Metal halide lights – They are excellent in color rendition because they offer a light that is almost white. They are efficient compared to mercury vapor lights, but less efficient compared to low pressure sodium when it comes to energy use.
Mercury vapor lights – They are not as good when it comes to color rendition and give a blue-green light. The lamp life is however very reliable but light levels, reduce was the lamp ages. The lights are very good when it comes to energy efficiency.
High pressure sodium lights – They give off yellowish amber light but the lamp life is long and light levels do not reduce that much even when the light ages. These lights are energy efficient making them ideal for the parking lot that needs to remain lighted throughout the night.
Low pressure sodium lights – They have an orange yellowish light and a lamp life that is relatively short. These lights, however do not reduce light levels as they age and they are very energy efficient and this makes them great for places that might need lighting throughout the day.
LED lights – They are cost effective, energy efficient and come in a wide range of wattages so you choose the perfect one in relation to the specific demands you have. They last long and rarely need to be replaced for years. The LED parking lot lights are dark sky friendly too, making them perfect for your lot.
Why light the parking lot?
It protects your business. When you install lights for your business premises, you enhance the safety and security of your assets. Lighting keeps intruders off your business because there is no hiding place around your property.
It protects pedestrians. Many people robbed in the parking lot, especially when there is poor lighting, especially during late night hours. Proper lighting therefore minimizes criminal activities. A well lit up space will provide a safer environment for local pedestrians and passers-by. You will also manage to give your employees a sense of security, especially when working late night.
It makes pulling out of the area easier. Your customers or even employees do not have to worry about bumping into objects and other cars when the place is well lit. Proper lighting gives them an easier time pulling out of the parking area.