The Benefits of a Flood Lighting LED Retrofit
There are substantial benefits to performing a flood lighting LED retrofit. Light Emitting Diodes or LED’s generate light utilizing a semiconductor. They 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.
Commercial outdoor LED flood lighting commonly utilize wattages between 40 – 600 watts. Which often result in a 40%-60% reduction in energy consumption. This could mean savings of up to $300 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
When retrofitting your floodlights to LED, you will see a bright evenly distributed light pattern, as a result of an LED fixture multi-point design. You will see less variance in illumination across a given area eliminating the common bright spot produced by HID fixtures. In addition to your evenly displaced illumination, LED’s come in a variety of color temperatures. Thus 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
You will see a much longer lifespan in your LED’s due to the way LED’s generate light. An LED generated light output will degrade very slowly over time. As a result, a floodlight LED retrofit’s functional lifespan can often exceed 100,000 hours. The LED’s lifespan drastically reduces the costs associated with maintaining your floodlighting.
For more on an LED’s lifespan, check out our blog, Understanding LED Lifespan.