Choosing commercial lighting for business settings



Choosing commercial lighting for business settings

Light is a fundamental prerequisite for any setting, whether at home or workplace. Apart from being a basic requirement, it is also used to improve the exquisiteness of a place when added up with a proper décor. Workplaces however do use lighting which is different from those used in homes or lighting up special occasions such as parties. Commercial lighting basically focuses on lighting up the places of work such as offices, hospitals, stores or workshops hence it doesn’t give much consideration on attraction and elegance. It is basically lighting that’s not meant for use in residences.

When choosing the proper lighting that fits your workplace needs, you have to consider the different types in existence and their suitability to your needs. Here are a number of lighting types used for commercial settings.

Incandescent

They are the oldest type which have been in use for commercial purposes. They are most common in small offices or workshops and mostly suitable for use as task lights on desks or as recessed lights. The beauty of this type of lighting is that they produce bright light as daylight making them suitable for enclosed buildings or rooms obscured from the sun’s direct light.

Halogen lights

They are well known for their high intensity and brightening up a wide area coverage. As such, they are mostly used as flood lights in arenas or security lights for the outdoors. They are also suitable for larger workshops or manufacturing factories which operate on a 24 hour schedule. They vary in sizes and their light emitting capacity is directly proportional to their sizes.

Fluorescent lights

If you are in a quest to save your utility bills at workplace, these are the lights to go for. They are most common in many commercial settings and are known for their low wattage but high luminosity hence low energy consumption rates.  They are made available in different sizes as well as different shades of light.

Metal halide lights

These types of lights are known for their high intensity brightness hence commonly used in industrial settings. They are common in warehouses where the ceiling is up high. They are available in different sizes and their light emitting capacity is also dependent on their sizes. The difference between this commercial lighting and the halogen is that it uses a stream of vaporized metal halide gases which burn at high temperatures to produce very bright light. The improved versions of these lights, mainly consisting of sodium halide compounds are efficient in conserving energy unlike the traditional halides.

The above four are the common commercial lighting you will find in any workshop, warehouse or office setting depending on their luminosity. When making a choice on which one to go for, consider your light intensity needs before making a choice.

 

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