LED Billboard Lights - Outdoor Sign

Billboard lights are specialized flood lights with optics designed to light up a billboard from a top or bottom placement. What makes these lights special is the optics that have been developed to accomplish this. Creating an optimal lighting pattern from only a few short feet away from the bill board requires engineering. And LED Billboard lights deliver. How Many Billboard Lights do you need? If you have existing billboard lights, then you may want to consider one for one replacement. Choosing the correct light however, is not so easy. The best way to determine how many billboard lights you need, or what the best billboard light is, is to create a billboard lighting plan. A billboard lighting plan is created using photometric software to simulate your billboard. It creates a pdf report showing light positions, foot candle calculations and light distribution. Get Your Free LED Billboard - Outdoor Sign Lighting Plan
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Frequently Asked Questions

We spoke to first time buyers and long-term customers to find out their most commonly asked questions when it comes to buying LED lights for billboard applications. If you couldn’t find an answer to your question below, feel free to call us at (888) 423-3191 and a dedicated lighting expert will help you find the best light for your needs.

What are Billboard Lights?

LED Billboard lights are a type of Flood Light that uses specialized optics to project bright high quality light evenly over the surface of the bill board. Billboard lights are mounted at the top or bottom of the outdoor sign, and set back usually 4 to 8 feet from the face of the sign.

Why do I need a special LED Billboard Lights and not just use a flood light instead?

The answer all lies in the special optics used on our billboard lights. Where flood lights and shoebox lights use either tight to wide beam angles or street light "Type" beam patterns, these do not work well for billboard lighting. Our billboard lights use a special type of "asymmetrical" lens, one that provides a special "throw" pattern to get the light where its needed. The light pattern is "Tall" and "Wide" and works well in conditions where the surface being lit is a close distance from where the light is mounted. 

Using a flood light or a shoebox light in these conditions would not work well. The light pattern on the face of the bill board would look spotty and uneven.

Billboard Optics Short Wide

Optics for Short / Wide Billboard

Billboard Optics Tall Narrow

Optics for Tall / Narrow Billboard

Can LED Billboard Lights replace Metal Halide?

Yes. We have LED Lights that can replace both 400 Watts and 1000 Watts Metal Halide. LED Billboard lights provide high quality, high CRI lighting in 4000K and 5000K color temperatures.

Why is LED Lights for Billboard better than Metal Halide?

There are many reasons, here are just a few

Energy Savings: you can expect a 50% or more reduction in your lighting costs
High Quality Light output that makes the colors on the billboard pop
Instant on - Instant Off: No long start up times or delays that is associated with metal halide
Long life span with little to no maintenance costs: A clear winner over Metal Halide

 How many LED Lumens do I need to Replace Metal Halide?

15,000 - 25,000 LED lumens replaces 400 watt metal halide sign lights

39,000 - 50,000 LED lumens replaces 1000 watt metal halide sign lights

Do Billboard sign lights need to be water proof?

Yes. You need to look for a IP rating of IP65 or higher. The billboard signs we have list above are IP66 and IP67 rated.

Are Billboard Lights easy to install?

Yes, we offer both slip fitter / pole mount and trunnion mount options, and assuming you are replacing your metal halide fixtures, its as simple as removing the old fixtures and replacing with the new LED fixtures. Wiring is easy, but should always be done by a qualified electrician.

Do your billboard lights come with surge protection?

Yes, they come with at least a 4 kVA surge protector with optional upgrades. This is a way to try and protect your lights from surges and nearby lighting strikes.

Do you stock Billboard LED Lights?

Yes, we have several warehouses, including our main one located in Nashua, NH, with many in stock. Once an order is placed, we can ship to your location in 1-6 business days, depending on where you are and the warehouse the lights ship from.

Can I get a billboard lighting plan layout?

The short answer is yes. We offer free lighting plans for our commercial and industrial customers. We have done 100's of billboard lighting plans using state of the art lighting design software. Click on the button at the bottom of this page to request yours.

Can I replace metal halide with LED - 1 for 1?

Yes, but to be sure, lets create a lighting plan first. The lighting plan will model your bill board face and set the appropriate tilt angles so optimize the balance of light across the face of the outdoor sign.

Billboard Lighting Plans - Free - with No Obligation

48x14 Billboard Lights

Why are billboard lighting plans important?

They simulate a billboard facade with lights installed. The report calculates foot candles at locations across the face of the billboard. This way you can see how are lights perform without having to guess what lights would work best.

We can easily do lighting plans for all any billboard size. Whether your billboard is 48 X 14, 24 X 12 or some other size, our software and our LED billboard fixtures can meet your requirements.

48x14 Lighting Plan

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