Benefits of Using LED Lighting in Your Parking Lot

By August 6, 2019 Parking Lot

Energy Savings

LED Lighting uses up to 75% less energy than conventional lighting systems, while also generating higher quality light. The average wattages for LED parking lot lights range from 65 to 400 watts, while HID lights (traditionally found in parking lots) range from 400 to 1000 watts. This could result in thousands of dollars in savings in electricity costs alone by converting to LED. Additional savings can be realized by using lighting controls, which integrate seamlessly into LED fixtures.

Lower Maintenance Costs

LED light fixtures have a long lifespan due to the way they are designed. Output decreases very gradually over time, meaning that you would not have to change your parking lot lights for several years. Fuel source lighting such as HID  fixtures lose their functionality and brightness much more rapidly, requiring higher maintenance and equipment costs with more frequent replacements needed.


Not only do better performing LED lights reduce energy and maintenance costs, but they provide better visibility for drivers and patrons. A dim or poorly lit parking lot could lead to accidents and injuries that could be avoided with better lighting.

Fewer Fixtures

Because of the higher brightness levels and longer shelf life of LED lighting, you may need fewer light fixtures than if you were to use conventional lights. In addition, LED lights are designed to distribute light more evenly, so they can be spaced out more throughout the parking lot —potentially requiring less fixtures overall and thus more cost savings.

A Solution for All Your Lighting Needs

Imperial Lighting Maintenance can help replace halogen, HID, and incandescent parking lot lighting with energy-efficient and high-quality LEDs to significantly reduce energy and maintenance costs. We will customize solutions based on the unique needs of your parking lot including number of fixtures, brightness, and occupancy and dimming controls, while also ensuring a safe environment. Contact Imperial Lighting today for a free parking lot lighting audit.