Post top light is a term used to describe outdoor lighting that is usually installed on poles and located on roads, lanes, parking lots, and parks.

Post top light is usually used to provide lighting for pedestrian and vehicle use areas and safety. The most common attribute is that the lamps are vertically mounted on poles 7 to 20 feet high. This article summarizes the six main benefits of post top light.

Lighting Performance

Post top light generally provide better light quality and accuracy. The improvement of lighting accuracy also helps to improve the safety of workers and make them easier to avoid mistakes or hazards.

Reduce Maintenance Costs

The light output generated by led post top will decrease very slowly with the passage of time. As a result, the functional life of led post top light (usually more than 100000 hours) may be significantly longer than that of HID lamps, which in turn greatly reduces the cost of maintaining the post top light fixture over a longer period of time.

Energy Saving

The common wattage range is 30 watt to 150 watt, which can reduce energy consumption by 35% – 80%. Each lamp can save up to $800 a year in electricity bills.

Longer Life Span

The life cycle is measured in 10000 hours, which is several times longer than that of other lamps. Unlike HID or fluorescent lamps, the light output is consistent during this time period. Even if the rated hours are exceeded, led post top fixtures will still produce enough light as they begin to fade.

Energy Efficient

By reducing CO2 and effectively converting electricity into light, light pole tops are more environmentally friendly and can reduce energy consumption by up to 70%.  After recovering the cost from energy saving, these lights will continue to bring returns for annual energy saving in the next few years.

Environmental Protection

Unlike traditional HID or fluorescent lamps, outdoor post top lights are not broken and do not contain toxic substances, which reduces the need for special disposal costs.


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