When choosing to light your car park, you are instantly making your business or retail premises more attractive, and more secure. Effective lighting can reduce crime and help your employees and potential customers feel much safer about leaving their vehicles. Especially in the dark winter months we have ahead of us. But lighting a car park effectively can be a challenge. And it certainly involves making some important practical and design decisions. Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical professionals. From offices and hotels, to schools and university accommodation, we provide a range of effective electrical solutions to commercial and industrial businesses across the North West. And this is our guide to the important considerations for effective car park lighting.
Important considerations for effective car park lighting
So, what should you consider when designing and planning your car park lighting? Well, there are several things to bear in mind, including:
- The lighting level– lighting that is too bright in a small space can cause visibility problems and issues for drivers and pedestrians. While lighting that is too dark is not likely to be effective either. Choose the right light for your space by taking a look at the British Standard requirements, for the size of the space you have, and how busy it is likely to be. A professional electrical team like ours, here at Walker Electrical, can take care of this for you.
- Lighting controls- do you want to light your car park all night, or just until a few hours after closing time, so your employees can close up safely? If you don’t want to leave the lights on all night, paying for something that’s not in use, it could be useful to include lighting controls, so that the lights can switched off to conserve power, and money.
- The colour of the light- using white light is the most effective option for company car park lighting, as this can provide the best visibility for drivers and for CCTV too.
For professional lighting or electrical solutions, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.