As technologies develops, most of lighting products have solution replaced by LED lighting products , such fluorescent tubes by LED tubes , downlight by LED downlights,spot lights by LED spot lights , people also ask ,can LED replace street lights ? The answer is yes.
To replace old luminaires by LED products , there're some important points :
1. Have similar or higher lumens
LED lights can have much higher lumen effiency than troditional luminaires , take 4ft 36W fluorescent tubes for example , 36W fluorescent tubes can produce 2430lumens around , 20W LED tubes with 130lumens/W , would produce around 2600lumens . The LED lighting prducts can have lumen effiency 120-180lumens/W.
For street lights,HPSL E40 street light fixture, the effective lumen effiency would be around 50-60lumens/W , and the LED street lights could be 110-170lumens/W,normally we can take half power LED street lights to replace traditional HPSL street luminares.
2. Have similar or same size , can fit into same fixture .
Street luminares should fit into street light poles , so LED street lights should also fit into street light poles . The following is size of our 50W LED street light , can fit 3 different size light poles .
3. Have same or better IP rate .
Street luminares all works outdoor,will have suffer rain , wind , thunder attack , sunshine , so the waterproof should be at least IP65 , and mostly LED street lights could meet this IP rate .
4. Have same or much more suitable beam angle
Street lighting is special application , there are different types of street , and will need different beam angle to fit different streets , LED street light is much more easier to control the light than traditional luminares , the lens producer develop different lens to different streets.
5. Have longer life and more energy saving
LED street lights can have 60,000hours of life ,while troditional luminares only have thousands of hours , and street led lights have higher lumen effiency , can save 50% or more electricity .
So we can see , LED can replace street lights perfectly.