Commercial Wall Packs – Styles, Sizes, and Applications
Wall pack light fixtures or luminaires are exterior grade light fixtures that are ideal for illuminating walkways, streets, and driveways adjacent to buildings. Wall packs are typically mounted on the sides of buildings, but are sometimes able to be pole mounted too. Beyond being functional by emitting light, many of these fixtures also provide aesthetic value. Stylized wall packs can make a building architecturally interesting. Wall packs distribute light in three basic patterns. Standard wall packs distribute light out and down. Semi and full cutoff wall packs distribute light only down. Up-down wall packs distribute light up and down, using the light to see as well a light to see by. There is quite a bit to consider when purchasing these fixtures.
What Is Wall Pack Lighting?
Outdoor commercial wall packs are available in varying sizes and styles to fit any application. Styles include: screw-in LED, integrated LED array, screw-in CFL, and HID lamp types. Access Fixtures commercial wall packs come in various housings to suit your application and can be custom finished in your choice of RAL color. Wall packs are great for area and accent lighting in commercial and industrial locations.
Exterior-grade wall pack light fixtures are suited for illuminating streets, walkways, and drive
ways adjacent to buildings. Though typically mounted on the sides of buildings, wall pack luminaires can be affixed to poles, too. Access Fixtures offers wall packs of many housing styles, light outputs, and sizes. If your project requires a traditional housing, we have the wall pack fixtures for you. Our lighting specialists can help you navigate the market and decide what wall packs are best for your budget, your project, and your performance needs. For example, forward-throw wall packs mounted on either side of a building entrance might be a terrific way to illuminate an area, but in some cases, a custom-finished wall pack will be more appropriate.
There are three patterns in which wall packs distribute light. There is a lot to consider when purchasing wall packs, and choosing a distribution style should be your first step:
- Standard, Forward Throw, or Traditional Wall Packs
Distribute light out and down
- Cutoff Wall Packs
Distribute light down to the ground
- Up/Down Wall Packs
Distribute light up and/or down
Commercial Wall Packs – Construction
Access Fixtures high quality wall pack housings are constructed of cast aluminum and treated with a chromate conversion coating to deter corrosion. A powder coat finish is then applied to the wall pack to provide a durable paint covering.
Inside the housing of the wall pack is where the electrical components are found. Some wall packs have components that are manufactured outside of the United States. In addition, we offer wall packs that come with components that are made in the USA. This means that the entire wall pack is assembled in the United Stated using brand name components.
Outdoor Wall Packs – Sizing
Wall packs increase with size for two reasons, to achieve a design and to house higher lumen output systems. While design would seem obvious, the later may not. The same wall pack design may frequently be manufactured in different sizes to house higher wattage, higher lumen emitting light systems. Increased size fits larger lamps and ballasts. Also, more space inside the luminaire help to reduce heat and the effect of heat on the ballast. Increasing the overall size or adding a deeper box to the back of the luminaire can achieve an increase in size.
Outdoor Wall Packs – Lamp Types
When choosing a wall pack, you should consider the three components of light pollution: light glare, light trespass, and sky glow. Light glare is the harsh, uncomfortable brightness that light fixtures sometimes produce. Light trespass is the amount of light that exceeds the boundaries of a given area, such as a flood light that lights up a neighbor’s property. Sky glow is the amount of light emitted upwards that illuminates the night sky.
Many regions require property owners to meet certain standards regarding light pollution, particularly if you are in a city of urban area where dark sky compliance is a concern. In these situations, wall packs should be full cutoff, ensuring that light is emitted either downward or slightly forward. This prevents light from shining upwards into the sky or into surrounding properties.
They Should Be Wet Rated
Installation location greatly determines how the efficiency level of a light fixture and how much it lasts. Operational conditions like water and humidity can generally affect the efficiency of light bulbs, hence, it is very important to get bulbs with special features that allows for operation in wet locations. A wet location is a place where light fixtures come in direct contact with water and other forms of moisture.
Lighting fixtures that are installed in wet locations should feature UL Wet Rating as part of protection from water and moisture. If fixtures that are not built to be wet rated are continuously exposed to wet conditions, their life expectancy gets affected negatively.
Energy Saving With Motion Sensor (Bonus Tip!)
We are certainly at a time when energy saving means a lot. Of course everyone remembers to switch on the lights when in dark areas, but only few people remember to switch it off. Modern LEDs have been built with motion sensor features for the purpose of significantly reducing the rate of energy consumption on any building.
Normally, LEDs have the power to lower energy consumption by up to 75%, but when combined with motion sensors, energy consumption gets lowered by up to 90%.
Motion sensors are special features built into LEDs to automatically turn the light on when any motion is detected, and turn it off when no motion is detected after some minutes. Building owners have learned to install LEDs that are equipped with motion sensors in areas where lights are nor really needed at all times.
Motion sensors are either installed by LED manufacturers during production or in a few cases, by the users after purchase.
You should lookout for photocells during purchase. Photocells are ideal; they function as light sensors and unlike infrared sensors that basically detects presence, they detect lights. They also act like light sensitive resistors, hence earning the name photo-resistors. Their resistance level climb when used in darker areas and this is how it works: the photocells sends signal to the circuit to provide more or less current. Manufacturers of LEDs install photocells during production, hence there is no need for additional integration. Photocells are preferably used in dusk to dawn wall packs, automatically switching the light on when it gets dark and switching it off in the morning, when it gets bright again. This feature of turning the light on only when it’s needed helps to elongate the life of the LED, as well as reduce its maintenance cost.
WHAT ARE LED WALL PACK LIGHTS?
LED Wall Packs lights are the most common outdoor commercial light in America. They secure to the wall in a variety of ways and easy to install. The front of the commercial LED wall pack opens on a hinge for mounting and wiring, making them an installers favorite. They are also highly versatile, the wiring can be from behind or through a number of conduit entrances. Accessories such as photocells, motion sensors and battery backups can easily be added. Find an LED Wall Pack Manufacturer HERE.
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STYLES, SIZES, AND APPLICATIONS OF COMMERCIAL WALL PACKS
Wall pack light fixtures or luminaires are exterior grade light fixtures that are ideal for illuminating walk ways, streets, and driveways adjacent to buildings. Wall packs are typically mounted on the sides of buildings, but are sometimes able to be pole mounted too. Beyond being functional by emitting light, many of these fixtures also provide aesthetic value. Stylized wall packs can make a building architecturally interesting, and forward throw wall pack lights give you more control.
WALL PACKS DISTRIBUTE LIGHT IN THREE BASIC PATTERNS
- Out and Down
- Down Only
Standard wall packs distribute light out and down. Semi and full cutoff wall packs distribute light only down. Up-down wall packs distribute light up and down, using the light to see as well a light to see by. There is quite a bit to consider when purchasing these fixtures, but LITELUME has the lighting and design experts to help make sure you choose the right fixture for the job. We even carry LED wall pack 400w equivalent fixtures and 150w wall pack lights.
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