It is important to plan where the lights will be placed around your parking lot when replacing or installing parking lot lighting. There are many factors to consider when it comes to safety, visibility, logistics, and logistics. Continue reading to find out the best coverage area for a parking lot light.
These are the top factors to remember when installing parking lot lights
* Design of Parking Lot Lights
* The location of surrounding buildings
* Minimum Parking Lot Lighting Levels
* Maximum height of parking light poles
Proximity to Buildings
When assessing the site for parking lot lighting, pay attention to the surrounding buildings and the way the public enters and exits the lot. Light shields can be used to prevent light trespass and glare from the fixture. The four categories of cutoffs based on luminous intensities are: semi-cutoff (non-cutoff), full-cutoff (full-cutoff), and semi-cutoff (full-cutoff). The proper optic can also help to reduce light trespass.
Parking Light Pole Height Permitted
Numerous counties have their own rules about the maximum height of light poles. This should be taken into consideration before any design is made. The size of the lot will usually determine the height of the light pole. In densely populated areas, shorter poles will reduce glare. However, more poles are required to cover the area. This is especially true in rural settings where taller and fewer poles are possible to achieve the same uniformity with less public interaction. Designers may use the glare rating of the light to ensure that discomfort doesn’t extend beyond their property line.
This tutorial will show you how to choose the right location for your parking area lights.
Parking lot lighting design is not easy. However, the following guidelines will help you create a design that provides enough light to ensure safety and does not cause nuisance. Are there any other suggestions for optimal parking lot placement? Leave a comment.
Consider the cost of external transportation
Cost control is possible by examining the costs of energy, maintenance, replacement, installation, and maintenance. An in-depth examination of the overall cost could help you reduce future expenses.
* Energy costs
Energy-saving fixtures can convert input to output and transform power into photic energy. The effectiveness of a parking lot fixture should be considered. It is measured in lumens per Watt. The higher the effectiveness, the better the value. LED lighting may be 30 to 70% more efficient than traditional lighting. A longer fixture life span can also help reduce energy costs. Adaptive controls can help you save both time and money.
Installation and replacement costs
Parking lot lamps should be installed at the right height to provide sufficient illumination. Installing parking lot lamps on poles of proper height is difficult and expensive because it requires skilled professionals. Both the foundation and trench required to supply electricity to poles are expensive. Rarely, poles can be more expensive than fittings. Parking lot fixtures can also be replaced with a lot of labor. If you are looking to improve the parking lot lighting system then it is a good idea to use the existing poles.
Cost of upkeep
Fixtures that fail must be fixed using a bucket truck, or a hoist. They are usually installed on poles over 15 feet high. Not every structure or facility can have a lift or bucket truck. It is necessary to hire professionals and repair tools. It is not always easy to keep your fixtures in good condition. Manufacturers are able to offer warranties that can last for a longer period of time than the life of the fixtures. However, they also consider maintenance costs.
Decide whether or not you want to install lighting controls
The parking lots are lit throughout the day. Parking lots are not lit at night. One step towards a more efficient and economical lighting system is the control. Many lighting controls include photo sensors, motion detectors, time clocks and astronomical clocks.
Photo sensors adjust the brightness of the lights based on how much natural light is available. Photosensors are used in electronics, housing, optics and photocells. Parking lot fixtures are turned off at sunrise using photo sensors to prevent energy waste. The limitations of photo sensors include incorrect triggers during climatic change and a shorter life span than fixtures.
A photo sensor and a time clock control are often combined. This allows fixtures to be switched on or off at a specific time. Setting time clocks helps conserve electricity after hours or at night.
* Astronomical Timepiece
The on-and off times of lights are adjusted by the parking lot location and predicted sunset and dawn periods. Even though astronomical clock controls are not affected by sunlight, they cannot detect thick clouds. There is always the possibility of ineffective control.
* Motion sensors
Motion detectors are activated by the movement of people and automobiles. These detectors are used for both interior and exterior purposes. This dynamic reaction allows for higher energy savings, regardless of how much daylight or time passes.
Measure your parking lot
You can only determine the dimensions and layout of fixtures by measuring the parking lot. The measurements will help you to draw the layout of the fixtures. Smart planning can help you place fixtures more efficiently, increase space utilization and lower energy costs. Parking lots of larger dimensions will require more lighting and fixtures with higher illuminance. But, remember that more fixtures does not necessarily mean better lighting. Lighting performance should be taken into consideration.
Consider lighting performance
Lighting performance is affected by many factors, including the color rendering index, illumination, lighting distribution, and resistance to the external environment. High-quality lighting can improve the environment and facial recognition, making it safer for people.
* Environmental resistance
Parking lot fittings are exposed to extreme hot and cold temperatures, wind, rain, sun, and wind for long periods. High-quality fixtures are required for the harsh environment of a parking garage. A parking lot fixture’s ability and resistance to water, dust, impact, corrosion, and heat are all important considerations. The equivalent standards are IP rating, IK rating and corrosion resistance.
IP (Ingress Protection), a worldwide recognized measurement that measures the protection electrical equipment enclosures provide against foreign object penetration, is widely accepted. Two digits are often followed by IP to indicate the degree of protection. The number indicates the level of protection.