The Benefits of an LED Post Top Retrofit
There are sizable benefits to performing an LED retrofit to your organization’s post top lighting. 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 pole lighting 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 pole lighting commonly utilize wattages between 25– 106 watts. Which often results in a 40%-80% reduction in energy consumption. This could mean savings of up to $800 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 pole lighting fixtures multi-point design, you will see a bright evenly distributed light pattern perfect for illuminating areas frequented by pedestrians and vehicles. 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. As a result, their functional lifespan can often exceed 100,000 hours. The LED’s lifespan drastically reduces the costs associated with maintaining your post top lighting. They could result in a significant maintenance saving, especially if you need the use of a bucket truck or lift to maintain your post top lighting.
For more on an LED’s lifespan, check out our blog, Understanding LED Lifespan.