Commercial LED Parking Lot Lighting
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These days, almost every commercial property has a parking lot. During the day, these spaces are usually well illuminated by natural light. But at nighttime, good lighting is what dictates if a parking lot is safe and if there's clear visibility. People don't notice their effectiveness unless it produces bad light. A well-lit parking lots create a feeling of safety and security and inviting. And with LED Lights, you can guarantee a reduction in energy consumption.
Bad outdoor lighting outside a commercial building can cost a company a lot of business. Parking lot light plays a crucial role in improving safety. People usually avoid dark parking lots at night because they do not feel safe. If the parking lot is not well-lit, customers may drive to another location to do business.
The lights in parking lots are not something many business owners think of. It is something that they should think about because it can dictate how safe or unsafe a parking lot is at night. We’ll be talking about why LED light pole fixtures are important and why you should install them.
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Why choose a MyLEDLightingGuide Parking Lot Light?
1. Four Styles of Mounting Options available
Straight Pole Arm Mounts
These mounts are usually installed on existing square poles. Straight arm mounts are rigid and do not allow for light adjustment. If installing new Parking Lot fixtures, make sure the mounting patterns match. They should, but its always worth the extra effort to check.
Slip fitter mounts are very easy to install as they usually slide over standard 2 3/8-inch lighting poles. The biggest advantage of slip fitter mounts is that they give you the ability to angle the light inwards. They have adjustable heads. They enable you to move the heads to the position you desire.
These are versatile mounts and fit at the bottom of the Parking Lot fixture. They borrow their design from the mounts that are generally used on flood lights (yoke mounts). They are the go-to mounts for unique applications.
These mounts sit on top of a pole. Different adapters allow for the adoption of several outside diameters.
2. Replace 150W, 250W, 400W and 1000W Metal Halide
Replace 150W HID
Replace 250W HID
Replace 400W HID
Replace 1000W HID
LED Parking Lot Fixtures produce from 7200 lumens to 66,000 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 models.
We can produce a free photometric evaluation of your outdoor parking space to show you how well our LED lights work, what model is appropriate and what optic provides the best results for you outdoor space.
High Intensity Discharge Lamp to LED Conversion
|Traditional Parking Lot Lamp||LED Parking Light - Lumens (100% directional)|
|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|
MyLEDLightingGuide Pro Tip
LED Lumens Choice
Make sure you understand how many lumens you are going to need to replace your existing lighting. A photometric study will show how a parking lot looks using LED fixtures. This will take the risk out of buying!
3. Many Optics Options for Parking Areas
LED Area Light Distribution
Typically, Type 3 or Type 5 are the most common distribution types. Not sure which one to choose? We can do a lighting photometric design of your parking area.
Type III Area Lighting Distribution
Type III distribution for general roadway lighting applications 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 Area 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 Area 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.
4. High Voltage Fixtures - from 100V to 480V
We offer both standard voltage options of 100V-277V (standard) and high voltage options of 347V-480V (optional).
Our LED lights are available with at least a 4kVA surge suppression. This keeps your lighting investment safe in unsafe weather conditions.
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 slightly warmer light. Other color temperatures available upon request.
Both offer a significant improvement over high pressure sodium lights, rated at 2200K.
6. Control Ready and Dimmable
Another great thing about LED parking fixtures 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 Outdoor Lights work with both 3 pin and 7 pin Nema socket enabled controls and smart networks.
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 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 fixtures will provide bright, maintenance free lighting for years.
8. 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.
One word of caution. High CRI is not required in traditional shoebox 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.
MyLEDLightingGuide Pro Tip
LED Outdoor Light CRI
Typically, anything over 70 is good for general purpose parking areas. For car dealerships, consider a higher CRI, between 80 to 90+.
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 shoebox 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 shoebox 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.
10. 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 those with a lower luminous efficacy.
We have outdoor parking led fixtures rated between 130 and 170 lumens/watt. We can help you choose the right efficiency.
MyLEDLightingGuide Pro Tip
The higher the efficiency, the bigger the monthly savings. Be careful you understand the lighting efficiency before you buy. Some of our 100W LED Parking Fixtures produce the same amount of light as a competitive 150W LED fixture. That's 50W per fixture savings over the competition!
11. Paybacks can be relatively short with LED Parking Fixture
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.
Photometrics - 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.
3 Reasons to Use LED Parking Fixtures
One of the reasons businesses convert to LED is because they want to save money. If LED lighting consume less electricity, you will have a lower electric bill. First, let’s take a look at the common wattages for high intensity discharge (HID) lights.
These lights use wattages between 400 and 1000 watts. LED Parking Area lights designed to replace these HID fixtures typically use only 25% of HIDs.
The next step in creating an energy-efficient lot is installing lighting controls.
Photocells: These sensors switch lights on at dusk and off at dawn.
Motion sensors: Switch lights on and off based on the motion in the area. With dimming, these controls can dim a light instead of turning it completely off.
2. Lower Lighting Maintenance Costs
LED lights will also allow you to save money on lighting maintenance. Because LEDs are solid-state lighting devices, the way they produce light is different. Their lifespans are much longer than HID lights. And their lumen degradation is much slower.
These days, regular LEDs have a life expectancy of 50,000 to 100,000 hours. This means that you won't have to replace them as frequently as HID lights. HID bulbs need replacement between 12,000 and 20,000 hours. Over the life of a LED fixtures, you will have to maintain a HID light several times.
3. Better Lighting Performance
The performance of your lighting is of utmost importance. If people feel safe in your parking area, they will come back. For retail, this is important. Light fixtures must provide plenty of light for people to walk and drive around safely.
LEDs distribute their light that allows them to produce uniformly distributed light. They have numerous diodes with individual optics. This results in light that is more evenly-distributed across the target surfaces. Uniform lighting is more welcoming and perceived as safer.
LED Parking Fixtures provide higher-quality light than HID lamps. LED Lights are available in a wide range of color temperatures. A 4000K or 5000K LED light is a higher quality light source compared to HPS.
Retrofit Your Existing Parking Fixtures
Retrofitting can be a extremely cost effective option for parking fixtures. There are times when you want to keep your fixture. It may be an expensive architectural shoebox that matches all your other fixture. Retrofitting allows you to convert to LED.
Retrofitting is simply replacing the existing light source with a new one. Its no more complicated than a bulb and ballast replacement in your existing fixture.
Several options are available to replace 250W, 400W and 1000W HID.
Commercial LED Parking Area Fixtures
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