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Car Dealership Lighting Design

Get Your Free Car Dealership Lighting Plan

The first question when working on a project is often: How Many LED Lights Do I Need for both indoor and outdoor spaces of a car dealership? A car dealership lighting plan layout is the ideal first step to ensure your aircraft hangar LED lighting gives the desired foot candle level and bright light. Keep the space bright and the lighting balanced with a car dealership lighting design photometric plan.

What Is Included With A Lighting Plan?

Checkmark Custom lighting layout with count & Placement
Checkmark Foot candle and light balance calculations
Checkmark Light fixture recommendation and quote
Checkmark Dedicated lighting specialist to assist with your project

How long does it take to get a plan?

Indoor1-2 business days
Outdoor2-3 business days


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A lighting design has to accomplish two main tasks: it must provide the right amount of light and the lighting needs to be balanced within the space. This never held more true for car dealerships – where showing cars in the best possible light is the most important part of the job. The better the lighting is, the more attractive the cars will look.

You can split a car dealership into 3 distinct areas – indoor showroom lightingoutdoor lighting, and service areas/offices/waiting room areas. Each of these areas has different requirements, different specifications, and different needs. Creating a lighting plan can help you find out what the lighting would look like if you follow the plan and light schedule indicated within the plan.

For the interior showroom of a car dealership, we recommend 40 to 100 lumens per square foot.

In the service area, we recommend between 40 and 75 lumens per square foot.

For the exterior lot, we recommend between 10 and 40 lumens per square foot.

Based on our years of experience, we generally find that higher performs better than lower. It creates a much better balance of lighting between the poles. At a minimum, we would recommend 20 ft high. Ideally, 30 ft is going to give better results than 20 ft poles.

Showroom 40-100 fc
Service Area 40-75 fc
Sales Lot (Exterior) – Lighting Zone 3 (urban) 10-40 fc
Sales Lot (Exterior) – Lighting Zone 2 (suburban) 10-30 fc

The lighting plan we create for car dealerships will assist in picking the best light for the business. There’s no need to guess, the lighting is either bright enough and balanced or it’s not. All the guesswork is removed when you start with a lighting plan.

It is very accurate. The software our lighting designer uses is industry-leading, and highly sophisticated. It’s sole purpose is to produce lighting plans that mimic physical indoor and outdoor spaces, and the foot candles and balance it reports on is extremely reliable. After installation of our lights, following the lighting plan, you should experience the light levels the lighting plan says you would get.