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"... Great pricing and terrific customer service…never missed a delivery deadline!"
Warren Stough, VP Planning/Construction, Bon Ton Stores Inc
"... Pete has consistently delivered competitive pricing on products
and is always on the spot when a project comes together..."
James Mitchell, Divisional Vice President of Facilities Planning,
Design & Vendor Shops at The Bon Ton Stores Inc.
"Our lighting product specifications vary from client to client and Pete can provide a
variety of recommendations based on each projects specific needs and budget"
Mark Johnson, President, Johnson Design Group
With an LED light guide, retailers can achieve their goals with effective, energy efficient lighting designs that attract customers, guide them through the store, help them evaluate merchandise and assist them in making purchase decisions.
Whether the retail outlet is a low-end warehouse, a middle-size department store or a high-end specialty boutique, there are LED lighting solutions geared to enhance the store image, attract the target market and contribute to task performance in various areas of the store.
Balance can also be achieved between the architectural design, human needs such as comfort and safety, the all-important economic concerns of the retailer and the environmental objectives of the regional and federal governments. Continue Reading →
When a retail business wants to get creative with their displays, lighting must be one of the things they consider. It’s not about having enough light to see the items. It’s about creating a customer experience that draws them to an item and generates interest.
A variety of lighting techniques are available, depending on the space and items to be displayed. Someone who specializes in designer interior lighting can recommend the best way to use these techniques to increase customer engagement and create more sales. Continue Reading →
As more and more information is being released about global warming and how we are all putting a strain on the Earth do to our natural resource consumption, a renewed effort has been put on being green and protecting the environment in all aspects of our lives.
While there are a number of different things people should adopt personally as habits to help save the planet, businesses have also become more conscious of how they can be greener. One of the main ways is through energy efficient LED lighting being installed in brick and mortar stores, malls and other establishments, among other efficient lighting solutions. Continue Reading →
Lighting is a more powerful tool than the average person realizes. It highlights items at their best, minimizes their flaws and helps to create an emotional experience. Museums and theaters have used lighting for years to set the stage, trigger audience reactions and create mood. In the world of art, lighting is often used to showcase particular works or to help deliver them to the audience in the way the painter or sculptor may have envisioned the finished product.
As an example, the Sistine Chapel in Rome began using LED lighting to display various works of art by Michelangelo on February 18, 2014. The reason for the change was simple. They wanted art lovers visiting the chapel to experience the art in a wash of colors and brightness never before experienced within the walls of the chapel. Continue Reading →
As you wander around your jewelry store, contemplating the staging of your business, you may be asking yourself whether or not a better lighting system could lead to increased sales. The answer you’ll arrive at – if you’re being truly honest with yourself – is probably yes.
Lighting is a part of staging, and staging can always be improved upon. However, you may not even be fully aware of the various ways in which improved jewelry store lighting could lead to an increase in sales.
If you’re thinking of investing in this type of upgrade, consider all of the following ways that lighting can impact the way your jewelry store functions and the client experience. Continue Reading →
An essential element of in-store retail marketing is innovative lighting and design that applies all the principles needed to draw in customers and keep their interest and attention, as well as create the comfortable atmosphere needed for customers to make purchase decisions.
Altering the lighting design can drastically change the mood and atmosphere of an entire store, which means that with an updated, redesigned lighting system, you can revitalize a store and enhance its brand. Continue Reading →
Cove lighting ideas can be used to create a unique shopping environment by the strategic use of impressive lighting effects, usually by tucking lamps and strips into recessed areas with fixtures hidden. Cove lights can be the source of the primary or ambient light, used to create a mood, to highlight displays or special features and to support brand identity.
Cove lights come in various styles, including flexible rope lights and cove-mounted LED (light emitting diode) strip lights. They can provide cold white light, warm white light, colored light and even color-changing light with linear strips. Continue Reading →
LED lighting technology offers a whole lot more than traditional lamps. LED’s last longer, use a fraction of the energy load and give off a more natural light that creates a better store atmosphere. What more could you ask for?
How about store Wi-Fi through LED lights? This isn’t as crazy as it sounds. The way LED’s give off light can also be used to provide wireless Internet. We aren’t there yet, but scientists are closing in on this exciting new technology.
Today we get wireless internet through radio waves. You set up a router somewhere in your store and it shoots off radio waves around the building. Devices that can connect to the Internet, like a laptop or smartphone, detect the radio waves and connect to your router and the Internet. Continue Reading →
That doesn’t mean physical stores don’t have built-in advantages. Some consumers prefer to touch an item before buying. Other purchasers want the product immediately. Ingrained habits also work in the favor of traditional retailers, as many people are simply unwilling to transition to online shopping. Continue Reading →
With a little thought and planning, you can lower the cost of lighting your retail store by using energy efficient lighting and clever lighting methods. That way, you can focus attention on your store and your merchandise, attract consumers by making them feel safer and more comfortable and to increase your store’s overall sales.
If you haven’t upgraded your lighting to take advantage of the cost savings available, it is time you gave this move some serious thought. Lighting is responsible for one of the highest energy costs in a retail business, and it is smart to switch to energy efficient lighting as quickly as possible, even though there is an initial cost to make this change. Continue Reading →
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 →