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Does Your Chicagoland Business Have Ample Parking Lot Lighting?

Quality parking lot lighting is an important consideration for Chicagoland businesses. Parking lot lighting is essential for many reasons, including security and the safety of your customers and employees. Exterior lighting is quite an asset to your business.

Years ago, parking lot lighting wasn’t a priority for lighting designers. Outdoor lighting was primarily used to accent the architecture of a building and enhance its visual appearance and less as a means for providing safety and security. Because of this, many facilities which are more than 10 years old have inadequate lighting in their parking lots.

Lighting for your parking lot can do more than enhance the appearance of your building. It is a great asset to security managers and can help make your customers and employees feel safer when at your place of business.

When creating a parking lot lighting system for your business, there are a few key factors you should keep in mind that will help you design the right system for your facility.

  • Brightness of the lighting – Your lighting needs to be bright enough to illuminate the entire parking lot. Dim lighting does little to enhance the security of your facility.
  • Lighting color – The color of the lighting in your parking lot is important to security. You’ll want to be sure that the lighting you choose accurately renders colors to help any identification needs.
  • Life span of bulbs – Choosing bulbs with longer life spans can reduce your maintenance needs and ensure your parking lot will receive adequate lighting when needed.
  • Lighting efficiency – Efficiency of the lighting will affect your business’s energy costs. Choosing efficient lighting will help lower your operating expenses while providing much-needed security.
  • Uniformity of lighting – Your lighting needs to be consistent and offer enough coverage for the entire area.

For assistance with parking lot lighting, contact Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical online or call us at 815-444-0979 today. Our lighting systems help enhance the security of your business, as well as the safety of employees and customers.

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