Parking Lot Lighting Solutions
Complete Parking Lot Lighting Solutions
Large Shopping Malls, Strip Malls, Government Installations, Hotels, Hospitals, and Office Buildings
No matter the parking lot size, we have the right lighting solution.
Since 2009, LightMart’s Light Pole Kits have illuminated parking lots and parking garages across the U.S., large outdoor parking lots and small indoor parking garages. We offer the right lighting solution to satisfy designers, store owners, customers, and surrounding communities.
Proper Parking Lot lighting heightens security and increases safety.
Key Parking Lot Lighting Configurations:
- Parking lots
- Parking decks
- Parking garages
- Parking Apron
- Public lots
- Paid parking
Select from the following Parking Lot products and technical information
Parking Lot LED Light Installations
Light Pole Kits
Professional Project Support
Our staff can guide you through the process of purchasing the right LED fixtures for your location and application.
Complete LED Light Kits
Poles, Fixtures, and Brackets. Get everything you need for your install in one shipment. Our LED Light Kits save time and money.
Save Money, and the Environment
LED lighting fixtures save enormous amounts of energy. You save on energy, and the longer life of LEDs will reduce maintenance costs.
Custom 3D Renderings
Photometric Lighting Application
Custom CAD Drawings
Frequently Asked Questions
GENERAL & OUTDOOR
How much light is needed for a parking lot?
Uniformity of illumination is as important as the amount of light in determining the overall quality of the lighting system. In most cases, the amount of light required for parking lots, parking decks, and garages will be dictated by the size of the space. As the space increases, more light will be needed. Architects’ construct manuals and outline light levels with descriptions of each category. The lighting designs are offered in a PDF file format for easy web viewing, transfer, and printability. In addition, our lighting experts are available to guide you through the selection and design process.
What is the best luminaire correlated color temperature (CCT) for a parking lot?
CCT describes the overall color appearance of the light source in Kelvin degrees. “Cooler’ light sources will have a higher Kelvin temperature, and “warmer” light sources will lower Kelvin temperature. Avoid color temperatures over 5000K, which will have a bluish tint. We recommend 5000K fixtures for larger installations and 4000K for smaller parking lot installations.
How long do LED lights last?
Many LEDs have a rated life of up to 50,000 hours. This is approximately 50 times longer than a typical incandescent, 20-25 times longer than a typical halogen, and 8-10 times longer than a typical CFL. Used 12 hours a day, a 50,000-hour LED will last more than 11 years.
What is the best fixture size, and what optic is best for a parking lot?
LightMart’s PK series has fixtures ranging from 80 – 300 watts and can accommodate up to 4 fixtures per pole. This gives your parking lot architect a wide-range of choices to produce the perfect lighting solution for the space(s). Call today; one of our lighting experts will guide you through selecting light fixtures and poles to light your project.
Is there anything I need in addition to the light fixtures?
Well-designed and implemented controls will save energy and prolong the life of the lighting system. A control system is an effective way to engage the lights only when needed and turns the lights off when not in use. A typical control system may use a combination of scheduling, photocells, and motion sensors to make sure the lighting system operates only when needed.
What maintenance is required on LED luminaires?
In general, our LED lights are maintenance-free. Still, periodic visual inspections are recommended to ensure fixtures are working correctly.
How much energy will I save?
Compared to traditional HID sources, 40-60% in energy savings is typical.
What tools are available to see light coverage before I order to ensure I am getting what I want?
LightMart’s Lighting Calculator is available online at LightMart.com/lighting-calculator. The calculator will allow you to design a custom solution. Select pole heights, coverage area, and lumen output. Once you are finished, the designs are downloadable in PDF file format for easy web viewing, transfer, and printability.
What is the difference between indoor direct and indoor indirect lighting fixtures?
Direct lighting is directed toward the ground surface; it provides high illuminance levels in the space. Indirect lighting is where the light is directed upwards. It provides high ambient light levels with reflected light from the walls and ceiling. It is the best choice for optimal illumination and very low glare.
What are my mounting options for indoor luminaires?
Indoor luminaires can be mounted using four corners direct cable suspension or a pendant-attached single hub cable mount.
What other benefits are there to LED Indoor fixtures?
Indoor sports fixtures are impact-resistant and offer instant-ON illumination (no restrike time). They can be frequently switched ON and OFF and are not susceptible to vibration-related failures often witnessed in filament-based lighting fixtures.
Can you install USB ports and electrical outlets in light poles?
Yes, when ordering your poles, include an extra handhole with your pole options. With this option, you can specify which height and side of the pole the receptacle should be located.
What is the proper pole height for parking lots?
This will depend on several factors, but generally in the 20’ – 25’ range. Smaller lots can use lower mounting heights. Lighting for multiple lots will require poles in the higher range.
What is the best pole to use for parking lot applications?
Square Straight Steel poles are the most used poles for parking lots and the most economical. However, LightMart offers round straight and round tapered steel poles and aluminum and fiberglass options for your space(s). For more information on poles, click here
How much does a parking lot lighting solution cost?
You will want to contact us to receive accurate pricing and prevent buying more than you need to cover your space(s).
Lightmart.com was established in 1998 by lighting manufacturer Energy Light, Inc. before any online lighting distributors existed. Since its inception, our goal has been to make life easier for lighting professionals by delivering quality products at great savings. We strive to be your one-stop source for light poles and commercial lighting and provide turnkey solutions such as our parking lot and decorative light pole kits, and power bar sports light packages. With a complete selection of commercial lighting products ranging from light poles and LED fixtures to tenon adapters and light pole kits, we make every effort to serve you better than anyone every day.