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Commercial Security Lights

Need a Free Commercial Security Lighting Plan?

Commercial Security Lights protect your property by turning on lights when motion is detected. Lights can be set to light up areas you want to protect with 1, 2 or 3 headed models. Motion sensors can be adjusted to fit your needs and space so its activated only when motion enters your area. We also offer high power flood, wall pack and parking lot lights to help light up dark areas.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There’s a lot of options to choose from when it comes to purchasing security lights. Scroll through the list of questions below or call (888) 423-3191 to speak with a lighting expert. We’ll do our best to support you in this process.

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Fixtures and Fittings

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Installation

General

Are LED High Bay Lights as Good as Outdoor Security Lights?

High bays are great for indoor lighting, but there are far better choices for outdoor security lighting, like flood lights, wall packs and parking light fixtures.

What Are The Benefits of LED Security Lights?

They are powerful, high quality light sources that can be attached to motion sensors and provide instantaneous brightness. They require very little, if any, maintenance and use significantly less energy than halogen and metal halide light sources.

Are LED Security Lights Better Than Halogen Lights?

Halogen bulbs aren’t particularly bright considering the amount of energy they consume. A 500 Watt halogen light source can easily be replaced by 100W-150W LED. They also have a very short lifespan when compared to LED.

100 Watt Wall Pack Flood

Why Are My LED Security Lights Flashing?

There are several reasons why LED lights flash, the most common is a faulty driver. Fortunately, this is not a common problem and most of our fixtures allow for driver swap outs in the field.

Can You Use Flood Lights for Security Lights?

Yes, they are one of the most common types of security lighting. Be careful with flood lights however, not all of them are the same. Some flood lights have narrow beams (spotlight) while others have broad (wide) beams. Make sure the flood light matches your application.

How Does Lighting Improve Security?

It creates bright areas that make it uncomfortable for criminal activity, and provides light that works in conjunction with security cameras. Studies have shown that there is less crime in well lit areas than in dark ones.

300 Watt Shoebox in Parking Lot

Can You Use Wall Packs as Security Lights?

Yes, they are the preferred light choice next to a building, mounted on the exterior wall. There are three types - forward throw (for wall pack flood), full cutoff and semi cutoff, so make sure you get the right type for your needs. We carry all three, so call us and we can help.

What Wattage LED Security Light Is Equal to 500 Watts?

80 to 100 Watts should be all you need to replace 500 Watts halogen (500 Watts is a typical halogen wattage and not a common metal halide wattage). For 400 Watts metal halide, 100 to 150 Watts would be a good range to provide more lighting than what the metal halide delivers.

How Do LEDs Compare to Mercury Security Lights?

Mercury is a very old technology. The light quality is poor, and everything appears green. CRI on mercury vapor is 22 whereas LED starts at 70. They are also very inefficient when compared to LEDs. So upgrading mercury lights to LEDs is good.

What Are the Types of Security Lighting?

There are 4 main types:

Wall packs for lighting up areas next to buildings;
Parking lot lights that are pole mounted and provide light to large parking spaces;
Flood lights that are wall, pole or perimeter mounted providing pin point lighting or large area flood lighting;
High mast lights mounted on tall poles providing large areas of light coverage.

Should I Install New Fixtures or Retrofit?

You can do either, but a good reason to retrofit is you have fixtures that you want to keep for aesthetic purposes or the fixtures themselves would be expensive to replace. Otherwise, new fixtures would be a good choice.

Full Cutoff Led Wall Pack Light

Full Cutoff Led Wall Pack Light

300 Watt Led Shoebox

300 Watt Led Shoebox

Led Flood Light 400 Watt With Pole Mount

400 Watt LED Flood Light

Led High Mast

Led High Mast Light

BEFORE YOU BUY

What Is the Best LED Security Light?

There is no one best security light, but there is a best security light for your area. What works well for one location may be a bad choice for another.

What Is the Brightest Led Outdoor Security Light That You Have Available?

We have powerful flood light options that are 1200 Watts producing 168,000 lumens. We also have high mast lights that are 750 Watts producing 105,000 lumens. And we have parking lot lights that are 500 Watts producing almost 70,000 lumens.

What Wattage LED Security Light Do I Need?

It really depends on your lighting requirements. If you know the light levels you need (foot candles), we can create an outdoor security lighting plan for you. Generally speaking, you can replace 500 Watt halogen with 80-100W LED, 400 Watt metal halide with 100W-200W LED and 1000 Watt metal halide with 300W-500W LED.

What Color Temperature Is Best for Outdoor Security Lights?

We like either 4000K or 5000K for outdoor lighting. Most of our customers request 5000K color temperature.

How Many Lumens Do You Need for Outdoor Security Lighting?

In the case of security lighting, decide what light levels you would like to achieve, and where, and then create a lighting plan. The lighting plan will visually show the light levels in your area, detail the lights used, and how many you need. It will also show you the watts and lumens of each light used.

1200w Industrial Led Flood Light

1200 Watt LED Flood Light

Led High Mast

750 Watt LED High Mast

400 Watt 500 Watt Led Shoebox

500 Watt Led Shoebox

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS

How Long Do LED Security Lights Last For?

They should easily last 10+ years without any maintenance, ‘bulb’ changes or ballast changes like you would with halogen or metal halide.

Are Dusk to Dawn Options Available?

Yes, we have photocell options on many of our outdoor fixtures.

Are There Motion Sensor Options Available?

There are, we offer motion sensors on many outdoor light fixtures.

Are LED Security Lights Dimmable?

Yes they are, and most can work well with motion sensors. Motion sensors can dim LED Lights when all activity has left the area, prolonging the life of the fixture and reducing your lighting bill even more.

Do You Have a Knuckle Mount Option?

We do have knuckle mount flood lights available.

INSTALLATION

How Do You Install Security Lights?

There is no difference between installing a LED security light and a traditional style security light. All the same mounting options are available and there are only 3 wires to connect to the electrical service.

Are the Security Lights Tamper Proof?

Some are (vandal proof) and many have high impact ratings.

How High Should Security Lights Be Mounted?

Higher is typically better, since it allows the light to be spread wider to cover more area. So if this is a new installation, we can suggest light locations and heights.

Security Lighting Plan

We will model your indoor or outdoor area inside our lighting plan software so you can see foot candle readings on the ground. We can make adjustments in the plan until you're happy with the results. This takes all the guess work out of converting to LED - see the results before you buy.

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