Commercial spaces can require many different light fixtures in order to keep the building, and every room inside of it, optimally light. This includes lighting inside and out, for the safety, security, and overall experience of those who may be coming and going from that space. Commercial lighting can vary, depending on the type of environment it is, so it can be useful to have an expert who can provide you with information on what lighting to consider for your commercial property and how it can be best maintained.
Understanding the needs of your commercial space begins with what the building is likely to be used for. A retail space will be lit differently than an office, which will be lit differently than a warehouse. Knowing how people will be interacting with the environment will be useful to deciding how it will be best lit.
Regardless of the use, most commercial lighting involves some degree of ambient light. Ambient light is the light people use to properly navigate their space. In other words, ambient lights help people to see, so they aren’t bumping into things as they move around. Depending on the commercial space, this might involve recessed fluorescents (in an office or retail store) or high bay / low bay lighting (in a warehouse). If you aren’t sure which type of ambient lighting is right for your space, the experts at City Lighting Products can help you to weigh your options, so you feel informed to make those types of determinations.
Something else that is important to a commercial space is safety lighting. While this, too, helps people to navigate their surroundings, this can be viewed more through the specific lens of safety and keeping people from getting hurt. Safety lighting is particularly important on sidewalks and pathways, stairwells, and any other area where there is a particular risk of someone tripping and falling. This type of commercial lighting can be beneficial to employees and customers alike, keeping anyone who uses the space free from harm.
In the same vein as safety lighting is security lighting. Both are about keeping people safe, only security lighting has a more specific focus: keeping areas well lit, so that no one could be surprised or snuck up on by a criminal. While this type of commercial lighting can be useful to anyone who may be coming and going, in the early mornings and late at night, security lighting can be especially important to spaces where money or valuables are kept. For instance, those who are opening and closing retail spaces will feel more secure knowing that they aren’t doing so in the cloak of darkness, where would-be thieves might feel empowered.
Of course, commercial spaces can use all sorts of lighting, involving much more than what is practical for day-to-day operations! Commercial spaces may also use a degree of accent or specialty lighting to help make the space more aesthetically pleasing, even adding a sense of wonder, depending on the exact type of lighting used. It’s commercial lighting like this that helps to enliven a space, making an environment where people enjoy spending time.
As the owner or manager of a commercial space, you may need assistance with the maintenance and repair of all these lights. Depending on the size of your commercial space, there could be hundreds – if not thousands – of lights that require replacement and various types of repair. That can become burdensome quite quickly. At City Lighting Products, we aim to lift that burden, providing expertise along with our vast inventory of over 10,000 lights. Whatever your commercial lighting needs might be, City Lighting Products is sure to have what you need to get you back up and running, quickly and efficiently.
Efficiency can also mean helping to reduce energy costs associated with your commercial lighting. That is why City Lighting Products offers a variety of energy efficient products and lighting systems, so you can keep your commercial space optimally lit without breaking the bank. Many of these systems are also good for the environment, so you can also feel good about yourself and the lighting choices you’ve made for your commercial building.