In today’s day and age, there are no disadvantages when you’re using LED parking lot lights (PLT). You save as much as 90% on your electric bill because they are energy efficient. Not only that, but you’re helping out the environment because these types of lights produce less light pollution. These parking lot lights are also easy to install and require virtually no maintenance costs.
Choosing among the numerous parking lot lights available in the market can be quite daunting. They come in all shapes and sizes. Don’t forget their different brands, prices and wattages. Let’s take a look at a few of 2019’s best parking lot lights and how they may fit your lighting needs in 2020.
ALPHA 1080X Street Light
This particular light is low powered. It has a three-mode setting — the Green LED indicator, Blue LED indicator and Red LED indicator. The Green LED indicator shows that the dusk to dawn feature in enabled. The Blue LED Indicator shows that the passive infrared sensor (PIS) is in use. This PIS at dim mode uses about 165 lumen at minimum capacity and 1,300 lumens when at full capacity. The Red LED indicator shows that the PIS is enabled, but your lights will only turn on when the system detects some form of motion.
This type of lighting does not require you to cough up additional money for digging trenches for underground wiring. It basically stands on its own. It’s a self-contained parking lot light. Also, this type of lighting does not require an electric meter. This is because this type of lighting is solar powered. Once this light is fully charged, you can expect it can last for around two to thee days when there is cloudy weather present.
Let’s now look at pros and cons. Though this fixture has adjustable modes, a replaceable battery and can have its mount adjusted, it can be quite costly. Also, the brightness level is not as good as others.
LEDMO 200 Watt LED Parking Lot Light
This particular light was made for round poles or multiple mounts (which are sold separately) for ceilings, walls and on the edges of square or round poles. When a photocell sensor is added, this outdoor light can light up automatically at dusk and turn off at dawn. The beam of this light covers quite a lot of area and is waterproof. Is is able to withstand heavy rain. And it also utilizes just 200 watts. A HID fixture utilizes more energy at 750 watts.
Some pros and cons of this fixture. One great pro is that this light is listed with the ETL DLC and has an IP rating of 65. It is also photocell ready and comes at a very budget friendly price. Also, it comes with a five-year warranty. Cons on the other hand is that this light cannot be dimmed and would need additional funding for extra parts to mount mounting it.
Gebosun Area Lighting
This dusk to dawn LED is great for replacing your existing HID light with 150 to 200 watts. It’s not only listed with UL & FCC but also waterproof and great for daylight usage as well. The only problem with this light is that the angle of the light is not adjustable. This is because it is fixed on its mount. This fixture’s pros are this light is listed with the ETL DLC and has an IP rating of 65. It is also photocell ready. With the cons, we can see that we cannot adjust the angle of the fixture because it is fixed on its mount.
Kadision 150 Watts LED Parking Lot Light
This light can hold out against super low temperatures. We’re looking at -40 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s quite surprising, yes, but it’s completely true. Quick note as well, this product has been doing very well on Amazon. This light emits 19,500 lumens. That’s quite a cool, bright light. And it’s such a great upgrade for your 500 watt metal halide, high pressure sodium fixtures or high-intensity discharge fixtures. Pros of this light is that it is listed with the ETL DLC and has an IP rating of 65. It is also photocell ready and can operate at -40 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, it comes with a five-year warranty. Con for this light is that it is very bright.
AntLux 200 Watts LED Parking Lot Light
With an IP waterproof rating of 66, this light is great for outdoor usage. However, how do you choose between an IP66 and IP65 when you’re talking about hurricanes? Let’s just say this light has a max output of 26,000 lumens. It’s such an efficient light with 1,251 lumens per wattage. This light can easily replace your traditional lighting systems with it’s quality and efficiency. Dusk to dawn capability is also applicable with this type of light and it is quite a sturdy piece of equipment. This can be said because of it’s heat dissolving capability. Pros for this light is that it definitely has good pricing tacked on it. It is ETL DLC listed and has an IP rating of 66 and is photocell enabled. Cons for this light is it not adjustable and cannot be dimmed.
Hyperikon LED Parking Lot Light
This light has great dimming abilities. You’re looking at about 100% to 200% with LED automations. This has a 24,000 lumen count and a wider reaching beam, at about an angle of 150 degrees. It also is able to protect itself from surges and from different external temperatures. Pros for this light is that it is ETL listed, you have dimmability, an IP rating of 65, is photocell enabled and you can get great service. Cons, it is not adjustable and quite pricey.
RuggedGrade 300 Watt LED Parking Lot Light
When you’re needing a brighter light, higher than the usual 20,000 or 30,000 lumen count, this is the light for you. At 5,000 Kelvin, you’re looking at a clear, bright light. This can easily replace your 1,000 watt HID lights. It also has a photocell for the dusk to dawn feature and comes with an adjustable slip mount for standard circular poles. Pros for this light is that it is UL Listed and also DLC Premium, has an IP rating of 65, it is very bright and is adjustable. Con for this light is that it is very bright.
EverWatt 150 Watt LED Outdoor Parking Lot Light
This light comes in at 140 lumens per wattage. Basically, this means that you’re looking at a light that produces the highest brightness for the same wattage. Rest assured, that when you’re looking for replacements for this type of light, it can be readily available. You won’t be needing to wait for months on end for replacements. Pros for this light is that it is ETL listed, you have dimmability, an IP rating of 65, it has 140 lumens per wattage and is easily used with slip mounts or arm mounts. Only con would be the screws are a bit short.
Hykolity 150 Watt LED Parking Lot Light
This is definitely one of the most identifiable brands. This type of light has accessories available for round and square poles. The dimmability of this light also is impressive as it’s standard range is 10 to 100%. You’re also looking at a lifespan of 50,000 hours or just about a lifespan of 23 years. That’s with 6 hours of use per day. Pros of this light is that it is listed with UL and DLC Premium, it has an IP rating of 65, a 10 to 100% dimming capability and is adjustable. Con would be that the wiring is quite short and might not be enough.
NextGen 150 Watt LED Parking Lot Light
Most of the lights we’ve discussed so far has the dusk to dawn feature. Now, if you are not in need of this feature, these parking lot lights is just for you. This 20,060 lumen capable light can easily replace your 500 watt HID light. It also comes with an adjustable slip mount. Pros of this light is that it is listed with the UL and DLC Premium, has an IP rating of 65 and is adjustable. Con would be that it has no photocell.