The time is right for exterior lighting

Exterior lighting has been a challenge to upgrade due to temperature issues and control options. With new LED options, it is now possible to achieve up to 60 percent in energy savings from exterior lighting upgrades.

LEDs are a great fit for exterior applications because:

  • LEDs are compatible with lighting controls without complicated programming, have instant-on capabilities and perform well in cold environments
  • Several manufacturers now offer integral occupancy sensors in addition to photo cells
  • LEDs add only minimal costs and no additional labor to install
  • Lighting can be dimmed to 30 percent to provide a sense of security when the area is unoccupied, or completely turned off and set to start instantly when occupied

Think about creative solutions such as having every other luminaire controlled while others stay on via photo control. The opportunities are everywhere.