Street lighting is an essential tool in keeping you safe from accidents and non-social factors.
LED street light is a device with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for outdoor LED lighting. LED street lights are mainly composed of capacitors, resistors, and some have the basic composition of triodes and MOS tubes, making them the sum of many parts.
Why choose LED street lights?
a.Long life, low energy consumption
The life expectancy of street lights is usually 10 to 15 years, which is 2 to 4 times that of common HPS. When practical, there will be less need to maintain or support the continuity of LEDs, which means lower maintenance costs.
LEDs contain no mercury or lead and will not release harmful fumes if broken.
c.Quick opening and closing:
Unlike fluorescent and high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps such as mercury vapor, metal halide and sodium vapor, which require time to warm up once switched on, LEDs immediately turn off at full brightness.
d.More accurate color rendering
The shadow rendering record is the ability of a light source to accurately reproduce the shadow of an item compared to an ideal light source. Enhanced color rendering makes it easier for drivers to see objects.
Directing light onto the roadway reduces the amount of light directed at the driver’s eyes and avoids traffic accidents.
f.Less attractive to nocturnal insects
Nocturnal bugs are attracted to the bright light emitted by a large number of traditional light sources, while LED street lights are less attractive to nocturnal insects.
g.Lighting hardware for optical production
Other kinds of street lights use reflectors to capture the light released upwards from the light, and indeed, even under the best conditions, reflectors will absorb some of the light.
Similarly, with fluorescent lamps and lamps with phosphor-covered bulbs, the bulb itself retains a portion of the light that is directed downward by the reflector. However, LED lights can send light in the correct direction without a reflector.
h.Higher light output even at low temperatures:
Although fluorescent lights are energy efficient, their light output tends to decrease in winter. This is not the case with LED street lights.
What factors should be considered when buying street lights?
The power supply will determine how the LED street light will operate. The voltage should be enough to light all the LED lights, a low supply voltage means the lights will barely light. Even when they light up, they won’t be as bright as intended. Sometimes, only a few lights on the street will work while the rest stay off. When plugged in, you need to check the wattage of your street light to see if it matches the specification.
b.Design and Construction
Check the physical characteristics of LED street lights. There are several factors that can determine whether it is a good product or not.
First, it should have thick and strong glass to protect it from water getting into the LED chips.
Second, street lights should also have powder coating. This provides protection from various weather elements such as wind, dust and heavy rain. The body should have an IP65 waterproof rating, which means complete protection from all water.
Third, consider using an aluminum body. Chemically treated aluminum will not rust easily, and other smaller parts should also be made of non-rusting stainless steel.
c.Light post height
The height of the light pole will determine the wattage of the lights you should buy.
If the pole is no taller than 12 feet, buy LED lights with a wattage of 15 watts or less.
Buy lights for poles between 12 and 15 feet with a wattage between 15 and 30 watts.
A pole between 15 and 20 feet tall will match a 30 watt to 50 watt light.
This is the brightness of the LED light. Your choice of lumens depends on various factors, one of which is the location of the street light. If you plan to install street lights in very dark areas, buy LED lights with high lumens. They should be able to emit enough light to overcome darkness.
The distribution of street lights can also determine the lumen chosen. If several lights are distributed at one point, you can consider using LED bulbs with low lumens. Street lights that are distributed far away require high-lumen lights.
e.Shape and orientation
LED street lights are one-way. They light up in one direction.
Once the LED street light is installed in retrofit projects, it will be difficult to change the direction of its light again. This means you need to decide at the time of purchase.
f.LED color of LED street light
LED street lights come in a variety of colors. Popular colors you can choose from include bright white, warm white, and cool white. Of course, you need to consider the appropriate color temperature according to the specific project requirements.
It is a measure of how long an LED street light will operate before it reaches 70% of its initial brightness.
Check the rate to make sure it can last 50,000 hours before its brightness decreases.
There are many factors to consider when choosing the right street light. It also takes a lot of money to install LED street lights. It means you have to be extra careful in every step and don’t make a mess. If you have any needs, please feel free to contact us.