Parking Garage Lighting

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Parking garages have several different light fixture application requirements. Lights are needed just about everywhere: entranceways, parking areas, stairwells, external facades and more. Not only do parking garages require a diverse set of fixtures, these lights must also be able to withstand harsh weather conditions.

LED garage lights last longer and use less energy than garage lights with other lamp types, such as incandescent or fluorescent. As a leading wholesale lighting distributor in the US, Lighting and Supplies carries any type of LED parking garage light fixture imaginable:

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Smart LED Lighting Solutions

A parking garage is an awkward structure, with a lot of areas that need illumination. Smart LED bulbs can help. 

Canopy lights provide constant lighting over a wide surface. Vapor tight fixtures resist the elements, while recessed ceiling lights hide obnoxious components. Wall packs free up space on the ceiling and help illuminate specific spots. 

Linear LED lights work as great emergency and long lights. Panel fixtures disguise themselves as ceiling panels. For a transition between incandescent and LED options, buy induction fixtures.  

If your project is more concerned with parking lot lighting, we have area and flood light solutions for those applications as well!

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7 Common Parking Garage Fixtures

Over the years, we’ve done our fair share of parking garage projects and have discovered which parking garage fixtures are most commonly used:

1. LED Canopy Lights 

Canopy lighting is lighting that is mounted to the ceiling or overhang. LED canopy lights are flat and small, but they can illuminate an entire 10-foot by 10-foot space. You can install them on 12-foot ceilings, and they will shine light evenly across each level of the garage.

Lighting and Supplies carries Garage Canopy Low Profile fixtures with an optical system with and anti-glare lens. You can look across space without the worry of hurting your eyes.

These lights come in 28, 42, and 65-watt options. To decrease energy usage, you can install a motion sensor that turns the light on.

Heavy-duty lights provide constant use, day and night. You can install one near an entranceway, allowing a clear view of pedestrians and moving cars.  

2. Vapor Tight Fixtures

Vapor tight - also known as Vapor Proof lights - fixtures withstand the elements of a parking garage. They contain casings that resist moisture and dust, and you can install them firmly onto a wall or ceiling. 

If your parking garage oversees an industrial site, vapor tight fixtures are a great way to increase safety. Fixtures come with die-cast housings to protect wiring from rain, fumes, and gases.

Our huge selection of Vapor Tight fixtures are perfect for newer parking garages. You can change the lumen output and color of the light, illuminating spaces at dusk and dawn. The lights last for up to 100,000 hours without replacement.  

3. Ceiling Lights

There are several other kinds of LED ceiling lights you could install in a parking garage. High bay lights provide uniform light and an industrial appearance to a garage.

For a high ceiling light, you can install round high bay or UFO high bay lights over a particular indoor space. If you want double coverage of a spot, you can install a Double Power light. These fixtures have two sets of bulbs, providing more light for a rectangular area. 

For stairwells, wraparound and other linear light fixtures provide ample lighting across multiple floors.

4. Wall Packs

Wall packs are ideal for parking garages with limited ceiling space. If you have signage that hangs down from the ceiling, you shouldn't install lights there. Place your lights on the walls so they illuminate the signs. 

You have several options for wall packs. Small packs are compact but supply enough light for a few adjacent parking spaces. Medium-sized wall packs provide more light and have more protection against the elements.

Cutoff wall pack lights are angled fixtures. They cast up or down, projecting light onto a certain spot. They are ideal for illuminating signs or entranceways. 

For a more elegant appearance, you can select a Slimpack or Crosspack. Slimpacks have a casing with a solid divider running down the middle. Crosspacks have two horizontal and two vertical dividers, turning the light into a decorative statement. 

5. Linear LED Tubes 

Linear lights are one of the most common fixtures in parking garages, as the light tubes can fit on nearly every ceiling or wall because they are compact and easy to install.

Standard strip lights come in a variety of lengths. If you want to illuminate a row of parking spots, two or three feet can suffice. If you need light for an intersection, four or eight-foot lights provide what you need.

You can install secondary controls to control the fixtures from afar. You can also add motion sensors and emergency battery backup. LEDs provide great emergency lighting, and battery backups allow them to work in the event of a power outage.  

6. LED Panel Fixtures 

Panel fixtures are recessed or surface-mounted fixtures. They resemble a ceiling panel, but they actually contain LEDs. If you don't want your light fixtures to stand out, panels are a good bet. 

Like vapor tight models, you can adjust the lumen output and color of LED panels. Though manufacturers design panel fixtures for new constructions, you can fit them against any ceiling. You can incorporate them into renovations, creating a more energy-efficient garage. 

If you want to place your panels in a particular spot, place them at valet drop-offs. They provide enough lighting so a driver can identify the person they are picking up and pull their car over. 

7. Induction Fixtures

Induction fixtures are a cross between incandescent and LED bulbs. They use gas that becomes excited when electricity contacts it. The gas emits UV radiation, and the radiation becomes visible light. 

Induction fixtures are more energy-efficient than incandescent bulbs, though they are less efficient than LEDs. Some products can last as long as LEDs, but make sure you protect the fixtures from the elements. 

If you're not ready to swap to LEDs, you can use induction fixtures. Use them as you would use incandescent bulbs. 

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Top Rated, US-Based LED Lighting Supplier – Lighting and Supplies

Parking garage lighting is an essential staple of any municipal or commercial property with public access. With all the different lighting brands and fixture options, it can be difficult to select the right fixture for the required application that’s in stock, on time, and at the right price

If parking garage lighting is a key focus of your next project, contact Lighting and Supplies today to learn more about how we can help provide the high quality indoor and outdoor lighting solutions for parking garages of all shapes and sizes!

For a quote or more information, call 888-325-4448 or email: [email protected].