LED for Street Lights
LED is the most effective option for outdoor lighting. A product of advanced technological development, it provides the best benefits when used to light up streets, highways, and roadways. It is energy efficient and has a very long lifespan, significantly reducing the power and overhead costs of cities and municipalities. LED lighting also provides motorists and pedestrians safety and better experience when using the road.
The lack of lighting or the absence of lighting in streets and roadways poses dangers to motorists and pedestrians. These conditions compromise the safety of road users. They can cause serious vehicular accidents that may result in loss of lives and properties or pedestrian accidents like falls, slips, knocks, and bumps. Insufficient or no lighting at streets and roadways also promotes the commitment of crimes that would not have been possible in daylight or well-lighted environment.
Common Problems with Traditional Street Lighting
Poorly illuminated streets that use traditional lighting contribute to many unwanted problems that may cause harm and accidents to both motorists and pedestrians. Below are some of the common problems and disadvantages of using traditional street lights.
- High energy consumption:Up to 40% of cities’ energy usage comes from street lighting. This is even higher during cold weather when traditional lighting systems use more energy to produce light.
- Inefficient use of lighting:High-intensity lighting used in most streets is unnecessary when there is a low volume of vehicles and pedestrians.
- Unwanted lighting of other areas:Important lighting is wasted because the lighting encompasses other adjacent properties and not focused on the right spot it should be directed at.
- High maintenance:Traditional lighting systems have a short lifespan and therefore require frequent replacement and servicing.
- Poor quality of lighting: The high pressure sodium lamp, in particular, produces yellow light and has a low color rendering index or poor quality light output.
Why Choose LED Lights for Streets and Roadways?
The occurrence of road accidents and other problems associated with poor street lighting is minimized with LED. No other lighting options can provide a tremendous range of benefits offered by this advanced lighting technology.
- LED lights reduce energy consumption.
Compared to the old traditional lighting technology that converts up to 75% of the electricity it uses into heat, LEDs can convert into light up to 95% of the power they draw. They can save up to 75% of your electricity bills.
- They offer lower costs over their lifetime.
LEDs may be perceived as more expensive than other lighting options. However, its reliability, high efficiency, long life, a design that does not need extra fixtures like ballasts, and practically zero maintenance more than makeup for the initial cost difference. It is, in fact, the most cost-efficient compared to all others. Payback with LED can be as low as one year.
- They have longer lifespan compared to traditional lights.
LEDs can operate for 50,000 to 100,000 hours, compared to HID lamps that have typically 2,000 hours of life. Halogen lamps have a much shorter life than HIDs. This lifespan difference translates to cost and many other benefits.
- LED lights are efficient.
The efficacy of the bulb is determined by its luminous efficiency measured in lumens/watt. The higher the value of the lumens that the bulb produces per watt of electricity consumed, the more efficient the bulb is. LEDs have been designed to provide higher lumens per watt. For example, the average lumen efficiencies of common lighting products are:
- Halogen lamps – 25 – 34 lumens/watt
- Compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) – 60 lumens/watt
- Fluorescent tubes – 45 -100 lumens/watt
- High-intensity discharge lamps (HID) – 74 lumens/watt
Our LED street lights deliver 140 lumens/watt!
While low pressure sodium lamps offer a slightly higher luminous efficacy at 170 lumens/watt, it also has lots of trade-offs, the largest being its monochromatic yellow light that inhibits color vision at night.
- They can be dimmed and controlled.
Over-lighting in areas with little car and foot traffic can be managed and dimmed with electronic systems such as smart controls and dimmers, which is not possible with the traditional HID lamps. If we take as an example using our 210 W LED to replace a 400 W HID lamp and we dim the LED to 10%, that will save us 379 W per fixture without considering the additional watts drawn by the ballast.
- They power on and off quickly.
Unlike low pressure sodium lamps that require a heat-up time to reach full brightness, there is no delay time when you switch LED lighting on or off. It turns on to its designed brightness intensity instantaneously and does not require cool down time.
- They produces directional light.
LEDs are capable to produce directional light. They avoid light trespass or the unwanted lighting of adjacent areas that are not supposed to be targeted by the installed lighting. The lights can cater to different road-way distribution patterns to suit the needed illumination areas to focus on.
- They require significantly less maintenance.
Using LED can give you many years of practically maintenance-free lighting. A LED lamp could be installed and operate for up to 10 years without requiring maintenance. You avoid frequent assessment of the conditions of the installed lighting, replacement of lamps and lighting fixtures, and the tedious job of climbing up poles. Installing a LED lamp is convenient, as it does not need any tool to execute.
- LEDS emit neutral white light and temperature.
LED has a color temperature of 4,000–5,000, a more neutral white light range that gives a balance between warm and soft color right. Its upper value approaches that of what’s referred to as daylight.
- LEDS have High CRI (70+).
Color Rendering Index (CRI) measures the quality of light that the fixture produces and consists of a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 being the sunlight. A high CRI indicates that you have better quality and needs less quantity light. Our LED has a CRI of 70 -80
IShineLUX Outdoor LED Lights
We are a technology company that specializes in the manufacture, sales, and services related to advanced outdoor lighting. Our experience with professional LED lighting products goes back to 2009. We focus our R&D on energy efficiency. We have 20 patents to our name. They consist of innovative lighting products that address the needs of our market and deliver superior performance than existing standard products in the market.
We use the highest quality materials sourced from our partner suppliers such as Lumileds, Philips, Citizen, Cree, MW, and Sosen. Our products pass stringent tests and 100% quality inspection before they go out of our plant. You are guaranteed high-reliability cost-effective solutions with our outdoor lighting products.
Our Street and Roadway LED Lights
Street and roadways are one of the many applications for our LED lighting. We offer LED street lights with sensors from 60 to 240 watts rating. Our high-performance LEDs can be used to replace less efficient metal halide and HID lamps that have high power ratings – typically double – versus our products. rated typically double versus the power ratings of our products. Our 100 W LED lamp can replace a 250 W HID while our 210 W LED can replace a 400 W HID lamp. They deliver the optimum amount and quality of light, thus wastage of precious energy and the resulting environmental issues are avoided.
With IShineLUX LED street lights, you get not only the cost advantage but all the other benefits of LED we discussed in the section above. To know more about our products and services, contact us at +86-15832291335 or email us at [email protected]