First things first, what is commercial lighting? Put simply, it’s any LED lighting system that’s used in places such as restaurants, retail stores, offices and government buildings. If there are people working, shopping or eating, then there’s a good chance that space is lit by a commercial lighting system.
It’s important to consider what you want to achieve with your commercial lighting. Having the right lighting ensures that you get the desired function from your space. For example, if there are workers who spend all day dealing with screens you’ll want different lighting than if you’re displaying products to customers, or trying to create an ambience for diners.
If it’s specifically office lighting that you’re looking for, then you may also find our guide to office lighting useful.
The vast majority of green building codes say that in office spaces lighting design should be within the range of 10 to 15 watts per metre squared. Thanks to advances in commercial lighting fixtures and LED technology, this level now sits at 5 to 8 watts per metre squared in many instances, all without having to compromise on the required lux levels. This is just one of the many advantages of using LED bulbs for your retail and commercial lighting.
Using LED bulbs in your commercial lighting fixtures can have a drastic impact on your energy bill. In fact, you can potentially cut costs by as much as 90%. It’s been proven that LED lighting uses at least 75% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, so when you multiply this by how many bulbs it takes to illuminate a commercial space, you’ll soon come to realise how much less energy you’ll be using.
Not only are LEDs better for your bills, less energy use is better for the environment, so LEDs are a big step towards creating a green commercial space.
There’s also an awful lot less maintenance required when using a commercial LED lighting system. The expected lifespan of an LED bulb is 50,000 hours. So if they’re used for 10 hours a day, as you may expect in a commercial setting, then you should get almost 14 years use per bulb. Combine these with your energy savings and you’ll see that LEDs are definitely a wise investment.
Here at Sera Technologies, we have an array of fixtures that can be used in your commercial lighting design.
Ideal for use in retail spaces, such as for displaying products, or equally at home in a gallery. These focused LED lighting fixtures can subtly blend into a space and highlight the important items in a room. Click here to see what we have to offer.
A requirement in any commercial building, our range of emergency lighting won’t let you down when it’s needed.
Whichever Commercial Lighting System you require, SERA Technologies can offer the products and expertise that result in a dynamic, stylish and eye-catching design.
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