LED walkpacks are ideal for almost every application but most especially Area Lighting Fixtures that include, Street Lights , Parking Lot LIghting, Parking Garages, and Security Lights basically every aspect of the ambient inclusion of your building or commercial area . Solid State (SSL) or Light Emitting Diode ( LED ) lights is free from mercury, lead and glass, no UV or IR radiation, virtually maintenance free and heatless with a high Color Rendering Index (CRI), long lasting, dimmable, environmentally friendly and cutting energy consumption by great numbers.
In both the residential and commercial arena's there is a need as well as want to become more efficient, reduce the carbon footprint, and cutting down on the bottom line. One section that can have a major effect on a residence or corporations bottom line, as well as meeting the other requirements, is with using a Solid Sate bulb and fixture.
According to the US department of Energy, with sole use of SSL's instead of using the traditional bulbs and equipment, by the year 2030, can per year save approximately $15 billion dollars or 190 terawatt-hours of electricity. With Incandescent bulbs the heat, which is dissipate through the bulb, emits 90% of the bulbs energy usage, thus increasing the energy costs for the company by having to use more air conditioning due to this heat loss. SSL's are almost heatless and can produce the same amount of lumens that people are accustom to using to perform a task at hand.
Area Lighting with LED's can save an enormous amount of electricity usage. Take for example that typically 22% of a city's total energy consumption is due to lighting . By using Solid State High Powered Street (HPS) light has many advantages over the traditional High Powered Street equipment. First of all the can reduce the electrical usage by 60% or more as well as outlasting HPS by up to ten times. There is no need to over light a locale as constant levels of lumens are produced especially with having proper photometric analysis preformed.
High Pressure Sodium lights which, is one of the most common types of fixtures used in a typical city's streets, give off an amber hue and with a Solid State fixture, although available in an array of colors, can be in a bright white that gives the perfect hue to see the vicinity clearly.
SSL fixtures are superior, virtually maintenance free, produce virtually no glare outside of the light ed location with no light pollution, no warm up or restrike time making them a perfect replacement to traditional fixtures that are used in parking lots and garages or security fixtures. LED's can be approximately 68% more effective than Typical High Pressure Sodium equipment. One of the most important arguments for SSL is the maintenance aspect, they do not have to be cleaned as often nor have their bulbs change annually, and the design is smaller and more streamlined as well.
Recently, led retrofit kits have come onto the market for the conversion of traditional street equipment over to be able to use an LED bulb and reap some of the benefits from using an energy efficient bulb. These are exciting times in the Area Lighting sector for, commercial and residential consumers, great monetary and energy savings as well as reducing our over all carbon footprints with an easy change are at the tip of your fingers.