LED Area Lighting

LED Area Lighting

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Benefits of LED Area Lights

LED area lights virtually eliminate ongoing maintenance with some fixtures, staying bright for up to 100,000 hours. Even running 12 hours a day, that's over 22 years of light for college campuses, shopping malls, residential parks, hospital grounds, commercial parking lots, car dealerships, and other applications. While HID systems fade quickly and turn yellow over time, LED area lights maintain their color temperature for years, giving you longer lasting and higher quality light. If you want to upgrade to LED but don't have the budget for all new fixtures, retrofit kits include all of the assembly hardware required to convert existing shoebox fixtures.

What You Need to Know When Replacing an HID Area Light

Because metal halide bulbs are omni-directional, the bulb gives off light you never end up seeing because it is trapped bouncing around the inside of the fixture. On the packaging, this light lost to "Lumen bounce" is still included in the initial Lumen rating. Because LEDs are naturally directional, there's no light trapped in the fixture. This means an LED parking lot light can be a direct replacement for older systems even if on paper it doesn't look as though the LED area lights put out as much light. In order to help you find the closest actual Lumen replacement, we've listed the wattage range of similar metal halide fixtures under each Lumen range.

Mounting Arms and Accessories

Units may come with either a mounting arm or a slipfitter mounting bracket. Slipfitter mounts, sold separately, give you more flexibility and control over installation and light distribution by offering a broader range of angles than a stationary arm. Other available mounting accessories include mounting arms, tenons, chain hangers, safety cables, yokes, brackets and bracket covers. You can also connect your LED area lights to timers or photocells for dusk to dawn illumination that saves you even more. If pairing these lights with photo controls, make sure the photocell is compatible with LED products. Using a conventional system that is not LED compatible could lead to premature failure of the lights or the photocell. The photo control may not even recognize the LED fixture and fail to turn the lights on and off at all.

1000Bulbs.com offers parking lot lights with a variety of light distributions from narrow type II distributions primarily used for wide walkways and aisles to type V circular distributions that provide the same light intensity at all angles. For assistance understanding how many Lumens you need or which light distribution to use for your space, give our lighting experts a call at 1-800-624-4488.