LED Roadway - Cobra Head
Shop for 10 year warranty-backed, LED cobra head lights from MyLEDLightingGuide. Engineered to improve road safety while reducing energy consumption up to 75%.
Our Commercial LED Cobra Head Lights are designed to replace existing Metal Halide or High Pressure Sodium cobra head lights. DLC Qualified for utility rebate eligibility. Our commercial LED cobra head light fixtures are available with Type 1 - Type 5 distribution patterns. Perfect for ideal illumination on diverse streets, highways, walkways, and parking lot areas.
Why choose a MyLEDLightingGuide Roadway Fixture?
1. Tool-less access for installation and maintenance
Tool-less access allows for easy installation and maintenance processes. Clips on he bottom of the fixture allows access to drivers and other vital components.
2. Replace 70W to 1000W Metal Halide and HPS
Replace 400W HID
Replace 1000W HID
LED Cobra Heads produce from 3600 lumens to 38,760 lumens. Most inner-city street lights are low wattage HPS bulbs. We have low cost, high-quality street light options, backed with either a 5 year or 10 year warranty.
Our free photometric evaluation of your outdoor space shows how well our LED Cobra Heads work. It shows the appropriate model and optics to provide the best results for you outdoor space.
High Intensity Discharge Lamp to LED Conversion
|Traditional HID Lamp||LED CobraHead - Lumens (100% directional)|
|70 Watt HPS / Metal Halide||2,000 lumens|
|100 Watt HPS / Metal Halide||3,000 lumens|
|150 Watt HPS / Metal Halide||5,000 lumens|
|250 Watt HPS / Metal Halide||10,000-12,000 lumens|
|400 Watt HPS / Metal Halide||15,000-25,000 lumens|
|1000 Watt HPS / Metal Halide||40,000-55,000 lumens|
3. Optics Options for Cobra Head Fixtures
LEDs are directional lights. Their light's focussed and with optics lights up the intended location. They have diodes with individual optics and discharge light across surfaces. Optics control the illumination pattern by delivering their designed beam pattern.
Typical road-way distribution patterns include Types 2, 3, 4 and 5. Types 3 and 5 are the most common. Why one works best for you? Let us do a free photometric with one of our many cobra head options.
4. Control Ready and Dimmable
3 pin NEMA
7 pin NEMA
Another great thing about LED Cobra-Head is they can dim down. This means you can turn off or dim each fixture in the absence of motion. This does not affect the life of the LEDs, other than it will extend it. And a dimmed light uses less electricity, saving you even more on your lighting bill.
Think about this. Converting Metal Halide to LED, you might switch from 400 Watts to 120W. At night, if the light dims to 10%, that means the LED is now using 12W. That's a reduction of 388 Watts. (actually the HID lamp consumes 455W with the ballast draw, so you're saving 443W per fixture. That's huge!)
Our LED Cobra Street Lights work with both 3 pin and 7 pin Nema socket enabled controls and smart networks.
5. 4000K and 5000K Color Temperatures
We offer 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 warmer light. Other color temperatures available upon request.
Both offer a significant improvement over high pressure sodium lights, rated at 2200K. LED fixtures with a CCT of 3000K - 4000K (or a little less) are the best for street lighting in residential areas. The amount of blue light they emit is small.
6. 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.
7. L70 Light Maintenance - up to 50,000 hours
Lumen maintenance relates to the lifespan of a light source. LED lights do not burn out like traditional lights. They maintain initial lumens longer. What happens is the light intensity fades, but this usually takes years.
A 70% deterioration in light output is the point at which the human eye notices a decline in the intensity. But, the human eye is only affected when the light intensity of a light source reaches a level of 30%.
Used 12 hours a night, our LED Shoebox fixtures provide bright, maintenance-free lighting for years.
8. 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.
To calculate luminous efficacy, divide the number of lumens the lamp generates by the watts of electricity it consumes. LED light fixtures with a higher luminous efficacy are more efficient than a lower efficacy.
9. Energy savings and maintenance savings - up to 80%
LED lights offer high-quality light and use fewer watts than traditional HID lighting. What this means is that you will have more intense light but your power bill will decrease. Most of the traditional HID street lights use between 250 and 1000 watts. That does not include the extra 15% energy used for ballast draw.
If we compare this to LEDs, which consume 40 to 300 watts – there is a 40% to 60% reduction in energy. Greater savings with the addition of lighting controls.
Maintenance costs drops to near zero. Most street lights need a lift to replace or maintain. These jobs are not cheap. Installing a LED fixture that can last 10+ years mean huge maintenance savings.
10. Paybacks can be relatively short with LED Lights
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.
11. Reduces Light Pollution
Traditional street lights are notorious for light pollution. Light pollution is misdirected and excessive outdoor lighting. As countries become developed, the threat of light pollution increases.
Light pollution occurs in different ways like light trespass (light spill), sky glow, glare, and light clutter. It affects the environment as carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. The International Dark-Sky Association states each year 12 million tons of CO2 releases from night time lights. The association also estimates that 30% of all street light is wasted.
Light pollution also affects the lifestyle of mammals, birds, amphibians, and insects. It causes disorientation and affects their migration, sleeping, mating, and feeding cycles. LED technology addresses this problem by focusing light only where it's required.
Why Do We Need Cobra Head Street Lights?
Street lights are important. Pedestrian and driver safety relies on it, especially at night. Students coming from a night class or employees leaving a late shift feel safe with bright street lighting.
A big number of vehicle collisions occur due to poor visibility at night. Low quality street lighting or the absence makes it hard for motorists to see oncoming traffic. Obstacles on the street like broken down vehicles could cause accidents.
Lighting is a key aspect in the landscape design of the streets. The physical appearance of the streets may seem trivial, but it matters as much as other factors. Well-designed lighting creates a beautiful ambiance. As well as enhances the aesthetics of the residential surroundings. This gives a pleasant experience in your city and residents develop a sense of pride.
The Problem with Conventional Cobra Head Street Lighting
treet lighting is as important today as it was several years ago. Although useful over time, they cause problems for cities, municipalities, and residents:
First of all, the energy consumption of traditional street lights is high. Street lighting accounts for up to 40% of the total energy usage in many cities. During cold weather, traditional lamps need more energy to produce enough light. Sometimes, they can burst. Newer and more efficient LED street lighting reduces energy consumption.
Over lighting is another problem. Traditional sodium lamps, cannot dim and thus provide unnecessary bright light. Very bright street lights not only cause light pollution, it affects our sleep and health.
Light pollution interferes with astrology and affects the migration of some bird species. In some cities, even in low pedestrian and vehicul activity, street lights operate at high intensity. This leads to wasted energy and environmental issues. LED street lights can dim to provide lighting when required.
Light trespass occurs when street lights produce unwanted light. It shines onto adjacent residential properties, causing discomfort to residents. Unlike LED street lighting, traditional lighting systems can't produce directional light.
Another problem with street lighting is the maintenance of traditional lighting systems. Due to their short lifespan and poor light quality, they need re-lamping and servicing often. A lot of time is wasted on the maintenance process. Money is also spent in purchasing new lamps, fixtures, and on labor.
There is also the inconvenience faced by residents during light maintenance or repairs. For repairs to take place authorities may have to block portions of streets for safety purposes. Residents then have to use alternative routes which takes longer to get to the destinations.
Also, most cities require street lighting problems like broken lights reported. It may take a long time for faulty lights to be repaired after residents report the problems.
This means that if one street has a couple of faulty lights, it may be dark for a couple of days before repairs. Residents will not feel safe walking or cycling on these streets. The high quality and long lifespan of LED street lights solves this problem, they do not need frequent replacements.
Traditional lights like high and low pressure sodium produce a harsh yellow light and poor color rendering. Residents and law enforcement personnel can't see objects, vehicles, and people as well.
Old fashioned street lighting on some streets is uneven distributed. Lamp posts are far apart from each other, creating wide dark patches. In other locations, some critical areas along the street do not have lamp posts. And as cities developed over the years, the lamp locations have not been re-assessed. The lights remains inadequate.
A serious problem with street lighting is possible stray voltage. Unnoticeable small stray voltages can cause lamp posts to get electrified. Damaged insulation within the pole can be very dangerous. It could cause electrical shock and injure anyone that comes into contact with the pole.
Adoption of Smart (Intelligent) LED Cobra Fixture Lighting
Traditional street lighting has increasing energy usage. It accounts for up to 60% of a municipality’s total lighting electricity expenditure. As electric prices go up, the energy required by traditional street lights remains the same.
Inadequate dimming technology and security concerns in many cities force decision makers to enforce new lighting policies. Some recent policies require all lights to be functional throughout the night. Inadequate dimming also causes light pollution and decreases the lamps’ lifespan.
With increasing urbanization, smart LED street lighting is becoming the go-to solution. Smart street lighting works by detecting the movement of pedestrians, cyclists, and cars. When there’s no movement, the lights go dim; when there’s movement, they brighten.
This type of lighting reduces energy wastage, minimizes maintenance costs, and enhances safety. Improved technology enables LED street lights to communicate with each other. When a camera or sensor detects a passer-by, the neighboring lights switch on. The pedestrian or cyclist is then surrounded by a circle of light.
LED Cobra Head Street Lighting Is the Future
In many cities, LED street lighting has replaced traditional street lighting. Decision makers in these cities realize how high the energy bills are due to inefficient lighting. Some municipalities can no longer afford these high costs.
There are detrimental effects of conventional lights. It effects the environment, humans, and animals. It's a major driving factor in the implementation of safe and efficient lighting. LEDs perform better than the best functioning traditional lights.
Cities and municipalities look at adopting LED street lights. Not only to reduce energy and maintenance costs, but enhance the street safety and beauty. The high initial cost of LEDs may be off-putting. But their short payback period makes them the best lighting option – hands down.
A Little About Our Street Light Fixtures
The type of fixture most common for a street lighting application is a cobra head. These LED street light heads are designed for roadways.
Our cobra LED street light fixtures offer great thermal management. It maintains cool operating temperatures, prolonging the fixtures' lifespan. We've crafted our cobra head LEDs to work in any application on the roadway.
Our outdoor street LED lights are an incredible achievement. Cities, towns, and municipalities gain the benefits of our LED street light fixtures. From small residential streets to highways, our all-in-one LED street lighting products improves light output, quality, and reduces costs.
LED brings benefits to any application and it multiplies when installed at a large scale. For example the size of a roadway or even for outdoor LED highway lights. By converting to LEDs on the roads or highways, local governments gain the benefits.
Not sure which fixture you need? One of our lighting professionals will help you choose the best LED street light fittings for your project.
Try Our New Street Light Retrofits
Is retrofitting a good option for your outdoor street lighting project? Well, it depends. We offer LED street light retrofits lamps. They are cheaper to buy, cheaper to install, and still give the same results as a full street light fixture.
A LED pole light retrofit is a perfect fit unless your fixtures are not working or not a desirable look. What's the best part? Our rets are just as qualified from the DLC and also the same as our UL LED street light options. If you need help deciding, be sure to contact us and let one of our LED street light retrofit experts help.