There are many available choices for street and area lighting. And for many years, manufacturers are perfecting light sources that are more energy efficient, longer laster, and better performances. Advance LED technology have become a good option for outdoor area lighting to replace the old traditional lighting HID sources such as metal halide (MH), high-pressure sodium (HPS) lamps, and other lighting source. Lighting in outdoor areas include street, pathway, parking lots, roadway, pedestrian.
Here are some advantages for LED lighting:
Cost and Energy Saving – LED lighting saves more than 50%-80% in energy savings, reducing operating costs. With the available dimming and smart controls, it help reduce energy and cost further. LED lighting produces more lumen output per watt, making it more energy efficient.
Environmental friendly – consumes lesser energy and RoHS compliance: LEDs don't contain mercury or lead, and don't release poisonous gases if damaged.
No UV radiation – produces no ultraviolet or infrared light.
Dimmable – LEDs are dimmable and have a quick turn-on time. With different controls available, it can last longer.
Quick turn on and off - Unlike mercury vapor, metal halide and sodium vapor lamps (commonly used in street lighting), LED turns on quickly and do not have a problem restarting immediately following a brief power failure or inadvertent turn off.
Control Lighting and Uniform lighting distribution – LED are directional, and a well designed solid state lighting product is able to control lighting and able to project light to specific area, allowing wider coverage of a consistent light pattern. Improved uniformity means fewer hot spots and subsequent pools of darkness.
Visibility – Improved lighting quality with high color rendering index more than 70, which enhances color and improves visibility, making it safer for both drivers and pedestrians.
When it comes to choosing the right LED products for your outdoor area lighting application, make sure the products have photometric test reports based on the IESNA LM-79-08. For all other certificates, please refer to the certification page.