Your LED One Distribution team has some reasons you should consider improving your parking lot lighting with LED lights. Every day we experience parking lot lighting. As customers, we see it at shopping centers, grocery stores, parking garages. As employees, every workplace has parking lot lights. LED lighting can help to improve everyone’s everyday experience.
Traditional lighting is usually seen mounted on high poles for traffic or people. Poll lighting is usually provided with high-pressure sodium or high-intensity discharge lights. In rare instances, you might find older mercury vapor lights. Let’s take a look at why LED lighting is a better option for both you and your customers.
Provide Better Lighting
There is a lot of variation in lighting performance depending on which HID lighting you use. Metal halide lamps provide a very ‘white’ light when installed. But lumen degradation occurs fairly quickly. This results in reduced lighting output. At first, you get good lighting, but as they age there is less and less light.
High-pressure sodium lights have a longer life. The lighting they produce appears more ‘orange’ in color. You get longer life with the high-pressure sodium lights but lose the quality of lighting.
The LED lighting provides whiter and brighter lighting over a much greater length of time.
Save on Energy Costs
Energy prices continue to rise and get more costly. These traditional lighting choices use wattage as a measurement of energy usage. They will usually run anywhere from 100 watts to 1,000 watts per bulb. Higher wattages are used for their increased light output. A 1,000 watt light could cost over $500 a year in energy usage.
Multiply that $500 by the number of lights needed to light your parking lot area. You can see how quickly the energy savings add up and affect your bottom line.
LED lights use less energy resulting in reduced energy costs for your company.
Save on Maintenance
Traditional lighting is usually installed on high posts. Their height requires a bucket truck to access and change bulbs. This becomes time-consuming and expensive. As most companies don’t have bucket trucks they need to rent one. Most companies don’t have employees experienced using bucket trucks. In those cases, you need to hire an outside contractor for parking lot maintenance. These costs add up throughout the year. Maintenance can cost several hundred dollars per year for each fixture.
LED lighting lasts much longer. This reduces the amount of maintenance needed to keep your parking lot well lit and safe.
Maximize the Environmental Benefits
LED lighting reduces your energy usage. Reduced energy means less fossil fuel is needed. The less fossil fuel produced improves air quality. As LED lights last longer there is less replacement needed. This reduces the manufacture of new lights needed. Fewer lights used reduces the number of lights finding their way to landfills. It also reduces the amount of packaging and shipping needed for the new bulbs. A change to LED lighting helps our environment.
The LED lighting is better lighting for employees. Being able to see better reduces eye fatigue and creates a safer workplace environment.
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There are so many benefits to convert to LED lighting. Lighting quality, energy cost savings, maintenance savings are benefits your company will reap. The earth will appreciate your efforts to reduce energy and waste. Customers and employees will enjoy the improved lighting produced with LED lights. The LED lighting is a win-win for everyone.
If you have any questions or want more information give our LED One Distribution team a call. We look forward to your call and are always here to help.