Wall packs are outdoor wall lights mounted on the outside walls of buildings. It is the most common commercial lighting solution for an added layer of security and visibility. It’s just as effective in residential areas and serves as ambient lighting around the property for both beauty and safety, comforting both passersby and residents.
Wall packs are also available in decorative designs for the very reason. They help light up walls, patios, doorways or pathways. In commercial areas, outdoor restaurants, or small shops, these lights help set the outdoor ambience to appear more inviting and warm.
Essentially, inside the buildings, wall packs add up to the visibility factor and help people find out their way around the building without any trouble.
Types of Wall Packs
There are four types of wall pack lights:
Full cutoff lights distribute concentrated light downward and outwards; they have a precise light distribution pattern ideal for wide fixture spacing.
The semi cutoff wall pack has a wide distribution angle, and they direct the light downwards, forward and outwards. They distribute less concentrated light than full cutoff lights, and they are suitable for medium-sized locations.
As the name suggests, up down wall packs distribute light either upwards or downwards or in both directions. They have a specific distribution pattern and are usually used to highlight architectural features, uplighting, facade lighting etc.
Flood style wall packs are comparatively high-intensity wall pack lights for general lighting around the building for visibility and ambience.
Benefits of LED Wall packs
LED wall packs are available in different designs for various reasons. Other types of lighting patterns can be achieved by incorporating wall packs with other lighting fixtures.
They have several advantages, such as:
- Reduce undesirable glare and sky glow.
- The direction of light can be adjusted
- The distribution pattern of wall packs allows light layering in several ways, advantageous for any outdoor setup.
- Wall packs are IP rated for exterior lighting so that they can withstand harsh temperature and weather conditions.
- Wall packs include photocells, which help save energy and electricity costs as they only light up when needed. They are also dimmable.
LED wall packs are an architect’s daydream for several reasons, but what makes them compatible and relatively the best option replacing traditional lamps is their longer life spans, durability, cohesion, and integrative features, which increases their energy efficiency and decreases maintenance cost, which in the long run is essentially a massive benefit for both home and business owners.
Placement plan for LED wall packs:
To improve the exterior lighting of any outdoor functional space, it is essential to place fixtures according to the building’s layout and design, including its surrounding.
Wall packs have varying lumen output, and it is independent of the fixture’s size. Larger wall packs don’t need to have a brighter light.
Size of fixture
The fixture size is crucial for the ambience and looks of the surrounding; the fixture doesn’t need to be big or small, as the same lumen output can be found in different fixture sizes.
Design/colour of the fixture
LED wall packs are usually placed in a sequence with a certain distance between each fixture, so it is necessary to choose all fixtures of the same design and colour or disrupt the layout.
Temperature of light
LED wall packs are the best fixtures for light layering because of their adjustable colour temperature. According to the surroundings, LED lights can be adjusted from warm yellow (2500K) to cool white (5000K) colour temperatures.
LED-wall packs help improve the layout and ambience of any exterior settings; they are explicitly designed for outdoors and have efficient design systems that are safely rated and protected against extreme temperature conditions. They are economical and, overall, an excellent investment for business owners.