Perimeter lighting systems provide security and peace of mind around construction sites. In addition to deterring criminal activity at night, the fixtures are designed to illuminate dangerous, inaccessible sections of the location. This is particularly helpful for wandering pedestrians who are unaware about the hazards of the site.
Configuration and Considerations
Incorporating best practices with a hazardous area lighting is an effective way to improve illumination around the construction site. For comprehensive coverage, it is recommended to setup lamps at the entry and exit points, as well as the far ends or corners of the space. Such fixtures serve as markers for the boundaries of the area.
In busy, urban locations, installing extremely bright lights around the construction site may disrupt pedestrians, drivers and operators. To avoid this, it would be possible to mount the lights on poles, with the luminary pointing downwards to reduce glare. It is not advisable to point lights at nearby buildings or busy intersections. Alternatively, one could also use LED wall pack lights with light shields that cut stray beams.
Temporary Security Lighting
Construction sites are non-permanent establishments. Because of this, it makes sense to incorporate some temporary lighting options, in order to reduce time spent on setting up fixtures around the location. LED light towers are specifically useful for perimeter or security lighting around construction sites. Usually, light towers applied for such purposes come with sensors to decrease energy consumption and streamline operation, such as a motion or day/night sensor. For large sites, discreet cameras can be utilized for thorough monitoring.
To reduce tampering or criminal activity around perimeters, it would be possible to illuminate ‘No Trespassing’ signs at locked entry or exit points.
LED light towers can also be used for portable illumination during operation. For such applications, sensors are not applicable as constant illumination is needed.