Commercial Indoor Lighting
Almost every client you consult for is going to be concerned about the recession and is going to want reassurance that the lights they buy today will last a long time to come and will help them either save money, make money, or both. If you can prepare a proposal in advance that quantifies specific channels of ROI, you can give yourself a competitive advantage over almost any rival you are up against. Many commercial environments in and of themselves are defined by the type and quality of indoor lighting. Some depend on the lighting itself as a contributing factor that directly impacts the generation of capital. Others experience the benefits of indoor commercial lights on a more indirect, somewhat intangible level. The quality and nature of an organization’s commercial indoor lighting system has a direct impact on its morale, production time, and generative financial power. Understanding the type of business you are looking to help will in turn help you very quickly what types of commercial indoor lights to order to best meet the requirements of your client’s environment, activities, and fiscal capabilities.
Factories, warehousing operations, and shipping organizations receive the greatest benefits from indoor commercial lights that cut power costs and provide superior supportive task lighting. They seldom take the time to focus on decorative concerns, choosing instead to give top priority to the utilitarian and functional requirements of lighting that helps employees get their jobs done. This is both a matter of focus and a matter of safety in industrial environments. Shadows constitute trip hazards in warehouses and factories, and glare can create an equally hazardous environment. For shipping/receiving, manufacturing, and material handling facilities, it is imperative to think SAFETY and CONSERVATION with every fixture you install. Keep in mind that industry is very heavily related in these areas, just as commercial indoor and outdoor lighting are becoming increasingly regulated. Helping your client meet with all OSHA and ANSI codes and demonstrable prove their facility has not only new light, but also a new safety rating, can potentially lower their commercial insurance cost and take them someday down the path of LEED Certification.
Service Based Organizations
Office personnel in service industries work best in an environment under commercial indoor light that is both task and decoratively oriented. Usually this involves multiple layers of both direct and indirect light, and it almost always requires more than one lamping option. Commercial lighting controls help to control both indoor lighting levels and the consumption of electricity. It also helps certain specialty rooms, such as conference rooms, function in a multi-dimensional capacity. The ability to both control the overall level of light and directly manipulate layers and colors of light is vital to effective presentation and maximizing the potential of any environment used for presentations, audio-visuals, and teleconferencing.
Retailers must have commercial indoor lights that produce the very best CRI that will fully magnify the colors of products on shelves and to showcase anything of importance that has been placed in its own display. They also need multiple layers of light, normally at least two to effectively showcase both their floor space and specific products that are intended to be differentiated from general product selection. It is paramount to do this as cost effectively as possible. Retail profit margins are normally rather slim, so the more you trim a store’s overhead on power bills, the more readily they will embrace both the technology and the design you propose.
Hotels, country clubs, restaurants, and resorts require a very specialized approach to commercial indoor lighting. Almost every location contains a variety of buildings whose interior architecture varies on a room per room basis. So many special events occur within each room of every facility that commercial indoor lights must provide everything from task and general lighting to special decorative and associative aesthetic themes that support the brand of the organization, the activities that normally occur with each area, and a general sense of removal from mundane reality to a higher, superior, and more eclectic realm of activity.
Clients Interested in LEED Certification
Any client in any of the four industry classifications above could possibly be looking to obtain LEED certification. Commercial indoor lighting will be a major factor in earning points toward such an accreditation. Because high electric bills are very often the result of high temperature created by outdated lighting fixtures, very often the first step in lowering the power costs for these clients is to replace indoor lights that are burning too hot with cooler burning equivalents. Hand in glove with this methodology is also replacing lights with lower LPW with superior LPW efficiency ratings. New commercial fluorescent lighting, induction lighting, and most especially, LED industrial lighting all offer new options never before available to lower overall electric consumption and qualify for points in environmental friendliness and innovation and design as well.
Lighting Design Services from RLLD Commercial Lighting
Our clients are contractors, architects, and commercial lighting design firms who range in size from the sole proprietor to the multi-site corporate level. To accommodate this broad spectrum of clientele, and to ensure that everyone has the ability to save time on proposal development and develop superior, energy efficient solutions in full compliance with all governing regulations, we have investing in state of the art point by point lighting design software which we will use to help you develop your client’s system at no additional charge provided you purchase your commercial indoor lighting fixtures from us. Small companies can appear equal to large ones through this partnership, and large companies can save money on training and staff development by outsourcing schematic design to our experts.