All lighting options, both interior and exterior light fixtures, have been completely changed by the introduction of LED lighting technology. External LED lighting provides increased longevity in the bulbs, decreased energy usage, and improved lighting quality. Using LED parking lot lights can benefit your business in many different areas.
Advancements in lighting technology have given way to many exciting ways to decrease your energy usage, equipment costs, and maintenance with LED lighting for commercial exterior lighting.
At Anthem LED Lighting Distributors we are lighting experts who are ready to assist you with all of your commercial LED outdoor lighting needs. From outside flood lights to all your outdoor light fittings we are experts in LED light technology and can help you realize the many benefits that come with outdoor LED fixtures in your parking garage or parking lots.
Benefits of LED Parking Lot Lighting
Energy Savings: Energy expense is likely one of your largest budget items as a business owner. Changing to LED lights, especially in your parking lots or outdoor areas, can have a drastic impact on your energy usage. Many users see a reduction of 50-75% less energy consumed when changing to outdoor LED light fixtures from traditional incandescent lighting options.
In addition to lower energy usage, you also have the flexibility to add sensors so your LED outside lights only operate when needed or switch to a lower level of lighting when not needed to further increase efficiency.
Safety: If you are a business that services customers at night, in order to stay competitive you need to be able to provide a safe, well-lit, and welcoming place to park. Commercial LED parking lot lights or LED security flood lights allow you to improve the quality of light provided and increased total light output.
LED flood light fixtures or LED parking lights offer higher reliability with less flickering lights, quality light that is not degraded over the life of the bulb, and provides excellent cold weather operation. All of these benefits result in a safer parking experience for your customers.
LED parking lot light fixtures lead to a well-lit parking lot which can reduce the chance of injury and accidents due to a dimly lit parking lot.
Not only do LED lights aid in providing a safer environment for your customers, the improved lighting you see with LEDs also increases the safety of your property in nighttime hours by helping to decrease crime.
Pleasing Aesthetic: LED lights can provide a bright white light in a cooler temperature range than traditional incandescent bulbs. Brighter lights that do not flicker have a much better appearance than the alternative of dim, yellowing lights that do not maintain a constant brightness.
LED lights disperse light evenly and the brightness is not dependent on the distance from the light pole or outdoor light fixture, leading to more even lighting across your parking lot and a better overall look in your parking lot lighting.
Long Lasting-LED bulbs for commercial outdoor lighting in your parking lot lights are an excellent choice due to their longevity. LEDs have a lifespan of up to 60,000 hours and can last up to 7 years before needing replaced. With a longer life you save money on the expense of new bulbs along with the cost of installation of those new bulbs.
Comparatively speaking, LED bulbs can last up to 8 times longer than a metal halide unit, 10 times longer than fluorescent bulbs, and up to 133 times longer than incandescent bulbs! As you can see, LED bulbs greatly out perform other lighting options when it comes to the length of life.
Rebates: Many utility companies offer utility rebates when installing new energy-efficient equipment, or retrofitting equipment to utilize energy-efficient LED bulbs. At Anthem LED we have an experienced team that specializes in assisting you with securing incentives that can provide assistance with the expenses involved with new LED lighting or retrofitting existing lighting.
Anthem LED is a qualified Trade Ally participant in multiple utility programs and we have experience working with Kansas City Power & Light, Ameren Missouri, and Mid-American Energy who all offer rebate incentives when it comes to energy-efficiency upgrades to your business or facility. We partner with the utility companies to promote their incentive programs that ultimately benefit you, the commercial utility customer.
Contact our lighting experts today for more information on the many rebate programs we have helped our customers secure.
Warranty: Anthem LED offers some of the strongest warranties in the industry. All Anthem products come with a 3, 5, or 10-year warranty depending on the piece of equipment purchased.
Maintenance Benefits: Because of their long life and high durability outdoor LED bulbs do not experience failure very often. Less failure means there is less need for maintenance in changing or replacement of the bulbs. This saves money in not only the aspect of purchasing new bulbs, but also by not having to pay for the maintenance, which in a commercial setting often has to happen outside of business hours.
With a longer operational life than any other bulb, LED lights are an excellent choice for outdoor parking lots and parking garage lighting because they require such little maintenance.
Color Options: If you are looking for a color outside of white for your parking lot lighting LED bulbs can be individualized to any specific color you desire. They come in base colors of red, blue, green, and amber. These base colors can be blended in any way to produce almost any color you want. This gives you the flexibility to customize your parking lot lighting.
LED Parking Lot Lighting Retrofit Kits
If you already have the existing lighting equipment necessary for lighting your parking garage or parking lot, an excellent alternative to replacing all of that equipment is retrofitting, which adapts that equipment from using incandescent, fluorescent, high intensity discharge (HID), or metal halide lamps to utilizing LED bulbs. Retrofitting allows you to convert your parking lot or parking garage lighting to LED lighting without the major expense of replacing the entire fixture.
If you have parking lot lighting fixtures that are still in good condition you can make the switch to LED lighting without taking on the expense of entirely new light fixtures. Retrofitting adapts your current commercial light fixtures to work with LED parking lot light bulbs.
- Retrofitting allows you to utilize your current commercial outdoor lighting fixtures. They are custom manufactured to the dimensions of your fixtures to ensure a professional and exact fit. By not disposing of the existing fixtures you can decrease both the cost of the project and the amount of waste created in the switch to LED lighting.
- Retrofitting can be a quick and easy change. Instead of changing out entire outdoor fixtures that can weigh up to 200 pounds a retrofit typically weighs around 10 pounds.
- Retrofits are highly flexible. With a custom retrofit you can choose the specific wattage output and the level of lumens along with the color temperature or Kelvin range.
- Changing commercial parking lot lighting fixtures or updating to LED parking garage fixtures may require obtaining permits, which can add to the cost and length of the project. Because retrofits utilize existing fixtures you can often bypass the expense and time necessary for permits.
As local leaders in the LED lighting industry at Anthem LED we will aid you in establishing all of your parking lot and parking garage lighting needs. If you are working on an initial lighting project or upgrading and updating existing fixtures to accommodate LED bulbs we can guide you to the best options for your specific needs. Call us today to speak with a lighting expert!