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Commercial LED Lighting

Frequently Asked Questions

We asked our new and existing customers the questions they wish they had answered before making their first LED Commercial Lighting purchase. If you cannot find the answers you are looking for, please call (888) 423-3191 and a dedicated lighting expert will help you find the right solution and get the right lighting.

General Information About Commercial LED Lighting

What Is Commercial LED Lighting?

Commercial LED Lighting is installed at commercial applications, locations or at a business. There is some crossover between these and Industrial LED Lighting in that some LED Lights, like High Bay Fixtures, Low Bays, LED Parking Lot Lights, Security Lights, and Flood Lights, can serve both applications. Commercial lighting products include both indoor lighting fixtures and outdoor lighting fixtures.

Other institutions, like schools, colleges, office spaces and ball fields, are also considered commercial lighting applications. Homeowners who would be interested might have a pole barn, workshop, large garage, horse barn, or horse arena they want to be lit up.

What Is Commercial Grade LED Lighting?

Commercial-grade LED lighting is a grade of light that does not require the ruggedness and power of an industrial requirement. These would be too powerful and too bright for a typical homeowner to use for most residential applications, other than possibly in large outbuildings, pole barns, or shops.

What Should the Average Foot Candle Be for LED Commercial Lighting Fixtures?

Always start by determining how bright you want the area to be. This is measured in the foot candles floor that you want or by telling us what you will be using the space for. We can then recommend the foot-candle levels you would require to provide the proper illumination.

Next, specific lighting fixtures will be used determines the foot candle level that you will get. These two things combined with the actual size of your area can help us determine the right fixture and foot candles on the ground based on a lighting design plan. We can run that lighting plan to meet your requirements and highlight both light level and light balance across the area.

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Do you want a Free LED Commercial Lighting Plan?

Lighting Plans for Commercial Areas, indoors or outdoors, provide the proper assurances that the lighting project will meet your requirements. We supply free lighting plans for our business customers. Ask for yours.

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Before You Buy: Commercial LED Lighting

How Do LED Light Fixtures Cost Per Square Foot?

We would first develop a lighting plan that meets your lighting needs, and from there, we can calculate the cost of the fixtures and divide that into the square footage of the space or outdoor area. It stands to reason that a space that is brighter than two spaces will cost more.

Do You Offer Bulk or Contractor Discounts on LED Commercial Lights?

Yes, we do. Contact us and we will work to recommend the right commercial fixture and will provide a competitive price quote.

What Voltage Do LED Commercial Lights Have?

There are three ranges of voltages that are available for LED lights. Actual voltages vary from fixture to fixture, but you typically find 100V-277V as the primary range and either 277V-480V or 347V-480V as the high voltage range. These ranges coincide with the multi-tap drivers we supply that automatically adapt to the input voltage detected on the line.

There is no setup or dial-in process you need to do – the drivers will automatically adjust to your incoming voltage. When selecting a fixture, it is important to know what your current voltage input is.

If I Could Supply 120V or 277V to My LED Lighting Fixtures, Which Is Better?

First, 120V is safer. So, if your main concern is safety, choose 120V.

However, the higher voltage you can use, the less amp draw each fixture uses. And on a panel circuit, that can be a concern. You can install more fixtures of the same type on one circuit at 277V than you can at 120V. But, if you can choose, 277VAC provides more advantages.

Remember, most of our standard LED Drivers are 100-277V auto-switching. They will adapt to any voltage within that range automatically. We have many options for high-voltage applications as well.

Why Would You Pick LED Lighting over Traditional Metal Halide and Fluorescent Lighting Systems?

Here are several reasons why LED Light Fixtures outperform them:

LED lights are efficient and use 50% to 75% less energy than metal halide and fluorescent lights. Adding lighting controls such as photocells and motion sensors that dim the lights or turn them off completely only adds to the energy savings.

LED Lights last a very long time, and L70 depreciation is measured at 50,000+ hours. So your maintenance costs will drop dramatically and you will get years of bright, high-quality, trouble-free lighting.

LEDs are not affected by turning them on and off. It will not decrease their lifespan.

LEDs are instant on, and instant off. So, no need for long warm-up times like Metal Halide.

You can dim LED Lights easily.

LED Lighting provides bright, high-quality lighting. It will easily enhance your space.

You have a choice of color temperatures with LED Lighting. The most common are 3000K, 4000K, and 5000K color temperature.

You can easily replace your existing lighting and maintain or increase the brightness and light quality in the building.

What Are the Best Applications for Indoor Commercial Lighting?

There are many applications for commercial interior lighting fixtures, but by far, the most common applications we see are:

Office Spaces
LED Warehouse Lighting
LED Shop Lights
High Bay Lights
Pole Barns
Recessed Lights

What are the most Common Applications for LED Commercial Outdoor Lighting?

Here are some common Commercial LED Outdoor Lighting Applications:

LED Parking Lot Lights
LED Wall Pack Lights and Security Lighting
Tennis Courts
LED Sports Lighting

We have many commercial exterior lighting solutions and can handle all sizes of projects from a simple parking lot to a baseball, football, or soccer field.

Warehouse Facility

Do you sell LED Bulbs so that I can retrofit my current fixtures?

We do offer metal halide retrofit kits and post-top bulbs, but a post-top bulb is a poor choice for use inside a high bay. We would always recommend a new fixture instead of a bulb replacement.

Parking Garage After Conversion To Led

How Do I Add a Dimmer Switch to Commercial Lighting?

Most of our LED lights are dimmable, but the dimming system is quite different from the dimming system used in households.

In commercial lighting, there is typically a 0-10V or 1-10V step dimming system that uses a specific isolated dimmer control that is not part of the on-off switch. To support this, you will require 2 low voltage wires run from the switch and daisy chained to each fixture that will be installed on the switch. The fixture must be equipped with a dimmable driver in order to be dimmed.

However, practical applications of dimmable lighting include, for example, high bay or low bay fixtures in a warehouse with an attached motion sensor. That motion sensor is smart enough to tell the high bay to dim when the work areas are vacant. It sends a signal to the dimmable driver to dim. No external switch or extra wiring is required in these installations. When motion is detected, the fixtures quickly switch to full power and illuminate the area.

Installation Information On Commercial LED Lighting

How Do You Install LED Light Fixtures?

LED commercial light fixtures are simple and and offer easy installation for any qualified electrician. They can replace 1-for-1 your existing lighting. LED commercial light fixtures include all the same mounting you are accustomed to and the same wiring that allows you to easily connect to your existing conjunction boxes or lighting infrastructure.

How Are Commercial LED Light Fixtures Wired?

With commercial led fixtures, you are only dealing with 3 wires – line, neutral, and ground. This wiring is simple and easy to deal with. However, it’s always best to hire a licensed electrician.

What Gauge Wire to Use for LED Lighting?

Most of our fixtures, like high bays, come with a whipcord. When replacing existing commercial lighting, the wire in place is usually more than adequate to use in connection with the new LED lights we provide.

Led Retrofit Kits Installed In Parking Lot Fixture