LED Upgrades Improve Parking Garage Safety

December 9, 2016

With recent technological advances in LED lighting, an LED retrofit is one of the most reliable ways to eliminate outages, eradicate dark areas, and improve overall safety and security in parking structures.

Most parking garages have poorly functioning fluorescent, halogen, and incandescent lights that can cause scary experiences for people emerging from dimly lit stairwells, ramps, and elevators in search of their vehicle. With an LED upgrade, parking garage safety and security are vastly improved.

A Nationwide Call to Upgrade LED

Tens of thousands of parking garage structures in cities and suburbs in all 50 states  accommodate the nation’s 135 million-plus registered passenger cars. An enormous LED retrofit job remains to be done in order to bring parking garage safety into the 21st century.

Because many parking facilities operate round-the-clock 365 days a year, significant maintenance costs involved with constant bulb replacements are largely eliminated by an LED retrofit from day one following installation.

A 2014 Department of Energy study indicated that more than 95 percent of the nation’s parking facilities still had conventional lighting technology through 2013. At the same time, the report highlighted the massive benefits of an upgrade fluorescent to LED, stating “that LED lighting in general-illumination applications will reduce U.S. lighting energy consumption by nearly one-half in 2030.”

An LED Upgrade Boosts Security Camera Quality

Security video cameras are a must in parking garages, although fuzzy images are commonplace. An important, although often overlooked, bonus for safety and security from an LED upgrade is the much enhanced quality of video footage.

With LED lighting, parking facility owners and managers will immediately reduce energy consumption, electricity costs, and maintenance expenses, while vastly improving safety for both customers and their vehicles.

At Go Beyond Lighting, our expertise in Lighting as a Service (LaaS) focuses on glare-free, high efficiency lighting for large scale facilities such as multi-level parking structures.  Contact us today for a customized audit.


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