Safety is a top priority at your organization and it’s your responsibility to ensure that there is proper lighting to help keep everyone safe. This is where switching over to LED lighting can really make a difference.
The more complete light coverage you can achieve with LED lighting means you will have fewer “dark spots”, which is essential for overall safety as well as deterring crime.
* Parking Lots
When employees must work late at night or early in the morning before sunrise, it’s essential that you protect them with full lighting coverage in the parking lot. Even if you have security guards to provide escorts to and from vehicles during the night, it’s better to have proper illumination in the form of LED fixtures.
* Parking Garages
Parking garages, due to their closed structure and relative isolation from a company’s main building, are another place where you will want to install bright, energy-efficient LED lights that last up to 50,000 hours before needing to be replaced.
Consider the fact that more than 10 percent of property crimes take place in parking lots or parking garages, according to the latest figures available from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
* Area Lighting at Schools and Office Buildings
Whether you manage an office or a school, safety is of paramount importance for each teacher, student, and parent. You’ll want to provide area lighting in out-of-the-way locations and LED lights are a superior option because they provide more complete coverage than standard lighting options.
The fact that they last longer means you won’t need to devote custodial staff time to replacing them as often as you used to. There will also no longer be the problem of dark areas that go unnoticed by staffers for days on end.
As you can see, LED lights not only reduce energy costs because they generate no waste heat (like incandescent bulbs), they can also improve safety at your premises. From parking lots to general area illumination in schools, office buildings, and other locations open to workers or the general public, LED lights are a great tool in your arsenal for discouraging criminal activity.