Conventional wall pack lighting suffers from high energy costs, frequent maintenance costs, and overall lighting performance issues. LED lighting can help mitigate all three of these issues. Read below to understand three benefits of LED wall pack lighting, including energy savings, maintenance cost reduction and lighting performance improvements.
A common wattage range for conventional wall pack lights is between 70 watts and 400 watts. Comparatively, common wattages for LED wall pack fixtures range from 24 watts to 82 watts. This is a 40%-60% reduction in energy consumption that can be realized just by switching to LED wall pack lighting. If you were looking at this from a cost perspective, that would be a reduction of $300 per fixture/per year in electricity costs.
Maintenance Cost Reduction
Switching to LED can also help dramatically reduce the time spent maintaining your wall pack lighting. The drop in maintenance is primarily driven by the way LEDs generate light. The way they progress through their functional life is much different than traditional high intensity discharge (HID) lamps. Instead of ceasing to function properly once a fuel source is significantly reduced, LED generated light output degrades very slowly over time. As a result the functional life (often in excess of 100,000 hours) of an LED product can be significantly longer than that of a HID lamp. To give a tangible example, by converting a conventional 250w HID wall pack to an LED wall pack, a typical facility with exterior building lights can save up to $5,341 over the course of three years in maintenance costs alone.
When discussing lighting performance, we are really talking about lighting distribution. LED wall pack lights utilize a multi-point design that provides very evenly distributed light. What this means is that light levels across a given surface will vary less between fixture mounting locations. On the other hand, HID fixtures often produce a “bright spot” directly underneath the fixture with light levels decreasing drastically as the distance between fixtures increases. The result, in regards to LED vs HID, is a more even foot candle distribution from the LED conversion. In addition to the even distribution of light, LEDs are available in a range of CCT’s (correlated color temperatures), and as a result provide a range of options to increase the visual perception of “brightness” without increasing the need for higher wattages.
To learn how an LED wall pack lighting conversion might help your facility, contact Stouch Lighting. We are happy to come out, evaluate your facility, and provide a detailed ROI analysis of what a conversion would look like for your space. Contact us today, we look forward to working with your team.