A showcase of lighting products that make your facilities brighter
High bays are designed to be used in high-ceilinged areas (typically 8m or higher) to provide uniform, well-distributed light in these open areas. They are commonly found in a range of applications and settings, ranging from warehouses and manufacturing facilities, to dealership showrooms and larger retail spaces.
Traditional High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps have relied on mercury vapour, high-pressure sodium, or metal halides. Although these legacy HID lamps are capable of producing the high light outputs required for many commercial applications, they consume an enormous amount of energy (as much as 1,500 watts). Most require several minutes to “warm up” to a full glow, and suffer from rapid lumen depreciation over time.
Modern LED high bays are capable of delivering the same light output as traditional HID lamps, with several additional benefits. LED high bays consume far less power (up to 85% less), boast longer lamp lives, instantaneous start-up times, and maintain more consistent colour and light intensity over time.
Flood lights are a versatile method of illuminating areas where conventional mounting arrangements may not be an option. These lamps can often be found illuminating parking lots as “area lights”, or on loading docks and automotive service bays.
Much like traditional High Bay lamps, Flood Lights have typically relied on High Intensity Discharge (HID) technologies which require enormous amounts of energy (as much as 1,500 watts) to produce the high light output required. As with other HID bulbs, legacy Flood Lights can require several minutes to “warm up” to a full glow, and suffer from rapid lumen depreciation over time.
LED flood lights are now capable of delivering the same light outputs as traditional HID lamps, with the added benefits of lower power consumption (up to 85% less), longer operating lives, instantaneous start-up, and more consistent colour/light output over time. All of this results in substantial reductions in both the operating and maintenance costs of LED flood lights over legacy alternatives.
Wall packs are the most widely-used outdoor lighting fixtures in commercial applications today. Powerful, high-intensity discharge (HID) lamp heads are able to throw enough light to illuminate outer walls and surrounding areas, for added security and peace-of-mind. Wall packs are a staple of building exteriors and parking areas.
As with other HID lamps such as high bays and flood lights, wall packs often rely on inefficient legacy technologies to produce their high energy outputs. Because of their constant exposure to the elements, wall packs often require more frequent replacement due to loss of lumen output as they age. Long “warm-up” times can be delayed even further by cold temperatures, which can pose a challenge for security lighting in Manitoba’s winter climate.
With instant start-up times regardless of weather, LED wall packs are an ideal solution for security lighting. Light outputs remain more consistent over the lifespan of the bulb, and even when running continuously, LED wall packs can consume up to 85% less power than legacy wall pack fixtures.
Surface mount or “troffer” lighting is optimal for spaces that requires a broad swathe of illumination. Typically these fixtures are fitted with either 2ft, 4ft or 8ft T8 and/or T12 fluorescent fixtures. These lights are commonly found in general area lighting applications, such as parkade lighting, stairwell and hallway lighting, and open office settings.
While 1-½” diameter T12 fluorescent lamps were once standard, they are now among the most commonly replaced lamps in commercial applications. Newer fluorescent technologies, such as T8 or T5 fluorescent lamps, have greatly improved on the energy efficiency and lifespan of these fixtures.
Despite the advances made in fluorescent lighting technologies, LED fixtures are still able to deliver more efficient lighting than traditional legacy fixtures, while avoiding common problems with fluorescents such as flicker, “ballast hum”, and frequent replacements.
Emergency lights such as “EXIT” or “Running Man” signs need to be illuminated at all times (24/7), or activated automatically when emergency systems activate and/or regular power is deactivated. Not only will LED exit signs last longer and shine brighter, they’ll also consume up to 80 per cent less than incandescent/fluorescent emergency lights.
Although easy to overlook, legacy emergency lights can have a significant impact on both the operational costs and the environmental impact of lighting your facilities. Each emergency exit light in your building using legacy technologies could cost over $28 per year to operate.
Not only will LED exit signs last longer and shine brighter, they’ll also consume up to 80 per cent less than traditional incandescent/fluorescent emergency lights. Even when operating continuously year-round, LED emergency lights cost just $4 annually in electricity.
Legacy lightbulbs are a costly plague on the consumer and commercial markets. Whether it’s the standard household bulb (A-type), sealed beam (PAR) lights, multifaceted reflector (MR) bulbs or one of many others, legacy bulbs can use up to 80% more power than their LED equivalent.
By now, most people recognize the drawbacks of traditional incandescent lightbulbs – specifically, their high energy consumption and short lifespans – and many have transitioned to more energy-efficient Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs). While CFLs can claim an average lifespan 8x longer than that of incandescent bulbs, LEDs can claim an average lifespan 5x longer than CFLs.
Just like conventional bulbs, LED replacements fit inside standard screw-in connections. Longer-lasting and more efficient than any legacy alternative, LED bulbs have proven themselves the most cost-effective lighting solution in virtually any commercial application.
Lot lighting includes any type of fixtures which are mounted for the purpose of illuminating a parking area. These are often found mounted on building exteriors or on standalone pole luminaires.
Manitoba is known for extreme temperatures, and these can significantly reduce the effective lifespan of legacy lighting technologies. Traditional High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps need to consume up to 1,200W to operate, often for more than 12 hours per day.
LED equivalents for use in parking lot applications come in a range of colour and light intensities. All share one thing in common – up to an 80% drop in the energy required, and a longer effective lifespan than previous generations of lighting.
Troffer fixtures can be found in common usage in office, retail, and hospitality settings. This fixture is typically recessed in a roof panel, and houses Fluorescent bulbs such as T12, T8, and T5 bulbs.
These types of fluorescent fixtures are commonly known to pulse and flicker, which can aggravate and promote stress. Though the latest generation of T5 bulbs has improved on energy efficiency, fluorescents still require regular replacement and rely on toxic mercury vapor to produce light.
LED equivalents to fluorescent “troffers” produce continuous light with little to no maintenance. LEDs can also offer a greater range of options when it comes to colour, allowing for more intense or soft lighting where traditional troffers cannot. Lastly, LEDs are not as affected by frequent on/off cycles as their legacy counterparts.
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