Frequently Asked Questions
We asked new and existing customers to find out their biggest questions when it comes to buying gas station lights. If you cannot find the answer below, please call (888) 423-3191 and one of our lighting experts will assist you.
What Type of Lights Can You Use at a Gas Station?
There are several types of lights, the most common ones are the canopy lights installed over gas station canopies where cars are refilled. But there are other lights - general parking lot lights, wall packs and flood lights. Indoors, there is general store lighting that can be addressed with panel lights or surface mounted linear fixtures.
Do Lights for a Gas Station Need to Be Explosion Proof?
No, they do not need to be explosion proof - unless there is a need for a specific location. Canopies are outdoor open air locations, and there is very little fumes, if any, that gets created from cars being filled with gas.
Before You Buy
What Are the Typical Lighting Standards for Gas Stations?
There are no standards that we can find, but recommend lighting underneath the filling canopy to be between 5 and 25 foot candles. Customers in general like bright, inviting, safe environments, so creating a pleasing atmosphere can be done with the right lighting and light levels.
Do You Have Both Recessed and Surface Mount Options?
Yes, we offer both.
Do You Have Retrofit Options for My Gas Station?
We do have a full range of metal halide to LED retrofit kits designed to replace the metal halide bulb and ballast inside existing fixtures.
Fixtures and Fittings
Are the Lights Explosion Proof?
We do offer explosion proof lighting, but it’s not required for gas stations, unless the location has specific hazardous areas.
Do You Have White Fixtures That Will Blend in Better with a Gas Station?
Yes, we have a selection of white fixtures specifically designed for gas station lighting.
Do They Come with a Whip?
Some of our fixtures are equipped with whips. If this is a need, please contact us.
Do Your Canopies Come with a Flange Kit?
Some of our canopies come equipped with a flange kit. If this is a need, please contact us.
Will a New LED Canopy Cover the Hole from My Existing Canopy?
It should. They have been designed to replace existing canopy light fixtures, and for the most part, the spaces for these fixtures are standardized.
How Do You Change Out Gas Station Canopy Lights?
This is a very simple task for a qualified electrician. Each and every one of our fixtures comes with an installation guide.
How Can I Reduce Glare from the Fixtures?
Most of our canopies and parking fixtures come with lenses that reduce the level of glare.
Gas Station Canopy and General Lighting Plans
Take the guess work out of converting to LED - we offer free lighting garage canopy lighting plans. Send us your canopy schematic, let us know where the existing lights are, along with mounting heights, and let us show you how good it can look under our LED Lights