Commercial Area Lights
Commercial Area Lights
Commercial Area Lights are a series of outdoor fixtures that brighten up large and small outdoor areas. These lights were designed to replace high power traditional Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium Area lighting. Commercial Area Lighting Fixtures include the following light categories: shoebox lights, parking lot lights, pole top lights, post top lights, high mast lights, flood lights, canopy light and wall packs.
Frequently Asked Questions
In conversations with our customers, we asked them what questions they wished they had asked before buying commercial area lighting. Here’s the list below. If you couldn’t find the answer to your question, contact us on (888) 423-3191 and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Before you buy
Fixtures and Fittings
When Does It Make Sense to Use Area Lighting?
When you have a large area that requires lighting for either security reasons, or for providing lighting for employees and/or customers at night.
What is dark sky compliance and how does it relate to commercial area lighting?
Dark sky compliance is a set of rules designed to ensure light does not leak outwards or upwards. For the most part, lighting pointing straight at the ground is how you should think about dark sky compliance. Your local city or town zoning department is the best place to check to confirm if your lighting needs to be dark sky compliant.
BEFORE YOU BUY
Do you offer Buy American Act area light fixtures?
Yes, we do. You can check them out here.
Are Your Area Lights DLC?
Many of our lights are DLC approved and eligible for utility rebates.
I Have 400 Watt Metal Halide Area Lights. What LED Fixtures Should I Use?
It depends on the type of light you are replacing. We have many flood, parking lot, shoebox and high mast lights that can easily replace 400 Watts metal halide. However, you’ll usually require 15K to 25K lumens, depending on your application.
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 flood, parking lot, shoebox and high mast lights that can easily replace 1000 Watts metal halide. However, you’ll usually require 38K to 48K lumens, depending on your application.
Is Retrofitting or Using a New Fixture the Better Option If I Already Have Fixtures?
It can be, but 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.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
What Area Light Options Are Available?
Many, we have many outdoor lighting fixtures that can easily light up your outdoor area.
What Does the IP65 Classification Mean When It Comes to Area Lighting?
IP Ratings are a measurement of a fixture's dust and water proofing abilities. For water, you need IP65 -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.
How Do You Install an Area Light?
It’s not terribly difficult. We include detailed instructions with every fixture that any qualified electrician can easily follow.
How Can You Get Area Lights to Work in Unity?
The best way is to start off with a lighting plan. A lighting plan will ensure your area is covered with light and is as balanced as can be, so the lighting looks even across the space.
How many LED Area Lights do you need?
The most accurate way to calculate the number of LED Lights you need is to create an AREA lighting plan.
An AREA lighting plan will provide you a report on how bright your outdoor area can be. It will also show you evenly distributed the light is between light fixtures. We can create your custom area lighting plan for your outdoor area for Free.
This takes the risk out of your LED purchase.