What are recommended lighting levels for parking structures?*
The National Parking Association recommends certain light levels for parking garages. These vary depending upon the area of the garage, and include:
Garage entrances – 40 footcandles
Vehicle entrances, stairwells and exit lobbies – 20 footcandles
General parking areas – 6 footcandles
Bumperwalls and roof and surface level – 2 footcandles.
* Federal, State, and Local codes govern most of these requirements and should be thoroughly investigated. Data presented herein should be considered guidelines only. For more specific information, please contact TimHaahs via email at info@TimHaahs.com