Introduction to area and car park lighting
Area lighting applications typically include large open air spaces that require broad, uniform illumination. Car parks must have good illuminance levels for visibility and safety, but at the same time minimize light trespass. Outdoor areas such as harbours and airports have very high poles – 30 meters and higher – that have to illuminate wide areas efficiently and without glare on employees working with heavy machinery. Petrol stations, drive-through and other outdoor canopy lighting applications all need to have efficient area lighting without wasting light, and therefore energy, on the surroundings.
Typical beam spreads required in Area Lighting applications:
IESNA Type III, IV and V
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