Commercial outdoor lighting is an essential aspect of any business or property, offering numerous advantages that go beyond mere illumination. From increasing safety and security to enhancing aesthetics and property value, investing in high-quality outdoor lighting solutions can have a significant impact on your business. In this blog, we will explore the various benefits that commercial outdoor lighting can provide. 


Increased Safety and Security 

Exterior lighting and parking lot lighting are key factors in the safety and security of your facility. Well-lit exteriors reduce the risk of accidents, such as slips, trips, and falls, by illuminating potential hazards like steps, curbs, and uneven surfaces. RBT can help design a lighting system for your business that incorporates features like motion sensors and surveillance cameras, providing an extra layer of security for your property. Curious if your existing system can support a lighting retrofit? We’ve got the answers here 


Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings 

With advancements in lighting technology, commercial outdoor lighting has become more energy-efficient than ever before. LED lights have revolutionized the industry by offering significant energy savings and a longer lifespan compared to traditional lighting options. By transitioning to LED outdoor lighting, businesses can reduce their energy consumption, lower utility bills, and minimize maintenance costs. Additionally, the use of timers, dimmers, and smart controls further optimizes energy usage, ensuring lights are only active when needed. PS: If you’re looking to upgrade your system, we can help you offset the cost with the current Government of Ontario’s Save On Energy incentive programs, which may provide savings on the initial project costs of upgrading old or inefficient equipment. 



Increased Property Value and ROI 

Investing in commercial outdoor lighting can significantly enhance the value of your property and provide a solid return on investment (ROI). Well-designed and properly installed lighting systems create an inviting atmosphere, making your business more attractive to customers, clients, and tenants. A well-lit exterior can also set your property apart from competitors, making it more appealing in the eyes of potential buyers or lessees. The added value and increased demand can result in higher property values and better leasing or selling opportunities. 


Extended Usability of Outdoor Spaces 

Don’t stop going outside just because it’s dark! By illuminating outdoor areas, commercial outdoor lighting extends the usability of your property beyond daylight hours. Well-lit walkways and parking lots provide convenience and safety for customers and employees who may be accessing the property after dark. Outdoor recreational areas, such as sports fields or parks, can also benefit from effective lighting, allowing for evening activities and extending usage time. Restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality businesses can create enchanting outdoor dining or event spaces that can be enjoyed even in the evening.  


Improved Aesthetics and Curb Appeal 

Whether your facility is a large warehouse, or a storefront designed to welcome in customers, the aesthetic impact of commercial outdoor lighting should not be underestimated. Thoughtfully designed lighting schemes can transform the exterior of your property, enhancing its curb appeal and creating a memorable visual impression. Strategic lighting placement can accentuate architectural features, highlight landscaping elements, and create an inviting ambiance. Whether it’s a retail establishment, office building, or hotel, well-planned outdoor lighting contributes to a positive brand image and leaves a lasting impression on visitors and passersby. 


Commercial outdoor lighting offers a multitude of benefits that go beyond mere illumination. We have helped commercial and industrial facilities across a range of industries develop energy-efficient lighting strategies to reduce their costs, boost efficiency, and enhance productivity while meeting compliance guidelines. With the proper lighting control system, you can guarantee an immediate and significant return on investment. Let RBT Electrical and Automation conduct an energy audit of your facility and make appropriate recommendations for implementation. Having energy-efficient institutional lighting control design not only reduces costs but helps preserve non-renewable resources! Call us today at 519-752-3675 to learn what RBT can do for you.