National LED can install 100 fixtures or 10,000 LED fixtures throughout the United States. We have worked with nationwide companies such as United Airlines, Toyota, Dollar General, Advanced Auto Parts, Gamestop and Cubesmart.
If you’re considering to install LED lights in your parking garage, you’re on the right track. LED lights can not only offer huge savings in both energy consumption and maintenance costs, but can also help ensure a much safer environment for the people visiting your parking garage. We will also compare LED lights against the other lighting options as we walk you through their benefits, so that you can take an informed decision and find out how LED lights turn out to be a better option. However, as there are more than a few benefits of installing LED lights in your parking garage, let us focus on the most important ones below so that you get a good idea about what you can expect from them.
LED lights really offer the best of both worlds in the form of higher energy efficiency (and hence a lot of savings) and a much better distribution of light. Let us explain how. LED lights work differently than HIDs and other types of lighting in that they use a “semi-conductor” to produce their light, while HIDs rely on a fuel source, such as HID lamps. This results in the latter consuming a lot more energy than LED lights. Furthermore, LED lights use multiple diodes and individual optics, which basically helps them distribute light much more evenly on any surface. On the other hand, HID lights only use a single bulb and reflectors that are installed within the fixture. This often results in the light being more focused on a particular area of the intended surface, resulting in a rather uneven distribution of light.
Although we did mention that LED lights are much more energy efficient than HIDs, this is a very important factor so let us discuss it in a bit more detail. To get a little specific here, a typical HID lamp tends to consume anywhere between 70 to 400 watts. LED lights, however, have a much lower wattage ranging between 24 and 82 watts. While it’s hard to talk specific numbers regarding the exact savings you will achieve, but a typical retrofit project can mean your energy costs going down by up to 60%, in some cases even more. In absolute dollar terms, this could mean a saving of about $300 per fixture installed in your parking garage, every year. Of course, your overall savings can turn out to be huge enough to justify the costs associated with a retrofit project, depending on how large the area is and the number of fixtures installed. If you’re looking to install a lighting system in your parking garage for the first time, LED lights are going to be an absolute no-brainer for you.
In addition to the energy savings, LED lights demand much less in terms of maintenance than HIDs and other lights. This is primarily because of the way they produce light. LED lights degrade through their lifespan much more efficiently than HID lights. You probably wouldn’t feel the need to replace them even when they reach 90% of their lifespan. HIDs are at a great disadvantage here due to their reliance on their fuel source. This is because once this fuel source is used up to a significant extent, they stop functioning properly. While the overall life of LED lights is longer than HIDs, the “functional” lifespan is much longer too. LED lights can stay functional enough for well over 10,000 hours without any issues whatsoever. A typical HID lamp would definitely not be functional enough for anywhere near as long. If you’re wondering what this could mean for you in terms of maintenance costs, let us share a quick example. If you simply replace an HID wall pack measuring 250 watts with its LED counterpart, you’re likely to save over $5,000 over a course of about three years. And this is in maintenance costs alone. Of course, this number is going to vary quite a bit depending on your facility and lighting structures, but the bottom line is that you will definitely have significant savings in maintenance costs too. The functional lifespan of LED lights also tends to be three times as long as MH and HPS lights.
We have already touched upon this above, but again, it deserves some more attention. After all, the energy savings and lower maintenance costs aren’t the only factors you would want to consider. In addition to what we mentioned about LED lights distributing the light more evenly than their HID counterparts, they also offer a wide range of CCTs (correlated color temperatures) for you to choose from. This allows you to precisely decide on what you would usually term as the “brightness” level. HID lights do not offer this type of flexibility, and they also often tend to create “bright spots” due to their uneven focus on the area right beneath where they are installed. The bigger problem is that it leads to the light getting unusually dim between two installations. The same goes for other types of lights such as MH and HPS as well, although the issues associated with them are different. For one, it’s common for them to start buzzing or flickering as they age. LED lights, however, remain consistent almost throughout their entire lifespan.
This is something many property owners often overlook, but they really shouldn’t as the implications can be costly. Poor or uneven lighting can attract criminals and even cause people to fall or trip. Both types of incidents can land you in trouble. LED lights create a much better level of visibility in your garage. It helps in deterring criminals as people would be less vulnerable thanks to the better visibility, and the security cameras would be able to do their job much better as well. In addition, better overall visibility can also go a long way in helping prevent incidents of people tripping or slipping due to uneven surfaces or curbs. Injuries and accidents can often lead to lawsuits which can obviously be very expensive.
At National LED, our customers come first. We understand that your time and money are valuable, which is why we offer custom-tailored LED lighting solutions to help you reach your goals.
National LED goes above and beyond to provide you with money-saving analysis, rebate management, and much more. We have highly-trained professionals that are standing by to help you, no matter your lighting needs.
National LED is not just a lighting fixture manufacturer. We care about our clients and strive to ensure your business has the perfect LED lighting fit the first time around. A combination of our cutting edge software and a team of highly trained professionals ensure that you get the best gas station LED solutions to suit your business.
You can rely on National LED for all types of LED Parking Garage solutions. There are many advantages to choosing LED, and by choosing us, you can benefit from a professional company that always goes a step further for our customers. We are proud to be made in the USA, and we provide standout service.