Lighting is of utmost importance in parkings, especially those in huge office complexes or shopping malls. However, it is often seen that this aspect is relatively ignored as more attention is paid to other innovative solutions in technology. Better and apt lighting can go a long way in creating a safer and more inviting parking facility for the driver. It will also help in maximising energy savings and profits for the parking operator.
In order to address this issue, Flex Lighting Solutions, experts in the LED lighting field, have produced an eBook that provides car park operators a comprehensive guide to the benefits of proper lighting, which helps them in choosing the lighting most suitable for their needs. Flex’s products are ideal for parking garages, which demand electronic equipment that can withstand moisture, car emissions, vibrations, impacts, and extreme temperatures. Designed to operate from -40°C to 65°C, Flex’s LED fixtures are durable and reliable in these tough environments.
Improved illumination of the parking facility is beneficial to parking operators in many ways. It makes the area secure as proper quality, quantity, and distribution of light is required in order for security cameras to work effectively. It is also important as lighting makes the whole parking experience better for drivers, as they avoid parking facilities with bad lighting because such places are perceived to be unsafe. Moreover, poor lighting leads to low visibility, resulting in accidents. The drivers are unable to see obstacles, such as columns and pedestrians, whilst pedestrians are unable to see moving vehicles. Thus, lighting needs to be effective in order to distribute light evenly, avoiding glare and optimising contrast.
As per the company, higher energy savings are possible with Flex because their LED fixtures adapt to parking activity. By integrating with occupancy sensors, lights can dim automatically to a pre-selected level when no traffic is detected, or when ambient light coming from other sources is detected.
Flex lighting integrates seamlessly with smart parking systems and so lighting can be managed remotely whilst data can be collected that provide parking operators with insight to optimize their facility. It has several products perfect for parking garages, including Essentials Series 4.0 with the highest performance and life, the Hosedown Series with the industry’s most efficient vapor-tight fixtures and Linear Series 2.0 which is suitable for upgrading existing fluorescent fixtures.