The first experience all visitors have with your commercial property is the parking lot. Lighting in your parking lot may not be top of mind but, if the quality of your parking lot lights are poor believe it or not this can lead to less people wanting to interact with your establishment. The purpose of exterior security lighting is to protect people and its properties.
It’s more important that you think to have quality lighting in your parking lot and speaks volumes of your establishment it sends a message that people are welcome. Security lighting especially in your parking lot helps you see your surroundings and provides a layer of safety when alone in parking lots at later times with no natural light. Here are a few reasons upgrading to LED lights in your parking lot is most beneficial to your business.
Improve Safety and Security
Prioritizing customer and employee safety should always be top of mind. Naturally, during the day parking lots are well lit but what about when the sun goes down? Making sure your parking lot is properly lit increases visibility and can reduce the chance of accidents between drivers reducing liability risks as a business owner. Bright lightening in your parking lot can also decrease the risk of crime. People with unfavorable intentions tend to avoid well-lit parking lots, if you have poor lighting in your parking lot this can be the focal point for criminal occurrences. Switching to LED lighting for parking lot can ward off criminal activity and allow any security cameras to record clearly id needed. LED also helps to eliminate possible dark spots and gaps in your parking lot.
Update and Advance Your Technology
Most exterior fixtures with HID (high intensity discharge) is omnidirectional it can only focus on one spot and usually leads to uneven lighting HID lighting also has major deficiencies that include deteriorating quickly, emits a significant about of UV radiation and is not directional. HID lighting also has a “warm – up” meaning the light does not arrive at full power right away and can fade over time.
LED lighting is directional. This means it can be “aimed” to direct higher concentrations of light into target or darker areas in. LED also has smart controls; you can control and monitor your lighting remotely from a command center. Having these specific controls can dim or brighten your lightening based on your commercial property’s needs and time of day. Outdoor LED lighting controls can save energy and allow you to maximize on your lighting depending on time of day and season however light is needed most and can decrease usage when the demand is low.
Improved safety is just one reason why LED is the best switch for you parking lot lighting. When potential customers and clients can properly see your business, it will draw more attention to your business. LED lighting is a great way to help advertise your business and increase revenue. Brightly lit areas such as your parking lot lets the public know you are open for business! This also helps to prevent anyone getting lost when coming to your establishment.
LED is Cost Efficient
Another benefit to switching your lighting to LED is they can save you money! HID light consumes a lot more energy. In terms of lighting parking lots are large energy consumers making for an overpriced electrical bill. With LED your electrical bill can be cut almost in half. We know how important it is to save money when running a business and how expenses can add up. Contact us, ask us about our ComEd rebates!
LED is Energy Saving
LED lighting uses 40 to 600 watts of electricity in comparison to HID lighting that uses 100 to 1,000. Making LED lighting uses 40% – 60% less energy consumption. Meaning the larger the area the more energy consumption HID lighting will use running up your electrical bill. LED can save you energy and money especially in regard to your large parking lot that needs to be properly lit. HID lighting loses efficiency over time and consumes more energy making the switch to LED only makes sense.
LED is Easy to Maintain
With their innovative design and long lifespan LED lighting is the perfect way to light your parking lots. Light output will gradually decrease when necessary, meaning that lighting will not have to be replaced as much and lasts longer. With LED’s higher brightness levels and longer life shelf as a business owner you don’t need as many lighting fixtures (which is another reason LED is so cost efficient.) Its design is meant to distribute light more evenly throughout your parking lot with less fixtures.
Have we convinced you, yet that LED lighting is the best option for you parking lot? Contact us and ask to speak with our team! Let’s make sure your parking lot is ready this summer.