How to Optimize Parking Lot Lighting

When it comes to commercial electrical projects, many business owners will consider the lighting systems and devices used within their property. While these elements are undoubtedly important, it is crucial to ensure that the lighting systems used for your parking lot receive the attention they deserve. Failure to choose sufficient lighting solutions for your parking lot can drastically decrease safety for customers and employees. As a leading provider of commercial electrical services, the team at Expert Electric Commercial knows how important parking lot lighting is for every type of commercial property. That is why we have compiled some information to demonstrate how to optimize parking lot lighting for years to come.

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4 Key Considerations for Parking Lot Lighting

To create an effective parking lot lighting system, it is crucial to consider the following elements:

1. Bulbs

The lightbulbs you choose for your parking lot will drastically impact visibility, maintenance requirements, and energy costs throughout the year. While it may be tempting to spend less money per bulb, spending a bit more on modern LED bulbs can save you money over time while minimizing maintenance requirements. Before selecting a bulb, it is crucial to ensure that it emits enough light for your parking lot as weak lights will create dark areas throughout your property and compromise safety.

2. Quality Over Quantity

When it comes to parking lot lighting, a common misconception is that more lights will lead to better illumination and coverage. While it is important to have sufficient lighting for your lot, strategic placement of a few high-quality bulbs will be far more effective than placing many low-quality bulbs throughout your lot without a plan. This will ensure that you have enough light without incurring unnecessary energy costs.

3. Customer and Employee Safety

A lack of visibility in a parking lot or garage can drastically increase the risk of accidents and crime on your property. That is why it is crucial to consider customer and employee safety when choosing parking lot lighting solutions. Be sure to consider customer wayfinding and employee parking when selecting locations for lights as this will help you create a design that optimizes visibility and safety.

4. Distribution and Layout

The most powerful lightbulbs will not mean much if they are not effectively arranged for your parking lot. To ensure that you are getting optimal light coverage from each bulb, consider hiring a professional commercial electrician to determine the optimal height and spacing. A professional will also take notes of other lighting elements on your property and adjust the layout if needed, ensuring ideal results.

To learn more about our commercial electrical services or to discuss the details of your project, get in touch with the team at Expert Electric Commercial. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.