Outdoor Wall Pack Lighting
If you're in need of high-quality, yet affordable wall packs, you've come to the right place. Four-Bros.com offers a wide selection of wall pack lighting that includes metal halide, high-pressure sodium, and LED. Choose from a variety of bulb shapes, Lumen outputs, brands, and other features to find the right wall pack to meet your needs. Our selection of wall packs also includes DLC rated options for utility rebates where available and full cutoff fixtures that decrease light pollution. Wall pack lighting is an excellent solution for outdoor security purposes and parking lots. With durable features such as a shatter-resistant polycarbonate or glass lens, tamper-proof die-cast aluminum housing, and either UL listed or IP65 rated for wet locations, these wall packs are designed to protect each fixture from vandalism and bad weather. Pair with timers or photocells for hassle free bright night time lighting and energy savings during the day without needing to worry about manually turning the fixture on and off.
Color Temperature Options for Wall Pack Lights
Metal halide fixtures emit a cool white light around 4000 Kelvin which helps reduce eye strain. Our HPS wall packs are an excellent lighting option for smaller areas and produce a very warm, almost yellow, light around 2100 Kelvin that is less disruptive to nocturnal animals. Our LED outdoor light fixtures are available in either 4000 Kelvin or 5000 Kelvin options. Both color temperatures have been shown to increase night time visibility.
HID vs. LED Wall Pack Fixtures
HID wall packs have higher initial Lumen ratings than equivalent LED fixtures and feature an internal aluminum reflector to better direct the light outward. Metal halide and high pressure sodium lamps are typically omni-directional meaning the light is emitted in all directions: top, sides, and bottom. However, the wall mounted light fixtures are not omni-directional meaning roughly 30% of the lamp's Lumen output is lost within the reflector. These types of lamps also lose Lumens quickly over time. Comparatively, LED wall packs are designed to have a more directional beam angle than metal halide and high pressure sodium wall pack fixtures so no light is lost within the fixture. These fixtures also do not lose Lumens in the same way, meaning the brightness stays consistent longer and need to be replaced far less frequently. Don't let the Lumen numbers confuse or discourage you when comparing the different technologies, and don't hesitate to give our lighting experts a call if you have any questions. LEDs are also a good choice for those wanting high efficiency, energy-saving lighting. These low Watt fixtures consume less energy than their HID equivalents and are much more likely to be DLC rated.
How to Install a Wall Pack
Our wall pack fixtures are designed for hardwire installation meaning they operate directly off line voltage, typically 120-277V. These fixtures mount directly to the wall via a junction box. Some of our wall packs have mounting hardware included, so look for that when comparing products to find the right setup for your needs. Wall packs may also include an optional shade that can be installed to better direct the light downward and decrease light pollution. Four-Bros.com also offers LED wall packs that are Dark Sky compliant, eliminating any light lost above the fixture.
If you're ready to upgrade to energy-efficient LEDs but don't want to replace the entire fixture, LED retrofit kits are a good alternative. Most of these kits are essentially LED lights that screw into the existing fixture in place of the HID bulb. They are available as either direct wire bulbs that require bypassing the ballast or as a plug-and-play that operates with the existing ballast. For plug-and-play LED retrofits, be sure to check the spec sheet for a list of ballasts tested and approved for use with the bulb before purchasing.
Pairing Wall Packs with Photocells and Motion Sensors
Any outdoor lighting can benefit from the addition of photocells and motion sensors. Wall packs are no exception, but there are several facts, tips, and tricks that need to be considered before purchasing and adding photocontrols to your lighting system. If you live in the northern hemisphere, you're photocells, also known as dusk to dawn sensors, should face north whenever possible. North-facing light sensors allow for the most balanced on/off schedule based on the arc of the sun. If pointed west, it will turn on and off late and vice versa for east-facing light sensors. Photocells facing the south will be exposed to the most direct sunlight which can burn out the components and cause premature failure. If you want your lights to come on early or late, we recommend pointing the light sensor northeast or northwest, respectfully. The opposite is true south of the equator.
It's important to note, when upgrading to LED, your dusk to dawn sensors must be compatible with LEDs in order to operate properly. If using a conventional photocell, be sure to replace it with one rated for use with LEDs. While conventional light sensors will still work with LED fixtures at first, they will burn out prematurely. The same is true for motion sensors.