How LED Parking Lot Lighting Keep People Safe
LED lighting can save you significantly on your electric bill compared to incandescent or halogen bulbs. Used for parking lot lighting, LED bulbs can also help to keep people safe at night compared to other types of lighting.
Parking Lot LED lighting helps people to see where they’re going and makes the area feel more welcoming. The bulbs are very efficient, making them a cost-effective purchase choice for your commercial business.
Prevents Crime in Your Parking Lot
It stands to reason that a well-lit area will be less tempting for thieves and research from the Department of Homeland Security, backs this up. If they know they can be seen, and potentially recognized, they’ll probably think twice about committing crimes in the area.
Making security cameras prominent by pointing light sources at them, or placing lights above the cameras, can help to highlight the fact that they’re being watched — another strong crime deterrent. And as the Department of Homeland Security report says, Police (and security guards) are also more visible under decent lighting. If these figures of authority are seen, criminals are less likely to follow through with illegal acts.
LED lights shine evenly across a surface, and depending on the type, can distribute light down an individual pathway or 360 degrees. This means that they can light up each part of your parking lot so that criminals have nowhere to hide.
LED lighting can emit very bright light at a low cost, making them perfect for these directional lighting purposes. Coupled with a visible security monitoring system, parking lot lighting is your friend in the fight against potential crime on your lot.
LED Parking Lot Lighting Stops Accidents
Parking lot lighting helps to prevent accidents as well as crime. When people can see where they’re walking or driving properly, they have more time to notice and react.
LED lighting also appears to the human eye as a more vibrant white color, meaning that it is better at highlighting details. People are more likely to spot small curbs or raised edges at night they might trip over.
You can also lay strips of LED lighting along the floor. Place them along pathways to help guide cars at night, and to show people safe places to walk. You could even consider setting out dotted LEDs around parking spaces to guide cars into space, to prevent dings and knocks.
Another benefit of these innovative uses of LEDs in this way, can also make your business look very modern and professional. Which in turn appeal to your tenants and customers and improve their impression of you.
LED Lighting Lasts Longer
LED lights last much longer than traditional bulbs, so you won’t have to worry about them burning out as often. In terms of preventing accidents and crime, this is good to know.
A failed bulb in a dark corner of the parking lot could easily lead to an accident. And it might take time before it gets replaced. Let’s say that a bulb breaks during a busy evening at your business. You and your staff may not even notice that a light has gone out.
The first you’ll hear about it, is from an unhappy customer, complaining that they fell over in the dark while looking for their car. Knowing that the risk has been diminished by the simple swapping of lighting systems gives you plenty of peace of mind – at a very low cost!
Parking Lot Lighting Makes People Feel Safer
Even if there is nobody else for miles around, the people using your parking lot at night don’t know that. Walking in the dark can be unnerving, particularly if a person isn’t familiar with the area.
Effective and bright parking lot lighting helps to put their mind at ease. They’ll feel comfortable and confident about entering your business or using your parking lot if that is your main business.
Parking lot lighting is a key asset for your business itself. If no one wants to park in your lot when it gets dark, you’re will not get many customers on short winter days.
It should also make you feel much safer, and not just about the security of your business. If people hurt themselves on your parking lot due to poor or inadequate lighting choices, there’s a chance you could be held liable for that.
No one wants to end up in court over a completely avoidable situation. LED lighting is a relatively small investment to make to keep your customers safe and avoid litigation.
They’re Less of a Fire Hazard
This type of lighting is much less likely to overheat, and so it is not so much of a fire hazard as traditional lighting solutions. In most parking lots, the threat of fire is fairly low, because the ground is made of concrete.
Our Professional LED Lighting Services
DMR Electric provides expert installation and repair lighting services. We’re very excited to work with businesses looking to keep their customers safe while using their parking lots.
We can wire up new lamps, retrofit LED bulbs into existing lighting fixtures, or troubleshoot any problems you have. Soon, you too will be enjoying the benefits of new LEDs for your parking lot lighting.
This will help you cut hundreds of dollars (or more!) from your energy bills every month. And if your lighting ever needs maintenance – we’ll be here for that too. Get in touch today, and our friendly team will be happy to discuss how we can help brighten up your parking lot lighting.