While they may not shift or change as often as an area like fashion, per se, the world of commercial electrical services does include several general trends and themes. One great example here is lighting – both for technological and aesthetic reasons, the world of commercial lighting goes through regular changes and trends based on the products available and what’s “in” during a given period of time.
At Orange Electric, we’re proud to offer a wide variety of commercial electrician services, including lighting installation and several other themes related to lights in your commercial building. In this two-part blog series, we’ll start by going over some of the top themes out there for trendy modern commercial lighting systems – and then in part two, we’ll delve into specific commercial industries and some of the lighting trends present in these areas.
For starters, one of the top themes at play in modern commercial lighting is energy efficiency and environmental friendliness. Not only can you save yourself some major funds here, you can also provide benefits to the environment around you.
For those looking to really promote these areas, you can apply to be a LEED-certified building (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Many LEED buildings take on such projects as harvesting daylight, using light and energy control systems, and sending their own contributions to public power grids.
Commercial building owners are also spending more time thinking about the health of their employees and other occupants in modern times, and one example is lighting. There are several commercial lighting options out there that mimic natural light flow for human circadian rhythms, helping balance physical and visual needs. The infusion of natural light, even through non-natural sources like these, is one of the major benefits of modern lighting technology.
Commercial lighting is also often used as a safety feature within the space. Many building owners use motion sensors for their exterior lights to ward off potential burglars, for instance, and larger companies with parking lots on-site should install parking lot lights for employees who stay late.
Low-Cost Style Upgrades
Finally, there are many ways for building owners to use lighting as a low-cost way to upgrade their aesthetics. Much of this comes down to personal style and taste, plus a combination of strong aesthetics and practical value for employees, managers and other staff. But you’d be surprised how much you can do even on a very limited budget, as modern lighting options are generally affordable and easy to source.