LED High Mast LightsHigh Mast Lights are high output fixtures mounted on top of very tall polls. Light poles can range from 50 feet high to a high mounting height of 150 feet and each pole is capable of holding from 2 to as many as 16 light fixtures. Energy usage is easily reduced by 50-75%, and maintenance costs drop dramatically with these highly durable, robust fixtures. Get Your Free LED High Mast Lighting Plan
Frequently Asked Questions
We spoke with first time buyers and repeat customers to find out their biggest questions when buying high mast lights. For more information, please call (888) 423-3191 and an expert will be able to assist you.
What Is High Mast Lighting?
High mast lighting are high power lights mounted on a very tall pole. High mast poles normally can accommodate up to 4 to 16 lights depending on your requirements and the poles used. These are typically powerful lights with extremely broad and wide beam angles so the light they cast covers a very broad area.
How Tall Is High Mast Lighting?
High mast lighting can range in height from 40 feet to as high as 120 feet.
What Are the Benefits of Outdoor LED High Mast Lights?
First you can expect to save 50% to 70% of your energy costs over metal halide. High mast lights allow light to be broadcast over a very large area from a single source. There is no need to install numerous poles that hold 1 or 2 lights when you can install 1 high mast pole and light up a very large area from one location.
LEDs are very good at being a high mast light. If you think about converting a high mast pole of either metal halide or high pressure sodium, and the pole has lots of lights on it, the energy savings per pole could be tremendous.
Another benefit is that LED is instant on/instant off and can be dimmed. So, in areas where activity is limited, LED lights could be dimmed which will result in even more energy savings. What’s more, LEDs do not require a lot of maintenance, if any at all, over a very long period of time. Maintaining these types of lights can be costly considering the height they are mounted at and the fact that sometimes they are installed in remote locations.
What Is a High Mast Lighting System?
This is a control system that lets you connect and control your lights from a central computer system or location. All our high mast mast fixtures are compatible with any given system.
Do LED High Mast Lights Come with Surge Protection?
They do. Their built in surge protectors can handle up to 20 kVA surges and more.
If I Am Thinking About Replacing HID High Mast Lights with LED, How Can I Be Assured That the End Result Will Be Good?
The best way to be assured is to request a free lighting plan. We have created elaborate lighting plans for sea ports, container ports, rail yards, large storage facilities, prison yards, and outdoor areas surrounding nuclear power plants.
Before You Buy
What Are Some Common Issues with HID High Mast Fixtures?
Some of the common issues we hear with many metal halide and HPS installations - cost of running and cost of maintenance. Secondly, the light quality, especially with high pressure sodium is poor, so getting an upgrade to a high quality light source is more than welcomed when converting over to LED.
Are the LED High Mast Lights Powerful Enough to Replace 1000 Watt and 1500 Watt Metal Halide?
Yes, we can easily replace those 1 for 1, with a LED fixture. In some cases, we were able to de-lamp some fixtures from the pole and still meet the lighting requirements.
Do You Offer High Heat High Mast Lighting Solutions for Hotter Than Normal Regions and Countries?
We have a series of high mast lights that are available with a higher heat range of up to 70C°/158F. Please contact us and let us know you have this requirement.
Are there any Issues with High Mast Lighting If They Are Near the Coast?
No, but you should make sure you ask us to include the marine grade option. There's only a slight cost for this option, and it adds a marine grade epoxy finish that is designed for sea coasts and salt water environments.
Do You Have Any Low Cost High Mast Options That Are in Stock?
Yes we do. We have a series of high power flood lights as well as a series of high power area lights that are typically in stock at one of our warehouses in the USA. We have used both fixtures to light up large outdoor areas and ports in the USA incredibly well. If the high mast is not in stock, we can have them in 4-6 weeks in most cases.
Fixtures and Fittings
How to Design High Mast Lighting?
The best starting point is to create a lighting plan. We can easily model high mast lighting in a plan. Many of our customers ask us to model an area with many poles or to model 1 pole and demonstrate how far our light will cover. We can easily calculate that within the lighting plan.
How to Install High Mast Lighting?
There isn’t anything different in installing a LED high mast light when compared to metal halide or HPS. The mounting options are all the same, and the lights are wired exactly the same.
Before ordering, it would be helpful to know the EPA rating for the area, and any other special environmental conditions, to ensure the lights we offer will provide you with years of trouble free operation.
Lastly, high mast lights typically weigh less than the metal halide or HPS fixture they replace. So, it should not present a weight problem for the installation crew or affect the load rating of the pole.
Need a High Mast Lighting Plan?
A LED High Mast Lighting Plan uses software to calculate how the lighting will look in your outdoor space. Using your existing pole locations (or new pole locations), we can place our High Mast Lights at the pole height you request and show you how well our lights perform.
A High Mast lighting plan provides both foot candle readings as well as how well the light is distributed across the plan. Changes can be made to the plan including:
raising or lowering the heights of the poles
adding or removing poles
adding or removing lights per pole
changing out a light with another high mast option
tilting the high mast lights to see how it affects distribution
High Mast Lighting Plans takes away the risk and all the guess work in selecting the right LED Lighting Solution for your outdoor location.