Go Green & Save Money By Using Solar Lights For Your Business's Parking Lot

Posted on: 8 September 2016

If your business has a large parking lot that you need to keep lit up at night for customer's safety and security purposes, running all those big lights can really drive up your electric bill. Instead of using traditional lights, you should consider installing solar lights. Solar lights will provide your business with a cost effective way to light up your parking lot and your business for the long-term. Here are three benefits of using solar lights in your parking lot.

#1 Installation Costs

If you do not currently have lights in your parking lot, and have to pay to install lights in your parking lot, it can be much more cost effective to add solar lights to your parking lot.

With regular lights, you are going to have to pay someone to rip up your parking lot and install trenches for the wiring for each light post that you want to install and you are going to have to have the lights connected to the electric grid. Once the electrical basis is set up, you are going to need to pay for the actual installation of the lights. Then, you are going to have to pay to have your entire parking lot repaved and put back together.

When you install solar powered lights, you are not going to have to tear up your parking lot and dig trenches to install the wiring or connect it to the power grid. All you are going to have to do is have the actual lights installed, and the only part of your parking lot that you will have to disturbed will be the area around where each solar-powered pole will go. The installation for solar powered lights will be much simpler than it will be for regular lights.

#2 Lower Maintenance Costs

With regular parking lot lights, you will have to pay every month for the electricity that your parking lot lights consume. With solar-powered parking lot lights, you will not have to pay for the energy it takes to run the lights. The cost to run the lights will have all been bundled up into the original purchase and installation cost. All you will need to do is change the energy-efficient light bulbs that you use in your street lights; since you are using energy-efficient bulbs, you shouldn't have to change the lights out that often.

#3 Versatility

The final advantage of using solar powered parking lot lights is that they are very versatile. You can up your lights so that they only turn on when it gets dark outside, and slowly dim and then turn off when the light comes on. Or, you can programs the lights to be controlled by motion instead. You can program solar-powered lights just like you can regular lights.

If you want to save your business money in both the long and short term, you should look into investing in solar-powered lights for your parking lot. The upfront cost for the lights may be higher, but the installation and maintenance costs will be lower than traditional lights. Your customers will get to enjoy a brightly lit parking lot and your business will get to enjoy an increased level of security at a fraction of the long-term cost of regular parking lot street lights.