Key Factors in Planning Parking Lot Lighting
Pillars of Success – Parking Lot Lighting
Pillar 1: Optimal Lighting
Overwhelmingly, the goal behind optimal lighting is the safety and security of guests. A poorly-lit parking lot is a liability and presents a negative image of your facility. Customers and employees want to feel safe, and poor illumination can invite crime, lead to accidents, and cause people to shy away from your establishment. It’s important that the exterior of your building is inviting, and proper parking lot illumination is a key part. We start with a photometric plan to serve as a documented guide, ensuring proper lighting levels are met for your specific space. Achieving optimal lighting is a must before moving on to next steps.
Pillar 2: Energy Efficiency
Managing electricity costs is important for any business. Additionally, there is a growing emphasis across industries on reducing emissions. Energy-efficient parking lot lighting can save you money and reduce your carbon footprint, which ultimately reflects positively on your business. Parking lots have long burn hours, so annual energy savings can be significant with the right fixtures and lamps. LED technology, for example, can be paired with lighting controls to maximize savings.
Pillar 3: Reduced Operations Costs
Parking lot lighting should be reliable and require minimal care over long periods of time. Choosing the correct fixtures that last 50,000 to 100,000 hours can help ensure you won’t be spending more on operating costs than is necessary. Parking lot lighting should be reliable, high-quality, and come with a good warranty.
Our Approach to Your Turn-Key Parking Lot Lighting
There are more than just a few things to consider when planning your parking lot lighting. Therefore, it’s important to work with a commercial lighting expert to ensure compliance with local ordinances, industry standards, and other important details. If you begin working with someone that skips important planning pieces, your project will face challenges and risk having to re-install lighting again… yes, this happens! It doesn’t matter if you save a ton of energy but are still faced with liabilities due to a dark, unsafe lot.