Out of all of the décor choices that you can make when setting up your retail store, your lighting is one of the most important to consider. Retail store lighting not only has a functional property in terms of illuminating your store, but it also adds to quite a bit of its aesthetic quality. The type of lights you select, how harshly or softly they illuminate the area, how much they cost to invest in and how much they cost to run, are but a few of the considerations that will affect how you approach lighting your retail outlet. So before jumping in and illuminating your store with the first solution at hand, it is far better to plan effectively, so that you can get the most out of your lighting options that you can. So, to help you make the right choices, here are a few things you should consider first:
Select the right type of lighting
When it comes to retail stores, there are a few types of lighting to choose from. Your choice here will affect the aesthetics, function and cost of the lighting solution:
The main source of lighting would be ambient lighting, and functions simply to illuminate the gloom in your store, so that people can see properly when in it. Tasked lighting on the other hand is focused to create better light in important areas such as the entrance, dressing rooms or the checkout area. Accent lighting can be used to attract attention to displays, while decorative lighting simply adds more aesthetic appeal to your outlet.
The bulbs you could choose from
The bulbs you choose to use will affect your energy costs, the cost of replacements, and how functional your lighting systems are. In this regard, you will have the choice between incandescent bulbs, halogen lamps, fluorescent lights or LED ones; to name a few.
Think about energy and replacement costs
An important consideration for long-term and sustainable budgeting, it to consider what the cost of running your lights consistently will be. Many outlets leave the lights on all night, which means that an incorrect choice could end up being an expensive one. Another important factor to consider is the cost of replacing bulbs and fittings. You may find that those that are expensive to replace come at lower overall energy costs and vice versa.
Contact Nordland Lighting today
For more information on sourcing lighting systems for your business that provide turnkey solutions to illumination, contact Nordland Lighting today, or visit our website for further details.