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Shop our extensive offering of LED Outdoor Industrial and Commercial Fixtures. This includes area, pole, security, wall mounted, high mast and even stadium lights.

The need for energy-efficiency cannot be overstated, especially in the commercial sector. U.S. DOE report shows commercial lighting consumed 40% of all light electricity. Commercial and industrial properties need a lot of light.

HIDs lights comprised 34% of all lighting systems used for lighting in 2015. Skyrocketing energy costs are pushing the commercial industry to newer, energy-efficient light sources. They combine high-quality lighting, ease of maintenance, and versatility in one neat package.

Commercial Outdoor LED lighting fixtures are overtaking traditional commercial outdoor lights. They are now found in public parks, parking lots and large open spaces. LEDs have the ability to produce intense and uniform light for 50,000 to 100,000 hours. They have become the go-to sources of light for commercial lighting applications. They improve security and making spaces more inviting to users.

Types of Commercial Outdoor LED Lights 

High Mast Lights

 

High mast lighting is for outdoor areas that need strong safety and security lights. This lighting's found in transportation terminals, highways, airports, and shipping ports. The light fixtures mount at high points and focus light downward to the ground. High mast lights illuminate large areas, providing a sense of security.

A high mast lighting pole can be as tall as 120 feet. The lights are typically mounted near the top. A single lighting pole can have 4 to 16 lights installed on it, based on the lighting requirements. Traditional high mast lights utilized metal halide and high-pressure sodium light bulbs. Both high-pressure sodium lights and metal halides have long warm up and cool down times.

Advantages of LED Outdoor High Mast Lights

  • They are extremely precise and light is directional. Optic options allow for precise distributions.

  • A high color temperature (5000K) that gives them the ability to reveal the true colors of objects. They help users to carry out tasks without experiencing visual discomfort.

  • LEDs can last up to 100,000 hours, maintaining 70% of their illumination capacity for a very long time.

  • Because LEDs are very robust and last so long, they are almost maintenance-free.

  • Commercial outdoor LED lights easily integrate with intelligent lighting controls. Controls regulate the light intensity, the light output and the lighting duration.

LED Shoebox Lights

Shoebox lights are used in areas that require broad-scope, intensely-bright lights. They pair perfectly with surveillance cameras. LED shoebox lights have many advantages over HID lights. They are energy-efficient and are highly versatile.

LED shoebox lights can directly replace 400W to 1000W HID shoebox lights and produce up to 60,000 lumens.

Shoebox retrofit kits can replace HID bulbs. Traditional HID bulbs are replaced with LED bulbs. LED shoebox fixtures have very little maintenance costs because of their long lifespan.

Advantages of LED Shoebox Lights

  • LEDs offer optimal light distribution.

  • You can dim a LED shoebox lights without affecting their lifespan, unlike HID lights. You need to ensure the LED shoebox has a 0-10V dimmable driver.

  • LED shoebox lights are available in a wide range of color temperatures. They're used to create a unique ambiance outside a commercial space.

  • These lights are eco-friendly and are a great alternative to conventional lighting. They use less electricity yet produce powerful, high-quality light. This ensures your energy bill stays low.

  • LED shoebox lights are very tough and rugged.Cold weather does not affect them. Their performance actually gets better in low temperatures. They can also withstand higher temperatures up to 55C.

Outdoor LED Flood Lights

 

These broad-beamed, high-intensity lights are perfect for security and parking lot lighting. They can provide focused beams or wide beam patterns to flood an area.

There are two types of floodlights: directional and area floodlights. These two differ by their capability to regulate their light's distribution and intensity.

Directional flood lights are used in façade lighting and architectural wall washing. They boost the visual appeal of architectural or structural features. You'll find Area flood lights in large outdoor areas and parking lots. These are areas that need high-intensity light that is well distributed.

LED outdoor flood lights mounts include trunnion, slip fitters or straight arms. Common shoebox light fixture wattage range between 400W and 1000W. Once you convert to LED, you will lower energy usage by up to 75% – even more if you add lighting controls.

Advantages of LED Outdoor Flood Lights
  • LEDs have a high CRI which ranges between 70 and 95. Their high CRI mimics daylight, revealing even the slightest variations in colors.

  • They are well-built and can withstand high-abuse and extreme temperatures and weather conditions.

  • They're economically beneficial as they reduce energy consumption and are low maintenance.

     

LED Outdoor Wall Pack Lights

 

Wall mounted lights that illuminate parking lots, building perimeters and walkways. You will find them installed on vertical surfaces or on walls. They light up outdoor spaces with heavy pedestrian and vehicular movement.

Wall pack lights work as surveillance lights. Look for certifications like DLC Premium Rating, UL Rating and their IP Rating. They are able to withstand harsh weather conditions of any kind.

Wall Packs can be flood or cutoff. Floods distribute lights out, full cutoff distributes lights down.

These LED Commercial Light Fixtures have very low glare values and are impact-resistant. Paired with lighting controls, they can turn on and off at dusk or dawn or on demand.

Advantages of LED Outdoor Wall Pack Lights

  • They are resistant to vibrations, external impact and extreme weather conditions.

  • They dramatically reduce operating costs and maintenance costs compared to their HID counterparts.

LED Outdoor Pole Top Lights

 

These commercial led lighting fixtures mount on top of poles. They light up street-scapes, walkways, pathways, green spaces, campuses, parks, and gathering areas. They are great alternatives to HID pole top lights.

LED outdoor pole top lamps feature type III, type IV or type V light distributions. The lights mount on poles with heights between 7 ft to 20 ft.

LED Street Light Photometric Distribution

You can use them for decorative lighting purposes. You can pick from a wide range of color temperatures, 3000K to 5000K. Their light output and performance is superior to that of traditional pole top lamps.

When photocells installed, they detect ambient light and switch on and off at dusk and dawn. Motion sensors can also save energy by only switching on the lights when there is any activity.

 

Lighting Distribution Types for Outdoor Lighting

 

Type I Lighting Distribution

Type I distribution is great for lighting walkways or narrow roads. This type of lighting should be placed near the center of the pathway. This provides good lighting for narrower paths or roadways. If the mounting height is equal to the width of the roadway, then Type I is a good choice.

Type II Lighting Distribution

Type II distribution for wider walkways and long, narrow lighting. It accommodates roads wider than Type I. You'll find this type of lighting on smaller side streets or jogging paths. For roadways, the width of the road should not be greater than 1.75 times the mounting height.

Type III Lighting Distribution

Type III distribution for general roadway lighting and parking areas. Its throw is taller than Type II but its side to side throw is shorter. For roadways, the width of the road should not be greater than 2.75 time the mounting height.

Type IV Lighting Distribution

The type IV distribution produces a semi-circular light. It's best for illuminating the perimeter of parking areas. Its projects further out front than Type III but its side to side throw is shorter than Type III. For roadways, the width of the road should not be greater than 3.75 times the mounting height.

Type V Lighting Distribution

Type V produces circular distribution that has equal light distribution at all positions. This distribution has a circular symmetry of foot candles. It is great for parking areas or flooding large areas of light in front of the fixture. It is one of the most common distribution types available today.

Advantages of LED Outdoor Pole Top Lights

  • They enhance the aesthetics of a space because of their contemporary designs.
  • They are perfect for parking lots. The reduce operating and maintenance costs over traditional HID pole top lighting.
  • They easily pair with lighting controls and can lower energy consumption by up to 90%.

Benefits of Commercial Outdoor LED Lights

LED Wall Packs Installed on Wall

Commercial outdoor LED lights have high efficacy levels, up to 180 lumens/watt. These lights use a small fraction of the energy commercial outdoor lights use.

  • The lights last almost 10 times longer than HID bulbs. Some are capable of providing light for more than 20 years.
  • Commercial Outdoor LED lights reduce light pollution because of their high-quality optics. They control the light distribution and send the light where needed.
  • Lighting controls and LEDs go well together. They enable easy manipulation of light intensity and output.
  • Unlike conventional bulbs, LEDs do not burn out. They retain at least 70% of their light output for 50,000 to 100,000 hours.
  • LEDs can turn on and off on demand and have no warm-up or restrike times. They will save you a lot of money you could have spent on power bills.
  • HID lights have low CRIs while LEDs have a CRI range of 70 to 95. This gives them excellent color rendering abilities.
  • LEDs do not need reflectors for light distribution.
  • LEDs emits focussed light. Older lighting solutions are omni-directional. They emit light in a 360-degree angle and need reflectors to direct the light.

Outdoor Lighting Controls

In today's world, facility managers and business owners have to do more with less. A lighting strategy incorporates LED with onboard controls helps realize significant advantage and savings.
 
It is not uncommon to find lighting controls in parking lots and other large outdoor areas.
Reduction in Energy and Maintenance Costs

Applying lighting controls can save an 20 to 50% percent savings over lights alone. The right control strategy can also have a positive impact on a project’s payback. Proper use of controls can even enhance commercial and industrial properties. 

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Safety

Reliable, high quality LED lighting improves visibility. But this does not mean your lights need to be on 100% all the time. Dimming lights when there's no activity will lower your utility bill and extend the life of the product. Think of it as the car you drive. It will last a lot longer if you drive it at 50 mph and not at the top range of 100 mph. Lighting is similar. Incorporating motion sensors ensures you have full bright when someone is around. Dusk to dawn sensors ensures your lights are only on at night.  

Dusk to Dawn Sensors - Photocells

A dusk-to-dawn photo control allows fixtures to turn on / off based on ambient light. They turn light on at night and off during the in the morning. 

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Fixture Based Photo Control

With fixture based photo controls, a photo control's installed on each fixture. Its best to install a new control with a new LED Fixture instead of reusing an old one. You may be creating a maintenance issue.

Fixtures located in shaded areas turn on sooner than other fixtures that aren't. They provide well lit areas even during early evening hours.

Many options are available, and the one you choose depends on the functions you are trying to perform. It must match with the Nema Socket of the fixture. They are easy to install, you insert them into the socket and twist lock them into place. If your fixture has a Nema Socket which yo udo not intend to use, then you must install a shorting cap to make sure the light is operational.

 

Circuit Wide Photo Controls

With circuit wide photo controls, a single sensor's located near an electrical panel that controls an entire leg of a circuit. At dusk, the photo control allows the fixtures on that circuit to turn on. At dawn, the lights will turn off together. This option's used instead of a timer.

A benefit to this is there aren’t required options (Nema Socket) when ordering.

The trade off between both systems is flexibility versus simplicity. A system with individual sensors is more flexible and adaptable. A system with a centralized photo sensor is simpler, but may not work well with other controls, like motion sensors.

Motion Sensors

 

Motion sensors allow for the detection of movement. They signal the light to turn on or go to a predefined higher level of output. This type of on-off-dim setting is dependent on the fixture and the driver you have. Being able to dim a fixture is an option when the fixture has a 0-10V dimmable driver. Otherwise, on and off is the only option.

There are many different types of motion sensors available. One of the most common is Passive Infrared or PIR. There is no one size fits all sensor. Mounting height and field of capture can be captured with the right control.

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