Before any commercial or industrial company decides to install any sort of commercial outdoor lighting there are some important things to keep in mind. Topics like energy consumption and best value for money go hand in hand with what type of light source you are using and how much light you need and for how long.
There are various different types of outdoor light fixtures available on the market today so make sure to do some research before making that purchase. Commercial Outdoor lighting shouldn’t have to cost you an arm or a leg and you shouldn’t have to sacrifice style for boring functionality although it’s not always a bad thing.
It’s best to highlight the different type of lighting available on the market today and to determine which type will suit you best and save you some money as well.
FLUORESCENT LIGHT FIXTURES
Fluorescent light fixtures are very popular on the market today with many styles and types of floodlights available for commercial lighting and are mostly cost effective for many purposes. While maintaining affordability due to this they tend to require a huge buildup of heat before light can be produced and when broken can cause exposure to mercury substances. Typical lifespan of these bulbs are between 10,000 – 20,000 hours of light.
INCANDESCENT LIGHT FIXTURES
Incandescent lights are most popular in urban locations like homes and small businesses; they require less energy and therefore still remain popular. Because of their very affordable prices they tend to be sought after but its biggest downside is that they have the shortest lifespan when compared to other alternative light sources making them a bad investment in the long term.
H.I.D LIGHT FIXTURES
For commercial purposes one of the best solutions used worldwide are H.I.D (or better known High Intensity Discharge) Commercial Lighting Fixtures. One of its best features is its ability to offer the most light per watt output and also their capability to last longer than most commercial exterior light fixtures. One downside is that they typically contain substances like mercury vapor, metal halide, and also high pressure sodium. It is because of these substances that makes this type of lighting not so environmentally friendly.
SOLAR OUTDOOR LIGHTING
Most of the above lighting markets have been developing for many years hence why there are so many types of vintage designs that look fantastic even when used today. Solar powered outdoor lighting technology has also been seen making headlines with advances making it more accessible to everyday consumers and commercial companies.
Although most of all the above commercial outdoor lighting methods are still being used today there is one competitor fast creeping up and staking out a name for itself. Led commercial outdoor lighting is quickly dominating many aspects of this market due to its flexibility and durability. LED bulbs offer more light per watt than fluorescent and incandescent bulbs and have a lifespan of between 40,000 – 60,000 hours of light life. This means big money savings and is also available in many designs like recessed fixtures, vintage finishes and can also be wall, ground and post mounted.