LED Pole LightsLED Pole lights provide an effective way to light up walking paths and outdoor spaces by providing a large area with ease. They are pole mounted lights found in parking lots and large outdoor areas and direct all their light downward. They have a simple, pole top mounting system and by design, they are dark sky compliant. Get Your Free LED Pole Lighting Plan
Frequently Asked Questions
We spoke to new customers and asked them their biggest questions relating to pole lights. Can’t find an answer below? Call us at (888) 423-3191 and a lighting expert will support you in this process.
What Are the Benefits of Using Pole Lights?
Pole lights are a special type of lighting that sits directly on top of a pole and shines lights downwards. They are usually mounted on lower poles of around 10 to 16 feet in height and can provide wide, bright and high quality lighting to pathways, building perimeters, around swimming pools and pedestrian areas in commercial settings.
What Are the Best Types of Pole Lights to Use?
LED pole lights provide high-quality, bright and inviting light that is significantly more energy efficient than metal halide and high pressure sodium alternatives. They also provide years of maintenance-free lighting and you can expect lifespans exceeding 10+ years under normal conditions.
Where Should You Use a Pole Light?
You can replace existing pole lights with our LED options 1 for 1, but these lights are great options for lighting pedestrian pathways and corridors, parks and outdoor playgrounds, as well areas close to building perimeters. You can see pole lights installed around commercial buildings and school campuses.
Before You Buy
What to Look for When Buying Pole Lights?
First and foremost, you want to find the pole light that matches your needs and lighting requirements. That can be done by first creating a lighting plan, which we can do for you. We can add our lights to your existing pole locations or suggest new locations.
Secondly, you want to make sure you are working with a reputable company that will provide quality lighting that you can rely on. That same company should be there after the sale if you need installation support or need to make a warranty claim.
If you want your lights to work with a photocell, make sure it includes a nema socket. If you want your lights to work with a motion sensor, make sure that is an option and the driver in the pole light is dimmable.
What Lumens Do I Need for Exterior Pole Lighting?
That really depends on your lighting requirements. Once you understand the light level you want or the foot candle requirements you need to achieve, we can find the right lighting to meet your requirements.
How Does a Pole Light Sensor Work?
If you are going to use a motion sensor, make sure the LED fixture has a dimmable driver. When motion is detected, the light will go to full power. After a specified period of time, when movement is no longer detected, the light will dim down.
Do You Have Any Pole Lights That Are More Decorative Looking?
We offer both standard looking and decorative pole light fixtures.
Do You Sell Poles?
We do not, but we recommend you source poles from a local vendor that can install them for you. It will make your job much easier.
Fixtures and Fittings
What Are the Standard Pole Lights at a Public Pool?
It would be hard to say one light is a standard over another, however, we have worked with many municipalities and pool owners and have done many lighting plans for them finding the perfect pole lighting solution. What works for one customer may not be the best solution for your facility. That’s why we recommend a lighting plan.
Do You Have a Retrofit Kit for an X Watt Pole Light?
Yes, we do, we have a full series of retrofit kits designed to replace the lighting components inside the fixture.
Are All Your Fixtures Bronze? Do You Have Any Other Color Fixtures?
Most of our fixtures are dark bronze in color. Other color options may be available and are fixture specific. Please contact us if there is a specific color option you would like.
How Many Pole Light Fixtures Do I Need?
We recommend you to create a lighting plan, starting with your outdoor area layout and your requirements for foot candles. We can put together a free plan that will provide you with a report showing how well the area will look under the lights and will also give you the number of fixtures you will need.
How to Install Pole Lights?
The fixture sits on top of the pole. You need to make sure the fixture pole mount size and the tenon on the top of your pole are compatible or you will require an adapter. However, the installation process is relatively simple for a qualified electrician.
How to Wire Pole Lights?
It’s fairly easy and straightforward as there are only three wires that need to be connected - line, neutral and ground.
Do you need a Pole Top Lighting Plan?
LED Pole Top Lighting Plans model your outdoor space and area with LED Pole Top Lights inside photometric software. By modeling your outdoor space inside the software, the resulting lighting plan shows how well our LED Pole Top lights with brighten your area.
A pole top lighting plan will display light levels (in foot candles or lux) and provide you with an indication of how well distributed the lighting is.
We can optimize your lighting plan to provide you with the best option and lighting solutions - before you have to spend any money on any lighting fixture.