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Outdoor LED Lighting For Shopping Malls

MyLEDLightingGuide LED mall lighting fixtures create a safe, inviting environment for customers and employees while saving energy.

Lighting is not one of the things people think about when they visit a mall. But it has a great influence on the general look and feel. If you've ever visited a shop in a mall with low-quality or intense lighting, chances are it affected what you bought. Today, we will be looking at how to create a perfect atmosphere in a shopping mall using LED lighting.

LED Mall Lighting Applications

Mall Parking

Outdoor Parking

Outdoor parking areas are full of shoebox or pole top lights. They either contain Metal Halide or HPS bulbs. They consume a lot of energy. Transforming these to LED will brighten the parking space. And with an energy savings of 70% or greater. Coupled with photocells and motion sensors, optimized lighting maximizes brightness with a focus on energy savings.


Parking Garage

The main idea behind shopping malls is to make shopping an enjoyable experience. Most shopping malls have large parking garages for their customers. The car parking facilities play a crucial role in the general architectural concept. Proper lighting comprises of both natural and artificial light. It serves the very important role of guiding drivers to and from the parking facility.

It ensures pedestrians – especially those with carts or with children – are safe as they walk around the parking space. LED parking garage lighting is ideal as it enhances visibility and safety. It ensures vehicles and people feel safe in the space. 

Walkways and Amenities


Stairs, escalators, passageways, and corridors are the main traffic areas. These parts interconnect the individual levels to the shops. Amenities such as information boards, rest areas, fountains, art exhibitions, skylights, and other features give the shopping complex a unique atmosphere and make it appealing. All these features need light as it is an integral design element.

To ensure balanced light levels and keep the energy usage low, artificial light can supplement the natural light. LED mall lights can be for general lighting purposes. They're in resting zones, information booths, food courts, play areas, and general lighting. In a shopping mall, a flexible lighting architecture is key. Tenant and seasonal needs change and spaces repurpose often.


Warehouse and Storage Areas


Shopping complexes need storage: furniture, merchandise, equipment, and supplies. In these areas, clarity and orderliness are important. Employees must be able to find what they need to get the job done. These areas may be unoccupied some of the time. Occupancy sensors can turn the lights on and off when they detect motion.

Using energy-efficient LEDs to cut costs and natural light when it's available. LEDs paired with motion sensors provide on-demand lighting for safety, maneuvering, and easy identification.

LED Lights Used in Shopping Malls

Mall Outdoor Lighting

Lighting accounts for a big part of a shopping mall’s electricity budget – up to 13%. Efficient outdoor lighting is essential for keeping energy consumption and energy costs low. The right lighting fixtures can turn a shopping mall into a landmark people remember.

Spectacular façade and landscape lighting can create excitement, generate intrigue, and express the spirit of the mall. Well-designed lighting in entryways and parking areas guide people in and out of stores. It makes them feel satisfied when they leave.

These are the different lights used outside a mall.

LED Retail Store Lights

LED shoebox-lights light up large areas. They produce a wide scope of light, helping create a sense of safety and security in a parking lot. Outdoor lighting in mall parking goes a long way toward attracting customers and may lead to higher retail sales.

These bright and long-lasting LED lights are perfect for walkways. They ensure parking lots are well lit and attract more customers in the evening hours.

Pole-Top Lights

Commercial Pole Lights light spaces for car and pedestrian use and safety.

The light fixtures are usually pole mounted between 7 feet and 20 feet high. They can also mount on columns and pillars. Perfect to illuminate landscapes, parking lots, and walkways.

Wall packs

LED Wall Pack lights usually install on walls, walkways, parking garages and other commercial building areas. They make great security lights as they illuminate perimeters and pathways, giving people a greater sense of security. These lights come in a myriad of designs: semi cutoff, full cutoff, up/down, architectural, and adjustable.

Indoor Mall Lighting

Magnetic Strips


LED magnetic-strip lights make perfect replacements for linear lighting fixtures. They replace fluorescent lamps in troffer fixtures and offer higher-quality, long-lasting light. The installation doesn't need tools. The lights have magnetic backing and can be stuck to the existing lighting fixtures.

LED magnetic-strip lights are easier to install. All the electrician has to do is wire the energy to the driver. The lights offer a complete retrofit solution for fluorescent troffers. And since the installation is quick, there's almost no downtime and business goes on as usual.

LED HID Retrofit-Kits


If you want energy savings, upgrade your lighting system with LED HID retrofit-kits. LEDs consume a fraction of the wattage of HID lights and offer similar or higher light output. LED HID retrofit-kits are convenient. They replace high pressure sodium and metal halide bulbs. They offer the benefit of lower utility costs and maintain the look of the existing fixtures.

LED HID retrofit-kits offer superior energy efficiency, instant-on functionality, and a high lumen output compared to HID lamps and fluorescents. They come in a variety of wattages, color rendering indexes, color temperatures, and use different volts and bases.

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