LED Solutions for Power Plant Facilities
Our power plant lights are DLC Qualified and highly efficient. We have high temperature models rated to replace 400W and 1000W Metal Halide in areas up to 190F.
Power Plant Facilities face a tough task of maintaining safety while decreasing operating costs. LED power plant lighting is the solution for explosion proof lights safe for nuclear power plants. And with reduced energy consumption. We offer both indoor and outdoor solutions.
4 Problems MyLEDLightingGuide Power Plant Lighting Solves
1. High Heat from Steam Generation
80C or 176F
90C or 194F
Many power plants generate steam to turn power generating turbines. They use nuclear energy, coal or natural gas to create steam. Heat issues inside these plants would destroy a normal LED fixture. Most LED fixtures are rated to handle ambient temperatures up to 50C or 122F.
We offer two lines of high temperature High Bays and Flood Lights that are rated for these environments
Option 1 is rated to 80C or 176F
Option 2 is rated to 90C or 194F
2. High Power LED
Replace 400W HID
Replace 1000W HID
Replace 1500W HID
We have high power highbays, flood lights, high mast, yard lights and security lights. All easily replace your Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium Fixtures. We can provide efficient, powerful and well distributed light solutions with our complete LED offering.
3. High Voltage up to 480V
100V - 277V
277V - 480V
Are you trying to replace fixtures that are higher voltages, 277V to 480V? We have solutions that cover these higher voltage installations. Our constant current drivers are equipped to handle everything from 100 Volts up to to 480 Volts (standard driver in our kits are 100V-277V). We can handle single or 3-phase power as well. Talk to our sales engineers and we can get your lighting situation taken care of.
* 480V High Voltage Options
Our higher voltage solutions handle both single phase and 3 phase 480V installations. If you have voltage above 277V, tell our sales engineers so we can specify the proper driver.
4. Retrofit Your Existing Fixtures and Save Engineering Costs
Keep your fixtures!
Retrofit Metal Halide to LED
Retrofit Fluorescent to LED
We have UL and ETL Retrofit solution designed to replace fluorescent, metal halide, HPS and Mercury Vapor in the existing fixture. Its as simple as bulb and ballast replacement. Save costs on engineering studies and documentation and convert to LED.
* LED Retrofit Options
We have 11 HID Retrofit Kits that can replace 150W to 1000W HID.
We have 4 Fluorescent Magnetic Strip Retrofit Kits that can replace 2ft, 4ft and 8ft fixtures.
A successful MyLEDLightingGuide Power Station conversion to LED
Why choose MyLEDLightingGuide Power Plant Lights?
1. Efficacy (Lumens Per Watt)
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. The standard luminous efficacy is upwards of 130 lumens per watt
We have fixtures that are rated between 130 and 180 lumens/watt. We can help you choose the right efficiency.
* Trade off between initial cost and long term savings?
A higher efficiency LED product costs more than lower efficiency units. The savings over the life of the product is more than the initial investment needed to upgrade. So if you're looking to maximize savings when converting to LED, choose the higher efficiency product.
2. Wet Location Fixtures
IP rating designates a fixtures ability to keep out both dust and water. The first digit of the IP score designates dust protection, the second designates water protection. A water protection score of 5 or above helps protect your fixtures from water intrusion.
MyLEDLightingGuide offers IP ratings of IPx5, IPx6 and IPx7. This allows you to install these fixtures outdoors, exposed to the elements, if required.
* What IP Rating do you need?
IP65 is all you will need for most applications. Extreme environments such as high pressure washes might need IP67 or higher.
3. Color Temperature Options
Color temperature or correlated color temperature, measures the temperature of a light source. The Kelvin scale measures a bulb's color temperature. Bulbs with a low color temperature produce warm light (in the red, orange, and yellow spectrum). Those with a high color temperature produce cool light (in blue and white spectrum).
We offer both 4000K and 5000K fixtures for indoor lighting. Not sure which one you should select? We can help!
* LED Color Choice
To replace Metal Halide, 5000K is a great color choice. If you would like a warmer light, choose 4000K. HPS high bays are around 2300K. Moving to 4000K or 5000K will greatly improve the quality of indoor light.
4. Light Quality: Color Rendering Index
Color rendering index defines the color of light. It tells us how well a light source will reveal the colors of items compared to sunlight (the ideal light source). When it comes to HID lamps, people usually complain about one thing: poor light color. Light color is important in high bay applications. It has a huge impact on clarity and contrast.
Most of our High Bay fixtures are offered between CRI 70 and 85. We can special order almost any CRI you might need.
* LED CRI
Anything over 70 is good. In applications such as assembly work where fine detail is necessary, then select 80 to 90 CRI.
5. Beam Angles: Proper Light Distribution
The beam angle is what determines the distribution of light. A wide beam angle produces softer light and distributes it better to different areas of a room.
A narrow beam angle produces concentrated light good for accent lighting. It makes the light more intense and focused.
Our LED fixtures are available in a range of beam angles: from 15° (narrow) to 120° (wide).
* Beam Angle Selection
Ask us to run a lighting photometric to determine the perfect light and beam angle for your indoor or outdoor space. Look at both the foot candle measurements and max/min ratios to make sure your space is bright and uniform.
6. Lighting Controls
Motion Sensors and other controls dramatically reduce lighting costs. Sensors turning off or dim the lights when people leave the area.
PIR and microwave motion sensors can be added to turn the lights on when motion is detected and off / dimmed when there's none. To dim, the fixtures need a 0-10V dimmable driver. Unlike traditional lighting, dimming LED fixtures is relatively simple and does not affect the life of the bay fixture.
And if you're trying to save additional money, nothing saves more money than off or 10% lit.
7. Speciality Fixtures
High Temperature: We have 80C and 90C high ambient temperature options and can replace 250W, 400W and 1000W HID. These lights are rugged and designed to operate in higher temperature environments.
Hazardous Location: Have volatile explosive or dusty environments? We have C1D1 and C1D2 UL844 rated explosion fixtures.
8. Reduce Energy Costs and Maintenance Costs dramatically
Reduce energy costs up to 75%
Our energy-efficient LED Fixtures reduce commercial costs and becomes practical and sustainable. With energy savings up to 75%, you can reduce a tremendous amount of energy consumption. LEDs have longer lifespans. We can add motion sensors to turn off or dim the light source when no activity is detected.
Decrease maintenance costs
Our efficient LED bay lights have L70 ratings that last upwards of 100,000+ hours. Less bulb replacement saves costs in power plants. This cost saver is often overlooked, but saves a tremendous amount of money.
10. Rugged fixtures that will last for years!
Many of our LED fixtures withstand extreme cold and hot temperatures without decreasing lifespan. This is possible through our large heat sinks, designed to keep the lights cool. UFO fixtures have heavy duty heat sinks that are perfect for impact zones. Some of our LED fixtures are vibration resistant. This allows them to maintain a long lifespan in harsh environments.
* Impact Rating for UFO High Bay Fixtures
Our UFO LED Fixtures are rated at IK08 on a scale of IK01 to IK10. This ensures reliability in environments where impacts may occur
LED Lighting for Power Plant Facilities
LED power plant lights are not your typical LED lights. These are lights designed to withstand the plant's hot, dusty, moist environment. Other LED lights will break down in the extreme temperatures. Power plant LED lights have a high temperature limit of 190F and can endure temperatures as low as -85F.
They are powerful enough to replace the traditional 400W-1000W HID lamps commonly used in power plant lighting. These lights are also equipped with a safety cable for added security. They have an IP66 or higher rating making them ideal for the heat and steam filled environment.
LED power plant lights are designed for easy installation and can be quickly mounted. They integrate easily with wireless control systems to allow for ease of use as well as energy savings. These lights emit little heat in temperature controlled environments. They contain no toxic substances, which allows for easy disposal.
Challenges of Power Plant Lighting
Power plants, also known as power generation plants or power stations are a critical component of today's life. Without them, there would be none of the comforts we take for granted. They have been around since the 1800s when water drawn from lakes generated hydropower.
Today, power plants have many generators used to convert mechanical power into electricity. The construction of a power plant often affects the environment around it. Some of the effects are often permanent while some are temporary.
Fossil fuel or biomass fired power plants emit high levels of hot steam to spin turbines generating electricity. Nuclear power plants use nuclear fission that creates steam to produce power.
These byproducts of the electricity generation process make power plants uniquely hot environments. Most light bulbs are not ideal for these locations because they have high susceptibility to damage. Power plants also have strictly regulated lighting fixture requirements and maintenance schedules. In power plants, lighting maintenance cannot go hand in hand with some power generation processes.
Proper lighting in a power plant ensures safety, productivity, and adheres to health and occupational regulations. The general focus today being efficiency, power plants must have energy-efficient lighting mechanisms.
In the past, power plants focused on lighting efficiency. Therefor they relegated other important factors to the background. But today's lighting plan has to focus on all. Not only reduction in power usage, but a decrease in bulb replacements, ease of lighting control, high quality illumination, and maximized lighting of the focus area.
Energy savings must be about adequate quality and brightness of the light – the right amount of lumens must be used. Power plant lighting must have a safety element to it and also offer easy maintenance. This shows high-quality lighting fixtures and sources are paramount to plant lighting efficiency.
Nuclear power plants have tightly regulated lighting requirements. Lights used in plant environments have the purpose of reducing operations risks. These environments need luminaries that adhere to the newer nuclear post-Fukushima guidelines.
They need to have rounded and smoother surfaces to ease decontamination. They should have a high IP rating to withstand hose downs and reduce time performing decontamination tasks. Rounded, hot-environment luminaries ensures accidental exposure is eliminated, like shard features in light fixtures tearing a protective suit or gloves.
Underwater LED fixtures should have an IP68 rating to ensure they can be immersed safely. They should have stainless casing or lexan polycarbonate for protective covers. Lexan polycarbonate is 30 times more resistant to impact than regular safety glass. This novel material offers protection from radiation up to 300% more than acrylics.
Lighting fixtures for nuclear power plants should be in compliance with IEEE Recommended Practice for Seismic Qualification of Class 1E Equipment for Nuclear Power Generating Stations, also known as IEEE-344.
The lighting fixtures in a nuclear power plant must emit powerful white light. A CRI rating of 70 and above to ensures contamination is detected. They should also be properly enclosed to ensure that dust does not accumulate in them.
Most LED for nuclear plant lighting are still under extensive testing for the promising uses. They are particularly a favourite in emergency lighting protocols.
Some of our Power Plant Customers
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
American Energy Power (AEP)