution: Flood-light and High-Mast LED Lighting
MyLEDLightingGuide sells LED prison floodlights which generate high-quality light, distribute light uniformly, do not cause glare, and drastically lower energy consumption. LEDs do not use a fuel source to produce light – unlike HID lights – they generate power via semiconductors.
On average, LED floodlights consume 40 to 600 watts and will reduce your energy consumption by as much as 75%. Their prowess in light distribution comes from their unique multipoint design. They have inbuilt multiple diodes, each with its own individual optic.
Light emitting diodes, through their multiple point design, distribute light more evenly. They have a very slow rate of lumen degradation and can have a useful life of over 100,000 hours. If you want to cut maintenance costs drastically in a prison, choose LEDs.
High intensity discharge lights produce very bright light directly below them but less light as one moves away from them. They do not work well with surveillance cameras that completely rely on the illumination the lights provide.
Another outstanding feature of LEDs is their high color temperature, which helps them to appear brighter, making them perfect surveillance lights. Their wide color temperature range offers many opportunities to increase the visual perception of brightness.
LED Wall Packs
Wall pack lights are outdoor building lights that are typically mounted on walls. They provide security and illumination to outdoor areas with human and vehicular traffic. These light fixtures produce high-quality light that makes them useful for outdoor areas that require constant surveillance or are difficult to observe.
While there are many high-intensity discharge (HID) wall pack lighting fixtures in use today, there is an increased move towards LED wall pack lights. HID wall pack lights have inherent technological shortcomings that make LED wall pack lighting fixtures better suited for correctional institutions.
High pressure sodium lamps produce orange-yellow light that renders colors poorly. Metal halide lights, on the other hand, are quite good at color rendering but they take almost 15 minutes to warm up.
HID lights age fast and pose a maintenance challenge. They are not efficient since they waste a lot of light as heat (as much as 95%). They also have a toxic substance in them that makes their disposal a problem for correctional facilities.
MyLEDLightingGuide stocks LED wall pack retrofits that are perfect for correctional institutions. These wall pack lights are designed to withstand extreme temperatures, harsh conditions, and function well in the toughest of environments.
These prison grade fixtures are vandal proof and provide light and safety to guards and prisoners alike. They are resistant to impact and have low glare, something that makes them perfect for multiple applications.
LEDs have a high lumen to low wattage ratio. They function optimally in the outdoors and also save you a lot of money you would have spent on electricity.
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LED Area Lights for Correctional Institutions
Area lights are light fixtures that cast directional light rays from a set boundary, either a circle or a rectangle. These light fixtures are perfect for recreating the light that is normally produced by fluorescent lights or light that is produced by rectangular light fixtures, for instance, light that shines through a window.
One important thing worth noting is that all light fixtures usually emit light from a single point, whereas area lights generate light from an entire area. Led area lights can replace 150W to 2000W HID and fluorescent area lights. They can generate up to 100,000 hours of bright, uniform light for walkways, parking lots, and general areas of prisons.
LED Parking Fixtures for Prisons
Parking fixtures are usually installed in the parking areas of correctional facilities to provide both adequate illumination and security. They can also illuminate walkways and the streets outside correctional facilities. Good lighting enhances security for both vehicles and people.
LED lights for prisons are ten times more energy-efficient than their HID and fluorescent counterparts. And thanks to the nation-wide transition to solid state lighting technology, LEDs have considerably improved in performance and lower electricity usage by up to 75%.
LED High Bays
LED Prison Lights For Common Areas
Correctional facilities hold thousands of prisoners at a time. All the health, dietary, fitness, recreational, religious, education and other needs of these prisoners have to be met. Most of these activities happen in the common areas of correctional facilities.
These common areas may present a security challenge to the officers manning the prison. In the dining area, for example, all cutlery has to be closely inventoried and monitored at all times. The need for high-quality lighting in such areas cannot be overstated.
In the U.S alone, over a million prisoners have a form of mental illness. Research has shown that there’s a strong correlation between environmental light levels and personal well-being. Quality lighting has been proven to boost mental wellness.
Proper lighting is required in common areas like libraries, because personal development has been shown to reduce recidivism levels among prisoners.
Most correctional facilities still use linear fluorescent lamps to illuminate common areas. Fluorescent bulbs are low-pressure fixtures with mercury vapor discharge. They have an electrode at each end of a tubular glass, coated with a material that emits light once a current hits the bulb. The toxic nature of the mercury in them makes them an environmental and health risk.
While fluorescent bulbs are quite cheap, they have numerous performance challenges. They have an average lifespan of 30,000 hours and you can only switch them on and off so many times. This means that the longer they are turned on and off, the shorter their durability. They are not ideal for cold climates and will not endure constant temperature fluctuations.
Using fluorescent lighting in correctional facilities may be a recipe for very high energy bills. An 8 foot florescent bulb, for example, utilizes 96 watts. Most fluorescent light fixtures can hold up to 4 bulbs. Do the math and the watts required to run multiple installations will quickly add up.
Their maintenance costs also present another challenge. In correctional facilities, lights normally operate for most of the day, because of the need for lighting, surveillance, and security. In these demanding conditions, these bulbs tend to degrade quickly. Changing multiple bulbs over time can prove to be very expensive for a correctional facility.
The CRI (color rendering index) and the CCT (correlated color temperature) of fluorescent bulbs depends on the type of bulb and its manufacturer. These lamps also have a current that emits a fluctuating or stroboscopic light, which heightens the irritability and nervousness levels of the inmates.
To enhance the comfort of prisoners and lower their stress levels, we install color changing LED panel lights in the common areas of prisons. The blue light is switched off in the evening, helping inmates to be more comfortable.
In gym areas, consider a LED Linear High Bay or UFO High Bays to replace Metal Halide or Fluorescent style high bays
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LED Prison Light Fixtures For Cells
Correctional cells are some of the toughest environments in prisons because the inmates are usually unsupervised for most of their in-cell time. For this reason, LED cell lights must be able to endure extreme physical abuse, entry and concealment attempts, as well as repeated tampering.
All our in-cell luminaires are designed, engineered, and created to withstand extreme levels of abuse at all security levels. All of them are vandal-proof and impact-resistant. We replace both HID and fluorescent lights in cells with LED retrofits. When you choose to retrofit traditional lighting fixtures with LEDs, the costs of your LED conversion project will significantly decrease.
Our line of correctional lighting luminaries doesn’t stop outdoors, in your hallways, or in the staff rooms. Instead, we offer LED jail cell light fixture options that are vandal proof and resist high abuse, perfect for cells & jail lighting.
A quality prison cell light is a must, and that’s what we offer to ensure no light is tampered with. We've made available both quality and safe jail cell lights matched with LED technology, allowing you to achieve the benefit of both and maintain a quality correctional lighting system throughout your entire building, outside, and even as prison cell lighting.
Our LED prison lights offer:
- Decreased maintenance, and as a result, cut down costs
- Their lifespan exceeds that of conventional bulbs by up to 10 times. Fewer bulb replacements will translate to cost savings
- They have a better color rendering index compared to their HID counterparts
- They are better at light production because they do not convert a lot of energy into heat
- They distribute light better because they are not omnidirectional like HID lights
- They merge perfectly with light control systems, for automatic control of light output and intensity.
Reasons Why You Should Adopt LED Prison Lights
LEDs have proven themselves time and again. They are the most energy-efficient lights on the market today. They also have the longest lifespan of all lighting systems, they last up to 10 times longer than their counterparts. Their quality of light is superior and the light intensity and output can be easily controlled.
Artificial light sources consume a large fraction of all global energy (1/5). Low energy LEDs have been promoted by the European Commission as the answer to the global energy crisis.
The outdoor areas of correctional facilities require high-quality illumination to create a welcoming, safe environment. HPS lamps produce very warm light that decreases visual comfort while metal halides have a low color rendering index and render colors very poorly. In a correctional facility, this could pose a challenge to the surveillance system.
HID bulbs also create a lot of undesirable dark spots (poorly lit areas) in a correctional facility. These badly illuminated areas can be eliminated through the proper usage of LEDs. LEDs disperse light uniformly, getting rid of the dark spots problem that could pose security risks.
HID lights emit light in a 360-degree angle. The light is emitted upwards, downwards, and sideways. Reflectors have to be installed in the fixtures to redirect the light back to the ground. A lot of lumens (light) are lost in the reflection process. On the contrary, LEDs are directional and their light can be directed to the exact spot it is required.
Since lights in prisons are on from dusk till dawn, your chosen lighting system should be very energy-efficient. Maintenance is also an issue. Lights that need little to no maintenance eliminate the need to hire an electrician to maintain them and save you a lot of money. LEDs solve all these issues with their long life expectancy and sturdy construction.
LEDs have a wide range of color temperatures. These color temperatures can help you to set the right lighting system for a correctional facility. For instance, you can install lights with high color temperatures outdoors and lights with low color temperatures indoors.
LEDs work perfectly with intelligent light control systems that increase or decrease light output when necessary. Motion sensors running on wireless networks can be used to manipulate LED systems.
Through the use of intelligent lighting controls, correctional facilities can save up to 90% on energy costs and maintenance. With proper design, LEDs can also help mitigate the problem of light trespass, because installing LED luminaires that shine their light downwards is possible.
Research has proven that living things have a circadian rhythm. This is an inbuilt day and night biological clock that dictates our waking and sleeping hours. The reliance on artificial lighting has thrown most of that genetic programming into disarray. Thankfully, the light produced by LEDs is similar to the light produced by the sun and has a positive effect on the circadian rhythm.
Fluorescent lamps have very hazardous agents in them, including mercury. There are regulations on their disposal set by the Environmental Protection Agency. A massive 80% of them usually end up in landfills. When these bulbs are defective, the ultraviolet light they produce can damage the retina or burn the skin.
In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises people not to stay 30 centimeters close to a fluorescent for more than an hour each day. The flickering light fluorescent lights emit can also cause eye fatigue and headaches.
In correctional facilities around the world today, most people spend their time indoors. This has led to an increase in the use of artificial lighting. This tends to increase, amongst other deficiencies, Seasonal Affective Disorder. This disorder is known to affect people who live in regions that experience long dark winters, and it is on the rise today.
To address the disruption of the circadian rhythm caused by artificial lighting, the use of LED color changing lights has been proposed. LEDs can mimic daylight, even matching the light effects of a particular hour of the day. They can be adjusted depending on the hour of the day, to mimic dusk or dawn.
How to Purchase the Best LED Prison Lights
It is essential to buy your products from a reputable LED lighting manufacturer to ensure that you have the best lighting products for your LED conversion project. Poorly made LED fixtures will cause stroboscopic effects that will affect the well-being of the prisoners in a correctional facility.
LEDs are a safer answer to the energy crisis the planet is experiencing. They have no mercury, they can be tuned, are dimmable, and their color rendering ability is outstanding. They last longer, use less energy to operate than HIDs and fluorescents, and produce higher-quality light.
Consult a LED supplier who understands your objectives and has a lot of experience in LED lighting. Remember, LEDs are not just lighting products, they are a solution.
MyLEDLightingGuide Provides Powerful Security Lighting to Prisons
It’s extremely important to ensure the security within a correctional facility. Bright effective lighting is important, whether its outdoor flood lights, yard lights, high masts or wall mounted lights. LED provides instant strike time, so blips in power means your lights are coming back on right away! MyLEDLightingGuide can offer high power LED solutions that can EASILY replace up to 2000W Metal Halide, HPS or HID, with long warranties, long life spans and incredible light output. We have already installed our products in many outdoor areas within the walls of prisons and correctional facilities.
We can easily replace or retrofit:
- High Mast Lighting, up to 2000W HID
- Area Lighting, up to 2000W HID
- Flood Lighting, up to 2000W HID
- WallPack Lighting, 400W+ HID
- Parking Fixtures: 1000W+ HID
- Indoor Gym Lighting: 1000W+ HID
- Office Lighting with color adjustable Panels: 2X2 and 2X4