Both parking lots and parking garages require a lot of planning and a number of different considerations, including the lights that are installed. Parking areas require good lighting for many reasons. Bad lighting can have many consequences including accidents, injuries or crime. Today, Burley Electrical Services would like to share some of the reasons why it is so important for parking areas to have properly designed and installed outdoor lighting.
Lighting Reduces Accidents & Improves Safety
Parking areas and parking garages are chaotic and are often busy and crowded places, with many vehicles and pedestrians heading toward them with many different destinations or directions. In order for everyone to move around safely, good lighting is essential. Good lighting allows drivers to see clearly where they are trying to go and avoid obstacles or other hazards in the parking area. Some of the obstacles inside a parking garage as well as a parking lot can be things like pillars, walls, or other vehicles. Good lighting also helps pedestrians to see and to be seen by drivers, reducing the risk of accidents or collisions. With good lighting drivers can better navigate the parking area more easily, especially if they are unfamiliar with the layout while in the dark. Proper light helps to reduce the risk of confusion or frustration that can lead to unsafe driving.
Improve Security with Lighting
Proper lighting is also very important for security reasons. Dark or poorly lit parking areas can provide cover for criminals and invite crimes such as theft, vandalism, or assault. Good lighting helps to deter criminal activity. Nicely lit areas make it more difficult for criminals to hide and makes their suspicious behavior easier to see. Additionally, proper lighting can make it easier for security officers to monitor the parking area and improve the quality of security cameras or footage. With better lighting, both the cameras and security officers will have a better chance of identifying criminals or preventing a crime.
Visibility in Navigation
Good lighting is important for visibility reasons as well. The right lighting design can help drivers locate their vehicle safely. Especially in large parking areas or garages where it can be difficult to remember where you parked, looking for your vehicle in the dark only makes matters worse. Good lighting will make it easier to navigate your way to your vehicle. Lighting also helps pedestrians to see and avoid tripping hazards in the parking area or garage such as potholes, curbs, or other debris.
Better Customer Satisfaction
Lastly, good lighting designs and light fixtures can improve the overall experience of customers and guests that use the parking area or garage. Proper lighting can make them feel safer and more comfortable, especially at night or in an unfamiliar area. More customers will be drawn to return to places they feel they are better cared for. A simple element such as lighting goes a long way.
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For parking lots, parking garages and other commercial settings that need lighting design, installation and other electrical services, contact Burley Electrical Services and schedule our services today.