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A Guide For Parking Lot Lighting Upgradation

A Guide For Parking Lot Lighting Upgradation

on Aug 22, 2013 in adec electrical, Electrical Contractor, Electrical sevices, Florescent Lighting, Home Lighing Repair, Home Lighting, Induction Lighting, Latest News, Lighting Maintenance, Lighting Servces, Lighting Services Vancouver, Outdoor Lighting, Parking Lot Lighting, Sign Maintenance, Sign Service, Signs

A Guide For Parking Lot Lighting Upgradation

A Guide For Parking Lot Lighting Upgradation

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No one can deny the importance of parking lot lighting. Appropriate lighting fixtures, correctly installed in the parking lot, can make the space safer. However, often complete retrofitting for providing satisfactory lighting in the parking lot incurs high costs for the space owners. This is why upgradation of parking lot lighting system is the talk of the town these days.

Parking lot lighting is now being recognized as a major opportunity for energy cost savings through lighting system upgradation. This involves either complete retrofitting or just replacement of a few old lights with new ones, depending on the site condition and budget.

If you are a parking lot owner and you want to upgrade you lighting system to cut electricity costs, here is a road map for you to proceed with this idea:

  1. Make notes of all the existing lighting fixtures, lighting levels, lighting usage patterns etc.
  2. Assess the condition and efficiency of existing lighting fixtures and decide whether installing new lights in existing fixtures would serve the purpose or complete retrofit is needed.
  3. Make sure that the lighting is installed exactly where it is needed. For every light being installed or assessed, consider what needs to be lit and whether this light is fulfilling the objective or not.
  4. There is no need to keep the whole parking area fully lit all the time. Use of options like day light harvesting, dimmer switches and occupancy sensors during no or very low traffic hours can significantly reduce the overall lighting costs.
  5. Determine which specifications are most suitable for the required retrofit or replacement of lighting fixtures. Solicit quotes for the products of required specification.
  6. Calculate pay-back period, return on investment, energy and cost savings and decide whether the proposed upgradation plan is feasible or not.
  1. Only after satisfaction that the plan is feasible, make the purchases and get your parking lot upgraded.

Most of the parking lots around Aurora, Ontario, designed some 10-15 years back, are most likely to be over lit. This is because at that time, the focus was on building aesthetics and not on energy efficiency and cost savings. Therefore it is extremely necessary to upgrade the parking lot lighting system to reduce the lighting costs. The investment made for lighting system upgradation in your parking lot will not only cut electricity costs for you, but it will also enhance safety of the area thereby saving the space users from any possible accident or mishap which may occur due to poorly lit and dark parking areas.

 

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