Professional Electric

Commercial Outdoor Lighting

Commercial Outdoor Lighting

Do you have commercial outdoor lighting at your place of business? If not, it may be time to invest in this important security measure to make sure you are doing all you can to keep your employees safe. There’s nothing like being the last person out of the office, fumbling for keys to lock the door in the dark — this can invoke fear! Let’s be sure you have the right commercial outdoor lighting to provide a safe, well-lit, nighttime appearance for your workplace.

Leaving your lights on can make intruders think twice before heading to your well-lit place of business. It’s important to balance just the right amount of light without going overboard and illuminating the interior of your business, exposing workplace stations and information to the outside world. Often, insurance companies will recommend or require security lighting to make sure your business is up to code. The most common protected areas include the front door and parking lot, which not only illuminates the door and safe walkway to cars for your employees but can shine a light on anything out of the ordinary happening, such as an unwelcome guest arriving at your location.

First, take a look at your current lighting situation once it turns dark. Ask yourself if all areas, and entryways of your business are well-lit, including side access doors.

Our professional team can help you:

  • Secure locations where your light fixtures cannot be easily broken or removed
  • Confirm your light fixtures illuminate only your property, not surrounding businesses
  • Utilize protective wiring to cover your fixtures

There are three types of lighting that may be right for your business:

  • Illumination - often utilized to light your driveway or sidewalks. These can also be great to utilize in your garden, paths or walkways
  • Floodlights - better served for large areas, such as a grassy areas behind your building
  • Mounted Lights- best for entryways, as we mentioned, front door, side entrance and back door of your office

We recommend when planning your outdoor security lighting to think about your energy efficiency goals. It might be on your list to decrease your monthly electric bill for the workplace. In that case, a timer can be a nice way to make sure your lights aren’t accidentally left on. There are many outdoor security lights that are also powered by our good friend the sun. Solar-powered lights are a great way to be a friend to the environment while protecting your home. As another alternative, you may consider a motion detector light, which will shine brightly if someone walks past the area where you’ve set up your outdoor light.

Lastly, it’s time to go shopping to pick out your lighting. Our team at Professional Electric is standing by to make sure you are well suited for your outdoor commercial lighting.


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