Lighting for Car Parks

Lighting for car parks should provide basic levels of visibility. Illumination levels must promote confidence and feelings of safety and security. Ideally lighting should be positioned over and between parked cars, in an attempt to eliminate potential hiding places.

Wide column spacing in outdoor car parks may be counter-productive in terms of light distribution. A higher quantity of lower output luminaires, more closely spaced, is preferred. Specific areas such as ticket machines, barriers, pedestrian walkways, and signage benefit from highlighting.

Car parks are often sited immediately adjacent to the tracks. A lighting solution must consider and mitigate potential glare to drivers. Similarly, car parks are often close to local residences, so light spill and general light pollution should be carefully considered and minimised.

Vandal resistance and high ingress protection are vital for luminaires specified in car park applications.

Designplan have produced a comprehensive overview of potential lighting applications for Network Rail Category B, C, D, E, F. Applications include everything from platforms, forecourts, subways through to public toilets.

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Reference should be made to BS EN 12464-1:2011 for indoor applications. BS EN 12464-2:2014 has guidance for outdoor car parking applications.

To light these areas a range of column, wall mounted luminaires and bollards may be appropriate with close attention paid to light spill.

Calculated uniformity should be 0.4 for covered / 0.25 open but care should be taken to avoid, as much as possible, areas of deep shadow between vehicles by careful selection and positioning of luminaires.

For further lighting advice speak to our technical sales team on 020 8254 2022 or e-mail technicalsales@designplan.co.uk

Typical application example - Car Parks (Covered & Open) Lighting

Ik

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IP

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Specifically designed optics to provide up to 8 metre spacings on typical pathway applications (15 lux average and 0.25 uniformity).
2 IWAY

Ik

10

IP

66
Stylish round and square bollard range from iGuzzini, one of our Fagerhult Lighting Group sister companies.

Ik

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IP

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Versatile vandal and weather resistant linear fitting.

Ik

14

IP

65
Contemporary, robust bulkhead fitting with uniform light distribution. Ideal for wall or ceiling mounting.
5 STREET

Ik

09

IP

65
Stylish post top range from iGuzzini, one of our Fagerhult Lighting Group sister companies.

We have attained an enviable reputation as the supplier of choice in rail applications, having completed many successful projects for both overground and underground facilities.

Designplan Lighting have built a reputation for products engineered to stand the test of time.

Our luminaires incorporate metal bodies and specially designed diffusers which can resist up to 250 joules of force – 12.5 times more than an IK10 fitting (20 joules). High ingress protection and corrosion resistant paint are other key components of our “robust and durable” ethos.

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