LED Parking Lot Lights, LED Area Light Fixtures

Excellent LED parking lot lights combine classic design with versatility. It is an efficient way, the 140-145 lumen per watt easily illuminate large parking lots. LED shoebox replacement, along with the right optics, can lead to a wider scope of commercial lighting that is powerful and effective. XSY Lighting adopts high quality LED light source, LED driver and best quality modern-design housing (RADIATOR), a long lifespan (OVER 60,000-100,000 hours), the fixtures products offer 5-7 years warranty. DLC UL ETL SAA CE ROHS listed.

LED Shoebox 2

Packing reasonable, shipping is very convenient. 3 optional mounting methods to meet different sites. Tyco daylight transducer optional automatically switches light.

  • Power: 30W-50W-75W-100W-120W-150W-185W-240W-300W
  • Voltage: AC100-277V/347V/480V
  • Light efficacy: 140 lumen per watt
  • Beam angle: 90° / Type Ⅱ  / Type Ⅲ /  Type Ⅳ  / Type Ⅴ
  • Intelligent control: Photocell/Daylight sensor
  • IP rating: IP66
  • SP: 10Kv or 20Kv surge protection
  • Warranty: 5 years

LED Icecrown 9

The first to adopt the built-in integrated power supply design and is equipped with the latest waterproof and detachable integrated motion transducer + Zigbee IoT control module design.

  • Power (watt): 80W-100W-150W-200W-250W-320W
  • Voltage: AC120-347V/277-480V
  • Light efficacy: 145 lumen per watt
  • Beam angle: 90° / TypeⅢ / TypeⅤ
  • Intelligent control: Photocell / Microwave / PIR sensor / Smart Lora control
  • IP rating: IP66, Ik 10
  • SP: 10Kv or 20Kv surge protection
  • Warranty: 7 years

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LED Parking Lot Lights: Definitive guide

Why is it named parking lot lighting or area lighting fixture?

Parking lot lighting is a general term used to describe outdoor lighting that is easy mounted on a light pole and stands on the ground in outdoor parking lots, sidewalks, driveways, streets, and around buildings(like shopping mall, warehouse). This type of outdoor illumination is typically used for commercial arealight application used by vehicles and people. If the product connect to photocells for dusk to dawn illumination will also save fixtures led energy. The most common attribute is to attach the luminaire to the poles. Sometimes a light post is not limited to installing a regional fixture, but two, four, or even more. LED parking lot lights with DLC listed were born from the quality demand of parking lots lighting, its main purpose is to improve safety and provide security. As we all know, the exterior parkinglot especially needs bright fixtures at night. Why have these quality requirements?  The led area light can offer the driver with timely direction identification and identification of other vehicles passing by, and enhance the confidence of pedestrians getting on and off at night. The security guard needs sufficient light to detect suspicious activity with surveillance cameras. The hiding place of the prisoner can be reduced only if the area is illuminated with sufficient light and no dark spots.

Why suggest you replace your HID area lights to led parking lot lights?

HID

At present, high-pressure sodium lamps, (fluorescent) high-pressure mercury lamps, xenon lamps, and metal halide lamps are all HID lamps. They all have similar characteristics. Among them, bright metal halide lamps are the most common in cart parking lots, roads and other areas applications. 540 watt metal halide equal 300 watt parking lot fixtures -Icecrown9.  The metal halide bulb has high luminous efficiency (65-100lm/w), long lifespan (15,000-25,000 hours), good color rendering (RA>80), compact structure and stable property. It combines the advantages of other HIDs to overcome the drawbacks of these lamps and brings together the main advantages of gas discharge sources. However, it is also the same. The filler in the light contains mercury and metal halides. Some of these substances are harmful substances. Inadvertent handling can cause pollution to the production environment and damage the health of workers. When the arc tube is exhausted, a trace amount of mercury vapor is discharged, and if it is not handled properly, it is directly discharged into the atmosphere. When the light used is broken, it will pollute the environment.

LED parking lot lights

LED, light-emitting diodes, are solid-state semiconductor devices that direct convert electricity into light. The high quality LEDs light source has the advantages of using a low-voltage power source, low energy consumption, strong applicability, super stability, short response time, no pollution to the environment, and multi-color light emission. LED parking lot light fixtures ideal for the parking lot, lane or any other commercial area lighting. XSY offers the led lights wattage ranges of similar MH lamps in each lumen range.

HID vs LED

NO.VSHIDLED
1CRI>8070-95
2Startup time15-30 minsimmediately
3Light decaylowhigh
4Calorific valuehighmiddle(have heat sink)
5Ballastyesno
6Light effect65-100lm/w140-145lm/w
8Light sourcebright, dispersebright, centralized
9Lifespan15,000-25,000 hours60,000-100,000 hours
10Environmental protectionnoyes
11ShockproofnoIK 10
12Flickeryesno
13Energy consumption100%20%
14Beam angleno90°, TypeⅡ, Ⅲ, Ⅳ, Ⅴ
16Pricecheapexpensive
17Intelligent modenoPhotocell/Microwave/PIR transducer
18Maintenancefrequentalmost not
19Installationpole mountpole/wall mount
20Bulbs brokeyesno
21IP ratednoIP66
22Warranty1-2 year5-7 year

In conclusion, although the price of LED parking lights is more expensive than HID lamps, many customers select to maintain HID lamps in retrofit kits instead of replacing them. Area lights LEDs do not fade quickly and turn yellow over time like the HID system. It maintains color temperature for many years to provide you with long-lasting and better quality lighting. With the rapid development of technology, XSY lighting has been able to improve performance while reducing the price of LEDs products, we are pursuing the sale of lamps that satisfy the customer. Please think carefully, HID price is cheap, but you need to replace the ballast and light bulbs frequently, which is undoubtedly increased repair costs in the later period. While led shoebox lights are expensive to buy, they need little repair. And with the DLC products listed/premium, you can also get money saving discounts from American utilities. They actually saving more money. They are the best replacement for replacing HID, HPS and Metal Halide (MH) from 250 watts to 1000 watts. In the long run, led parking lot light lighting solutions to win.

HID

At present, high-pressure sodium lamps, (fluorescent) high-pressure mercury lamps, xenon lamps, and metal halide lamps are all HID lamps. They all have similar characteristics. Among them, metal halide lamps are the most common in parking lots, roads and other areas. The metal halide bulb has high luminous efficiency (65-100lm/w), long life (15,000-25,000hrs), good color rendering (RA>80), compact structure and stable property. It combines the advantages of other HIDs to overcome the drawbacks of these lamps and brings together the main advantages of gas discharge sources. However, it is also the same. The filler in the light contains mercury and metal halides. Some of these substances are harmful substances. Inadvertent handling can cause pollution to the production environment and damage the health of workers. When the arc tube is exhausted, a trace amount of mercury vapor is discharged, and if it is not handled properly, it is directly discharged into the atmosphere. When the light used is broken, it will pollute the environment.

LED

LED, light-emitting diodes, are solid-state semiconductor devices that direct convert electricity into light. The bright LED light source has the advantages of using a low-voltage power source, low energy consumption, strong applicability, high stability, short response time, no pollution to the environment, save electrical and maintain cost, and multi-color light emission. Led parking lot light fixture ideal for the parking lot, lane or any other area lighting.

HID vs LED

 

Features: HID vs LED
In conclusion, although the price of LED parking lights is more expensive than HID lamps, many customers choose to maintain HID lamps in retrofit kits instead of replacing them. With the rapid development of technology, XSY lighting has been able to improve performance while reducing the price of LED products, we are pursuing the sale of lamps that satisfy customer. Please think carefully, HID price is cheap, but you need to replace the ballast and light bulbs frequently, which is undoubtedly increased maintenance costs in the later period. While led shoebox lights are expensive to buy, they require little maintenance. In the long run, led pole light fixtures to win.

How to turn HID lamps into LED parkinglot lights?

As a professional LED lighting service company, we definitely consider these for you.

1. Can replace HID easy with led area lights on the original-pole?

XSY offers four mount brackets to replace fixtures to meet installation. You can install one, two, four or more shoe box lights on the head of the pole easy to meet the lighting in the area. The slipfitter can be inserted directly into the top of the round-pole and supports angle adjustment. If you want to install it on a square-pole? The extruded arm can be implemented. Of course, if you also want to have an angle adjustment, then choose to add slip fitter+extruded arm. Surface mounts like U brackets can be used as flood light. Therefore, consider using it when your traditional fixture is near the wall. With the extra mounting bracket, there is no need to remove the pole, and it is more cost-effective to repeat the existing pole.

parking lot light accessories

 

2. How many lumens do I need for a parking lot?

When designing this series of products, we considered the problem of MH light replacement for our customers. So led area lights produce from 4200 lumens to 46,400 lumens is equivalent to 150 watts to 1000 watts.

Traditional Parking Lot LampLED Parking Light - Lumens (100% directional)
Replace 150 Watt HPS / Metal Halide5,000 lumens
Replace 250 Watt HPS / Metal Halide10,000-12,000 lumens
Replace 400 Watt HPS / Metal Halide15,000-25,000 lumens
Replace 1000 Watt HPS / Metal Halide36,000-55,000 lumens

3. Which light distribution is more suitable?

LED parking lot lights are mainly used for general area lighting that requires high output light. The typical light distribution options for DLC led area light are 90°,Type II, Type III, Type IV, Type V(as shown in the figure). 90 °, TypeIII, and TypeV are the most popular distributions. TypeIII  light distribution is used for road lighting, general parking lots and other areas requiring a larger lighting area. The V-shaped circular light distribution has the same intensity at all angles. It is suitable for installing lamps at or near the center of the road, the central island of the road and the intersection. It is also suitable for large commercial parking lot lighting and areas that require sufficient, evenly distributed light. Another factor to determine the appropriate LED pole light fixture is the mounting height, anywhere from close 10 feet to 50 feet.

led area light beam angles

 

Tips and Suggestions to purchase LED area lights

  1. Determine the lumens you need. Wattage (W) is the actual amount of energy used, and lumen (lm) stands for brightness
  2. Focus on the driver. In this section, XSY lighting offers you an excellent driver for a quick startup. Meanwell driver, Sosen driver, and Inventronics driver for option. We can also provide you with an additional choice of lightning protectors, which are 10KV to 20KV.
  3. Color temperature (K) also needs to distinguish, when it comes to LEDs colors, a low color temperature indicates a warm white, while a medium temperature produces a neutral white, and a high temperature produces a bright and cool white.
  4. Beam Angle: this represents the light of the lens and the direction of the controlled emission. Thinner beam angles mean denser spots of light and a smaller area of illumination.
  5. Decide if you need a photocell or not. Dusk to dawn sensors on the light help conserves energy.

Replacing or upgrading existing parking lights seems costly, but it's not affordable. Parking lot lighting systems installed more than a decade ago may use inefficient MH / HID lamps, and the short life of a bulb makes it more expensive to maintain. In fact, longer service life, save utility costs and lower maintenance costs also provide a good return on investment for LED lighting options, which can quickly offset your replacement costs.

Conclusion

When deciding whether to switch to LED parking lot lights a replacement or stick as to traditional light sources, lighting quality is extremely important and often overlooked. Before doing this, you must be clear about whether your current lamp can properly illuminate your space. As long as you need a solution for your lighting project, you need to give us the layout, and XSY will show the Dialux scheme for you.

Get in touch with us at XSY (10 years trade experience as led-lights manufacturer/supplier in China, earn great favorable reviews from the customer), find the perfect way to light up parking lots of any size and save DLC listed parking lot lights cost!

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