Selling cars is all about presentation, so you better have a lighting system that can accentuate the look of your cars at night. This is one of the main reasons to go from inefficient HID that loses light power quickly to long-lasting, high-powered LED Area Lights and LED Wallpacks.
200 Watt and 400 Watt Metal Halides lose their power quickly and need to be replaced (not to mention the metal halide ballasts), while LED Area lights and LED wallpacks can last upwards of 100,000 hours. Those 100,000 hours are based on L70 which is the point where the LED will still have 70% of it’s lumen output.
One thing to be mindful of; high-lumen LED area lights produce a ton of foot-candles, so you will want to optimize your LED back lights to ensure you are not lighting up a nearby street which can get car dealerships in trouble for light pollution.
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