Different types of street lights and their applications
Different types of street lights and their applications
The main component of the city lighting project is street lighting. The lighting of street lights is especially significant at night. Currently, traditional street lighting are being phased out in favor of LED street lights. Because of its great luminous efficiency, long life, low energy consumption, and ease of installation, led street lights are widely employed.
Different types of street lights can be applied in a variety of situations depending on their appearance, installation method, wattage, and beam angle. These applications include main streets, residential streets, road intersections, plazas, parks, outdoor industrial and logistics areas, etc. Nowadays, LED street lights are becoming more and more fashionable, and high energy-saving LED lamps are designed to replace traditional HPS and MH lamps. We believe that when designing a successful street light, you need to pay attention to the aesthetics, wattage, light efficiency, light distribution, street lighting certification and CCT/CRI, etc.
When your street light is perfect in several aspects, it is in the competition of the project which it can win, and the different installation methods make its application range very wide. In recent years, with the maturity of LED technology, photocell and sensors are increasingly applied to LED street lights to achieve energy-saving and semi-intelligent functions. LED street lights with smart controllers can make your roads, squares and parks very advanced, and it will also make your city very modern.
Different applications of types of street lights
Both rural and urban areas have a variety of streets, such as primary streets, secondary streets, etc. Different street lamp situations require different types of street lights, different wattages, and different light distributions. As technology advances, LED street lights are a cost-effective and sustainable option for roads and paths in cities, towns, and rural areas.
The expressway is the road connecting the city and the city, and the road connecting the city and the countryside. In this case, there will be no non-motorized lanes for motor vehicles and pedestrians. In addition, the road surface of the expressway is very smooth, there are no obvious potholes, the road condition is maintained well, and the safety factor is high. Therefore, most highways do not need to install street lights. At the same time, considering that the cost is too high, it is not suitable to install street lights on the highway.
In the following special cases, such as high-speed entrances and exits, bridges on high-speed roads, roundabouts, etc., high-power street lamps can be used to provide necessary lighting for drivers to drive safely. For roundabouts, we probably need to install flood lights instead of street lights. And the installation height of flood lights can reach 12-15m or higher.
These Types of street lights are often used at road and street intersections so that drivers must make quick decisions when they spot potential hazards. In this case, LED street lights should be placed at intervals to keep the light even and eliminate the driver’s eyestrain. When necessary, high mast lights can be set up at intersections to provide necessary lighting for drivers and pedestrians.
Squares are an important part of people’s lives, people spend more time dancing/chatting/playing in squares at night, so square lighting has become very necessary. Plaza lighting usually uses LED area lights and LED flood lights, but there are also many LED street light manufacturers that have also developed light distributions suitable for plaza lighting to reduce costs and expand the variety of product functions.
Parking lot lighting
With the development of the economy, automobiles have become the main means of transportation for the public. Some shopping malls, supermarkets, and hospitals will be equipped with parking lots to provide convenience for people, and the parking lot lighting is thus generated. Good parking lot lighting not only protects pedestrians but also makes a good impression to protect your business. LED street lights and post-top lights provide bright, energy-efficient lighting for parking lots of all sizes. Different parking lots also require lights with various mounting options, including straight-arm pole mounts, adjustable skid mounts, wall mounts, and more.
Outdoor industrial and logistics area lighting
We know that any large warehouse and logistics area has a lot of space in front of the entrance to facilitate the passage of vehicles through the area. Therefore, this large space needs to be illuminated by lamps at night to avoid the existence of dark areas, otherwise, it may increase the driver’s blind spot and increase potential risks. At the same time, the loading and unloading area also needs enough lighting to guide the driver, which is also convenient for workers to load and unload goods.
Non-Motorized vehicles and sidewalk lighting
They mainly refer to the roads that pedestrians and non-motor vehicles pass through. Usually, this type of lighting is combined with road lighting. During lighting design, motor vehicle lanes, non-motor vehicles, and sidewalks will be arranged according to the requirements of the project. Usually, a light will be set up to illuminate non-motorized lanes and sidewalks. The purpose of setting lighting on such roads is to provide safe and comfortable lighting conditions for pedestrians and consumers. Lighting should enable pedestrians to walk safely, recognize each other’s faces, locate them correctly, and prevent criminal activity.
ZGSM different types of street lights and their applications
Street light for tender
H series street light. H series LED street lights are ZGSM’s most successful products at present and have sold nearly 500,000 units in more than 100 countries around the world since their launch. The product adopts a module design, which is very conducive to the maintenance of lamps. Since the light source and LED power supply are placed separately, the lamp has a very good heat dissipation performance. The combined use of high-quality LUMILEDS LEDs and Inventronics programmable LED Drivers greatly extends the lifespan of this street light.
Advantages of ZGSM H series street lights
- Low failure rate
- Wide power range: 35W-300W
- Classic modular desgin
- Both the LED module and driver are IP66 rated
- Compatible with other modules-sensor/camera
Rifle series street light. The rifle series street light is a new generation of street light from ZGSM, which adopts high-efficiency LED lamp beads. The product can be equipped with Zhaga or NEMA socket, which is convenient for customers to equip their lamps with intelligent lighting control systems in the future. At the same time, the products have a series of certifications, including ENEC, CE, CB, RoHS, etc. At present, our company is also doing ENEC+ certification to meet the requirements of customer projects for this. Many customers of ZGSM currently choose this street light to bid on government projects, which is mainly based on its high-cost performance and complete certificates and reports.
Advantages of ZGSM Rifle series street lights
- Toolless open
- Clamshell Design for easy maintenance
- Breather for protection lamps from moisture
- Level bubble for installation correctly
- Power off protector to ensure the safety of the electrician
Street light for end user
Kmini and Kmini2 series street lights. Kmini and Kmini2 series street lights have been selling well for their excellent quality, good performance, and favorable price. In addition, Kmini street lights can save up to 70% of energy costs compared to traditional lighting, which makes them ideal for rural road lighting, parking lots, residential areas, industrial parks, and more. The streamlined design and smooth surface of this series of street lamps eliminate the influence of factors such as dust and dirt on the performance of the lamp. At the same time, the Kmini street light led is small in size, easy to transport, and greatly reduces transportation costs. It is an ideal choice for many customers with high-cost performance requirements.
Advantages of ZGSM Kmini/Kmini2 series street lights
- High Cost-Effective
- Can be used as solar street light
- Suitable for rural area
- ENEC certificated street light
- Manufacturer with ISO9001 and ISO14001
Nova series street light. Nova series street light is ZGSM latest generation street light. It is modern and beautiful outdoor lighting, ideal for residential streets, sidewalks, parks, playgrounds, and other lighting places to provide the ultimate solution. Nova series led street lights have a unique visual appearance and reliable performance. At the same time, it has a lightweight design and stable performance of lamp beads and drivers. It is a very cost-effective product. As the company continues to refine its certification, we believe it will become a hit in the years to come, making it the ideal streetlight choice for lighting designers, contractors, and end users.
Advantages of ZGSM Nova series street lights
- Competitive price
- Small package for saving freight cost
- With a full set of certificates
- Level bubble for installation correctly
- Virtual midnight dimming
Street light for parking lot
L series post top light. L series post top light is designed with European elements, in addition to column top installation, it can also support 3 other installation methods, pendant installation, side entry installation, and suspension installation. These characteristics of ZGSM’s L-type street lights make them very suitable for various applications, including parking lots, courtyards, parks, playgrounds, pedestrian streets, and sidewalks. At the same time, its special installation method can be used to replace some old lamps very easily, and its application has been expanded. In addition, the toolless opening design of the L model is convenient for maintenance and future upgrades.
Advantages of ZGSM L series street lights
- Modern design with 4 ways of installation
- Suitable for replacing old street lamps
- Wide applications like parks, parking lots, pedestrian Zone, etc
- Tool-less open for easy maintenance
- Tempered glass cover
Halo series post top light. The Halo series post top light is a new generation of LED lights from ZGSM. Halo can be used as a post top light by the installation method of single arm and double arm, Halo of side entry can be used as a street light, and Halo with high bay installation can even be used as a high bay light. Therefore, its applications include parking lots, parks, city or town roads, or lighting in factories. At the same time, Halo has made improvements in heat dissipation, so that it can meet the heat dissipation requirements of lamps with fewer radiators, ensuring customers’ application requirements and providing customers with more economical solutions.
Advantages of ZGSM Halo series street lights
- One lamp with 6 installation ways
- Suitable for most common outdoor lighting
- Can be used for industrial lighting
- High efficiency up to 170lm/W
- Single arm or double arms as per customers’ requirements
Solar street light
PV3 series solar street light. PV3 all-in-one solar street light adopts an integrated design, which integrates solar panels, lithium batteries, controllers, and LED lights, which finally can greatly facilitate customer installation. PV3 supports both horizontal and vertical installation. The overall lighting efficiency of PV3 is 200lm/W, which can greatly reduce the power consumption of the system, and the lamps are equipped with relatively small batteries to reduce costs. The conversion efficiency of the monocrystalline silicon panel used in PV3 is about 23%, and it can reuse renewable resources such as solar energy. In conclusion, it is an ideal choice for lighting on rural roads or remote mountainous areas.
Advantages of ZGSM PV3 series all in one solar street lights
- All in One design, easy for installation
- Deep cycle lithium battery
- Solar panels with a 23% energy conversion rate
- 3 years warranty for the whole system
- Suitable for areas where is a lack of electricity but full of sun
N series solar LED street light. N series solar LED street light adopts a similar two-in-one design. The first part is the LED street light, which is ZGSM’s N series high-efficiency LED street light. It provides excellent lumen output for the solar street light system. The second part is the lithium battery and solar panel, which ensure continuous conversion of light energy into electricity and provide long-lasting battery life for the lamp. In addition, ZGSM provides a 3-year warranty for the solar street light system.
Advantages of ZGSM N series solar street lights
- 365 days on with intelligent computing
- MPPT charging which is more efficient
- Battery and solar panels can be customized
- Battery with MSDS report
- Lithium battery with long lifespan
Customer concerns about types of street lights
Wattage of street lights
Wattage is usually an important factor for types of street lights. When other conditions (light pole height, road width, light pole distance, boom length, boom angle, distance between the light pole and the road) are all constant, the higher the wattage of the street light, the better the lighting effect. However, many people may be unfamiliar with how to choose the wattage of LED street lights. ZGSM believes that it can start from three directions.
- Based on existing fixture type and wattage. Taking high-pressure sodium lamps as an example, 250W lamps can be replaced with 100W LED lamps. Of course, with the advancement of LED technology, they can be replaced with lower wattages in the future.
- According to the installation height of the lamps, see Several things you need to know about LED Street Light for details.
- Wattage as per lighting design. If you are interested in lighting simulation of street lights, parking lots, industrial parks, etc., you can refer to our related Blog.
Efficiency of street lights
Light efficiency is an important parameter of LED lamps. As mentioned in the previous section, we can replace 250W high-pressure sodium lamps with 100W LED street lamps. Because the high light efficiency of LEDs is the important reason. For example, in 201, the light efficiency of LED lamps was generally around 120lm/W, and now the light efficiency of LED street lights can reach 150lm/w, which means that we can use 80W LED street lamps to achieve 100W street lights in 2015.
That’s why many projects or tenders have clear requirements for lighting efficiency. The main reason is that high light efficiency means that we can achieve the desired lighting effect with less energy consumption. It is also clear in these bidding documents that different light effects can have different scores. High light efficiency means that you can compete with many competitors and stand out.
Optic of street lights
Street light LEDs are mainly used to illuminate urban/rural roads and some other outdoor areas, generally reducing road accidents and increasing residents’ sense of safety. For suppliers, types of street lights with different wattages and different light efficiency are not enough to meet the needs of different customers. Customers usually require a street light that can be adapted to illuminate different road conditions. ZGSM’s LED street lights provide a wide light distribution, suitable for different roads, such as urban roads, and country roads. It can also be used for area lightings such as parking lots and parks.
For example, in our range of Rifle, we have T2S53001, T3S53002, T3S53003, T2M53007, T3M53009, T2S55004, T3M55005, T3S55006, T2M55008, T3M55010 spectra, which give good light uniformity in the above applications.
CRI and CCT of street lights
CRI stands for the quality of light and its ability to realistically reproduce the color of an object. The highest CRI value is 100. For LED street lights, usually CRI70 can meet your light quality requirements. Of course, we also offer the option CRI80 to better represent the color of the illuminated object. CCT (Correlated Color Temperature) is a measure used to describe the relative color appearance of LED light sources.
CCT indicates whether the light source is yellowish, whitish, or bluish. The unit of CCT is Kelvin (absolute temperature unit). 2700K is “warm”, 4000K is “neutral” and 5700K is “cool”. More and more road lighting now requires 4000K, 3000K, 2700K, and even lower 2200K. This is because low color temperatures are thought to have less of an impact on humans, animals, and plants.
Certification of types of street lights
Certification is good proof of whether the product meets the corresponding standard, or whether the product conforms to the parameter list. In terms of safety standards, for example, the most common requirements are whether LED street lights have CE and RoHS. European regions sometimes require ENEC certificates, while other regions require CB certificates. In terms of product parameters, such as light efficiency, heat dissipation, and waterproofing, the corresponding reports are LM79, ISTMT, and IP report. In terms of factory qualification, the most common is ISO9001, but ZGSM also provides ISO14001 and ISO45001. For other standard certificates or reports, see the table below.
|COMPONENT||STANDARDS||CERTIFICATE or REPORT||Refers to|
|Certificate of safety compliance||EN/IEC 60598-1 and 60598-2-3||√||CE LVD / ENEC / CB|
|EN/IEC 62493||√||CE LVD|
|EN/IEC 55015, EN 61547, EN/IEC 61000-3-2, and EN/IEC 61000-3-2||√||CE EMC|
|IEC 62471 and IEC 62778||√||Blue light hazard|
|Certificate / reports of performance||EN/IEC 60529||√||IP|
|EN/IEC 62262 and EN/IEC 60068-2-75||√||IK|
|ISO9007 /ASTM B117||√||Salt spray test|
|IEC 60068-2-6/ANSI C136.31||√||Vibration test|
|LED module||EN/IEC 62031||√||CE LVD / CB|
|LED driver||IEC 62384,IEC 61347-1,IEC 61347-2-13||√||Standards about LED driver|
|SPD||EN/IEC 61643-11||√||Standards about SPD|
|Factory||ISO9001,ISO14001,ISO50001,ISO45001||√||Qualification of ZGSM|
Price of types of street lights
As the project side and the owner side, price is very important, so ZGSM also attaches great importance to the price of types of street lights. We have different street light designs, so the price varies with different series. This is also to meet the needs of different customers. They can choose accordingly according to the project budget. If you are interested in the price of street lights, please refer to How much do the street lights cost?
Through this article, I hope you have a certain understanding of different types of street lights and their application places. At the same time, when choosing types of street lights, I believe that everyone has a certain consideration of important factors. The main function of public lighting is to ensure the safety of users on roads and outdoor places and increase the vitality of the city. Different places often require different LED street lights to ensure that they meet the lighting and aesthetic requirements of the application site.
If you still don’t know how to choose the right street light for your project, you can contact us for our help, we are very happy to share the corresponding knowledge with you and make the right choice.
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My name is Taylor Gong, I’m the product manager of ZGSM Tech. I have been in the LED lights industry for more than 13 years. Good at lighting design, street light system configuration, and bidding technology support. Feel free to contact us. I’m happy to provide you with the best service and products.
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