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What Is A Parking Lot Lighting Design Calculator?

A lighting calculator is a quick and simple tool. It shows how parking lot lighting might look by adding or changing out lights. A better approach is to go with a parking lot lighting design. This professional lighting plan software provides detailed visual reporting. It will show proper light levels, light balance and light locations.

What Is Parking Lot Lighting Design?

A parking lot lighting design is a process and service that creates a visual report. It details a physical parking lot location (either from a CAD drawing or Google Maps download). Then it’s imported into specific lighting plan software. The software gives the ability to add lights at different locations and mounting heights. It then calculates light levels and light balance. The result is a report for the customer that represents the visual model within the design.

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What’s the Difference Between a Parking Design Calculator and a Parking Lot Lighting Plan?

Use a calculator if:

You are looking for a free, online tool to quickly calculate the number of fixtures you need
You want quick, simple and immediate results
You are looking for a count of fixtures based on a specific budget
You need a rough estimate on quantity and layout / configuration does not matter
There is no need to include specific light balance and shadows in your documentation

Use a lighting plan if:

You would like a professional lighting engineer to review your requirements
You need a calculated lighting plan that shows foot candle readings
You need to see how balanced the light levels are, and you care about reducing shadows
You want to show aiming angles, and light positions in scale with your indoor or outdoor area

You need professional assurance that the lights you buy will be the right choice

Will Parking Lot Lighting Levels and Car Park Lighting Levels Be The Same?

Not necessarily. We typically see light levels requirements in car park garages to be higher than open air parking lots.


What Are the Recommended Parking Lot Lighting Levels?

Customers have different requirements, but for the most part, parking lot light levels range between 1 and 10 foot candles. If there is a need for video security recordings, use higher levels.

What Is The Ideal Parking Lot Light Spacing?

Every lot is different. Every need is customer specific or specified in the zoning/permitting for your city or town. Many factors determine spacing like light levels, coverage space, mounting heights. Even building mounted LED Wall Packs effect spacing. A lighting plan will detail the proper spacing of fixtures and poles.

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