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5 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Street Lighting

5 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Street Lighting

Whether you need one light pole for a front yard, lights for an entire downtown project or something in between, there are five important questions you should always ask before purchasing street lighting:

What’s the application and where will it be installed?

Identifying whether the lighting will be used in a residential, commercial or industrial setting will help determine how much light (lumens) you need. Are you looking at new construction or retrofitting existing poles?

What style do I need?

Most street lighting can be divided into two groups: traditional or modern. Traditional involves more of an antique look while modern offers a cutting-edge feel with cleaner lines. Downtown McKinney, a suburb of Dallas, embraces its old-fashioned roots, while downtown Los Angeles is modern.

Are energy efficiency and technology important?

Incandescent bulbs have been in use for over 100 years, while the basic technology behind high-intensity discharge (also called HID or gas-discharge) bulbs has been in existence for over 300 years. They’ve stood the test of time, but their benefits are becoming eclipsed by newer technology. LED bulbs are more energy efficient and longer lasting, but are more of an upfront investment.

What’s my budget? Once you determine how much you want to spend, Brex Lighting can recommend options to help you build your project from the ground up. We have outdoor lighting solutions for every price point.

What’s my timeline? Be sure to factor in order time and installation into your plan. Brandon Industries can typically turn around small to medium orders in a couple of weeks. You can count on us for rapid quotations and on-time shipments.

Contact Brex Lighting experts to help you plan your next streetscape project.