LED lighting has a number of benefits in general when compared to traditional lighting. While LEDs provide improved energy and maintenance efficiencies as well as a better quality of light, there are also a few things they do for spaces such as parking lots and outdoor areas that many don’t embrace.
We have seen hundreds of businesses focus on indoor lighting and are constantly changing it, but they forget to focus on outdoor lights which usually consume more lighting energy.
LED Lights save energy and provide better light output than its conventional models.
Control on Lumen Output Control
LEDs require LED-specific dimmer in order to function. Fortunately, this dimmer is readily available in the market, easy to install, and adds significant value to the overall lighting area lighting. In addition, the lifespan of the LEDs is significantly higher than the conventional bulbs. This allows facility managers to save even more money by managing lighting in an intelligent manner.
Frequent Switching of LED Lights
Unlike MH lights, LEDs can be turned ON instantaneously and turned back off with no zero error with respect to the lumen output. While metal halides or any other conventional bulb usually takes 12-15 minutes to get it back on. If there is a break of 30-45 minutes, you wouldn’t prefer to turn it off and turn it on since that would be a lot of hassle.
LEDs Eliminate Warm-Up Times
Metal Halide lamps, in particular, are infamous for long warm-up times (15-20 minutes is usual to work to full power). This is why you see large sports stadiums turn on the lights well before the sun’s light is completely gone. The stadium has to operate the lights for 20-25 minutes before they ever really need them to illuminate the stadium. That means they’re burning energy before they’re ever required.
Wide beam angle is essential for uniform light output on a large area
LED lights come with a strong infrastructure to illuminate a wider area which is not possible in case of traditional lighting. LED chips are equally spread in a designated pattern to release an equal amount of Lumens per watt around the area.
Achieving a uniform lumen output can actually give you an idea to purchase the exact number of fixtures for the area, which would lead you to save more energy and money with required LED lighting fixtures.
Up to you
LED area lighting plays a vital in saving money on utility bills and energy simultaneously. At LEDMyplace, we have our best selling categories - LED pole lights & LED Wall Packs. They perform the best when it comes to illuminating commercial, residential and industrial spaces.
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