Lighting is a constant need for public areas such as parks and streets. Lights need to illuminate the area, while being durable, pleasant to look at, and efficient. LED lights address all of these concerns.
LEDs have the light output necessary for outdoor uses. Furthermore, they consume less power than the conventional High Pressure Sodium or mercury vapor light. More of the LED’s energy contributes to light, rather than heat and sound. LEDs also increase efficiency by directing the light to only the area that needs illumination. The light is evenly distributed over the target area, leaving no dark spots or hot spots. By preventing light from beaming upwards, LEDs reduce light pollution.
The life span of an LED light is five times that of a vapor light, saving money and labor in maintaining and replacing light fixtures. Not only does the LED last longer than other lights, it also retains full brightness for a longer time.
The versatility of LED lights also makes them a good candidate for public lighting. Firstly, LEDs can easily be dimmed or brightened, depending on the amount of natural light. Secondly, the color temperature of the LED can be adjusted for decorative effect, or left at a natural white color.
LED lights are also known for their durability. They can withstand shock and vibration, different kinds of weather, and temperatures ranging from -40C to 180C. This durability makes them ideal for a variety of outdoor uses, including streetlights, pathway lighting, patio lighting, and more.