In order to better understand competitive landscape it is first important to understand the non-LED products in market, which will be displaced with the energy efficient, cost effective, higher light quality, and longer performing LED fixtures.

Exterior:  Surface, Street, Building Wash

  • Low Pressure Sodium – uncommon today, very poor color rendering
  • High Pressure Sodium – most common street lighting, also prevalent in parking areas, high wattage requirements
  • Metal Halide – prevalent in parking areas, building exterior, street lighting
  • Mercury Vapor – some common general lighting, some street lighting (rural intersections)
  • Induction – long-lasting form of fluorescent lamp, powered by magnetic induction, subject to vibratory conditions
  • Quartz Halogen – very inefficient
  • Linear T5 Fluorescent 2’ and 4’ 2-6 Lamps – subject to cold temperatures, vibratory conditions

Interior Bay/Module:  Industrial, Warehousing, Manufacturing

  • Metal Halide – prevalent in manufacturing and warehousing, good color, but high lumen depreciation
  • High Pressure Sodium – mostly in warehousing, storage, poor color rendering
  • Induction – last long time, but not that efficient compared to LED
  • Quartz Halogen – very inefficient
  • Linear 8’ T12HO Fluorescent (2-Lamp) – inefficient with high lumen depreciation
  • Linear 4’ T8 Fluorescent (2-10 Lamps) – very good color, low lumen depreciation, subject to extreme temps and harsh environments
  • Linear 4’ T5 Fluorescent (2-10 Lamps) – operate better in higher temp environments, more costly and not as efficient as T8, subject to extreme temps and harsh environments
  • Light Tubes – no energy, only work in daylight, costly

Commercial / Retail:

  • Linear T12 Fluorescent (soon to be mandated obsolete) 34-40W
  • Linear T8 Fluorescent – 32W
  • Linear T5 Fluorescent – 28W
  • Compact Fluorescent (recessed cans)