If you’re a state or local government representative, it can be stressful to think about how much money you’ll be spending when a project arises. Thinking about budgeting and future expenditures is stressful. Fortunately, LED streetlights can be a great choice if you’re looking for a way to light your area’s streets at a relatively inexpensive price. Read on to learn more!
The two main types of street lights are High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) and Light Emitting Diode (LED). Let’s take a look at some of their similarities and differences:
Thus, when it comes to LED lights, the power it consumes is one-ninth of traditional incandescent lighting and one-third of other bulb types, allowing it to last much longer. This is because there are dozens of lamp beads within an LED lightbulb that contain LED chips. Each of these beads has 50,000 hours of lifespan. When adding this all together, the LED bulbs’ lifespan comes out to around ten years!
However, it’s important to note that most streetlights are set on timers, only turning on when necessary. Most municipalities will set them to only turn on when night or dusk falls. For this reason, an LED street lamp could last between 20 and 25 years!
Olympia Lighting is here to help with all your smart LED lighting needs! We’re experts on white light, HPS street lighting, led bulb options, lighting fixture options, high pressure, sodium lamps, solar street lights, maintenance costs, and light source types. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us now.