Commercial Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting for your business is an important way to make you customers feel welcomed – and even helps customers locate your business. A certified electrician can help you meet your commercial lighting needs with a professional, high-quality job.

What is Commercial Outdoor Lighting?

Commercial outdoor lighting takes many forms, but generally includes lighting walkways, landscaping, outdoor seating areas, entrances, parking lots, and garages for your customers and employees both inside and outside of business hours. Whether you’re building a new construction or updating an existing one, a certified electrician can help develop the right outdoor lighting for your business’s needs.

Why Would I Need a Certified Electrician For Commercial Outdoor Lighting?

Commercial outdoor lighting can be unique to each business and an experienced, certified electrician can recommend the right materials and setups. Commercial outdoor lighting can also deal in high voltages in order to properly light the area (in the case of parking lots or garages) and requires specialized knowledge. A certified electrician will also have the right tools to mount and service lighting fixtures that are dangerously high up. And finally, a certified electrician can collaborate with your needs to ensure your outdoor lighting remains up-to-code and uses only high-quality, long-lasting materials.

What Commercial Outdoor Lighting Services Can a Certified Electrician Provide?

A certified electrician can install and service a wide variety of commercial outdoor lighting options. Our services include:

  • Flood lights
  • Safety and security lighting
  • Wall-mounted lights
  • Landscape lighting
  • Outdoor wall lights
  • Restaurant patio lighting and power
  • Parking lot lighting
  • Motion-sensor lighting

Why Choose Wolverine Electrical Contracting?

At Wolverine Electrical Contracting, our team of experienced, certified electricians can help you meet all of your commercial electrical needs with a professional, down-to-earth approach. Our team is fully licensed in both Michigan and Indiana and proudly serves the Grand Rapids and Niles areas with decades of industry experience. We even offer a parts and labor warranty so you can feel confident in your business investment for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Outdoor Lighting

What is the best type of outdoor lighting?


What lights are used in commercial buildings?

There are many different types depending on many variables such as ceiling height, wattage, and mounting style.

How many lumens are required for outdoor commercial spaces?

It depends on the area, fixture, and mounting height.

Is LED better for commercial outdoor lighting?


What is the most efficient commercial lighting?

Any type of LED lighting specified for the setting will be efficient.

What makes a light commercial grade?

Typically, commercial lighting is higher wattage and lumens. The style fixture is typically not decorative light residential fixtures.

How do you calculate the lifespan of an LED?

Most LEDs will have an expected lifetime expectancy on the spec sheet.

What is the best wattage for commercial outdoor lighting?

It depends on the application.

What is OSHA standard for outdoor lighting?

OSHA does not have a standard for outdoor lighting. Check with local electrical and building codes.

How often should I replace commercial outdoor lighting?

You should replace outdoor lighting when the current one faults out.

What type of lighting should be used in outdoor areas?

LED floods or path lighting.

What is the most durable commercial outdoor lighting?

A wall pack mounted to the building or a pole light for parking lot applications are the most durable.

What is the difference between residential and commercial lights?

Style, wattage, and lumens will be different.

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What Our Clients Say

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