Parking Lot Lighting Install & Repair

Dec 26, 2023 | Electrical

Lighting is crucial in parking lots. It improves safety for visitors and employees while improving security. Proper lighting in parking lots can also reduce a business’s liability for any accidents.

Whether you are planning a parking lot lighting design, are ready to start an installation project, or need existing lighting repaired, CS Mechanical is here to provide the services you need.

LED Parking Lot Light

We often recommend installing LED parking lot lights. LEDs use less wattage than other types of luminaires, resulting in significant energy savings. The high lumens output ensures plenty of visibility, and the bulbs last longer than other lighting solutions. The long lifespan reduces maintenance and replacement costs which equals additional savings for your business.

LED parking lot lights are also a good fit for businesses interested in solar-powered lights.

Solar Parking Lot Lights

More and more businesses are reducing their carbon footprint and promoting sustainability. It is something consumers often look for in a brand they support.

Combining solar parking lot lights with LEDs is an effective solution. Solar panels turn sunlight into usable energy that powers the lights at night. On cloudy days, when sunlight is scarce, LED lighting acts as a backup.

Businesses can use solar parking lot lights to promote their commitment to the environment while also enjoying lower monthly utility bills.

Parking Lot Light Repair

Even though LEDs have a longer lifespan than other types of lighting, the bulbs can wear out over time. Issues with ballasts can also occur.

Exposure to the weather and other environmental factors can take a toll on your parking lot lighting. When an issue occurs, CS Mechanical is here to help. Our skilled electricians can diagnose and repair the issue, often on the same day.

We also offer 24/7 emergency repair services to help ensure your parking lot is always safe for your customers and employees.

LED Parking Lot Light Fixtures

You can choose from a variety of LED parking lot light fixtures. The best option often depends on the parking lot’s size and design. Fixtures with one, two, or three heads can illuminate larger areas while uniformly distributing the light. These types of fixtures help to eliminate dark zones, improving security and safety in your parking lot.

If your parking lot is surrounded by walls, LED wall fixtures may be a viable option. You can also choose pole bullhorns. These fixtures use three or four LED bulbs. Light from pole bullhorns can cover larger areas, reducing the number of fixtures needed to illuminate the space.

Our professionals can help you select the right LED light fixtures to illuminate your parking lot.

Commercial Grade LED Parking Lot Lights

Commercial-grade LED parking lot lights have a few differences compared to residential ones. The fixtures and bulbs are designed to withstand prolonged exposure to the elements like wind, rain, sunlight, and fluctuating temperatures.

The heat sinks, and drivers are a few of the components designed with durability in mind. Commercial-grade LED fixtures also have an extended lifespan, meaning you will spend less on repairs and replacements.

Car Dealership Parking Lot Lighting

While metal halide lights are common in car dealership parking lots, many are switching to LEDs.

LED lights are available in a range of color options, do not have a warm-up time, and are energy-efficient. LEDs also produce a more concentrated beam of light over an area. The lighting can highlight vehicles for sale while also providing safety and security at night.

You can choose from various parking lot lighting fixtures to meet the specific needs of your car dealership.

Indoor Garage Lighting

Safety is paramount in indoor parking garages. You want the garage to be well-illuminated. LED high-bays are an option. These fixtures evenly distribute light across larger spaces.

Another option is to install LED wall lights along walkways. The lights provide illumination on the way to exits, stairways, and elevators.

Our lighting experts can help you create a lighting design to illuminate your indoor parking garage.

IES Recommended Lighting Levels

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) provides recommendations for parking lot lighting levels.

For most parking lots, the recommended maximum horizontal illumination is 0.2-foot candles. Vertical illumination is 0.1 foot-candle with a uniformity ratio of 20.1 foot-candle. It helps ensure the parking lot is adequately and evenly illuminated.

Some parking lots require additional security, and lighting can play a role. The IES recommends using luminaires with a horizontal illumination of 0.5-foot candles, vertical illumination of 0.25-foot candles, and a uniformity ratio of 16.1.

Ensuring your commercial parking lot has adequate lighting is crucial for safety and security. Choosing the right LED fixtures and bulbs can be confusing, but CS Mechanical is here to help.

Contact us today to learn more about LED parking lot lighting. We can help with everything from design to installation and repairs.