Keeps Visitors and Vehicles Safe
If your parking lot area is dimly lit it can reflect poorly on you and your business, as people will see this as a sign of poor upkeep and maintenance. They will also feel less safe and secure in a dark parking space. You can easily solve this by installing bright LED parking lot lighting bulbs and fixtures.
HID Lamps Versus LED Parking Lot Lights
Bright HID light bulbs contains an inert gas within its glass casing while LEDs are known as solid-state tech. HID light bulbs and fixtures produce a lot of heat and most of the emissions created are in the IR and UV spectrum. LED light bulbs emit across a small section of the visible light spectrum and do not waste energy by producing waste heat or invisible electromagnetic radiation.
While HID lights are very efficient when measured at the lumens or source it does not however take into consideration the amount of light that actually goes to the intended area. This is known as system efficiency. There are a lot of factors that affect this such as losses due to trapped light, protective covers and varying operating temperatures including losses because of power conversion. High quality LED parking lot pole lighting features 50% source efficiency compared to 25% for HID lamps. You get more effective lighting when you switch to LED parking lot light conversion.
With LED parking lot lighting you do not get issues such as repetitive maintenance and replacement costs both in parts and in labor. HID light bulbs have a shorter life expectancy compared to LED parking lot lights. On top of that you do not get any potentially hazardous waste material like mercury and dangerous emissions from LED parking lot lighting, as it is not prone to getting the light bulb broken or its casings subject to some type of operational failure. High quality LED lighting does not also require warm-up times or the inability to dim effectively when needed.