Outdoor Lighting Options for Commercial Properties

No matter the industry or services your business provides, having a property that is well lit can enhance the aesthetic appeal and safety of a building. Good outdoor lighting guides people to and from your business, and bright and appealing lighting in parking lots, walkways and exterior walls goes a long way in ensuring clients and employees feel safe and welcome. Lighting upgrades are often a very worthwhile investment, as old and inefficient lighting can cost a lot in energy usage over time. If you are looking to make your property safer and more inviting to potential clients and customers, consider upgrading your outdoor lighting options. 

At North Star Outdoor Lighting, we have helped home and business owners upgrade from older, less efficient lighting options to beautiful and functional modern lighting fixtures. We manufacture our lighting products from industry-leading components, and our team of experienced designers and installation specialists can tailor the perfect lighting system to your property’s needs. If your business has been considering upgrading the lighting of your commercial property, here are some options you can look to incorporate.

Parking Lots

Parking lots and structures that are well lit are an essential investment for business owners, and ensure that customers or employees will have a safe place to park no matter the time of day. Properly lit parking options are an important but often neglected safety aspect by business owners, and a dark or unmaintained parking structure can quickly sour the experience of potential clients and negatively impact their desire to return to your property.

Canopy lights and flood lights are particularly good options for upping the safety and security of parking lots and structures, and the advances in LED lighting technology have made them a compelling and cost-effective choice. For parking or transit spaces with a lot of overhead space, canopy lights promote visibility and accessibility in high traffic and high-use areas. Open parking lots are an easy and convenient way for guests or employees to park, but are also frequently targets for thieves and vandals. Large floodlights can immediately enhance the security of a parking lot, and help guests feel at ease that while they are visiting your business they won’t have to worry about their vehicles.

Wall Packs

Expertly designed lighting elements positioned on walls and other visible parts of your property can significantly enhance curb appeal and highlight your business to anyone passing by. Strategically placed lights can help your business stand out and even attract new clientele who might otherwise have been tempted to just drive by. A building is more than just a place to do business – it is an important manifestation of your organization’s mission and purpose, and poor lighting can immediately detract from this.

If you have spent a lot of time designing and building a company, don’t let an unexciting exterior do your brand a disservice. Wall packs are some of the most versatile and effective lighting options on the market, and can illuminate the entire circumference of your property. Their customizable configurations also allow property owners the ability to enhance certain features of their building, and they are great at complementing other lighting options.

Dusk-to-Dawn Lighting

While good lighting is important when clients or employees are at your property, it can be even more important outside of normal working hours. Dimly lit areas after hours of operation do little to deter break-ins or other illegal activity, but the costs of lighting a space 24/7 can quickly add up. Dusk-to-dawn lighting is a great option for property owners, and when coupled with LED, provides significant energy savings with no decrease to safety and security. These lights utilize technology that senses natural light, turning on when the sun starts to go down and turning off when there is a sufficient level of light. Because of their hands-off capability, dusk-to-dawn lights alleviate the worry of having too much or not enough artificial light relative to natural light.

Entryways and Walkways

Entries and exits are some of the most important parts of a property to light, especially if your business utilizes stairs or ramps for accessibility purposes. Not only are these lights aesthetically pleasing, but they can also make a huge difference in how easy it is to navigate your business.

Bollard and recessed lighting can add an elegant and understated appeal, while also ensuring clients can see entrances and safely approach them. No business wants to take a hit to their bottom line because their entryways or walkways or unsafe or hard to find, and by prioritizing lighting in these areas you can be sure anyone will have a safe and effective way to utilize the services of your property.

Why choose us?

At North Star Outdoor Lighting, we have decades of experience working with residential and commercial lighting, and whether upgrading existing less-efficient lighting or designing a completely new space, we ensure that our lighting options can be enjoyed for years to come. Our emphasis on LED lighting in particular helps consumers to reduce costs and their environmental footprint, while not detracting from the beauty of a well-lit and designed space.

Whatever your lighting needs, be sure to contact us today for a free estimate. Our team of professionals makes upgrading or installing new lighting features a breeze.