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Since its launch, LED lighting has been hailed as the future of retail lighting. These fixtures use a fraction of the energy of traditional light fixtures and also last much longer. However, the common mindset is that this is still a product for the future; not today, because LED light fixtures are still too expensive to be cost effective. Continue Reading →
Your store is unique. Between the way you operate the store, the type of staff service you provide, your merchandise, and your store layout, you create an environment that is like no other place in the world. This is why it is so important that your lighting designs match your store’s uniqueness.
In our previous post, we looked at different lighting ideas for mass merchants, convenient stores, and furniture stores. Today we are going to look at grocery stores, specialty boutiques, and warehouses as these categories have their own needs and challenges. Continue Reading →
Different kinds of stores need different lighting solutions. At the broadest level, there are three main categories of store lighting:
This general outline gives you a basic guide of what to do with your lighting design, but there is much more to consider. Let’s look at lighting recommendations for various types of stores so you can get even more ideas for your own business. Continue Reading →
When it comes to retail, Walmart is the king. As of 2012, it is the third largest public company, the largest private employer, and the largest retailer in the world. As a result, when Walmart makes a decision, it has an impact on every other retail store across the country.
When it comes to lighting, Walmart has made a big decision. After careful review, the company has decided to fully commit to LED lighting for all its stores. This move should completely reshape the market for LED lighting. How will this affect your business? Let’s take a look. Continue Reading →
Part of running a profitable store is scheduling regular audits of the different departments. Are the accounting records up to date? Does the store meet current safety standards? Did the latest marketing campaign justify its cost? While store managers generally review most areas regularly, there is one part of the store they often forget.
When was the last time you scheduled an audit for your retail store lighting? A problem with your lighting design is just as harmful to your store’s bottom line as an issue with your marketing or sales process. By scheduling a free audit from a professional lighting firm, your store will receive a number of financial benefits.
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When you set up the light fixtures for your store, every part of your design should accomplish a goal. All too often, stores don’t put any thought into their retail lighting, which leads to inefficient lighting, a poor store environment and wasted money. As you plan your lighting design, you need to consider:
The priority of each goal depends on your personal preferences, but the best possible lighting design for your store would be able to achieve all three.
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If you’re in charge of the lighting for your stores, chances are you’ve heard someone mention LED lighting. These light fixtures are a major development in the field of lighting and could have the potential to completely reshape how businesses handle their interior lighting designs.
Could LED lighting be right for your store? It’s definitely a possibility as these light fixtures have many advantages over traditional light fixtures. However, LEDs also have some challenging issues that should be considered. Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of LED lighting for retail stores so you can decide if this technology is right for you. Continue Reading →
General Electric recently held its annual LED & Energy Efficient Lighting Trends for Retail in East Cleveland, Ohio. Representatives from 45 of the largest retailers across North America came to this conference to share stories and learn about the future of energy efficient lighting.
Each year at this conference, GE gives awards to the two retailers that have made the biggest advances in improving their lighting energy efficiency. The results of this year’s conference lend for a good opportunity to learn about how other retailers are adjusting their lighting designs as well as pick up some ideas about how to improve your own retail space. Continue Reading →
When it’s time to decide on your store light fixtures, do you sometimes feel like you’re just guessing? This isn’t uncommon. The average person doesn’t spend a lot of time analyzing the details of different light fixtures. However, it’s important to find the right fixture for a job as this both improves your store’s atmosphere and reduces your energy bills.
There are three main types of light fixtures. We have put together a brief explanation of all three types and explain what each one offers. By using the information in this guide, you can be sure that you’re making the right call for your light fixtures. Continue Reading →
Setting up the lighting design for your stores can sometimes feel like a battle between cost and effectiveness. If you want to reduce your expenses, it might seem like your only option is to reduce the quality of your lighting. However, if you plan correctly, you won’t have to make this tradeoff. Here are a few energy efficient lighting solutions that can help reduce your energy bill while still creating an attractive atmosphere in your stores. 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 →