Safety is one of the most important things a business can provide customers, employees, and the immediate neighborhood. While business owners may sometimes consider lights as a protective measure, it’s likely that they’re thinking about protecting property and belongings rather than local individuals.
The commercial lighting that Denver electrical contractors put into place demands more than merely indoor installation.
Well-lit parking lots and walkways give customers, visitors, and employees a feeling of safety while walking away from and back to their vehicles. They also discourage crime and prevent accidents like tripping and falling.
Poorly lit parking lots diminish the image of the overall area and can drive away business.
Is it Well Lit?
It only takes a few minutes to determine if an area has adequate lighting. Glance around at dusk and after darkness falls. Are shadows cast that limit vision?
Perhaps corner areas and insets remain dark. Neighboring businesses, employees, or even the local law enforcement agency may have reported problems with lighting.
A business may improve dramatically if your facility is more approachable during the early morning and late afternoon hours.
How do I determine what kind of lighting will improve the area?
Drive around the neighborhood and other businesses lots much like yours after dark. Make notes about the size, height, and style of lighting with impressive qualities. If the business is open, walk in and introduce yourself. Tell them what you like about their lighting design and ask who did the work. Read about that company’s services.
How Can an Electrical Contractor Help?
A local qualified, licensed electrical firm has the experience to draw plans after listening to what you want and verifying what’s allowed at your business.
Talk over the possible benefit of retrofitting or redesigning existing lighting. Local ordinances may not require an approved plan or permit in this case. If your task does need a permit, it’s wise to have it drafted and submitted by someone that knows the process and requirements in advance.
Ask about the different types of lights suited for your area. Weather, including snow, ice, and wind, can affect equipment. Ask about how to prepare and submit your plans, get the permit, and see the project through to completion.
Confirm that the absolute date of completion is a reasonable timeframe. Ask the local planning department about the typical amount of time for a project like yours.