LED Street Lights are integrated LED luminaires designed to illuminate roads, streets and highways and replace HID street lights. HID street light fixtures have traditionally been used to illuminate roads and highways. They come in various sizes and wattages depending on the class of road to be illuminated and the height and spacing of the poles. HID street lights consist of a street light housing with reflector and lamp holder. An HID lamp fits into the holder and it is supplied power through a ballast (control gear). HID street lights are inefficient as a lot of the energy supplied is wasted as invisible heat and a lot of light is lost in the fittings design and reflector.
We supply LED street lights in many different wattages, sizes, styles, warranties and lumen outputs to suit any street light project. We also have a range of SABS tested street lights, which ensure excellent product quality for private, municipal and government projects. LED Streetlights are fast becoming the new norm in facilitating successful replacement and new build requirements on all class of road works projects. LED street lighting is the best solution to reducing light pollution in urban areas while enhancing visibility (especially when replacing HPS street lights).
LED street lights typically save between 40-80% in energy costs depending on the HID technology that is replaced and the efficiency of the LED luminaire used. It is very important to compare the lumen outputs of LED street lights as this tells you how bright the LED is. Comparing wattage only tells you how much energy the lights consume. A high lumen/watt (lm/w) figure tells you that the light is more efficient and will provide more light per unit of energy. Many of our LED street light ranges offer an LED efficiency of 160lm/w which is excellent.
LED street lights also offer massive savings in maintenance costs thanks to their long life. 5 year warranty LED street lights are designed to last for at least 50,000 hours. This translates into >11 years if they are on for 12 hours a day (most will run much less than that). The costs for labour, time, equipment and replacement components for HID street lights over the same period is extremely high.
Have a look at our wide range of LED street lights or contact us with your street lighting requirements and we will advise the best solution for the project.
FYI - A rough rule of thumb for replacing HID street light fixtures with 160lm/w LED street lights is using the following ratios:
Mercury Vapour (MV) : LED = 4:1. Ie. 400W MV Street light replace with 100W LED street light.
High Pressure Sodium (HPS) or Metal Halide (MH) : LED = 3:1 or 2:1. Ie. 400W HPS or MH Street light replace with 150W or 200W LED street light.