Lighting plays an important role for residential and commercial environments. Most homeowners often care about decorating their homes and less about their workplaces. Most commercial buildings are seldom equipped with lamps for decorative purposes. The most decorated commercial settings are hospitality features such as restaurants and hotels. Lighting your store with rising lighting is good if your store is about products such as antiques, fashionable clothes and jewelry.
Decorative lighting is often used for commercial environments to provide beauty and sophistication. This type of lighting focuses more on the lighting fixture rather than the specific light, although it is equally important. Luminaires commonly used for commercial decorative lighting include chandeliers and intricate wall luminaires.
When you are thinking of decorating your store with lighting, there are a large number of light bulbs you can think of to use. These include light bulbs, halogen, fluorescent and LED lamps. Here are some general tips on how you can decoratively light your stores with any of these light bulbs.
The technology for LED lamps is still in progress and some lamps are not consistent in terms of temperature and color of the light. When you buy the light bulbs, therefore, make your purchases at the same period for all the number of light bulbs you need. This is important for maintaining consistency. When you place your purchases with a period of six months or more, the lights in the store will probably have small variations from those you bought earlier.
Think about your customer’s well-being
Buy light bulbs that do not upset your customers when they are in your store. Halogen and light bulbs are the best known for emitting a lot of heat. Try to avoid them. Light bulbs that produce too much heat can also fade the colors of your product, especially if the ceiling is a little lower. LEDs are the coolest while fluorescents are moderate.
Think about color temperature and color reproduction index
Each light source has a tone of the natural light color for itself. To produce light that is soothing and warmer, therefore consider buying light bulbs with a kelvin rating of between 2700 and 3200. When it comes to more natural light and true colors, a 4000-4500 kelvin rating is the most suitable. For daylight, a rating of between 5000 and 6000K is appropriate. Color rendering index (CRI) is a measure of how light shows the true color of a product and is an important variable for consideration in stores and commercial buildings.
As much as you want to perform commercial decorative lighting for your store, the above three factors are important to consider. You will not compromise the quality of your products, nor will you make your customers incapable.