So you want to convert your High Mast Poles over to LED but are unsure if LED can perform as well as Metal Halide. Will LED light up the area well enough after you’re done? How well will the light be distributed? What will be the foot candle measurement under the pole? 100 ft away? 300 ft away?
There is no reason to believe that LED can’t do the same job Metal Halide or HPS does. But picking the right light is paramount to your projects success. Putting any high power LED on the top of your high mast pole isn’t going to work – unless – you understand how that light performs and distributes light.
Thankfully, there is a way to figure this out before you buy. Create a High Mast Lighting Design Plan. Not only will you see how our High Mast Lights perform (on paper), it literally takes the risk out of your LED High Mast Conversion Project.
How do you calculate a High Mast Lighting Design Plan?
A High Mast Lighting Design Plan is a software report that models your outdoor area. It allows us to place your high mast poles into the model, add our High Mast lights, and then calculate foot candle measurements under the pole and across your area. When we create your plan, we add in all the details, such as:
the height of poles
then number of lights per pole
arm length from center of pole
tilt of lights, if any
We can import your space, if available, by importing a CAD file or finding you on Google Maps and locating your poles. We then add your poles, lights and defined the area we want to see lit up. We can switch out lights to see how each one performs. We can run several iterations with different fixtures – calculating what the best option and results will be for you.
What does a High Mast calculation look like?
Below are 2 high mast lighting simulations. Both were done on a 60 foot pole, 4 lights per pole. We wanted to see how far the light would travel for different types of fixtures, and what the distribution pattern looked like. This is one type of calculation we can do – others including mapping your outdoor area and adding poles.