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When you are determining the types of lights you need for your business, the placement of those lights will be just as important a factor as the lights themselves. This is why you need to keep commercial lighting design in mind when you are making your selections for light products for your business. There are two faces to the design coin, and both of these attributes need to be weighed carefully when you are choosing the lights for your project. As work gets underway, you will encounter the dual aspects of commercial lighting design which include the aesthetic appeal and the practical nature of wall pack security lighting.

Just because you have a business does not mean that you should concentrate solely on the practical use of the light. There are many reasons why you need to look at the visual appeal aspect of your commercial warehouse lighting design project. This part of the design is based upon the types of lamp used and their placement. It could include up-lights along garden or architectural features. Perhaps it means decorative metal halide poles lights or wall scones by the door. The decorative aspects of lighting create a more welcoming environment for the front of your business. This can help to draw potential customers to your storefront. A well planned light design can also make your workplace an enjoyable spot for your employees. By bolstering morale, work productivity can be increased.

There are many lighting products available for the artistic side of commercial landscape lighting design, and if you choose to install low-voltage lights, you could even install the project yourself. You will need to find a transformer for any low-voltage project. These convert the 120V coming from the average outlet to the 12V or 24V used by the typical low-voltage lights. Numerous lamps can be wired to the transformer, but there will be a voltage drop over long distances, and the sum of all the lights' watts must be less than the power load of the transformer. If you need high voltage lights, you need to call a professional electrician for the installation. While low-voltage light kits are simple and safe for the lay person to put in, high voltage electricity should only be handled by a professional.

The other side of the commercial lighting design coin is the practical nature. How much light is required for the area. For example, a horse arena or parking lot lighting will require much brighter light than a wall scone or accent light. The amount of light needed will determine the lamp type you require. How important is color rendering? If you are lighting a garden, it will be vital, but if you just need general bright parking lot lights, it is not as important an issue. Will the light need to be lit constantly, or is it tied to a motion detector? Each situation will necessitate a different lamp. You will need to find out how much light is needed, then look for the most energy efficient lamps or dimmer controls to fill your needs. This will save you on the costs of your electric bill in the long run.

You will need to do a lot of planning for your commercial lighting design project. If you are unsure about the types of lights you need or how to install them, consult with an expert. With the right products and guidance, any commercial lighting design job can be made easy.

Submitted by:

Kimberly Quang

To learn more visit our commercial lighting design section or read more about commercial lighting design.



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