Themes and Trends for Modern Commercial Lighting, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the modern themes associated with commercial lighting. Both for practical and aesthetic reasons, there are several trends involved with commercial lighting today that building owners and managers should be aware of.

At Orange Electric, we’re proud to offer numerous commercial electrician services, including lighting installation and several related lighting themes. In today’s part two of our series, we’re going to get a bit more detailed and dig into some of the lighting trends present in various types of commercial buildings to give you an idea of how different industries may take advantage of the wide variety of modern lighting components available.

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Restaurants are in a strange position, as the COVID-19 outbreak has damaged their in-person business in many cases – and returns, where possible, must feature distancing and care. This means restaurants must continue to focus on factors like ambiance and natural lighting to keep customers comfortable.

One great method here is switching to LED bulbs, which not only bring ambiance and environmental friendliness, but are also easily affordable. A particular type of LED bulb to look into is known as the Edison bulb.

Retail Areas

Retail areas have also had to make some changes, and a big focus this year has been tailoring light to various customer profiles. This is especially true for smaller retail groups, since big box stores are less impacted by such trends – these larger stores tend to prioritize energy efficiency over all else given their volume of customers.

Hotels and Hospitality

Hotels and other various hospitality areas must focus heavily on eco-friendly lighting, as more and more customers have begun to list this area as one that’s important to them. There are numerous such bulbs available that do not limit style or aesthetics in any way.

Healthcare Facilities

There are even forms of modern lighting that are known to provide benefits to human health, and these are vital within healthcare facilities. LED lights are once again valuable here – not only do they come with a reasonable cost that most hospital administration groups can easily afford, they also provide low levels of heat emission – this makes it easier to control the temperature in patient rooms while also providing ambient light themes that assist with comfort and care.

On top of this, quality LEDs can mimic the appearance of natural light, which has shown to be connected to health promotion. This is particularly true for long-term care patients who spend most of their time under these lights and see very little (or no) time outdoors.

For more on lighting trends in commercial facilities, or to learn about any of our commercial electrician and electrical repair services, speak to the staff at Orange Electric today.