A few of my good friends recently purchased a new home and my husband and I decided to go over to see the place after dinner. They had given us directions, which included “you’ll see the neighborhood sign.” Well after being on the road for longer than expected, my husband and I realized we had missed the turn. What our friends didn’t realize was that the sign wasn’t lit, and thus, we couldn’t see it.
In this case, our friends had purchased a home in a new development and many of the community’s amenities hadn’t been completed. But, it does illustrate the importance of commercial outdoor lighting. The neighborhood didn’t welcome us in any way since we couldn’t see it!
Whether it’s an entryway, the front of a building, or walkways, outdoor commercial lighting is an important part of creating an inviting environment for clients. Personally, I don’t want to go to an under-lit area.
At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we’ve designed, installed and maintained lighting projects, both residential and commercial, for years. From hotels and parking garages, to shopping malls and residential developments, we’ve done it all and each of our outdoor lighting projects is unique.
If you own or manage a commercial property, here are some areas you should make sure your outdoor lighting company pays attention to:
- Signs. If you do business at any time when it is dark (and it gets dark early in the winter), your sign should be properly illuminated. You don’t want to lose business because someone can’t find you!
- Parking lots. There is something about a dark parking lot that can make visitors uncomfortable. There are a lot of great parking lot light options that will properly light the space but still be energy efficient.
- Walkways. Much like the parking lots, it’s necessary to light any traveled path that your clients may take. This will also make them less like to step on anything that could make them fall.
While those are the three musts in our books, adding façade and landscape lights will really elevate your commercial property. If you have any questions on how to light your commercial property, please contact your local Outdoor Lighting Perspectives office.