The quest for energy efficiency resulted in the revolutionary LED shoebox and Wall Pack light that have become popular over the recent past. If you are going in for them too, here is precisely what you need to know.
These light fixtures are the best option for illuminating a large area efficiently while saving energy. You can use the shoebox lights virtually anywhere, but they are perfect for commercial buildings, walkways and other areas that need considerably more lighting.
The energy efficiency comes into play when comparing the wattage of these lights with the traditional lights. For instance, a shoebox light rated at 30 watts gives more light than a metal halide lamp consuming 70watts. This information is essential when you are switching from traditional lights to shoebox lights. In case setting up new lights, you will need to assess how much light you need and discuss with LED experts which one will be perfect.
The first thing to be noticed about light is always its color. LED technology allows for a broad range of color temperatures to suit your needs. Currently, you can enjoy up to 5000k lights which are closest to natural light, like that of the sun(5778kelvin). Domestic lighting will often need about 3000k lighting. So depending on the amount of light you need and what is permitted by the municipality, you can opt for the best color temperature.
Having the light fixture is not enough, you need the right mounting. That will depend on the pole or place you are mounting the light and its purpose. You can opt for one of these popular mounts;
· Slip filter mount that utilizes a tenon
· Straight arm mount that requires a predrilled pole
· Trunnion mount that is like the floodlights yoke mount and perfect for unique circumstances when the above mount types cant work like on billboards