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If used correctly, lighting choices will give you the edge you need over your competitors. Start with selecting from LED (light emitting diode) lights for serious savings over time, and you will be investing in the best. Expect 25% of the cost of the store to be lighting—fixtures, maintenance and electricity—and you need to get the most value you can from it. Continue Reading →
The colors of a purchase can be one of the main criteria buyers use to choose a product. Color is a crucial factor, especially in stores that sell clothes, shoes, fabric, furniture or other household decor. This means that your high end retail store lighting needs to be really good. How else will customers be able to differentiate between the colors of objects they are buying? Continue Reading →
Every retail store owner and manager should understand the importance of excellent lighting, in particular for clothing stores and their sales. It is imperative that these stores utilize ample lighting with clean lamps for clothes that are on display as well as for dressing rooms. Continue Reading →
Accent lighting for retail stores has changed dramatically over the past few years. With the gaining popularity of LED and CFLs, retailers can direct light almost anywhere and produce a multitude of visual effects that not only beautify displays but also increase sales. Continue Reading →
Much consideration goes into the world of retail lighting. The objective is not only to create a specific lighting ambience in the place of business, but also to address the actual lighting needs of customers who will be frequenting the store. Lighting needs and thus the overall interior store design become extremely important when you are discussing the needs of individuals with physical and mental challenges. 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 →
The best boutique shop ideas start with specialty lighting designed to attract and engage the high-end shopper looking for luxury, elegance and expensive merchandise. This type of retail space requires a perfect combination of functional, aesthetic and mood lighting. 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 →
There are a variety of reasons that retailers don’t want to give up their fluorescent lighting systems and switch to LED lighting. The majority of retailers are hoping they can, somehow, avoid making the change from fluorescent to LED altogether. The reasons range from not wanting to shoulder the costs for what they see as questionable benefits to sheer rebellion at having this change imposed on them by the government. 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 →