One of the big drawbacks to having a lot of outdoor lighting, including in parking lots and outdoor venues, is the cost of energy to keep the lights on. However, in many locations, including in public and private parking lots and venues, people are using the facilities both day and night, which creates a problem for the business.
Providing the best lighting in these areas is important for safety and to prevent accidents such as slips and falls. Failing to do so can be a liability, but at the same time, the high cost of electricity also creates a concern with about 17% of the energy used in a commercial building on lighting.
The answer to this problem is to use LED flood lighting in these spaces. Not only does this allow for the light to be directed where it is needed, but the low cost of operation makes it a cost-effective option to provide the welcoming, safe parking area your employees or customers expect.
For covered areas, on columns or pillars or even for the side of a building or structure, the use of LED flood lighting mounted directly to the building is a good option. Additionally, flood lights can also be mounted on poles to provide a wide area of illumination with true color, quality light that provides clear visibility without any distortions.
While the cost of the LED flood lighting bulbs and fixtures may be slightly higher than other options, the cost of operation, which the US Department of Energy reports as 50% less than that of other floodlights, quickly makes up the difference.
These lights will also last for years, eliminating the need for frequent bulb changes with other systems. This, in turn, helps to reduce the lifetime cost of operation, which means a higher return on your investment and a lifetime of quality light.