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Lighting Layout for Parking Garages

The first question when working on a project is often: How Many Lights Do I Need to Light up a Parking Garage? A parking garage lighting layout is the ideal first step to ensure the lighting you use to light up your parking garage gives the desired foot candle level and bright light. A Parking Garage Lighting Plan will ensure the space using new LED lights is bright with balanced lighting, keeping the space safe and inviting for employees, customers, and occupants.

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  • Professionally Designed Lighting Layout
  • Fixture Count & Recommendation
  • Improved Energy Efficiency & Reduced Maintenance

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Indoor1-2 business days
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The foundation of a quality lighting design for parking garages is a good lighting plan. A lighting plan software can import floor layouts of existing parking garages, and lights can be added within the model to show how well-lit the space can be.

Lights can be swapped, changed, moved, added, or eliminated within the plan until the desired light levels and light balance are met. The plan will show light levels, calculated light balance, and even 3D renderings of how lit the space will be.

We recommend at least a 2 to 10 foot candle average with a light balance (average/minimum) of 2.0 or less.

The ideal layout presents light levels and balance within the defined parking garage space. Making sure the area is bright enough and the light is balanced and uniform is fundamental.

If there are any city or town lighting requirements, they would be identified by your permitting or zoning board. Please check with them.

The appropriate level of lumens will vary, but 2 to 10 lumens per square foot is a good gauge.

There are many reasons why there are shadows between lighting fixtures.

  • The beam angle on the fixture you have isn’t wide enough and too narrow.
  • The light fixtures are too far apart and you don’t have enough lights installed.
  • Obstructions are getting in the way of light being able to reach where it needs to.