U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Federal Energy Management Program

New and Underutilized Technology: Bi-level Garage/Parking Lot/Pedestrian Lighting

The following information outlines key deployment considerations for bi-level garage/parking lot/pedestrian lighting within the Federal sector.


Bi-level LED lighting uses fluorescent and LED lighting sources with bi-level motion sensors to reduce lighting levels when the parking area is not in use.


Bi-level LED lighting is appropriate for garage, parking lot, and pedestrian areas. It can also be applied to pathway lighting where appropriate.

Key Factors for Deployment

Evaluate specific lighting and environmental requirements before deployment.

Ranking Criteria

Federal energy savings, cost-effectiveness, and probability of success are ranked 0-5 with 0 representing the lowest ranking and 5 representing the highest ranking. The weighted score is ranked 0-100 with 0 representing the lowest ranking and 100 representing the highest ranking.

Federal Energy Savings Cost Effectiveness Probability of Success Weighted Score
0.9 4.0 5.0 53