The interior lighting of your business can play an integral role in creating the type of mood that will have the biggest impact on customers while still keeping the interior safe to navigate. Despite the fact that interior lighting may seem like a simple aspect of the design process, there are some basic factors that people may easily overlook.
Be Efficient With The Interior Lighting Placement
Where the individual light fixtures are placed can be an important consideration when you are installing new lighting systems. The placement of the fixtures will determine the amount of light coverage that you are able to get from the installed lights. Installing too many lights can be extremely wasteful, and it may produce too much light for your needs. Too much light can make your products appear washed out, and it may also decrease employee comfort and productivity. When deciding on a layout for the new lighting fixtures, you should consider the recommended height for these fixtures as well as the square footage that they can illuminate. This will allow you to reasonably estimate the number of lighting fixtures that a particular area will need.
Consider Low-Energy Lighting Solutions
Lighting the interior of the business can be one of the most energy-intensive parts o your operation. As a result, there are can be powerful financial incentives for you to be able to reduce the amount of power that these systems are needing. Fortunately, technological advances have led to lighting systems that can produce comparable output to traditional lights while requiring far less energy. LED systems can be the most popular of these options, and they will also have the advantage of being able to last for far longer than traditional lights.
Install Emergency Lighting Systems
When there is a power outage, your business's interior can become too dark for individuals to safely navigate. In order to reduce the risk of the interior being dark enough to put individuals at risk of tripping or falling, emergency lights should be installed. These lights can illuminate the paths to the exits so that individuals inside can easily and safely navigate their way out of the building. These emergency lights will have rechargeable batteries that will allow them to immediately act as soon as a power outage is detected. In addition to being a thoughtful upgrade to make for your employees and customers, this can also be legally required in order to avoid potential lawsuits arising from injuries that occur during power outages.
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