What are Canopy lights?
Canopy light fixtures are outdoor ceiling lights that provide a downward and outward distribution of light for area illumination underneath architectural canopies. These light fixtures are mounted to overhead canopy structures of outdoor commercial and retail facilities. Perhaps the most common use of canopy lights is for gas stations. Canopy lights are also the choice of light fixture for drive-through restaurants, loading docks, truck stops, storefronts for convenience stores, and other covered areas where overhead lighting is desirable. These ceiling fixtures are either surface-mounted to their support structures or designed for recessed installation in single or double skin canopies.
Different Types of Canopy Lights
LED canopy lighting fixtures are designed to mount above the lighting area and provide even and direct light. While LED canopy lights serve a variety of applications, it’s important to note that certain canopy light fixtures are best suited for certain purposes, and when it comes to canopy lighting, there are several different types to take into consideration.
Gas Station Canopy Lighting
These fixture are a wonderful energy saving solution. When your business runs 24 hours a day and your lights run 12 hours this LED canopy light offer extreme brightness and reliability. Illumination can play such a large role in driving traffic and creating a safe environment for your customers. These can be either surface mounted or recessed based on your applications. These fixtures are wired 120-277 volt and in certain cases need to be 480 volt. How much power do you need? This varies mostly on the height of the canopy or application. Rule to follow is 20 foot height is about a 100 watt canopy light or if your replacing a 400 watt fixture use a 100 watt LED canopy.
These fixture are square in shape and are used in areas where the previous fixtures were also square. These come in a variety of size from 6 inch to 18 inches and can be surface or recessed mounted. Large selection of low profile canopies to choose from that will save energy over older metal halide lighting. If you need assistance please contact our staff.
Round canopy is referring to the shape of the polycarbonate lens on the light fixture. These mount direct to a j box or can be direct wired with conduit.
Parking Garage Canopies
These lights are a wonderful replacement fixtures in a parking garage application. The most common upside to this fixture over the older technologies fixtures is the ability to control the light level with internal control's. The ability to control this allows for extreme energy savings over the fixture being on all of the time.
Outdoor LED Canopy Lights
Canopy lights are used in a myriad of applications. These include underground parking garages, covered walk ways and overheads, gas stations and bank ATM drive throughs. Canopy lights are used in commercial applications to illuminate walkways and aisles and are excellent opt