In terms of architecture, spacing, HVAC, lighting, and arrangement, any business area is entirely different from your personal space, like a house. Commercial spaces are large, with multi-story buildings and bright lighting, unlike our homes with small spaces with soft lighting and industrial settings with entirely different lighting orientations than the former.
Consider the lighting in an office or showroom. You’ll note that the arrangement of the lights and bulbs differs from how they are set up in your home. Commercial lighting is used in places such as offices, shops, colleges, hospitals, and government buildings. Commercial lighting fixtures are used by businesses both indoors and outdoors. As a business owner, you must know that lighting is one of the main concerns of large-scale spaces and offices. But it isn’t easy to install and fix the same type of bulbs and lights at every corner as there are different concerns in different areas, and they need proper expertise before installation. For that, you need to understand some basic concepts of commercial lighting. Read the article till the end.
The lighting fixtures provide light in two different ways:
Downlighting: Downlighting is the downward movement of light from lighting fixtures mounted on or recessed into a ceiling. It is the term for lights that cast their light downward; hence they would be positioned higher to produce this effect.
Uplighting: Uplighting is the term for lights that are set low to the ground and mounted to direct their light upward. This type of lighting occurs when light is directed upwards toward the ceiling, bouncing and reflecting before returning to the ground.
Both types of lighting serve their purpose independently, but which one to install at which section is a technical decision that should be made under the guidance of an expert lighting technician who has significant experience and adequately instructs you. But hiring a professional doesn’t complete your job here. There are a few major aspects you need to be particularly cautious about where the lighting is concerned.
A large commercial space necessitates several light fixtures of various varieties. You will undoubtedly pay a fortune for the same, which can put you in debt. There are numerous low-cost but high-quality, leading light manufacturers that you must contact, and make a list of all of them at your level. It is better to conduct both local and online research.
When selecting bulbs and lights, quality is crucial. Ensure that the fixtures are of a top-notch brand as they tend to last longer, use less energy, maintain their color over time, and even operate on low voltage without breaking. On the contrary, if you select a cheap brand that offers no warranty with the fixtures, the bulbs and lights may eventually cease operating with no option of a quick fix or replacement. Therefore, invest in premium quality lights with at least a one-year warranty.
Several lights and functional electrical appliances in a commercial setting require a lot of power. But due to technology, we now have access to energy-efficient lights that function even at low power, don’t use enough current, and prevent short circuits. You should stay away from LEDs that aren’t energy star certified.