Wall Packs are fixtures that provide lighting in outdoor areas such as parking garages, entrances to public areas, schools, hospitals, hotels and outdoor walkways. They typically come with all the hardware to mount to the side of a wall of the building.
The lamps powering the Wall Packs used to be available only as pulse start metal halide , high pressure sodium and recently as compact fluorescent varieties. Wall Packs need to generate ample amounts of light so these metal halide lamps could consume anywhere between 70w to 400w. Fluorescent Wall Packs were a major technological innovation for delivering energy savings. For instance, a 42w Fluorescent Wall Pack can deliver around 3500 lumens.
But the advent of LED Lighting was the real game changer for Wall Pack market. LED Wall Packs deliver a light output at a fraction of the wattage consumed by their pulse start metal halide and high pressure sodium counterparts.
Listed below is the typical savings that can be realize by switching to an equivalent LED Wall Pack.
The other significant different between LED Wall Packs and Metal Halide/High Pressure Sodium varieties is the rated life. Metal Halide lamps are rated typically between 10-12,000 hours. High pressure sodium wall packs are rated for twice as long. But at 50,000 rated hours, LED Wall Packs are a sure fire investment when considering not only energy, but also maintenance costs. And if the LED Wall Pack Fixture you are purchasing is DLC listed, you could qualify for a utility rebate, further lowering the procurement costs. All told, LED Wall packs deliver a fantastic Return on Investment in a short amount time.