Light mounting is extremely important, especially when it comes to outdoor lighting. In larger areas such as parking lots, pole lights are essential in providing safety and security through visibility. Great lighting prevents vehicular and pedestrian accidents, and it also helps reduce the incidence of crime at night. Ensuring that your pole lights are designed and installed optimally can help your business and the perception of it by your customers and staff. So here’s what you should be thinking about when choosing pole lights for your business.
The structure of the pole consists of two qualities – the height of each pole and the material they are constructed from. The height is important as it will dictate how well it illuminates the area below it. If the pole is too short, the light may be too intense for passersby. If it’s too tall, it may be too dim to provide any real benefit. Pole material is important because the poles will have to be able to withstand the elements outdoors. When the next windy storm hits, you shouldn’t need to worry about whether your pole lights will stand firm against it. Regular inspections will help you evaluate the strength of the poles over time – at the start of a light pole installation project, however, choose a strong, sturdy material and design.
Light Bulb Choice
Pole lighting is typically utilized for about 10-13 hours per day depending on the time of year, so you’ll want to choose a bulb that is energy efficient and lasts long. Luckily, LED lighting serves both purposes – they are industry-leading in saving energy as well as in bulb life. And they come in a wide variety of lighting temperatures and options to help you get the exact lighting scenario you need for your business and your customers.
Energy Saving Upgrades
While programming lights to come on and off at specific times is nice, one of the best ways to automate your lighting and save energy is through the use of photocells. They are mounted on top of the pole and will automatically turn lights on and off depending on the amount of sunlight.
In addition, you may even consider using solar-powered lamp posts that eliminate the need to use grid electricity altogether. Your professional commercial electrician can help you evaluate whether this makes sense for your business!
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