Locate parking lot light fixtures away from traffic aisles and parking stalls. Light poles are ideally located in center or side islands, and protected by raised curbs. When light poles are within parking rows, locate the poles at the junctions of adjacent stalls. Poles and fixtures should be in scale and accommodating to the setting and surrounding area, while providing adequate illumination of the parking lot.
Mounting height and spacing of luminaries should be sufficient to distribute the desired lighting intensity to the entire parking area. Pole heights range from 20 to 50 ft. or more. A normal lighting level is from 1.0 to 2.0 foot-candles.