How to choose the best lighting for large venue?

Sep. 09, 2020

In larger venues such as airports, ports, traffic intersections, stadiums and plazas, the ground is usually very bright, because these places use high mast lighting. Because of the special circumstances required, high mast lighting is usually very powerful. In order to work normally at night, it takes a long time to open. The lighting costs of these places are also high each year.


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What is high mast lighting?

High mast lighting refers to high-power floodlights mounted on the mast. Depending on the field and the high mast light, it can be mounted on a mast of 8-40 meters high. Each mast can be fitted with 4 to 16 high mast light products. The top lights point to the ground and most are used in places that require large areas of illumination. Light poles installed in large locations are typically at least 30 meters (100 feet) high. Because of the high requirements, the common high mast lighting now includes high pressure sodium lamps, metal halides and LEDs. They emit enough light to meet the nighttime lighting needs of the venue.


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Which type of luminaire is more suitable for high mast lighting?


Commonly used high mast lamps have high pressure sodium lamps, metal halides and LEDs. A disadvantage of high pressure sodium and metal halide mast lamps is that they require a lot of maintenance and lumen loss is very fast. When they reach half of their life, they may have lost half of their lumens. Although the service life is 12,000-20,000 hours, in fact, nearly half of the life effect is not in the ideal state. This means that they must be replaced frequently, considering that the height of the installation is high and the replacement is more difficult. In most cases, ballasts must be replaced when replacing high-pressure sodium and metal halide lamps, so HID maintenance costs are very high. And it takes 5-10 minutes to warm up to achieve 100% brightness. If there is an error in use, you need to restart, then you still need to wait 5-10 minutes.


The LED high mast light has a long service life, usually up to 50,000 hours, and has low light loss. It can still maintain 70% lumens at the end of its life, without ballasts, and without discoloration. It can be turned on in time when starting, no warm-up time is required. LED lights are basically maintenance-free, and the only maintenance required is to clean the fixtures.


Light effect

Compared to high-pressure sodium and metal halides, the efficacy of LED street lights can reach 160LM/W. This means that 1000W LED high mast lights can replace 2000-2500W traditional high mast lighting. For large sites that need to be turned on for a long time at night, the energy costs saved can reach 60%-80%. LED lighting usually does not fail, but rather reduces the output until it needs to be replaced. And the LED lights are very environmentally friendly. It is estimated that 1.2 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year can be reduced, equivalent to a reduction of 212,000 vehicles on roads. In addition, since the LED lighting fixture is directional lighting, it is not necessary to use a reflecting device like the metal halide, so the uniformity of light utilization is excellent.



Summary of the main advantages of LED high mast lights


Take our Lampshining LED high mast lamp as an example. The main advantages are as follows:

1. Fin heat dissipation design;

2. Lightweight design makes installation quicker and more convenient;

3. A variety of optical angles are available to meet different lighting requirements;

4. At the same brightness, LED high mast light saves 60-80% energy consumption compared to traditional high mast light;

5. The module angle can be adjusted up to 360 degrees freely, and the module has a visual scale for easy adjustment; it is more convenient to adjust the illumination angle to achieve perfect illumination;

7. Standard Lumileds5050 lamp beads and Mingwei power supply, warranty for 5 years;

8. Light efficiency up to 150-160lm / w, 1800W can replace 3500-4000W HPS MH;

9. The product has passed many certifications, ETL DLC ENEC TUV CE RoHS SAA CB IECEE Lm79 Lm80 ISTMT IK08 Salt spray test;

10.50,000 hours of service life, IP65 waterproof rating and salt spray resistant design guarantee years of maintenance-free operation;


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LED high mast lights distribute their weight evenly over the mast, and their lenses accurately focus the light where it is needed. If you want to know more, please feel free to contact us.

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