Have you ever wandered into a store because the display window was so enticing? Or had a mediocre meal at a restaurant but you keep going back to the same place because of the atmosphere? In both these instances, if you examined the premises carefully, you would discover that the reason they are so appealing is because of good, strategically placed lighting.
When commercial lighting is designed and installed correctly, it can enhance staff productivity and help your business grow. As a business owner who is looking to benefit from either of these you should consider the following when updating your lighting:
In the retail industry, lighting plays a vital role, and can have a big impact on your business in these 3 distinct areas:
The secret to lighting in a showroom is to ensure the whole area is well lit but to keep the lighting simple. The customer must be able to see every detail of the displayed items, including the price, but business owners must not be tempted to use clever lighting to deceive customers into believing that the item is something that it isn’t. An example of trick lighting is displaying diamonds in a way that makes them appear larger than they are. Customers do not like being deceived and tricks like this will backfire and can ruin a business.
Customers eating at a restaurant are not only there for the meal, but they are also there for the experience, so the atmosphere created by the lighting is essential to the survival of the business. Good, strategically placed lighting allows the customer to be able to see the menu and what they are eating, but also creates an intimate mood that encourages them to linger longer after the meal maybe ordering dessert or a coffee.
Restaurants rely on ambient layered lighting to create the mood, task lighting in the kitchen where the meal is prepared and at the tables so the customers can read the menu, and accent lighting to display any focal points effectively.
All businesses are vulnerable at night, and security lighting aims to discourage criminal activity like vandalism and theft. These lights should provide light coverage of the whole area, without resulting in dark corners and without causing a glare (that criminals use to their advantage). To be effective, security lights need to be well maintained and always in working order. Depending on the area they cover, security lights are sometimes fitted with motion sensors.
Areas that business owners need to focus on with security lights are:
If your business has a dedicated parking lot, you need to ensure it is well lit during the day and at night. Specialized parking lot lights need to be evenly distributed to cover the whole area, as they perform essential functions:
Lights used in parking lots should be able to withstand the harsh Florida climate, be energy-saving, and have a backup in the event of a power outage.
It is a documented fact that in the workplace, natural light is best. This is however not always possible, so strategically placed electrical light fittings play a vital role in not only increasing employee creativity and productivity but keeping them physically and emotionally healthy too.
While good workplace lighting increases employee productivity, poor lighting is known to make employees complain of:
Depending on the office layout, most office spaces will use a combination of the following:
The color of the light also plays a significant role, and an expert light technician will advise employers to:
As people become more aware of the environment and the effect we have on it, lighting has evolved and become more energy efficient – although slightly more expensive to purchase, LED lights are gaining popularity because:
Art Plumbing, AC & Electric have served the Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade Counties since 1983. For all your commercial lighting needs, their experienced, licensed, and insured technicians can be contacted at 561-391-1048 Monday to Saturday 8 am to 8 pm and on Sundays for emergencies.