Meeting Outdoor Challenges
Dialight’s DuroSite LED Area Light is the flagship of the company’s line of LED industrial lighting solutions. The DuroSite LED Area Light is designed to deliver 79 lumens per watt to replace up to a 250W HID unit, reducing energy consumption by nearly 70%. The light is available in either 180-degree forward throw or 360-degree circular optical pattern and is intended for interior or exterior general area illumination and task lighting for industrial applications such as production areas, warehouses, loading docks, and building exteriors. The light complements a family of lights that represent hazardous location products, says Michael Schratz, Dialight’s marketing director.
“This is a non-hazardous version of a product that we also offer in what’s called Class 1, Div 1 and Class 1, Div 2 for oil refineries, petrochemical plants, and those sort of applications,” he says. “This is a secondary version built with the most rugged industrial applications in mind.”
The DuroSite LED Area Light comes with two types of mounting options: an adjustable aluminum swing bracket to mount to the wall or an extension mounting from a pole. The DuroSite LED addresses the challenges of the previously installed technology, says Schratz.
“It replaces HID sources, so that could be metal halide, high pressure sodium or mercury vapor,” he says, adding that end users choose the LED light for an improved color rendering in such applications as street lights.
BLUESKY Lighting Products offers a new line of parking lot and spotlighting fixtures through EverLast, a manufacturer of HD induction lighting.
“Of all of the lighting technology, induction most closely resembles daylight the best,” says Bear Shelton, regional director for Blue Sky Lighting products. “It makes things look a lot clearer and it’s a better quality light. Whenever you put it in a parking garage, it makes objects easier to distinguish.”
Doosan Infracore Portable Power offers several portable lighting systems, with the smallest and most portable one being the BL2000 Balloon Light. The self-inflating balloon light is used in such applications as construction, disaster relief, drilling, farming and agriculture, guard rail installation, landscaping, mining, paving, road repair and maintenance, and railroad repair and maintenance. The control panel on the LightSource light tower includes individual lamp switches, GFI-protected 120-V/15-amp duplex, standard 240-V/20-amp twist-lock receptacles, key-switch ignition, and an hour meter. A low-fuel level indicator light is an optional add-on to the control panel.
The heavy-duty galvanized steel tower on the LightSource unit is a three-section mast extending from 12 to 30 feet and raised by either dual, hand-operated winches, or optional electric winches. At full mast and with all four outrigger jacks secured, the unit can withstand winds up to 65 mph. The tower can be rotated 360 degrees and locked into position for precise aiming of floodlights. The system can be locked into place in a horizontal position for traveling and storage.
Designed for both new construction applications or to replace inefficient luminaires, the LightBAR technology is available in two versions (7 LEDs and 21 LEDs), three standard color options (3,000 K, 4,000 K, and 6,000 K correlated color temperatures), and offered in 13 different optical distributions for outdoor needs such as street lighting, area/site, floodlighting, wall mount, parking garage, canopy, and pathways.
“We’re focusing on the latest state-of-the-art florescent lamp for sources and we combine that into our fixture design, which is a very efficiently designed reflector to get the light out of the fixture, but it also minimizes glare,” says Leetzow.
“The human eye doesn’t need as much intensity of light to function efficiently,” he adds. “In a lot of cases, we’re reducing light levels as well, but people don’t perceive the light levels being lower. They tell us they have two to three times the light they used to have even though the light meter doesn’t indicate that.”
Cooper Lighting’s next-generation LED LightBAR System is AccuLED Optics. The system is designed to provide improved lumen output and efficiency and offers up to 75% in energy savings over standard HID systems. The lumen and energy output can be customized to fulfill the exact needs of the outdoor space to eliminate wasted energy and obtrusive spill light.
SmartPOD technology by Lumetric is based on a direct drive light engine. The electronic drive, solid state HID luminaire minimizes light and quality degradation with soft-strike ignition designed to improve lumen maintenance and color rendering. The arc formed by electrodes in HID lamps is “tamed” by the SmartPOD, making it possible to dim the lights and provide a high level of lumens per watt, says Greg Davis, Chief Technology Officer of Lumetric.
“Why fix something that’s an efficient lamp, and replace it with something that you have to give up something else? We fix the process, and you get to keep the lamp.”