Post, or pole, light is an outdoor lighting fixture where a light source sits on top of a post, or pole. These lights are used to illuminate a variety of different areas. It is important to know what type of post light you have for a few reasons. You need to know what color temperature your lights are (K), the amount of lumens they produce (Lm), the wattage (W) and their equivalent (listed below). This makes for a more accurate selection when you are shopping for its replacement.
When converting to LED technology replacing the entire fixture is a good option when considering long term application. This is because the new fixture is made to be used with LED technology rather than being altered to use the technology.
If you don’t want to change your entire fixture because of its aesthetics or for different reasons, another option is retrofitting your current fixture to handle LED technology. Retrofitting is when you take out the workings of the existing fixture and replace them with different materials to make it more energy efficient. One way to retrofit your post top light fixture is with a LED corn bulb. This is the simplest way to accomplish a more energy efficient fixture. You open your fixture, screw your new bulb in, and close the fixture back up. The only tools necessary for this job are those in which would open and close your existing fixture.
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