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Dramatic, innovative lighting solutions for your retail outlet will impact your bottom line with savings on the cost of electricity plus increased sales. It doesn’t matter if you are the owner of a high-end boutique or are responsible for the decisions governing a large chain store; there are ways of cutting back on your lighting costs while enhancing the shopping experience for your customers.
Replace old, outdated fluorescent and incandescent lighting with cost-effective, low-voltage light emitting (LED) lamps and compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) to save money. The days are long past when the cost didn’t appear to be justified by the performance of this new type of lighting, which also suffered from the inability to handle such simple things as dimmer switches.
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Antique lighting can be a particularly suitable choice for your retail outlet if it complements the architectural design of the building, attracts your target market or enhances your products and brand. This type of lighting has the potential to evoke an emotional appeal to a wide audience.
If your retail outlet is located in an old building such as a heritage house, barn or factory, antique lighting can highlight the architectural design and become one of the building’s most admired features. There is such a wide variety of antique lighting choices, one or several types will work well with any vintage structure. Continue Reading →
You can grab the attention of holiday shoppers by using high-end retail store lighting to create festive, dramatic window and interior displays. Since the holiday season can generate 20-40% of the annual sales for most retailers, attracting the discerning clientele into and through your store is vitally important. Accent lighting is your best friend when tapping into the holiday spirit and holiday spending for customers looking for quality and luxury.
Specialty accent lights draw the attention of shoppers, make them pause, look and assess merchandise, and encourage them to make a purchase decision. Quality, one-of-a-kind products can be showcased as featured items. Continue Reading →
Track lighting, as its name suggests, is a specific type of lighting where light fixtures are installed along a series of tracks that can run along ceilings, walls or even across load bearing structures like beams and rafters. Though track lighting ideas are commonly employed in the home to give the homeowner the unique look and feel that they’re going for, these types of lighting solutions can greatly benefit a business in a variety of different ways.
One of the major benefits of track lighting is that the individual light fixtures can commonly be controlled separately from the rest of the track. As a result, this can be a great way to provide accent lighting for certain items in a retail store that are mounted along a wall. Continue Reading →
Light emitting diode (LED) light products provide a good combination of light quality and energy efficiency, and are an ideal replacement for high energy-consuming incandescent bulbs, which are now banned by the federal government.
Most retailers and 65% of American consumers have upgraded to LEDs or CFLs (compact fluorescent lighting), now that our natural resources and the savings in electricity are better understood. However, there are still holdouts whose concern is with the health issues associated with breaking or disposing of these new products, and the lack of understanding about the differences between LEDs and CFLs.
Comparing new and old lighting systems makes the choice of LED and CFL lighting over incandescent very obvious. It is also important to understand that special care is needed to handle both CFLs and LEDs. Continue Reading →
For nearly a year, Belk’s Riverchase Galleria store has been undergoing a transformation.
The conversion of the 30 year-old location into one of the Charlotte-based chain’s flagship stores has been executed while the day-to-day operations continued during the nine-month construction process. Continue Reading →
LED lighting technology is creating improved retail, homeowner and municipal lighting solutions by leaps and bounds. No longer is light emitting diode (LED) lighting viewed as a second-rate lighting alternative imposed by governments to save natural resources; it is now widely accepted as an impressive replacement of old technology that saves money and provides superior lighting performance. Continue Reading →
Belk Inc. held the grand opening of its first flagship store in Texas this year. The three-story, 180,000-square-foot store is located at the Belk Galleria Dallas.
Belk operates 300 stores in 16 Southern states. That includes 14 locations in Texas. The retailer has said previously it sees Texas as a potential growth market. Continue Reading →
Although a large portion of consumers have taken to the Internet for their personal shopping needs, many still prefer to take the time to visit actual retailers. When it comes to moving product, business owners must constantly make improvements to the way products are displayed. Furthermore, they must also look at ways to decrease business expenses.
In order for businesses to survive the modern world, owners need to be willing to change to match the expectations of the public. Continue Reading →
In addition, other fixture types should be on separate circuits, controlled by an astronomical time clock. This way, only the most efficient fixtures will be used outside of business hours, for staff activities such as cleaning and restocking. This not only saves energy, but greatly reduces maintenance for burned-out accent lights.
Pete Miller is a leader in the lighting industry with over 30 years of industry experience. He is both a Lighting Certified Professional (LC) and a Certified Document Technologist (CDT) from the Construction Specifications Institute.
Through his career, he has been involved with the design of over 600 on-time store openings and is quickly adding to this total everyday.Continue Reading →