Outdoor LED Lighting Leads to a Brighter Future
Aug 12, 2019
LED technology is steadily replacing traditional lighting systems among business and government organizations. It has become a leading choice for companies aiming to cut costs and improve energy efficiency. Not only do these modern lights last much longer and shine much brighter than conventional lights, they don’t require much maintenance, if any at all. Here are some of the key reasons why outdoor LED lighting is becoming widely adopted.
City Lights, Stadiums and Parking Lots
A 2012 U.S. Department of Energy study found that 17% of energy consumption in the nation is attributed to outdoor lighting. Local governments have had to tighten budgets the past decade after running up enormous debt and deficits for many years. Clearly, an obvious solution has been to invest in street lamps and traffic lights that provide high energy and cost efficiency, as well as ROI.
Development on LED products began in the 1960s after decades of theory. Tech companies such as RCA, GE, Texas Instruments and Fairchild Semiconductors were among the early pioneers of this development. In recent decades, applications for LEDs have been widespread across numerous industries from smartphones to big screen televisions to large-scale industrial plants. From big city to small town governments, the adoption of this modern lighting is being embraced to improve finances and reduce greenhouse gases.
Running conventional lights in a parking lot or a stadium creates enormous waste, high costs and other disadvantages. San Diego’s Petco Park, home of the Padres baseball team, was one of the first stadiums in America to start using LED lights in 2016. Three years later, LEDs accounted for 70% of sports lighting. Obviously, outdoor sports teams need the brightest lights possible when playing at night.
How LEDs Create a Safer Environment
Sustainability is becoming a major issue among corporations and government agenices partly because it involves cutting costs, but also due to safer conditions for the environment compared with older lights. Unlike compact fluorescent lighting (CFL), LEDs do not contain mercury, nor do they emit ultraviolet radiation. Furthermore, halogen bulbs can start fires whien they come in contact with flammable materials and burn at higher temperatures than LED bulbs.
The small town of Bend, Oregon announced in 2019 its plan to convert 2,000 conventional street lights to 3,000 LEDs. The city predicts it will provide energy savings of 1 million kilowatt hours per year, while reducing over 600 tons of greenhouse gases per year. As for America’s largest metropolis, New York City, over 70% of its quarter million street lights had been converted to LEDs by 2017. New Yorkers believe brighter outdoor LED lighting makes the streets safer at night.
Car dealerships, schools, factories and other organizations that cover large areas need the most efficient solutions possible for energy. Contact us at Titan LED Lighting Solutions for more information about outdoor LED lighting. Our proprietary patented ACC technology is designed to give you the highest level of light output available for LEDs.