LED Canopy Lighting: A Solution for Parking Deck Lighting

By falyn_eaden on 04/11/2017

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LED Canopy Lighting: A Solution for Parking Deck Lighting

The key to keeping parking deck users comfortable is the quality of light it illuminates. Parking deck lighting should be uniform and bright throughout the stucture. Studies have shown that parking decks have long been an ideal target for criminals and other ne'er do-wells. One of the reasons this holds true is because many parking decks are poorly lit. Poor lighting produces shadows and minimum visibility. What can make a parking deck more inviting? A better quality of lighting of course. You can address this issie nu converting to LED Canopy lighting.

A well-lit parking deck says come on in, it’s safe.

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What Is Parking Deck Lighting?

Because parking decks are a multi-level construct that store large numbers of vehicles, they can be more difficult to light. When lighting a parking deck, where the cars are stored on each level is taken into consideration. Places that often fall through the cracks when thinking of lighting include stairwells, elevators, pedestrian entrances, and exits. Those locations are just as important as the parking spaces and should be illuminated just as well. Canopy lighting can help alleviate some of these issues.

parking deck before and after canopy light installation
What is a LED Canopy Light?

Canopy lights are ceiling mounted lights that are designed to hang tough against weather and unauthorized tampering. This makes canopy lighting ideal for indoor and outdoor use, The main difference between LED canopy lights and other surface mounted lights like down and ceiling lighting is that LED canopy lights are ideal for wet locations.

Why Should I Convert to LED Canopy Lighting for Parking Deck Lighting?

LED Canopy Lights Offer:

  • 120 beam angles. The wider angle allows larger areas to be illuminated.
  • Dimmable bulbs
  • Longer life spans, lasting up to 50,000 hours.
  • Instant-on without flicker.
    • A dimmed light draws less energy than a light fully illuminated.
    • Bulbs with longer life require less maintenance, which saves you money.
    • These lights don't need to warm up so there is no wait time for them to come on.
  • Are more energy efficient than High Pressure Sodium and High Intensity Discharge lights.
parking deck before and after canopy lighting


Where Can Canopy Lights Be Installed?

Because of the LED canopy light's ability to withstand extreme temperatures and wet locations, they are ideal for garage, gas station, warehouse, walkway, and stairwell application. Canopy lights are typically mounted to the ceiling at a minimum height of 8 feet. However, these lights can also be surface mounted to the wall.


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We recommend hiring a certified electrician.


LED Canopy lights are the perfect replacement from your current metal halide, high pressure sodium, and fluorescent fixtures. Once again, we suggest that you hire an electrician to complete the installation. HomElectrical offers quality LED canopy lighting at competitive prices. Check out our selection!

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