LED Canopy Lights
Frequently Asked Questions
We asked our customers to find out their biggest questions when buying LED Canopy Lights. If you cannot find the answer to a question you have, please call us at (888) 423-3191 and we will do our best to assist you.
What Are LED Canopy Lights?
LED Canopy Lights are ceiling outdoor light fixtures found over covered areas. They are also found in above-ground and below-ground parking areas.
They’re usually ceiling-mounted fixtures. Since the mounting heights are lower, they tend to have very wide beam angles. This ensures the light can reach as much area as possible.
Why Should I Upgrade Existing Canopy Lighting?
There are many reasons to upgrade your existing canopy lighting. The most obvious ones are reducing your lighting bill and maintenance. They are also a high-quality safe lighting source for making dark areas far more inviting for customers and employees. They will also never hum or flicker as tired fluorescent lights and ballast do.
What’s the Best Explosion Proof LED Canopy Lighting Fixture on the market?
We have so many, it depends on your needs. For example, we have Class 1 Division 1 and Class 1 Division 2 canopies
Do you Sell Canopy LED lights for Gas Stations?
We have a line of recessed-mounted canopy lights specifically designed for this purpose.
What’s the Best Way to Retrofit LED Canopy Lights?
Retrofitting can really mean two things. Old fixtures can be retrofitted with new fixtures, or the old fixtures bulb components can be removed and replaced with a LED Canopy Retrofit Kit.
What Are the Benefits of LED Canopy Lights?
Many LED canopy lights offer the same benefits as fluorescent or metal halide. They reduce lighting bills. They work well with dimmers and motion sensors, so the lights can dim when there is no activity in the area. This will lower your lighting bills even more, and prolong the lifespan of the light. They work well at lower mounting heights.
What Are the Different Types of LED Canopy Lights?
There are two main types of LED Canopy Lights: recessed-mounted and surface mounted. Recessed mounts install in pre-made inserts inside overhead canopies. These are very common at your local gas station.
Surface mount, or ceiling surface mount, mount directly to the ceiling surface. Out of the two types, surface mount is more common to see in commercial settings. Many of the canopies we offer can also be pendant mounted.
Do you have any round LED canopy lights for sale?
We have options ranging from 25 Watts to 100 Watts here.
I’m looking for a 150 Watt LED Canopy Light. Can you recommend a fixture?
This canopy light is 150 Watts and produces over 16000 lumens.
BEFORE YOU BUY
Why Choose a Canopy Rather Than a UFO Fixture?
There are some significant differences between these fixtures. First, you have to understand the usage and application of the fixture. If the ceiling heights are short, < 12 feet, a UFO fixture’s beam angle might not be able to cast a wide enough beam pattern.
For security and vandal reasons, UFO fixtures are not ceiling-mounted like canopy lights.
What Color Temperature Is Best for LED Canopy Lights?
The most common color temperature used with canopies is 5000K. 4000K and 3000K are also available on selected options.
Are Canopy Lights Suitable for Damp Locations?
Yes, but make sure the fixture is IP65 rated or has a higher IP Rating. The other common rating we see is “Suitable for damp locations”. This is not a true IP Rating.
Why Choose a Canopy Light Over a Vapor Proof Fixture?
Vapor proof lights make great replacements for fluorescent-style canopy lights. You see these lights in above-ground and below-ground parking spaces. Unlike UFOs, you could choose a vapor-tight fixture or a canopy light and get great results from either light.
Are Canopy Lights Waterproof?
Most are waterproof. If you need a wet-location-rated light, make sure the fixture you chose has an IP65 or higher rating. All our lights are IP65 rated or higher.
What Are the Best Applications for LED Canopy Lights?
You will find canopy lights installed in garages or low-ceiling workshops. You’ll also see them on gas station canopies, and in underground car parking garages. You’ll also find them in above-ground parking facilities.
Do LED Canopy Lights Work with Motion Sensors?
Yes, they do. If the canopy light includes a dimmable driver, then they can dim when cars and people have vacated the area. And when motion’s detected, they turn back on to full power.
Do Canopy Lights Work with Photocells?
They do, so the lights will turn on at dusk and off at dawn. But we rarely see photocells used with canopies. Any standard button photocell will work.
Can You Mount Canopy Lights to a Ceiling Surface?
Yes, you can. Canopy lights mount to a ceiling surface, making them a great replacement option.
How Do You Install LED Canopy Lights?
The installation of canopy lights is quick and easy. It’s no more difficult than installing a metal halide or fluorescent fixture. For a qualified electrician, all mounting hardware’s included. The wiring is simple, there are only three wires to connect, line, neutral, and ground.
Can a Canopy Light Be Pendant Mounted?
Some canopy lights we offer also have a pendant mount option if that is what you need. Contact one of our lighting experts. We can walk you through the process of selecting the right light for your requirements.
Do You Offer LED Canopy Lighting Plans?
We do and have done 1000s of lighting plans for our commercial and industrial customers. This allows us to offer you the best lighting solutions to you with no surprises.