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When it comes to modifying a shipping container, lighting might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Of course, you’ll need climate control, windows, and doors to transform a steel cargo container into a comfortable space; but lighting is a vital component that many people brush past.  


Let’s take a closer look at why lighting is important and what you can expect when modifying a container from our team at A American Container.  


Key points from our modification team: 


  • Interior and exterior lighting solutions promote comfort and safety. We want to make the container a place you want to spend your time in.  
  • At A American Container, we offer interior LED lighting, a more efficient option than traditional fluorescent lighting. 
  • Solar-powered LED lights could be an energy-efficient and eco-friendly solution for interior and exterior lighting needs for shipping container solutions that are off-grid. 
  • We can make practically any modification to your container; put our team to the test. We’re always excited when we can help people think outside the box!  

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Why Is Shipping Container Lighting Important?  


Shipping containers are not manufactured with lighting, so modification teams must add it when transforming containers into storage spaces or mobile offices.  


Adding lighting, inside and outside of the shipping container,  

promotes comfort and safety.  


It’s simple, without lighting, employees would not be able to complete office work in their ground-level office, or find what items they need in a storage unit. Proper lighting allows people to safely manage equipment and stored items that are inside the container. 


Not only will the lighting give more function, but it will also finish the interior, completing the transformation from a shipping container to a full-blown office space.

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Interior Lighting Solutions 


At A American Container, our interior electrical and lighting solutions include: 





To plug in computers, lamps, and other appliances, you can choose from 110v or 220v outlets depending on the size of your container and how much electricity you need. The best part? Outlets can be placed anywhere in the container that you request. Nice!  


Overhead Lighting  


Interior overhead lighting is important, especially if you are using your container as an office space or storage area. We use LED lights that are energy efficient and give off better lighting than traditional fluorescent lights.  


  • 4’ LED lights 
  • Custom lighting layout options are available  


Interior LED strips are an effective way to provide soft light that won’t cause harsh shadows or glare on computer screens. 


With a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours, LED lights are incredibly durable and require minimal maintenance over time, perfect for busy job sites and office spaces!  


Exterior Lighting Solutions  


Exterior lighting is important to help people safely access the container at night, especially on job sites that require working at night.  


For outdoor areas, specialized floodlights can help illuminate walkways and other areas around the container while also providing security benefits. 


Intruders are less likely to approach a shipping 

 container with exterior lighting to avoid the risk of being seen.  


Consider installing security lights on the exterior of your converted container to add another layer of protection.  


Our exterior lighting solutions include: 


Flood Lights 


These lights are a great way to illuminate the area around your container for enhanced safety and security.  


  • Motion sensors are available 
  • Can be located anywhere you want on the outside of your container  


Porch Lights 


A porch light will illuminate the area around the container’s door(s) for more safety and security as well.  


  • Can be connected to a light switch  
  • Can be equipped with a daylight sensor that allows it to turn on at dusk and off at dawn 


Many exterior lighting solutions also feature motion sensors so they will turn on when someone enters the space, providing additional safety and security measures. 


Pro Tip: Solar-powered LED lights could be an energy-efficient and eco-friendly solution for interior and exterior lighting needs for shipping container solutions that are off-grid. 


Learn More > Adding Electricity to Shipping Container Offices  

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Illuminate Your Container  


If you are modifying a cargo container to function as an office space or storage unit, remember to think about lighting! Installing lights to your shipping container is an important consideration when it comes to maximizing the security, safety, and comfort of your unit.  

Not sure how to get started? That’s what our modification team at A American Container is here for!  


Let’s light up your new (or new to you) container. How can we help you think outside the box ®? Call us at 813-740-1911 to discuss shipping container lighting and electricity options. We’ll help design the perfect illumination solution for your needs!  

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