Lock out dust, moisture & humidity with the rugged 5+ year warranty-backed LED vapor tight lights from MyLEDLightingGuide. Reduce energy consumption up to 75%. Factory Direct Pricing with models that can ship today.
Are you looking for a replacement for fluorescent fixtures in a car wash, parking garage or other wet environments? Our Vapor Proof LED light fixtures can be used in moist or harsh settings. These fixtures have durable housings that resists corrosion, rust, warping or fading. The impact resistant lens covers withstand wet and damp weather. Our LED vapor tight fixtures use 1/2 - 3/4 the energy of fluorescent lighting. These fixtures eliminate bulb replacement and maintenance costs.
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Why choose a MyLEDLightingGuide Vapor Tight?
1. Excellent Construction to Withstand Harsh Conditions
Vapor tight lights are also known as wet location fixtures. The gasketed seal around the lens also protects from corrosive fumes, non-explosive vapors, or gases.
Lights exposed to moisture or dust, devoid of any form of protection, tend to cloud over because they collect debris, dead bugs, and dirt. Our vapor tight fixtures stop the intrusion of particles and dust.
Our vapor proof lighting fixtures have a rust-resistant die-cast casing. It's reinforced poly-carbonate lenses to withstand high abuse in harsh environments and temperatures.
2. IP Rated to stop water intrusion
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 IP66 for many of its vapor proof fixtures.
3. 4000K and 5000K Color Temperatures
We offer vapor tight fixture 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.
4. High Voltage from 100V to 277V
We offer vapor tight fixtures with standard voltage options of 100V-277V. These units automatically switch internally to accept the incoming voltage.
5. L70 Light Maintenance - 50,000 - 100,000 hours
One of the biggest downsides of HID fixtures is they need a lot of maintenance. The lights have a lifespan of 12,000-25,000 hours. This means electricians must replace bulbs frequently. This procedure that can be labor-intensive and time-consuming. When HID lights are being replaced, it might be a good time to replace the ballasts. This adds to the overall maintenance costs.
Fluorescent fixtures are similar. Bulbs and ballasts require constant maintenance.
LED lights can last decades with little to no maintenance. They maintain their brightness for a very long period of time and degrade slowly.
6. Control Ready
High intensity discharge lamps do not work with most lighting controls as they take a lot of time to warm up. In case of a power outage, you have to give them time to cool down before you can switch them on again. LEDs work well with dimmers, motion sensors and timer switches. You can pair your LED vapor tight fixtures with lighting controls to switch them on and off or dim them according to the need.
7. High CRI - 70+
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. Our vapor tight fixtures all have a minimum of 70 CRI.
8. Energy savings up to 80%
Advancements in LEDs and higher lumens per watts configurations are now available. Reducing energy consumption by over 70% is not unreasonable. Using controls like day light and motion sensors, achieving reductions of 80% is achievable. It is important to note that you need to pay attention to a few details.
* Never buy a LED fixture based on the watts consumed. Focus on lumens, pay attention to lumens per watt. You will consume a lot more energy at 100 lumens/watt than you will at 140 lumens per watt. MyLEDLightingGuide products are in the higher lumens per watt configurations. Look for the products efficacy listed in their detail specifications. Or divide the lumens by watts consumed to determine efficacy.
* Look at the number of LEDs the fixture is using to produce the lumens. A fixture with fewer LEDs is driving the LEDs harder than a fixture with more LEDs. Life expectancy may be shorter. More LEDs driven less hard is a better combination of efficient and longevity.
9. Paybacks can be relatively short with LED Vapor Proof Lighting
Save Money with LED
LED payback = Hours of Use + Reduced Use of Electricity + Rebates
Rebates may be the least important of the three. High hours of use and high cost of electricity will dwarf the benefits of a rebate.
Everyone likes a rebate. We have created many proposals where payback was under 1 year even without rebates. Contact us and we can help walk you through the math.
LED Vapor Tight Recommended Light Output
Things have changed and today lumens are all that matter as far as light output is concerned. A lumen measures the light output of a light source regardless of its energy consumption. A high number of lumens usually indicates that the bulb is bright.
IESNA recommends that illumination levels for food inspection areas range between 30 and 1,000 foot candles, depending on the task. Color grading areas, on the other hand, should have levels of 150 foot candles.
Food handling areas need a minimum of 55 foot candles because safety here is paramount. Cold rooms and storage areas need less lighting because of the lower activity. And for cold rooms, there is a need to let in as little heat as possible.
Light level or illuminance is the measurement of the quantity of light dispersing over a specific work plane. A work plane is where tasks are performed. Illuminance measures in lux or foot candles (FC). A foot candle is equal to one lumen of light density per one square foot. A lux is equal to a lumen per square meter. Your LED waterproof lights should meet the required levels for food handling areas. As well as cold rooms where they will be installed.
For car washes, many owners will gravitate towards too much light rather than too little. Full daylight has about 1,000 FC. An overcast day, has about 100 FC. It is only very intricate work that requires 1,000 + FC.
Brighter lights may be necessary for busy areas since there are other lights competing with yours. For car washes in low population areas, the foot candles can be lower since there are no competing lights. They also give a business a professional look.
Other factors determine the required lumens. Such things as wall colors, the size of rooms, the mounting height of the lights, or the objects in the room. So, a good rule of thumb is to talk to a LED professional to determine the foot candles you need in your application.
Recommended light levels for a car wash
|Minimal FC||Standard FC||Brighter level FC|
|Vacuum bays and arches||25||35||45|
|Wash bays and tunnels||60||75||90|