Commercial Electrical Lighting Options You Can Choose From

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
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Commercial lighting is different than residential in many ways. It takes different skills, equipment, and tools to get each job done the right way. Because of the differences, you will need a commercial expert to handle the installation, maintenance, and repair of your business’ light systems.

Types of lighting the professionals can help you with

There are many types of lighting available that can be used in a variety of commercial settings. From small officers to large industrial sites, this part of your electrical system is vital. You can choose from energy-efficient bulbs like LEDs, halogens, and incandescent bulbs. If you prefer to focus on systems as a whole first, you can look at ambient, task-based, accent, decorative, and safety lighting.

Ambient lighting

Also known as general lighting, this will be found throughout most of your indoor property. The lights you choose should be bright enough to illuminate the area, but not be overbearing. Depending upon your business, you could choose brighter lights so customers can see your products, or dimmer lights if you have a food establishment.

Task-based lighting

This type of lighting allows staff and customers to do certain things in specific areas. This can be installed at the front of your business or at a checkout counter. It is a good idea to install task lights after ambient lighting so you can see where gaps are. Be careful not to brighten too many areas or use overwhelming bulbs here too.

Accent lighting

If you are looking to add some flair to your property, accent lighting can help. Accent lights can put focus on certain areas or products in your store. It can draw the eyes of customers so that they can move through the store towards specific areas. If the lights are too bright, though, they can hurt people’s eyes.

Decorative lighting

This type of lighting is purely about looks. The lights you choose can set a tone for your entire store or small sections of your office. Chandeliers and wall lights can be used to set a more upscale tone, for example. Be careful not to let the decorations outshine the functional, ambient lights in your commercial space.

Commercial safety lighting

This may not be something you have thought about, but lighting can provide safety for staff and customers. Emergency exit signs that constantly stay lit must be available at all times. Also, outdoor lights can help deter criminals. Floodlights, lamp posts, and spotlights can help provide outdoor safety.

Tips for getting the best commercial lighting for your property

Choosing the type of lighting your property will have is important, but there are some other considerations to keep in mind.

  • First, don’t go with the cheapest options unless you absolutely must. The higher the quality of your lights and electrical work, the longer the system and parts will last.
  • Research electrical companies you are interested in working with to make sure you are getting a good deal.
  • Finally, consider asking your commercial electrician for advice about lights if you can’t decide.

Commercial electrical services in Amarillo, Texas

If you are interested in learning more about commercial lighting and Electrical services, we can help. Bolton Electric, a division of Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical, has been serving the needs of the Texas Panhandle since 1982. You can reach us at (806) 376-8345 or Contact Us by Email for more information.