Parking Lot Light And Maintenance

Parking lot lights are an important part of your business property. Lights help to maintain the security of your building, your employees and your customers. For this reason, your light installation should be well planned. There are regulations and codes regarding the placement of lights on your property, and failure to comply with the rules could have you receiving fines or being forced to make costly moves to poorly placed lights.

Planning Your Parking Lot Lighting

This is not the type of planning that you can or should do on your own. Call an electrical contractor in Atlanta, or whatever other cities you do business in. A contractor will help you to plan your parking lot light installation, making sure that you have enough lights and that they are bright enough to illuminate your parking area.

Municipalities have specific requirements for the foot candles, or illumination distance, of parking lot lights. There are also regulations minimizing the amount of glare that these lights emit and the direction that they point. These are just some of the many factors that go into planning your light installation and why you need the assistance of a professional.

Hire the Right Person for the Job

When you are ready to hire an electrical contractor it is important to do your homework. Ask for referrals from local businesses, and go check out their parking lot lighting. Interview potential contractors and ask to see their state license which is required for all electrical contractors in the US. Ask lots of questions of your contractor about the job and their plans; ask how much experience they have on parking lot installations.

Routine and Continued Maintenance

After you have the lights in your parking area installed properly, it will also be important to maintain them. Your contractor will be able to assist you with repairs and bulb replacement as necessary. Although you might be tempted to save some money and climb a ladder to change a bulb, it's better practice to bring in a contractor who will be able to do the job using the proper equipment and will be able to spot potential problems that an untrained person would probably not notice.

Parking lot light installation does not need to be stressful, but it does take planning. Hire a professional to plan and implement your installation, and you can be confident that it will be done according to the required standards.

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