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MyLEDLightingGuide's LED Pole Lights are designed for parking lots and street lighting. Fixtures are available and designed to save up to 75% on your energy bill.  We offer free lighting plans to take the risk out of buying LED.

Outdoor LED pole lights offer high quality light along with savings in energy. We offer lights to replace 250W to 2000W HID. Our pole top lights are designed for use in parking lots and path ways. They provide bright outdoor lighting for retail shopping as well as commercial security lighting

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Why choose MyLEDLightingGuide

Pole Top Lights?

1. Replace 250W, 400W and 1000W Metal Halide

Replace 250W HID
Replace 400W HID
Replace 1000W HID

LED Pole Top Fixtures produce from 5200 lumens to 39000 lumens. We can easily replace 1000W HID consuming 66% less energy. These lumen packages are more than enough to replace traditional style HPS and Metal Halide Pole Top fixtures. 

We can produce a free photometric evaluation of your outdoor space to show you how well our LED Pole Top fixtures work, what model is appropriate and how the optics and fixture will perform in your outdoor space.

High Intensity Discharge Lamp to LED Conversion

Traditional Pole Top LampLED Pole Top - Lumens (100% directional)
250 Watt HPS / Metal Halide10,000-12,000 lumens
400 Watt HPS / Metal Halide15,000-25,000 lumens
1000 Watt HPS / Metal Halide36,000-55,000 lumens

2. Optics Options for Pole Top Lights

Type 3, 5

 

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 evenly across surfaces. Optics control the illumination pattern by delivering their designed beam pattern.

The most common parking lot distribution patterns are Types 3 and 5. Why one works best for your location? Let us do a free photometric with one of our many pole top options.

3. High Voltage PoleTop Fixtures - from 100V to 480V

100V-277V
347V-480V

 

We offer both standard voltage options of 100V-277V (standard) and high voltage options of 347V-480V (optional). 

Our LED PoleTop lights are available with at least a 4kVA surge suppression. This keeps your pole top investment safe in unsafe weather conditions.

4. 3000K, 4000K and 5000K Color Temperatures

3000K
4000K
5000K

We offer PoleTop color temperature options in 3000K,  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.

 

5. Control Ready and Dimmable

Photocell
Motion Sensor
Smart Controls

Another great thing about our LED pole top lights 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!)

6. L70 Light Maintenance - starting from 50,000 hours

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 gradually, 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 Pole Top fixtures will provide bright, maintenance free lighting for years.

7. High CRI - 70+ 

70 CRI
80 CRI

 

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. 

One word of caution. High CRI is not required in traditional pole top outdoor environments (80+ CRI). It is great for retail environments where true color representation is important. We would not recommend a high CRI solution for an outdoor industrial application. 

8. Energy savings and maintenance savings - up to 80%

50-80% savings 

 
 
 

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 poletop lights use between 250 and 1000 watts. That does not include the additional 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 when lighting controls are added.

Maintenance costs drops to near zero. Most pole top lights require a lift to replace or maintain. These jobs are not cheap. Installing a LED fixture that can last 10+ years mean huge maintenance savings.

9. Efficacy (Lumens Per Watt)

130 lm/w

 
 
 

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 those with a lower luminous efficacy.

We have LED Pole Top fixtures rated at 130 lumens/watt. We can help you choose the right efficiency.

12. Paybacks can be relatively short with LED Pole Top Lights

Save Money with LED

 

But it's dependent on the "1+1+1 rule"

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 Pole Top Lights

Outdoor lighting is essential for safety. At the end of the day, once the sun goes down, outdoor lights start working to keep life moving. It takes massive amounts of energy to run the 100+ million outdoor lights in the USA. Annually, outdoor lighting consumes over $10 billion in electricity costs. To put it in perspective, this massive amount of electricity can power at least 6 million U.S. homes each year.

By the World Bank’s estimates, over 5 billion people will live in cities by the year 2050. This is at least 60% of the world's population. The IEA also estimates that by 2030, the demand placed on lighting will be 80% higher than in 2005.

Photometrics and Foot Candles - Get it Right before you buy

Why are photometrics important? They allow you to see your area and how it would look under LED Lighting taking the risk out of buying. We can easily run different options with our lights, and provide you with the proper information and guidance. We're here to save you money with LED. But it's as important to get the lighting right. 

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Benefits of Pole Top LED Lights

Safety

  • Besides making the outdoors safer, LED lights also prevent nighttime car accidents. The lights make it much easier for drivers to detect danger by increasing visibility.
  • The National Safety Council says that driving at night is 3X more dangerous than daytime driving.
  • This is particularly the case for pedestrians. Fatalities involving people on foot occur more at night. With light produced by LEDs, pathways and parking lots will be safer for clients and employees.
  • Because lighting makes people feel safer, it does enhance night time economic activity. Restaurants and shopping malls will stay open for longer. Customers will feel safer walking into the facilities at night.
  • As they age, your LED pole top lights will gradually dim. These lights consist of many LED chips, meaning that if a few of these fail, the rest will still produce light. HID bulbs go through a process known as cycling. They flicker on and off before burning out. Once this happens, your outdoor space will be dark and unsafe. With LED lights, you will never have unlit areas in your parking lot.
  • HPS bulbs produce monochromatic light. The color distortion is very difficult for the human eye to deal with. Colors take on an unnatural appearance. The color rendering indexes of these lights are very low: between 20 and 25. LED pole top lights have high color rendering indexes, 70 and above. They display colors the same way as the sun on a bright cloudless day. They enhance visibility and make an outdoor space more attractive to the users.

LED Performance

  • A typical HPS bulb can last about 20,000 hours. Metal halide bulbs have shorter life expectancies, between 12,000 and 20,000 hours. LED lights can last for more than 50,000 hours, which translates to years of use. With short lifespans, maintenance and relamping can amount to big expenses every year. Electrician charges and lift trucks are not cheap.
  • More HPS pole top lights are being retrofitted with energy-efficient LED lights. The familiar orange-yellow glow is being replaced with bright, focused white light and lower life-cycle costs.
  • HID pole top lights tend to focus most of their light at the base of the poles. They give the parking lots and pathways dark spots. LED lights do not create shadows and dark spots because of their uniform, direct light.
  • All HID bulbs have toxic mercury in them that makes their disposal process complex. LED lights are recyclable and have a long lamp life. They do not contain toxic elements, so they will not be a disposal hazard.
  • A LED light produces very minute amounts of infrared energy. HID lights generate a lot of heat. This dramatic energy loss greatly contributes to a HID bulb's inefficiency. Light fixtures are meant to produce light and not heat.
  • The LED pole top light is a very efficient light, and its efficacy can be as high as 180 lumens per watt. LED lights are directional so the light goes where its needed. HID bulbs are extremely inefficient compared to LED.

Cost Effective

  • These light fixtures also have ballasts that at times fail and need replacement. All these costs can quickly add up, seriously affecting a company’s bottom line. However, LED pole top lights can cut down these costs by 100%. They can light up an outdoor space for more 10+ years before they need to be replaced.
  • LED lights work well in areas that have extreme temperature variations. A LED pole top light, for instance, functions well in cold temperatures. LEDs also turn on instantly despite the weather. HID bulbs require extensive warm up and restrike times. As HID pole top lights get to the end of their life, they tend to shift color or flicker. LED pole top lights do not flicker, and their light remains steady throughout. They also do not change color as they age as HID bulbs. The light output of LED lights can be dimmed up to 0.5%. Their light output can lower through the modulation of the pulse duration or by reducing their forward current. This makes them very ideal for light control integration.
  • With HID pole top lights, you have to use magnetic or electric ballasts to enable dimming. And even then, this might affect the light's characteristics. For older bulbs, attempts at dimming can also cause the bulbs to fail. The continuous dimming of HPS bulbs can permanently diminish output from 100% to 30%.
  • A LED pole top light will emit light in a 180-degree direction. The light will only target the desired area, which makes it a very efficient outdoor light. This attribute also helps reduce light pollution. HID bulbs emit light in 360 degrees – in all directions. Because of this, they need reflectors that refocus the light to the target areas. They will also cause a lot of light pollution due to the stray light they emit.

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