Motion Sensor Parking Lot Lights: Energy Saving and Reliable Security Solution

By: | August 4th, 2020

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Motion sensor parking lot lights are an important part of your business property. They also give your business a professional image.

Motion sensor parking lot lights are a progeny of the modern sensor technology. Sensor systems have been developed based upon the fundamental characteristics of reflection that is physically found to be present in practically every electro-magnetic wave. In other words, these systems use invisible light to detect motion. The invisible light gets reflected by the objects in your area of installation, such as the parking lot of your business or the main entrance of your business area.

Lights help to provide a safer environment for your employees, customers and your business while creating an engaging environment. For this reason, your light installation should be well planned. There are regulations and codes regarding the placement of lights on your property, and failure to comply with the rules could have you receiving fines or being forced to make costly moves to poorly placed lights.

Energy Saving

Unlike conventional floodlights, you do not need to keep the Motion sensor parking lot lights in a state where the light will continue to shine. The light usually stays off and the sensor will still work.

What are the benefits of these systems?

  1. The sensor will mechanically keep watch all the time. It won’t fall asleep and commit weird human errors. Until the lighting announces itself, there is almost no chance for the burglars to figure out what lies in wait for them as they step into your premises.
  2. The system is environment friendly. The light would get switched on only on detection of movement within the area of security. And again, it is capable of using really powerful lights. So once the light attached to the outdoor sensor comes up right after detecting motion, you will be able to spot the burglar immediately and easily. But the fact that you don’t need to keep the light switched on all the time saves considerable energy.
  3. Also note that the lights would get turned on “suddenly” when the movement made by the trespasser is detected. The suddenness of the event will drive the intruder away towards a safe cover. Since they would hate to get spotted, your position is secure – they would probably go elsewhere.

Why light the parking lot?

Protect your business. When you install lighting for your business, you are increasing the safety of your assets.

A well-lit space will provide a safer environment for local pedestrians and passers-by. You can also give your employees a sense of security, especially when you are working late at night.

Planning Your Motion sensor parking lot lights

 This is not the type of planning that you can or should do on your own. Call an electrical contractor in Atlanta, or whatever other cities you do business in. A contractor will help you to plan your parking lot light installation, making sure that you have enough lights and that they are bright enough to illuminate your parking area.

Municipalities have specific requirements for the foot candles, or illumination distance, of parking lot lights. There are also regulations minimizing the amount of glare that these lights emit and the direction that they point. These are just some of the many factors that go into planning your light installation and why you need the assistance of a professional.

Hire the Right Person for the Job

When you are ready to hire an electrical contractor it is important to do your homework. Ask for referrals from local businesses, and go check out their parking lot lighting. Interview potential contractors and ask to see their state license which is required for all electrical contractors in the US. Ask lots of questions of your contractor about the job and their plans; ask how much experience they have on parking lot installations.

Routine and Continued Maintenance

After you have the lights in your parking area installed properly, it will also be important to maintain them. Your contractor will be able to assist you with repairs and bulb replacement as necessary. Although you might be tempted to save some money and climb a ladder to change a bulb, it’s better practice to bring in a contractor who will be able to do the job using the proper equipment and will be able to spot potential problems that an untrained person would probably not notice.


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