PARKING LOT LIGHTING
Parking lot lighting, ground lights, signs, store front under-canopy and façade lighting all impact how your existing and potential customers see your business. A well-lit facility will attract customers and potentially increase revenue. By contrast, a poorly lit facility or dimly lit facility will impact consumer’s overall feelings of safety, deterring them from visiting at night and potentially costing you good customers! Parking Lot Lighting should be an integral part of any business owners plan.
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The design of lighting systems is a highly technical science that can take years of training to learn. While it is unlikely that most security managers will ever become lighting experts, there are a few fundamentals of lighting design that are important for every security manager to know. Knowing these fundamentals will allow the security manager to accurately assess the lighting system in use at his or her facility
There are five basic considerations when evaluating a lighting system:
- Intensity of the lighting: how bright is the light?
- Uniformity of lighting: how consistent is the light level from place to place throughout the lighted area?
- Color of lighting: how accurately does the lighting render colors?
- Efficiency of lighting: how much light per watt of electricity does the lighting system deliver?
- Lamp life: How long do lamps last before they must be replaced?
Sometimes a Light Retrofit to LED is the most cost effective alternative to updating a existing lighting service.
If your facility was constructed more than ten years ago, chances are good that your outdoor security lighting is inadequate. For many years, lighting in parking lots and other outdoor areas was a low priority for lighting designers. In many cases, the purpose of outdoor lighting was to enhance the architectural appearance of the facility rather than to provide lighting for safety and security.
It is recommended that every security manager conduct an evaluation of the exterior lighting at the facilities for which he or she is responsible. The adequacy of outdoor lighting is an important factor in maintaining good security in parking lots and other outdoor areas. The inadequacy of exterior lighting has been the basis of many lawsuits alleging that the facility owner was negligent in providing a proper level of security.
In addition to providing bucket truck services you see above to repair, replace or retrofit parking lot lighting, we also offer parking lot lighting retrofitting and installation. Advances in lighting technology can save significant amounts of energy, which lowers your costs. We offer commercial and industrial style CFL and LED lighting solutions. LED parking lot lighting can be installed new or retrofitted to your existing pole lighting configuration or storefront. Save time and money by hiring the right electrician for the job, call Empire Electric Inc. Today.