Car Parks (Covered & Open)

Car parks lighting 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.

Recommended Products

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Recommended Products For Car Parks (Transport)

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ZELOS BOLLARD IWAY PARKALUX QUADEVO STREET

ZELOS BOLLARD

Zelos Bollard Weather and vandal resistant LED bollard with impressive light output

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

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IWAY

IWAY

Stylish family of luminaires from iGuzzini, one of our sister companies in the Fagerhult Lighting Group.

by iGuzzini

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PARKALUX

Parkalux Angled Versatile vandal and weather resistant linear fitting

Versatile vandal and weather resistant linear fitting.

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QUADEVO

QuadEvo Contemporary, robust bulkhead fitting with uniform light distribution

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

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STREET

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Stylish family of luminaires from iGuzzini, one of our sister companies in the Fagerhult Lighting Group.

by iGuzzini

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Best Practice Advice

Effective Light Distribution

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.

Glare and Light Spill

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.


High IK and IP Ratings

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


Technical Support

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

Lighting Controls

Using a lighting control system can improve the quality of illumination as well as reduce energy consumption. Control systems allow the use of light in the required place, at the right time and in the optimum quantity. At Designplan we can provide control solutions for traditional switched applications and standalone luminaire operation, through to full networked systems utilising the DALI protocol.

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Why Choose Designplan?

Capacity

  • Good lighting encourages use of the whole car park.
  • Essential for safety in busy traffic areas.
  • Easier and quicker recognition of signage and wayfinding.
  • Promotes maximum use of existing infrastructure.

Carbon

  • Reduced light output when not required.
  • Highest efficiency luminaires for lowest energy consumption.
  • Minimised stray, wasted light.
  • Light trespass and pollution reduced to a minimum.

Customer

  • Good lighting to promote feelings of safety and security.
  • Clear and unambiguous lighting of signage.
  • Uniform lighting to minimise shadowing, promoting user confidence.
  • Pedestrian pathways clearly illuminated

Cost

  • Robust, long life lighting.
  • Maintenance costs minimised.
  • No lamp changing required.
  • Reduced costs for access equipment.

Transport Projects

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