Security and Outdoor Lighting: The Top Three Reasons to Invest in Exterior LEDs
Outdoor lighting guides visitors on pathways, provides peace of mind for second and third shift workers, and most importantly, increases the safety of your staff. Though some may consider security lighting an unnecessary expenditure, studies show that lighting plays a big role in decreasing criminal activity. Regardless of your staffing situation throughout the day and night, and no matter the daylight hours available in each season, exterior lighting should play a vital role in your facility’s overall lighting plan.
Create safer pathways
If your business involves after-hours shifts, your employees’ security is likely top of mind. Designed especially for walkways that require illumination for staff entering or exiting a facility in the dark, EarthTronics’ Night Sky High Lumen Post Lights are the perfect solution for sidewalks and site lighting. This hardworking LED contains a unique umbrella opening that allows you to focus the light down onto the pavement. And with 50,000 hours of life and a damp-rating ideal for outdoor use, these specialty bulbs are durable, long-lasting, and the perfect choice for security applications.
Seeking illumination for a larger area, like a business entrance or deck? Floodlights offer the same security, while providing brilliant exterior illumination over more square footage. With a standard knuckle joint and an available yolk mount, these durable LEDs can be installed in a variety of locations on the exterior of your facility. While floodlights have been the go-to solution for facility managers for decades, EarthTronics offers wet-rated, 50,000 hour-life selections with a 5-year warranty, proving that your next set of floodlights should certainly be LEDs.
Illuminate transition areas
Regardless of the type of business or organization, your facility likely contains transition areas for individuals entering, exiting, or congregating in and around buildings. Think college campuses, where much of the landscaping is designed to offer welcoming areas for students to walk and take breaks between classes or visit with friends.
For wide open areas such as these, consider our Yard Light Series, with products like the 4000 Lumens 40 Watt LED Yard Light. Perfect for large area applications, this yard light is built with an integrated photocell sensor feature that provides dusk to dawn operation. This means that after installation, this light does all the work, turning on and off only when you need it. Simply wall or post mount this wet location-rated IP65 LED, and let its durable cast housing with corrosion protecting powder coat light your outdoor areas for years.
Outdoor and indoor parking facilities are also a transition area where nighttime safety is paramount. For these unique areas, consider our LED Area Light Series, with products like the 9750 Lumens 75 Watt LED Area Light. With 100,000 hour-rated life L70 at 25°C and a die cast aluminum housing, this durable LED is ideal for outdoor or semi-outdoor applications like parking facilities.
Indoors or out, parking areas require powerful lighting for increased safety, which is why this series also offers 19500 Lumens,150 Watt LED and 28600 Lumens, 220 Watt versions.
Increase safety and energy efficiency
Because security lighting is on all night for outdoor use or 24/7 for indoor facilities, these specialty fixtures and bulbs must be long-lasting and energy efficient. If you are the facility manager for your company or organization, saving money and energy — while ensuring the safety of your facility’s users — is sure to earn you a few brownie points.
In addition to the energy saving Night Sky High Lumen Post Lights, Floodlights, Yard Lights and Area Light LEDs, our Canopy Light Series offers a security-based lighting solution that saves on vital energy costs. EarthTronics’ three canopy light fixtures deliver excellent energy savings compared to similar linear fluorescent and HID fixtures. They also mount directly to your chosen surface, casting a wide pattern light distribution. These lights are ideal for a variety of applications, including parking garages and entryways.
Not sure which security-focused lighting solution is for you? No matter where you plan to mount your fixture, hardworking Wall Packs offer exterior, wide-flood area illumination, and even come in an adjustable option, which allow you to manually direct light where you need it. With over a dozen offerings, EarthTronics’ Wall Packs are the versatile solution for security and energy savings.
When it comes to security for your facilities, we know that you refuse to cut corners. With a variety of LED lighting options at your fingertips, EarthTronics makes your top priority easy, with sustainable solutions to light up dark spaces, provide peace of mind and protect staff and students, wherever they are. Contact us today to learn more!