Majority of parking lots these days use light fixtures powered by Light Emitting Diodes instead of using metallic halides and high-pressure type sodium lamps. LED floodlights and other similar types of parking lot lights appear as similar to computer chips rather than traditional lamps. LED is a type of chemically treated junction diode that emits light when connected to a particular power source. These diodes focus light only in one direction rather than HID lamps emitting light in every direction.
LED fixtures come with more than one row of various small size diodes grouped tightly together. Main role of LED fixture is to direct the beam of light in the right place i.e. on parking lot surface by reducing the waste, which would cause from various omni-directional lamps.
LED technology used in the form of parking lot lighting systems is good for maintaining healthy environment. Reason for this is that it eliminates harmful chemical of mercury and as it has directional nature, the light reduces environmental pollution to a huge extent. Testing of LED products indicated for low depreciation rate with lights. In addition, LED products are of sensitive to heat and possess ambient temperatures, because of which they are able to increase the performance of lights and life span dramatically.
Since LED is an innovative technology prevails in the market, LED powered floodlights and other light fixtures cost relatively more as compared to the cost involved in conventional fixtures. However, lower costs in energy and electricity, along with long life span of LEDs make them economical alternatives to large numbers of traditional halide lamps to install in parking spaces and other outer spaces.
Based on this, good companies provide completely outsourced parking lot and outdoor lighting solutions. These lights feature fully operational and bundling design installations, both of which allow customers to avoid huge capital costs and repairing expenses and thereby, to get affordable light systems.
Today, LED powered parking lot lighting systems give plenty of benefits to users as compared to conventional light sources. Firstly, LEDs come with directional nature, because of which it prevents emission of extra light from the system and thereby, boosts operational efficiency of the system.
According to experts, rate of LED lighting systems range between 50,000 and 1, 00,000 hours to fulfill outdoor applications rather than only between 15,000 and 35,000 hours in case of HID lamps. Lastly, directional nature possessed by LED light systems plays major role in increasing the control on distribution of light and maintaining uniformity.