The Benefits of an LED Parking Lot Lighting Retrofit
There are substantial benefits to performing an LED area lighting 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 area lighting retrofit
Parking lot LED retrofits 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 or 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 parking lots and exterior areas. 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. They provide 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 or 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. As a result, their functional lifespan can often exceed 100,000 hours. The LED’s lifespan drastically reduces the costs associated with maintaining your parking lot and area lighting.
For more on an LED’s lifespan, check out our blog, Understanding LED Lifespan.
Images and Video for Review
Here are a few comparison images from one of our LED parking lot lighting retrofits. Check out the video review of this case study: A Before and After Comparison of an LED Parking Lot Retrofit