Lighting in parking lots and car parks

A well-lighted parking lot is a key pointlighting car park for a shopping center or a building. Well-lighted car parks do attract customers, improve traffic, as well as the safety of pedestrians. A parking lot that lacks efficient lighting may result in wasted energy, low pedestrian security, and less attractiveness, which may affect your commercial results. For these reasons, choosing the right light fixtures will result in positive effects for any parking lot.

A number of issues can arise in car park lighting applications, such as light loss that occurs due to lamp depreciation and the usual wear of the components of the light fixture. Light loss can also take place when external elements such as dirt and moisture break into into the housing and accumulate on surfaces of the light fitting, which may result in lower light efficiency. Another common issue in lighting of parking lots is related to light distribution. A luminaire’s vertical and lateral light distribution can affect the quality of the lighting installation of the car park. For instance, horizontal and vertical illuminances which are below recommended practices may reduce the visibility of approaching vehicles or pedestrians. Horizontal illuminance uniformity is important in parking lots for both comfort and safety reasons, and you will have to select the appropriate luminaire based on the required illuminance uniformity on the ground.

The total installation and operating costs of the lighting system must also be considered when selecting a fixture type and lamp size for a car park, and energy efficiency also became a concern in the light design of parking lots. Airfal provides energy-efficient lighting solutions for the refurbishment of parking lots, underground garages.
Airfal, manufacturer of parking lot luminaires, has developed a comprehensive solution that takes into account all the specific requirements for lighting a parking lot, from functional lighting to emergency lighting. Airfal recently provided illumination for a new parking, the Serrano Park, located in Madrid, designed for over 3,000 cars . The light fixture TR3 Opal was used. The Parking Serrano features all the latest technical advances in lighting for parking lots. Among the new features of the installation, a special effort has been made on energy savings. In this regard, the Opal model TR3, a tight tubular IP67 low energy T5, was one of the cornerstones of the project.

Airfal, offers a variety of Light fixtures aiming to address such issues as light distribution, or energy consumption. Airfal brings the possibility to customize its light fixtures for a specific parking lot project, with light fixtures that are easy to service. Contact Airfal today to receive more information that will aid in the process of decision-making and clarify the issues related to the application of parking lot and area lighting luminaires.