LED Lighting for Parking Facilities
This primer provides a practical guide for parking lighting managers for converting their lighting to light emitting diodes (LEDs). It outlines the reasons to consider converting to LEDs relative to incumbent technologies, the factors to address in a business case, design standards, the importance of an in-house champion, the technical aspects of procurement and commissioning and options for financing, including incentives. The lighting options covered are LED linear tubes and low bay canopy lamps for parking garages and outdoor parking area lighting. The issues related to adaptive controls are also included. Related reference material to be used in conjunction with this primer is listed in Appendix A. This LED parking lighting primer is made possible by financial contributions from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).