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What are LED Billboard Lights?

Billboard lights are a specific type of Floodlights. They use specialized optics to project bright, high-quality light evenly. Billboard lights are mounted at the top or bottom of the outdoor sign. They are set back usually 4 to 8 feet from the face of the sign.

Replace Metal Halide Billboard Lights with LED

We recommend you create a lighting plan first to determine your exact needs. A lighting plan will model your billboard face. It will set the appropriate tilt angles to optimize the balance of light across the outdoor sign using our LED fixtures.

Can I Use a Flood Light instead of LED Billboard Lights?

The answer lies in the special optics used on our billboard lights. Floodlights use tight beam angles. These do not work well for billboard lighting or outdoor signs.

Our wide selection of LED billboard lights uses a special type of “asymmetrical” lens. These provide a special “throw” pattern to get the light where it’s needed. The light patterns can handle both “tall” and “wide” billboards. They work well in conditions where the surface being lit is a close distance from the light.

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

Benefits LED Billboard Lights Offer

There are many benefits of LED billboard light fixtures, here are just a few.

  • Energy Savings – you can expect a 50% or more reduction in your lighting costs
  • High-Quality Light Output – this will make the colors on the billboard pop
  • Instant On/Instant Off – no long start-up times or delays associated with conventional lighting
  • A Long Lifespan and Little to No Maintenance Costs – a clear winner over Metal-Halide lights.

Cost to Light a Billboard with LED

That depends on the size of your billboard and your requirements. We have lit billboards up with 2 lights and as many as 5. To start, we offer free lighting plans. That way we can model your billboard to your needs. Given our experience, there’s a good chance we’ve already modeled your billboard. We can give you options, including price.

Use Fewer Higher Wattage Fixtures or More Lower Wattage Billboard Fixtures?

We find that lower-wattage billboard fixtures produce better uniform light coverage. When creating a lighting plan, you try to achieve the desired light levels and balance. Balance means there are no shadows between lights. You can remove shadows and increase balance by adding more ‘less wattage’ fixtures. Some of the beam angels we have available provide some incredible light spread.

Best Color Temperature for Billboard Lights

The two best color temperatures are 5000K and 4000K. The majority of customers prefer 5000K.

LED Billboard Lights and Dark Sky Compliance

By design, billboard signs with bottom-mounted lights create dark sky issues. Top-mounted lights pointing down help solve dark sky issues.

How Many LED Fixtures for a 40 X 14 Billboard?

We found 4 fixtures provide the right light levels.

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 lightning strikes.

Best Optics for Outdoor Sign Lighting – Billboard Lights

We have special billboard optics that come in two versions. Wide/short, and narrow/tall to accommodate those billboards that are 40 X 14 and 14 X 40. We will match the right optic to your requirements.

How Far from the Sign Should Fixtures Be Mounted?

Father is better, as it helps with light spread across the face of the fixture.

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Best Way to Light up a Billboard

That depends on where the lights are mounted. But the practice’s essentially the same. It’s more about the optics of the light than anything else. You cannot just use a standard light and hope to get good results.

Mounting Options for Billboard Lights

We offer both slip fitter and trunnion/yoke options.

Ideal Foot Candles for Billboard Lighting

We have modeled billboard lighting plans from 20-foot candles to over 100-foot candles. But a billboard lit by 50-foot candles is a bright and well-lit billboard.

Billboard Install

Replacing 1000 Watt Metal Halide with 150 Watt LED Billboard Light

Most Popular LED Billboard Lighting

The most popular billboard light we sell is the 150W Billboard Flood Light – 24000 Lumens.

Waterproof LED Billboard Lights

Yes. You need to look for an IP rating of IP65 or higher.

Best Selling LED Billboard Fixture

Our best-selling billboard light is the 150 Watt Billboard light replacing a 400 Watts HID. We also have a 300 Watt Billboard light replacing a 1000 Watts HID Fixture.

Installing LED Outdoor Billboard Lighting

Installation is simple for outdoor sign lighting. If you are replacing HID lights with LED, you will notice we supply the same mountings. There are only 3 wires per fixture to hook up – line, neutral, and ground.

Difference between Top or Bottom Mounting of LED Billboard Lights

There is no difference. The top mount is more dark sky compliant than the bottom mount. Lenses are a little more protected from weather than bottom mounted. Other than that, our lights work in either position.