Storage Unit Lighting

There are three main types of storage unit lighting: wall packs, flood lights and shoebox lights. Shop for indoor and outdoor storage unit lights to make your storage units and facility bright, safe and save you more money. You can expect your lighting bill to reduced by 50% to 80% after you convert to LED. Get Your Free Storage Unit Lighting Plan
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Frequently Asked Questions

We asked new customers what their biggest questions were when it came to buying storage unit lighting. If you cannot find the answer to a question you have, please call us on (888) 423-3191 and a lighting expert will assist you.

 

General

How Do You Add Lights to a Storage Unit?

There are many ways that lights can be added. If poles are available, powerful flood lights can be installed. Wall packs can be installed on the exterior wall faces of the storage units. And shoebox lights, or parking lot lights, can be installed on street light poles. For inside a storage unit, linear or vapor proof fixtures work well.

How Tall Should the Poles Outside of a Storage Unit Facility Be?

Higher is always better, since it naturally allows for better light distribution. We recommend poles that are at least 20 feet high.

What Do I Need to Light My Storage Facility?

The three main types of outdoor lighting are: wall packs, flood lights and shoebox lights.  Inside storage lighting includes panel lights, low bays, strip lighting and shop lights. If the ceilings are over 20 ft high, you can also use high bays.

Led Wall Pack Semi Cutoff

Led Wall Pack Semi Cutoff

200w Industrial Led Flood Light

LED Flood Light

150 Watt Led Shoebox Slip Fitter Mount

Led Shoebox

Do Fixtures for Outside of Storage Facilities Need to Be Dark Sky Compliant?

You need to check with your local planning authority to determine whether the lights need to be dark sky compliant. We have many options that include full cutoff wall packs and shoebox lights.

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What’s the most popular storage unit light you sell?

For outdoor facilities, the most popular lights are wall packs mounted to the sides of the storage units exterior walls. The most popular interior lights are our low bay lights and linear strip fixtures.

Before You Buy

What Type of Lights Should Be Used in the Hallway of a Storage Unit Facility?

Linear fixtures work well as they provide good coverage.

Do You Sell Solar Lights for Use on the Outside of Storage Buildings?

We do have some solar area lights available. They are self contained one piece units that can provide some reasonable outdoor light coverage. If you have AC power available, solar lights would not be the best option and are meant for off grid applications.

Do You Have White Fixtures Available?

We do wall packs that are white, and some parking lot / shoebox fixtures that are also white.

Adjustable Wall Pack White

LED Wall Pack

White Fixture Led Shoebox

White LED Shoebox

How quickly can you ship the lights to my storage unit?

Depending on your location, and the USA warehouse we ship from, shipping can range between 1 to 7 business days (we ship UPS ground)

 

Fixtures and Fittings

Can You Add a Motion Sensor to Storage Unit Lighting?

Yes, you can. We offer both indoor and outdoor lighting options that work well with a motion sensor. The lights can also dim when no one is around. Most outdoor storage facilities, however, use a timer or photocell to turn the lights on at night and to turn them off in the morning.

Is There a Photocell Option for Outdoor Storage Facility Lighting?

Yes, many of our outdoor lighting comes with a photocell option, either using a nema socket or hardwired button photocell on some wall packs

Do the Fixtures Come with a Cord and Plug?

Yes, many of our fixtures come with a cord that an electrician can easily add a plug to. Most of our wire whips are designed to mount inside a junction box. Some fixtures do not come with a power cord and are intended to be wired into the driver box on the fixture.

What Does the Back of the Wall Pack for Outdoor Lighting Look Like?

It is a flat surface and is mounted against the wall or a junction box.

 

Installation

Where Is the Best Place to Install Outdoor Security Lighting for a Storage Facility?

There is no one best place for every storage facility. Each place is different. We have created many lighting plans for storage facilities located all over the USA, and while they are similar, they are also different. So, we suggest you start with a lighting plan.

I Have Ribbed Metal Walls at My Storage Facility. How Can I Mount Wall Pack Lights to This Type of Wall?

Yes, we have installed many wall packs on metal wall structures. A qualified electrician will have no problem installing our lights on ribbed metal walls. Either it will stretch two ribs or will fit in between.

Free Storage Unit Lighting Plan

Why are lighting plans important? They allow you to see your area and how it would look under LED Lighting taking the risk out of buying. We can easily run different options with our lights, and provide you with the proper information and guidance. We're here to save you money with LED.

But it's as important to get the storage unit lighting right.

Self Storage Lighting Plan

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