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Frequently Asked Questions
We asked our customers what questions they had before buying LED Area Lights and LED Yard Lights. Here’s the list below. If you couldn’t find the answer to your question, contact us at (888) 423-3191 and we’ll be happy to assist you.
General Information About LED Area Lights
What Are LED Area Lights?
Outdoor area lighting encompasses a lot of different types of lighting. It depends on the area being lit up It includes
How should I choose the best area light for my application?
That’s where you can rely on our lighting expertise. We are very familiar with how these lights work, their strengths, and when to use one light over another. The lights mentioned above are function specific, so let us know what you’re trying to accomplish and we can recommend the best area light for that application.
What Makes Your LED Area Lighting Commercial Grade?
Our lights are more robust and powerful than products intended for residential usage. Our products work in Commercial Lighting and Industrial LED Lighting applications. They are not meant for residential applications. Our Commercial LED Area Lighting and Industrial Area Lighting fixtures come with ( at least ) a 5-year warranty.
When Does It Make Sense to Use LED Yard Lights / Area Lighting?
When you have a large area that requires lighting. This could be for security reasons, or for providing general area lighting. LED Area Lights are perfect for large outdoor areas, parking lots, site lighting, walkways loading docks and any outdoor spaces where lighting is required. It will provide excellent light distribution patterns and sufficient light output and brightness in large spaces.
What are the most powerful LED Area Lights you have?
We have 1200 Watt LED Area lights producing 176,000 lumens. Within this family of Area Lights, we offer 5 models from 200 Watts to 1200 Watts.
How much Energy efficiency and cost savings should you expect with LED area lights when compared to traditional lighting options?
In terms of energy savings, you should expect at least 50% energy savings and as much as 95% when lighting controls, like photocells and motion sensors, are used. LED Lights can dim, and they can also turn on and off instantly, which makes them perfect when used with a dimming motion sensor lighting control.
Maintenance costs are a lot lower, if not completely eliminated. No bulbs and ballasts to replace and change. And these lights can be costly to maintain if man-lifts are needed to reach the lights.
What is Dark Sky Compliance and how does it relate to a LED Area Light?
Dark sky compliance is a set of rules designed to ensure light does not leak outwards or upwards. Keeping the lights pointing down is a good start. Reducing glare is also important. Your local city or town zoning department is the best place to start. They will confirm if your outdoor area lights needs to be dark sky compliant.
Before You Buy: LED Area Lights
Are Your Area Lights Design Lights Consortium (DLC) Listed?
Many of our outdoor led area lighting fixtures are DLC approved and eligible for utility rebates. For larger rebates, look for DLC premium lighting for your outdoor space.
I Have 400 Watt Metal Halide Area Lights. What LED Yard Lights Should I Use?
It depends on the type of light you are replacing. We have many LED Outdoor Fixtures that can replace 400 Watts. You’ll usually need 15,000 to 25,000 lumens, depending on your application, to replace 400 Watts HID.
I Have 1000 Watt Metal Halide Area Lights. What LED Fixtures Should I Use?
It all depends on the type of light you are replacing. We have many fixtures that can replace 1000 Watts. You’ll usually need 38,000 to 48,000+ lumens, depending on your application.
Is Retrofitting or Using a New Fixture the Better Option If I Already Have Fixtures?
Retrofitting makes sense if you want to keep the aesthetic appearance of your existing fixture. For the most part, replacing is a better option unless there is a specific reason you want to retrofit.
What Does the IP65 Classification Mean When It Comes to LED Area Lights?
IP Ratings are a measurement of a fixture’s dust and waterproofing abilities. For water, you need IP65 to IP69-rated fixtures to withstand wet weather conditions.
Do You Have Shields for Your Fixtures to Stop Light from Going Everywhere?
On some of our fixtures, we offer top and side shields as well as back shields.
Are Your LED Area Lights Built to Handle Industrial Environments?
Installation Information On LED Area Lights
How Do You Install LED Area Lights?
It’s not difficult. We include instructions with every fixture that any qualified electrician can easily follow.
How Can You Get LED Area Lights to Work in Unity to avoid spotty lighting and dark areas?
The best way is to start off with a lighting plan. A lighting plan will ensure your areas are covered with light and is as balanced as can be.