Commercial Electrician
Written by Walt Meyer

Why You Should Improve Your Hotel’s Parking Lot Lighting – Part 1

You may not think a lot about your hotel or motel’s parking lot lighting, but it is an important feature for the safety of your guests and employees. A well-designed lighting grid will provide protection for people and the building as well.

The following will cover why good parking lot lighting is an important feature for every hotel or motel property. Talk to an experienced and licensed electrician if you need repairs or an upgrade for safety and the best results. 


Failing to ensure adequate lighting for your property’s parking lot may lead to significant financial losses resulting from lawsuits filed by injured guests and the resulting reduced number of customers due to their safety concerns. You and your company may also be held liable for vehicles damaged in your parking lot if the lighting is found to be faulty or insufficient. Having lighting professionally installed and maintained will help prevent these losses.


As discussed earlier, a well-designed lighting grid will help protect customers, staff, and the building itself during evening hours. Good lighting maintains the visibility of areas around your property after sundown, increasing the security of exterior areas. This will discourage both vandals and thieves who may cause damage or loss to your business. Excellent lighting is deterrence, and criminals will choose an easier target.


Making sure your parking lot lighting meets the needs of both guests and employees is a sound investment. As mentioned above, a solid lighting system will promote safety. Both walking and driving are more dangerous at night because of the reduced visibility. Well-lit walkways and parking lots will ensure that pedestrians and drivers will be able to see each other, helping to prevent collisions and injuries. In addition, good lighting will help people on the parking lot spot objects or surfaces that may cause them to trip, slip, or fall.   

Part 2 will discuss four important tips regarding hotel or motel parking lot lighting.

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