LED Parking Lot and Street Lights Mount Types and Wiring

by Roche Roger

The street light fixture used will determine the quality of light generated for public spaces. There is no doubt that if you use better LEDs, you will have better lighting. LED lighting manufacturers have developed various brackets for use with their shoebox-sized lamps.

Direct mounts, flood mounts, slip fits, and yoke mounts are some of the most common types of mounting for lighting fixtures. These lamps can’t be overlooked if you’re thinking about ways to upgrade the city’s lighting.

The light fixture mounting may also determine street or preferred area angel beam and lighting. It’s common for these mounts to have hinges or other articulating parts so that you may move the light precisely where you want it. You need to know what kind of distribution is preferred for your road or walkway. The effectiveness of these LED light fixture mounting can be enhanced by familiarity with the road’s width while it is dark.

Arm Mount or Direct Mount

Arm mounts are commonly used for outdoor lighting on both round and square poles and are sometimes referred to as direct horizontal straight mounts. They usually attach to an existing pole. Mounts with horizontal straight arms are simple to implement since you can affix them to square poles without needing an adapter. On the other hand, an adaptor may be needed to secure the light fixtures to round poles. A direct mount may hold multiple light fixtures on a single pole with a diameter of around 3.2 inches.

Flood Mount

Lights with flood mounts can be attached to a square pole, a wall, or a round pole. The LED light fixture is fastened to the opposite end, and these are screwed onto the attachment surface. The angle at which the flood mount is fastened cannot be changed, unlike the Yoke mount. However, it enhances your lighting experience without needing a junction box and its attractive design. The flood mount’s sturdy build and straightforward installation make it an excellent choice for various applications. Light intensity in the target area can be adjusted via a junction box the size of a standard switch box.

Slip Fit Mount

Round slip fit mounts can only be used with shaped poles or round arms that attach to square poles. Adjusting the height and tilt of the slide fit mount gives you a wide range of lighting angles to work with. Common sizes for the slip fit bracket’s diameter range are 2 to 8 inches. Therefore, it can be screwed onto poles with a diameter within that range. Make sure the pole diameter is compatible with the pole mount lights before you buy it.

Yoke Mount

This type of mount is sometimes referred to as Trunnion mounts. It is typically installed in permanent locations such as walls and ceilings. They can be mounted on round poles, square poles, or bull horns. The mount has one side screwed into the wall and another holding the LED light.

They are adaptable to accommodate a variety of shoebox lights and offer flexible lighting placement. You can utilize yoke mounts for spotting, displaying signs, or highlighting. Due to their construction, these mounts necessitate the installation of an additional junction box outside the building where the light fixture will be installed. You can use the included adapter if the yoke mount isn’t a snug fit on the pole or wall. It’s possible to mount multiple lamps on a single pole or wall with these. These connectors are either square or round in shape. Most round adapters measure 3 by 4 inches, whereas square ones are 4 by 5 inches.

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