The parking lot of your place of business is an extension of your business property that deserves just as much respect and attention, which means the lighting you have in this space is highly important. Too many business owners give all kinds of attention to the commercial lighting inside of their place of business and disregard the lighting outside, but upgrading parking area lighting can be really advantageous. here is a look at a few of the noteworthy signs that the parking lot lighting at your business could use an upgrade.
You have had issues with customer safety in the parking area.
Customer safety is a top priority everywhere on your business property. Unfortunately, if you do not have the parking area efficiently lighted, it can mean higher occurrences of things that threaten the safety of your customers. For example, if you have had issues with theft and vandalism of customer vehicles, it could be because parts of the parking area are not as well lit as others.
You notice that the surrounding parking areas are better lit than yours.
It is a commonly disregarded fact that the appearance of the business properties around your own can make your own look bad if things are not up to par, and this is even true in the parking lot. If you notice that all surrounding parking areas appear well lit and yours just looks dull and drab, it is probably because your neighbors have more modern or efficient lighting in their parking area. This can make your business look old, outdated, and unkempt.
You are constantly having to have bulbs replaced in parking area lights.
Parking area lights can burn just as long as the lights inside of your store, so you may expect that having to have them replaced often is just a normal thing. However, modern light bulbs in modern fixtures are designed to burn far longer than older models. Therefore, if you are having to replace your bulbs a lot, it very well could mean that your parking lot lights could use an upgrade. In a lot of cases, you can have light poles and fixtures updated with a retrofitting receptor so you can still use modern bulbs without replacing the entire fixture.
Overall, the parking area should be well lit at any place of business. If you suspect the lights in your parking area could use an upgrade, reach out to a commercial lighting repair service for advice.