Retrofit Canopy Lighting HIDs with LED Canopy Light Fixtures
May 24, 2019
When considering the lighting for your commercial property, it’s important to not forget about outdoor lights. During evenings and poor weather conditions, proper illumination in your parking lot, garages, and pathways allow your visitors, vendors, and employees safe and clear passage. HID canopy lighting has been the standard for many years to provide that illumination, but what’s traditional is not always what’s best. The following is a quick look at some of the benefits businesses can expect should they make the change and exchange old HIDs lighting fixtures with LED canopy lighting:
The Benefits of LED Canopy Lighting for Outdoor Commercial Spaces
- Durable quality. Incandescent bulbs are notoriously fragile and prone to breaking due to a thin shell. LEDs are built differently. This type of lightbulb and its lighting fixtures have a design that makes them extremely durable. LEDs are resistant to shock, vibrations, and external impacts while the LED fixtures themselves include sturdy and rugged components perfect for outdoor locations. Titan products are even more sturdy than the average LEDs. Don’t believe us? Check out this video of our CEO Brian Hennessy testing our light’s durability by driving over it, tossing basketballs at it, and dropping it from a forklift.
- Ability to operate in extreme temperatures. HIDs and other types of lightbulbs are slow to operate in extremely cold or hot weather conditions, and will sometimes fail altogether should the temperatures swing too much in either direction. Again, not so with LEDs! LEDs operate perfectly in cold temperatures with no delay or flickering when turning on. This makes them an ideal option for canopy lighting in northern areas where temperatures routinely drop below freezing.
- Ecologically friendly. LED lights don’t carry mercury and other toxic materials that are dangerous for the environment and human health. They also don’t provide UV emissions with minimal infrared lighting. But not only are they of a cleaner, more environmentally-friendly construction, they also last a lot longer! Quality LEDs have a general life expectancy of 50,000 hours. This means lights that are operated overnight for upwards of 10, 12 hours a night, can last for nearly a decade. Thus, LEDs and LED canopy lighting are great choices due to their non-toxic construction and significant lifespan, creating less waste than other lighting solutions.
- Low-voltage for extra low costs. Another great option for those commercial property owners that want to keep illumination costs at an ultimate low is to opt for LED canopy lighting fixtures with solar panel charging options. Thanks to LEDs being capable of operating on a low-voltage power supply, they are the perfect type of bulb to connect to an external solar-energy source. Buyers of this style canopy lighting simply have to connect and forget as the lights will recharge themselves during the day and then automatically turn on at evening for a low-cost and low-stress outdoor lighting system. Check out our lighting ROI calculator to estimate how much you could save.
Learn More About Canopy Lights and LED Lighting Systems at Titan LED Lighting Solutions
For more information about different outdoor lighting systems, fixtures, and the LEDs that work best with them, contact our friendly sales team at Titan LED Lighting Solutions today. We’re here to help you find the perfect and long-lasting lighting solutions for your specfic business needs.