The Benefits of an LED Bollard and Pathway Retrofit
There are valuable benefits to performing an LED retrofit to your organization’s bollard and pathway lighting. Light Emitting Diodes or LED’s generate light utilizing a semiconductor and do not rely on the consumption of a fuel source like an HID lamp. Most LED fixtures utilize multi-point sources which means the fixtures have multiple diodes with individual optics. When compared to the way HID fixtures distribute light, the results in illumination is more evenly distributed across a surface. With this in mind, let’s look at the three most common benefits of an LED Retrofit.
LED bollard and pathway lighting commonly utilize wattages between 12– 40 watts, which often result in a 40%-85% reduction in energy consumption. This could mean savings of up to $100 per fixture, per year in electricity costs.
For more on an LED’s energy savings, check out the section on Energy Savings on our LED Education Page
As a result of an LED fixtures multi-point design, you will see a bright evenly distributed light pattern perfect for illuminating areas frequented by pedestrians. The illumination across a given area will vary less and will eliminate the common bright spot produced by HID fixtures. In addition to your evenly displaced illumination, LED’s come in a variety of color temperatures providing a range of options in increasing the visual perception of brightness.
For more on an LED’s lighting performance, check out the section on Lighting Performance on our LED Education Page
Due to the way LED’s generate light their functional lifespan is much longer. An LED’s generated light output will degrade very slowly over time, and as a result, their functional lifespan can often exceed 100,000 hours. The LED’s lifespan drastically reduces the costs associated with maintaining your bollard and pathway lighting and could result in over $300 in maintenance saving for a single fixture over the course of 3 years.
For more on an LED’s lifespan, check out our blog, Understanding LED Lifespan.