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Shop for a wide range of LED Pole Top, Area Lights and Outdoor Area Lighting options available in multiple wattages and highly energy efficient. We can do a free photometric evaluation for you so there is no guess work before you buy.
Our LED Area Lights are designed to replace 100W to 1000W Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium lights in parking lots and other
public areas. Many of our LED Pole Top Lighting Solutions are eligible for utility rebate eligibility. Area Lighting includes shoebox fixtures, pole top fixtures. flood lights, wall packs and high mast lights, everything required to light up a large outdoor area.

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LED Area Lights - The Definitive Buyers Guide

No question about it, modern outdoor lighting systems have to work harder than their older counterparts. In days gone by, nobody really bothered about the light color, the light temperature, energy-efficiency, or the lifespan of the light bulbs. But these days, lighting specifications make the difference between high-quality light fixtures and mediocre ones. Outdoor lights are constantly evaluated for how well they decrease energy consumption, enhance safety for both pedestrians and drivers, and illuminate spaces.

LED area lights are effective in providing bright light in open spaces, car dealerships, docks, public parks, parking lots, and other outdoor spaces. This is because they have the ability to produce powerful and uniform light for up to 100,000 hours.  Studies have shown that LED area lights can replace all older lighting technologies: from 240-watt fluorescent lamps to 1000-watt metal halides.

LED lights have been widely adopted in all industries and applications and make perfect substitutes for the inefficient lighting systems of old. This is mainly due to their energy-efficiency, long life expectancy, and cost-effectiveness.

LED pole lights, for example, are mainly used for outdoor area lighting due to their high light output. These lights are usually mounted on round or square poles using slip fitter mounts, trunnion mounts, or straight arm mounts.  They come with 6 different light distribution types: type I, type II, type III, type IV type V, and type VI.

The mounting height of LED area lights is very crucial, because it determines the lighting poles which are to be used – as lighting poles can be as high as 100 feet.

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, their benefits, and the different types available.

First things first, what are area lights?

These are lights that provide even illumination in concentrated areas. They cast directional light from within a set boundary, which is usually a circle or a rectangle. These lights are ideal for reconstructing the light that is normally generated by circular or rectangular lighting fixtures.

Area lights are unlike all other lighting fixtures. While other lighting fixtures produce light from a single point, area lights produce light from an entire area.

Is LED Area Lighting Good For Outdoor Use?

LED area lights are more efficient than HID area lights and can be used in all environments. They have the ability to illuminate spaces even in rainy or humid weather conditions. This feature makes them the best choice for outdoor lighting.

What’s the best ambient operating temperature for LED lights?

LEDs perform best in environments with an ambient temperature of 25°C. In fact, this is the near-global temperature standard against which the L70 ratings are calculated by light manufacturers.

Do LED lights require ballasts?

Unlike fluorescent tubes and HID lights, LED lights do not require ballasts in order to produce light. Ballasts regulate the amount of current that gets into the lamps and offer adequate voltage to start the lamps. Without ballasts to regulate the current, HID and fluorescent bulbs uncontrollably and rapidly increase their current draw.

Replacing fluorescent and HID lights with LED area lights is the best way to minimize electricity expenditures. The process of replacing these lighting fixtures is also quite straightforward – you can buy new fixtures or retrofit the existing ones.

The Different Types of LED Area Lights

Commercial LED area lights are rugged fixtures that are suitable for private or public parking lots, dealerships, walkways, garages, building grounds, service stations, warehouses, streets, workshops and more. They can be installed at poles between 10 ft to 100 ft high to illuminate public places, displays, sign-boards or facades. They are flexible in mounting design and installation.Typical lights include Shoebox Fixtures, Flood lights, Wall-Packs and Cobra-Heads, but may also include larger areas that use high power shoebox and highmast fixtures.

Led Area High Mast Lights

High mast lighting is mostly used in areas that require bright light for security and safety purposes, such as shipping ports, transportation terminals, airports, and highways, among others. High mast lights are usually mounted on tall lighting poles. The fixtures are mounted at very high points and direct light straight to the ground (downwards).

On average, the lighting poles are usually 98 feet tall, and the light fixtures are mounted at 60-120 feet, depending on the height of the poles. The light poles usually have 4, 6, or 8 lighting fixtures. In some cases, the poles can have 10 or 16 lights mounted on them. 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, which 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 very well received from the moment they were introduced to the market.

High Mast Lights

LED Area Mast Lights Focus Light on the Right Place

Precision is one of the things high mast lights do extremely well. These lights provide maximum illumination from very high points – none of the light is wasted. On the contrary, traditional high mast lighting has a high lumen output, but most of the light is dispersed all over the place instead of lighting the ground below it.

LED lights are directional; therefore, the light they generate goes exactly where it is meant to go. They don’t produce light the way high-intensity discharge lamps do. In addition, LED lights have multiple diodes which come with individual optics, that aid in discharging light evenly. LEDs do not cause light pollution, such as glare, because their optics are capable of focusing light beams on the specific surfaces where light is needed.

Day by day, LEDs are gradually replacing conventional high mast lights, which are mostly used in commercial spaces and sports fields where high levels of light are needed to boost productivity and enable TV cameras to clearly capture footage.

 

What Are the Merits of Using High Mast LED Lights?

  • Their high color temperatures enable them to emit bright, white light which reveals the precise colors of the objects they illuminate. The light produced by these LED area lights does not strain the eyes and allows individuals to carry out their activities with ease.
  • LEDs have a long lifespan which ranges from 50,000 hours to 100,000 hours. They maintain 70% of their lumens during their lifetime and don’t require ballasts to produce adequate light. And unlike HID lights, they do not shift colors as they age. We can confidently say LEDs lights are virtually maintenance-free, because they only require very little maintenance during their lifetime.
  • You can connect high mast LED lights to lighting controls and control both the light output and intensity. You can switch the lights on and off or dim them according to your needs. One area where you can install high mast LED lights with controls is an airport runway.

Do you manage or own a commercial property with traditional high mast lights? Then you ought to consider upgrading to LED area lights. This is because LEDs can be easily installed in the existing light fixtures, allowing you to directly minimize energy consumption and cut back on unnecessary costs.

Shoebox Lights

 

Shoebox light fixtures provide a wide scope of light that is effective and powerful. The lights are essential in areas that utilize bright light, like high-security environments. They allow surveillance cameras to record every activity with ease.

If you’re still using traditional lighting technologies such as high-intensity discharge lamps, the time for change is now. Get rid of inefficient lighting technologies that drive up your electric bill and harm the environment. With shoebox lights, you can save a lot of cash by cutting down on energy bills and lighting maintenance.

Shoebox lights have a classic design and are versatile. Their versatility enables them to fit into a myriad of lighting fixtures; therefore you can easily upgrade your lighting. The lights come in different wattage which range from 50 watts to 480 watts. LED used in shoebox lights can emit up to 60,000 lumens and they directly replace 1000W, 1500W and 2000W HID shoebox lights.

Shoebox Lights

LED Area Shoebox Retrofit and Post Top Light

Retrofit lamps can replace the metal halide or HPS bulb and ballast inside a shoebox area light or post top light. Retrofit replacement units for metal halide area light can be either directional or cover a 360° omni-directional beam angle. Retrofits easily fit into shoebox fixtures or post top lamp, with either an E26 Edison base or E39 mogul base. These retrofit fixtures are easy to install and require minimal maintenance to reduce overhead costs. 

 

 

Why Opt For an LED Area Shoebox Light?

  • Metal halide lamps produce very bright light directly underneath them (bright spots) and have low light coverage. LED Area shoebox lights, on the other hand, evenly distribute light on all surfaces, doing away with issues like bright spots, dark spots, and poor light coverage.
  • LED Area shoebox lights can be completely dimmed and their lifespan will not be affected. This means you can decrease and increase their light output and they won’t experience negative effects.
  • LED Area shoebox lights provide flexible lighting as they are available in a range of color temperatures which are suitable for various environments. With these lights, you can create a particular ambiance outside your commercial space.
  • LED lighting is an excellent choice for those looking for an eco-friendly alternative to conventional lighting. LEDs consume fewer watts and produce high-quality light that is focused, lowering your power bill in the process.
  • Whether installed in areas with very low or very high temperatures, the functionality of LED lights is never affected. They are capable of working in both cold and hot environments. In fact, they have better performance when temperatures are low.
Flood Lights

This is another type of LED area lights. Flood lights are broad-beamed and high-intensity lights that excellently light up outdoor spaces. They provide powerful illumination, lighting up wide areas. Just as their name implies, flood lights fill an area with intense and powerful light.

Flood lighting has enabled professional sports to be scheduled at different times, not just daytime. It ensures that fans who have commitments during the day are able to watch their favorite games at night. Flood lights can also be used as temporary lighting solutions for venues that don’t have permanent flood lights.

Flood lights are also utilized for highlighting beautiful landscapes and lighting up monuments and pathways. Flood lights are divided into two categories: there are area flood lights and directional flood lights. The classification of the lights is done according to their ability to regulate the distribution and intensity of their beams to determine the light output.

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The Difference between Directional and Area Flood Lights

Area flood lights are generally used in regions that require high distributions of luminous intensity in order to light up large areas such as warehouses, parking lots, and outdoor stadiums. Directional flood lights, on the other hand, are usually used to visually emphasize certain structural or architectural features and for architectural wall washing or façade lighting.

LED Area Flood Lights

LED outdoor flood fixtures also function as flood lights because they are similar in shape to large-scale traditional flood lights. Flood lights are typically used for car dealerships and parking lots, and are mounted with a slip fitter, trunnion, yoke or wall bracket. Shoebox lights are typically either 400W or 1000W, and can easily either replaced or converted over to LED, with savings around 75% (or more with controls).

Are Flood Lights Different From Other LED Area Lights?

Most definitely! Flood lights are very different from other LED area lights. While these lights are used in outdoor spaces like other LED area lights, they are more flexible as they can provide both directional and area lighting. They are specially made to endure harsh outdoor weather conditions. High-quality flood lights usually feature sturdy aluminium casings that protect them from high and low temperatures, storms, rain, and strong winds.

When it comes to the usability of flood lights, there’s a lot you can do with them. You can use them for different purposes such as security lighting, advertising, ambient lighting, indoor lighting and theatrical lighting – just to mention but a few.

 

 

Advantages of Choosing LED for Flood Lights

  • LEDs are capable of producing light that is similar to the light produced by the sun. Their CRI ranges between 80 and 95. With a high CRI, artificial light is capable of revealing any slight changes in colors.
  • LED light is free of dangerous components and considerably reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Almost 50% of carbon emissions are caused by electricity. Carbon footprint is directly linked to the amount of electricity consumed. Therefore, reducing electricity consumption significantly decreases carbon emissions.
  • Flood lights are unaffected by weather and temperature changes and are capable of functioning perfectly in any kind of weather and temperature.
  • Flood lights are economically beneficial. When it comes to lighting design, resource conservation, long-term sustainability, and energy usage are very important aspects to look at. LEDs excellently meet all these needs; they are durable and more efficient than other lighting technologies. They have the L70 rating, which means that they retain 70% of their light output for up to 100,000 hours.
Wall Pack Lights

Wall packs are also known as wall mounted lights. They are commonly used in illuminating walkways, office complexes, parking lots, building perimeters, and landscapes. The lights are in most cases used to light up parking lots or areas frequented by vehicles or pedestrians. They are usually mounted on vertical surfaces like walls but can also be mounted on lighting poles.

The lights are designed for both outdoor and indoor spaces. However, they are used in outdoor applications in most cases. They are a perfect choice for areas that require constant surveillance. Wall pack lights are exceptionally durable and are manufactured to endure harsh weather conditions. The lights are designed to function optimally in wet locations and feature certifications like IP Rating and UL Rating for Wet Locations.

LEDs used in wall packs have low glare and are resistant to impact. They are mostly used for surveillance purposes and are some of the best security lights on the market. You can pair them with lighting controls and switch them off at dawn and on at dusk.

Wall Pack Lights

Reasons You Need To Consider Getting Wall Pack Lights

  • LED wall packs are resistant to vibrations, extreme weather conditions, and different kinds of external impacts. This makes them ideal for creating a good outdoor lighting system.
  • LED lights do not produce infrared radiation and have no UV emissions. This makes LEDs are suitable for illuminating materials or goods that are light-sensitive or heat-sensitive.
  • Because LEDs produce higher-quality light, they do not create dark spots and bright spots like HID lights they get rid of shadows and sufficiently illuminate concealed areas or dark corners.
  • Wall pack lights are recyclable and do not contain toxic components like high-intensity discharge lamps or fluorescent bulbs, which require mercury and other hazardous elements in order to generate light.
Pole Top Area Light

Pole top lights are energy efficient alternatives to metal halide and HID/HPS area lights and street lights for parks, pathways and pole lamps.

LED pole top fixtures are installed on top of poles and have a Type III, Type IV or Type V distribution that lights up the area around the pole. Post top lamps can be used for decorative outdoor applications and come in different shapes, sizes and color finishes.

Choose from different color temperatures like 3000K, 4000K or 5000K. LED pole top area lights are low maintenance and have better light quality than traditional HID pole top lamps.

Pole Top Lights

LED Dusk to Dawn Area Light

Dusk to dawn LED area lights save more energy and provide more savings by turning the fixture on sunset and off at sunrise. The automatic on and off function also reduces maintenance costs and can improve 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 lighting for residential and commercial areas, and saves even more energy by dimming when no one is around.

LED Wall Packs with Photocell

LED Area Lighting: Factors to Consider

1.    The Efficiency of the 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 – because 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 and can produce up to 210 lumens per watt.

Some LED area lights utilize 20% of the electricity traditional light sources utilize and produce the same amount of light – or even more. 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. Therefore, if efficiency is your topmost concern, LED lights are the way to go.

2.    The Installation Process

Incorrect installation of light fixtures can happen and this can make a lighting system fail to work efficiently. In the worst-case scenario, the lights can fail to function because they were wrongly installed. Most LED lights are easy to install and retrofit units take even less time to install. These lights come with instructions explaining the installation process, making the task seamless.

3.    Light Pollution

Light pollution refers to the inappropriate and 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 or not meant to go; it exceeds the borders of the target area. Glare, on the other hand, is excessive light that causes visual discomfort. When there’s too much glare, visibility is affected.

When artificial light is discharged upwards, lighting up the sky at night, it causes another form of light pollution referred to as sky glow. Light clutter, on the other hand, refers to light groupings that generate uncontrolled, bright, and confusing light (think Las Vegas).

The LED area lights sold by My LED Lighting Guide ensure that the natural night light is free from pollution because they have been constructed to direct their light only where it is needed.

4.    Ability to Work with Dimmers

Most of the LEDs on the market can be dimmed. However, it’s imperative to counter-check the manufacturer’s specifications in order to know if your current system is compatible with dimmable LEDs. Some lighting systems are not able to handle low wattage LEDs. But the good news is that most of the new LEDs are dimmable and allow you to easily increase or decrease the light intensity as per your lighting needs.

In most cases, LED light manufacturers indicate whether the LEDs’ drivers are dimmable or not, and the systems the LEDs dim with, for instance, 0-10v or 3 phase.

5.    The Lifespan of the LEDs

LEDs do not burn out like conventional lamps. Since they are comprised of numerous individual diodes, the diodes gradually produce less light over time or individual diodes stop working. When the light output decreases by 70%, a LED light is considered dead. But the good thing is LEDs retain 70% of their light output for their whole lifetimes. The rated life of LED lights is always indicated in the specifications.

According to research, human eyes are not capable of detecting gradual loss of light, until it’s considerably low. It’s only until a bulb loses as much as 30% of its lumens that our eyes are able to detect light loss, seeing the need to replace the bulb.

Manufacturers of LED lights use the L70 Rating to indicate the time it will take for the bulbs to lose 30% of their lumens. As we said, LED lights retain 70% of their initial lumens for their whole lives. So, if a LED light has a rated life of 100,000 hours, it will produce 70% of the lumens it initially produced for 100,000 hours.

6.    The Lumen Output

Lumens refer to brightness; the higher the amount of lumens a bulb produces, the brighter its light. This is a very vital aspect to consider when getting yourself LED area lights because you will be able to avoid getting lights that are too dim or too bright for your application.

When you pit two light bulbs against each other, the lumens will accurately tell you which bulb is brighter among the two. The higher the lumen count, the brighter the light will be.

So, how do you know the lumens that you need?  Simply check the lumen output of your conventional area lights. So, if you are using metal halides or high pressure sodium lamps that produce 50,000 lumens, simply get LED area lights that produce 50,000 lumens – and draw the least amount of watts while doing so.

Knowing the lumens produced by a LED light is vital as the information helps you to know the specific traditional lamp it can replace.

7.    Color Temperature (Correlated Color Temperature)

It’s very important that you consider the color temperature – which is measured with the Kelvin scale. Color temperature doesn’t measure the heat a light source emits, it measures the color of the light produced. On the lower end of the scale, there’s yellow, orange, and red light (the light emitted by traditional light sources), and on the higher end of the scale, there’s white and blue (the light emitted by LEDs and a few other light sources)

To help you understand color temperature better, let’s talk a little about the sun. Lights with low color temperatures produce light that is similar to the light the sun produces at sunset or sunrise, which isn’t very bright or efficient. On the other hand, lights with high color temperatures produce light that is similar to the light the sun produces at daytime – which is very bright.

Bulbs that have a color temperature that’s similar to that of the sun are referred to as daylight bulbs. There are people who opt for lights with different color temperatures, those that produce very bright light during the night and less-intense light in the evenings and early mornings.

8.    Color Rendering Index

CRI is a measurement of light that ranges from 1 to 100. It rates a bulb’s ability to reveal the real hues of the objects it illuminates. The higher the CRI of a light source, the more realistic it will make colors appear. Color rendering is extremely important in some applications because not being able to distinguish colors can lead to grave mistakes.

Let's talk about HID lights. These lights have a very low color rendering index, which means that the objects they illuminate will not appear as they would during the day. When these lights are used outdoors, drivers and pedestrians may be unable to clearly see objects or calculate their proximity, resulting in accidents or personal injuries.

The sun has a perfect CRI: 100. Most LED light bulbs have a CRI between 80 and 90 and have very good color rendering ability. Those that have a CRI of 90 and above have excellent color rendering ability. They can be utilized in areas that require accurate discrimination of colors, like food processing facilities and textile industries. CRI is also an important factor to consider, especially for applications where security is vital.

9.    The Light’s Function and Maintenance

LED area lights are typically used to illuminate warehouses, parking lots, community parks, school and university campuses, airports, and other spaces that require bright light. With that said, every application has its unique lighting requirements.

This is why you should consider your specific needs in order to choose lights that will be appropriate for the space. For instance, if you need to illuminate a parking lot, you can use LED shoebox lights. On the other hand, if you need to illuminate a very large area you can use either LED Area Lighting floods or high masts.

While there are a lot of area lights available on the market, none offers the benefits that LED area lights offer. Thanks to their long lifespan (50,000 hours on average), LED lights do away with the high costs related to light maintenance.

High-pressure sodium bulbs have an average lifespan of 20,000 hours, fluorescents have a rated life of 25,000 hours, while metal halides last for approximately 15,000 hours. But the useful life of these lighting systems is never long and most malfunction long before they get to the end of their lifespan, driving up lighting maintenance costs.

LED lights also have low maintenance costs due to their heavy-duty construction. They help you to save a lot of money you would have spent on replacement bulbs and labor. They also don’t utilize strikers or ballasts, as a result, lowering maintenance expenses.

Always ensure that light fixtures are accessible, because cleaning the lenses improves their efficiency.

Reducing commercial area lighting costs becomes practical and sustainable with LED area flood lights. With energy savings up to 75%, you can reduce a tremendous amount of energy consumption. Also save tremendously with longer lifespans, reduced maintenance costs, and even rebates.

A pro tip: it is crucial to ensure that the LED area lights you choose are waterproof – they should have the right IP Rating and UL Rating for Wet Locations. Most LED lights used outdoors have these important certifications and some can even be immersed in water and still work well.

Why You Should Choose LED Area Lights Over Other Area Lights

With their extended lifespan, low maintenance, and ability to drastically lower energy consumption, LED lights have taken the lighting industry by storm. Every day, they become increasingly attractive to those who are yet to embrace the technology. As businesses, organizations, and institutions become more aware of their carbon footprint, they are turning to eco-friendly lighting as a solution to the looming energy crisis.

And while saving the planet is a good enough reason to make the switch to LED, there are many other excellent reasons to adopt this high-performance and energy-efficient lighting technology. Here are a few.

1.    Energy Efficiency

When it comes to energy-efficient lighting, LED lights take the lead. They are way ahead of other lighting options. They use less than 50% of the electricity fluorescents or HID lighting systems use (up to 25% less). Since utility companies charge for electricity by the watt, LED area lights will help you to save a lot of money with their low wattage.

For instance, if you install LED shoebox lights, you will save $300 per fixture each year – on electricity expenses alone! Since you probably have many lighting fixtures installed in your application, we don’t need to tell you that LED lights will save you a lot of money.

In addition, LED lights are designed to emit light directionally, not omnidirectionally like conventional lighting systems. They are unlike older light sources that produce light and heat in all directions.  With directional lighting capability, there is minimum light and energy wastage.

2.    Able to Withstand Extreme Outdoor Temperatures

LEDs can easily withstand extreme weather conditions and temperatures, unlike fluorescent lamps and high-intensity discharge lamps. When temperatures are low, fluorescents require a high voltage power supply in order to start. This lowers their luminous flux (their light intensity). Their useful life quickly deteriorates if they are used in cold temperatures, meaning you will have to replace them sooner.

On the contrary, the performance of LED area lights is not adversely affected when the ambient temperatures decrease or increase. As a matter of fact, their useful life is prolonged in colder temperatures. These lighting fixtures can be used in very cold applications and they will never malfunction. Regardless of the weather, LEDs keep on producing bright, high-quality light.

3.    Durability

LEDs are exceptionally durable because they are built using hard-wearing components. They are highly resistant to breakage, vibrations, and can withstand rough treatment. High pressure sodium lamps and metal halides, which are commonly used in area lighting fixtures, are susceptible to damage because they contain quartz or glass exteriors. Some are mounted on circuit boards then connected through lead solder which can be vulnerable to direct impact. 

4.    Long Life Expectancy

There’s no need buying lighting fixtures that will only last a few months, or even a few years. You should get area lights with a long lifespan to avoid spending a lot of money on lighting maintenance. With their long lifespan, LED area lights not only decrease maintenance, they provide sufficient light for many years.

Quality LEDs have an average lifespan of 50,000 hours, and others last up to 100,000 hours, it all depends on the way they are made. Fluorescents and HID lamps do not have a long lifespan. Remember that some area lights – like high mast lights and flood lights – are typically mounted very high. If your lights have to be replaced every now and then, you’ll be spending a lot of money every time the process is carried out, because lifts and bucket trucks may be needed.

5.    No IR or UV Emissions

LED lights designed to be used by humans do not produce UV or IR light. This is because these spectrums cannot be seen by the human eye and do not offer any visual benefits to humans. UV light can affect the eye’s surface and exterior. In addition, too much exposure to UV light can damage the front part of the eye. Infrared light can also cause damage to the eye in high concentrations. HID lamps and fluorescents emit UV and IR light.

With rapid advancements in LED technology, improvements have resulted in low costs and more reliable lighting fixtures. Instant Brightness.

As we all know, high-intensity discharge lamps don’t attain full brightness the moment they are switched on. They can take up to 10 minutes to attain maximum light output. Fluorescents, on the other hand, take a little time to produce light.

On the contrary, LEDs offer 100% brightness when you switch them on and do not have a restrike time. This can be of great advantage, especially in areas where safety and security are of utmost importance.

6.    Controllability

Making HID or fluorescent lighting systems dimmable will cost you a few dollars. However, LEDs are naturally compatible with lighting controls. There are LEDs whose light output can be dimmed up to 10%. However, the light output of fluorescent lights can only be dimmed up to 30%.

Furthermore, the dimming of LEDs is seamless and smooth, you can instantly decrease the light output from 100% to 10%. The dimming of fluorescents is step by step. For instance, you can’t instantly lower the light output from 100% to 30%. HID lamps are not compatible with lighting controls because of their long warm up and restrike times.

7.    They Run On Low Voltage Power

LED lights are capable of running on low voltage power. This is mainly because they don’t need a lot of electricity to produce sufficient light. This feature makes them perfect for use in outdoor settings. LED area lights can be connected to solar panels and considerably decrease demand on the power grid.

8.    Environmentally-Friendly

LEDs are exceptionally eco-friendly as they are devoid of toxic chemicals like mercury, an element found in almost all older lighting systems. A majority of fluorescent lighting bulbs usually contain phosphor powder which can also be hazardous to humans and the environment.

LED retrofit units, which can be installed in existing lighting fixtures, use fewer materials, which means less waste ends up in landfills. And thanks to the long lifespan of LEDs, they don’t need to be changed out every now and then, so there is less waste in the environment. The lights can also be recycled, which helps in reducing the carbon footprint.

9.    High-Quality Illumination

High quality illumination is critical to achieve to improve and maintain a good curb appeal. LED lights provide high quality (high CRI) lighting over traditional HID light source. Outdoor LED Area Lighting technology will ensure your lighting system will output quality light. Our LED area light specialists will work with you directly to ensure you have the perfect illumination that is properly distributed and at the perfect color temperature for your building.

10. Improved Customer and Employee Safety & Security with LED Area Lighting

Traditional outdoor area lighting fixtures may output low quality light, or even provide under-lit areas. By converting to our commercial LED outdoor area lighting fixtures, you will no longer deal with excess under-illuminated areas, no flicker or buzzing, and only have quality light that will keep people safe and increase overall security efforts. Dark areas cause hazards, and with LED area lights you can prevent these dark areas.

Our industrial LED area lights reduce the power consumption of 50% (all the way up to 75%) in combination with smart controls, longer lifespans, and other cost saving benefits. The fixtures offer high flexibility and illumination quality. The LED area light source is far more reliable than conventional lamps and the lighting quality will increase definitely too.

LED Area Lights - The Takeaway

You can significantly reduce your electric bill and lighting maintenance costs by purchasing LED area lights which are more efficient and economical than high-intensity discharge lamps and fluorescents. These lights are capable of providing safety and security at night and adequately illuminating outdoor spaces. Some have elegant finishes and improve the aesthetics of a space.

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You can significantly reduce your electric bill and lighting maintenance costs by purchasing LED area lights which are more efficient and economical than high-intensity discharge lamps and fluorescents. These lights are capable of providing safety and security at night and adequately illuminating outdoor spaces. Some have elegant finishes and improve the aesthetics of a space.

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