Frequently Asked Questions

What are some examples of innovative things I can do with my water tower(s)?2019-06-01T22:18:14+00:00

We love innovation and love it when you send us your creative ideas. Here are a few things we have done or seen that you can mimic…

  1. Renting color displays (and another)
  2. Holiday lighting (and another)
  3. Eclectic art (and another)
  4. Laser lighting

Send us your creative water tower lighting ideas and we’ll post them here.

Do you pre-ship bolts while we wait on the pole manufacturing?2019-06-01T21:09:47+00:00

Yes. We will send the bolts and bolt patterns as quickly as possible so the concrete pedestals can be poured and set.

What if I only want one light to shine on my logo?2019-04-30T06:36:45+00:00

That’s fine. You will still need the photometric analysis to determine the correct distance and beam angle for the logo.

What if I have existing lights and poles?2019-04-30T06:36:10+00:00

Main Street LED can replace lights on existing poles. This will greatly reduce the cost but we will need to make sure the existing electrical circuit is adequate and that the new fixtures will work with the existing poles.

Roughly how much should I anticipate spending on a lighting project?2020-01-29T02:52:29+00:00

Our costs are typically far less than other companies. A full project with four poles and eight color fixtures installed is around $70,000. However, the cost can be less if the entity can provide manpower and equipment.

A catwalk mounted project with installation depends on the size of the tower, but typically between $10,000-$20,000.

These are very rough averages and your individual project will vary depending on the number of fixtures and complexity of the site. Contact us for an individualized quote.

Can you provide a bid spec?2019-04-30T06:34:51+00:00

Yes, you can find one here.

Is Main Street LED on the BuyBoard or another purchasing co-op?2019-06-01T20:57:04+00:00

Yes! Main Street LED is an approved BuyBoard vendor. Our products are very specific for water tower lighting so being on the BuyBoard is very helpful for entities that follow the bidding process. We have seen (and fixed) disastrous projects where organizations chose vendors and products that weren’t specialized for water tower lighting.

Can I just order white lights?2019-04-30T06:24:30+00:00

Yes. We offer fixtures with only white light. The wattage for these fixtures is determined by the photometric analysis.

Do you offer on-tank lighting options?2020-01-29T02:57:03+00:00

Yes we do. We install linear fixtures on towers with catwalks. These fixtures are typically mounted to the catwalk, but we have also had to install them on the handrail to avoid antenna equipment.

Newer water towers without catwalks require pole or ground-mounted fixtures. We do not install fixtures directly onto water tanks.

Can I control the lights from anywhere or do I need to be on site?2019-06-01T20:59:43+00:00

The color controller is a wifi controller with either its own SSID or can be controlled with your organization’s backhaul wireless. If your IT department wants to put the light control on your organization’s wifi then you can control the lights from anywhere you can access your network. The controller does not run on cellular technology due to the complex nature of the DMX control. Many white lights can be controlled via cellular technology, but not color fixtures (at least not yet). Most white lights are installed using a simple photocell.

Do you offer turnkey water tower lighting jobs including installation?2020-01-29T03:06:41+00:00

Main Street LED is a full-service turnkey supplier and installer. We offer photometric modeling, site design, LED fixtures, control system, and pole installation services. Since we have projects all over North America, we generally ship our products directly to the water tower site. Our installer will travel to the site and sub-contract labor OR work directly with labor and equipment provided by the client. This can also shave thousands of dollars off the total cost.

We can also work directly with your engineer or your electrician/contractor to answer any questions and provide technical support.

Do you sell gobo fixtures, lasers, etc. that can be used on a water tower?2020-01-29T03:08:50+00:00

Yes. Please tell us what you need and we’ll provide a quote.

Do you sell other products besides water tower lights?2020-01-29T03:09:03+00:00

Main Street LED offers the following products in addition to water tower lighting. Please call us for current pricing and inventory. We also keep a small inventory of overstock items.

  • Searchlights
  • Landscape lights
  • Lasers
  • Stadium lights
  • Street lights
  • Park lights
  • Strip/Module lights
  • Tube lights

Happy Star Wars Day!

Here at Main Street LED we celebrate ‘May the Fourth’ a little differently than others. How, you ask? By projecting an outdoor laser on a water tower! Check out this short Star Wars Day laser show on the Kyle, Texas downtown water tower. Contact us to turn your water tower into an attraction!