LED Canopy Lighting
Canopy Lighting: LED vs. HID
Exterior ceiling mounted luminaire for gas station canopies.
Exterior gas station canopy lighting is an application where LED products are gaining traction. LED canopy lights can replace the traditional HID lights, providing equivalent illumination and reduced energy consumption.
Outdoor lighting luminaires employing LED technology are widely available from a number of manufacturers. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is encouraging research, development and market penetration of the technology and is providing resources for objective, ongoing information about the technology. Of the almost 4,000 products listed in the DOE LED Lighting Facts database as of December 2011, over 700 (18%) are commercial outdoor products.
Energy savings over traditional canopy lighting may be significant—up to 30-75% depending on original light levels, technology and controls. Lamp life could be significantly longer than other systems in use, making it especially good in hard-to-access locations. The white light is available in a range of color temperatures and light distribution can be more precisely controlled, often providing more uniformity than most other technologies. Additionally, the DOE predicts continued improvement in efficacy and decline in price for LED lighting.
Energy Savings: 73%
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