NAVIGATE THROUGH THE PARKING WITH EASE
As car parks are used by pedestrians and require the performance of complex tasks such as reversing in unclear situations, it is of crucial importance that adequate vertical illumination is provided by the lighting system. The proper illumination of car parks does not only secure safe movement of cars and people, but many times also serve as a navigation point informing passers-by of a nearby establishment. This is why outdoor luminaires need to be placed along the roads to intuitively guide drivers to the entrances.
BE SAFE AND BEWARE
Big parking lots, often located next to large buildings, outside of residential areas, near shopping and commercial centres, tend to be reasonably quiet with little traffic or pedestrian flow and, as a result, more likely to be the scene of criminal activity. To this end, it is vital that the illumination makes the area feel open, minimises dark corners and enables clear recognition of vehicles and people from a distance This is also a key factor in the effectiveness of surveillance monitoring, as good vertical illumination enables clearer recording of activity and identification of faces and vehicle registration plates. It is also important that auxiliary areas, for example access routes, barriers, ticket dispensers and exits, are well lit to ensure easy and safe navigation of vehicles and pedestrians. Sufficient illumination enables the distinguishing of faces and timely response to possible aggression.
White light is perceived as brighter as and more natural than the light emitted by conventional light sources. White light enables higher levels of peripheral visual acuity, helping drivers to notice roadside movement sooner and from a greater distance. Ensuring the compliance of the lighting system with relevant requirements can prevent the risk of glare and possible collisions.
INCREASE THE LIGHT POTENTIAL
All types of luminaires suitable for external usage need to be resistant against humidity, temperature fluctuations and pollution. From the ecological point of view, new types of luminaires that do not emit the light towards the upper half-space and thus smog are a suitable solution. Light pollution can be controlled by the use of luminaire optics that direct the light where needed and not into the sky or onto adjacent properties.
MAXIMISE THE ENERGY SAVING POTENTIAL
Large areas that need to be illuminated practically the whole night lead to high energy consumption. This can be effectively regulated with the right Lighting Management System. In such areas it is ideal to apply dimming function (parking places are often less frequently used during the quieter hours of the night or not at all after closing hours, meaning that illumination requirements are lower while still ensuring necessary visual acuity and safety) as well as solutions based on the night cycle – presence detector, AstroClock and Twighlight sensor. With the combination of using LED technology you can reach energy savings up to 50%.
USE CENTRAL MONITORING FOR EXTRA PEACE OF MIND
Proper management and maintenance of a lighting solution can be quite complex, time-consuming and expensive. For this reason, we developed the innovative OMS Central Management System (CMS). The modern and user-friendly system offers many benefits: it lowers maintenance costs thanks to automated data collection that is used to provide alerts and details about devices that are not working quite right, as well as telling users exactly where and which device is the problem; it improves safety by delivering alerts and notifications in real-time as well as letting users know when a luminaire or light source is nearing the end of its life, which means any lighting issues can be resolves very quickly, or even before they happen; and it supports real-time system monitoring including luminaire, group and system power consumption, voltage parameters, current and past power factors and even device temperatures.
This system is an advanced platform designed to monitor, collect, store, validate, manage and record process data. As such, it enables utility and maintenance companies the benefits of a reliable and cost-effective tool that helps to reduce operational costs and improve system performance.