Lighting is important in retail stores, but is just as important in other types of projects. Artificial lighting is omnipresent. All day at work, when you're shopping, at home with your family and friends, and even when you're walking outside at night. Artificial light guides your gaze, directs you to the right places, makes you feel safe and secure.
A well-layered lighting is subtle, not necessarily noticeable, varies on the sources and uses several different fixtures. It is tailored to the application for which it was chosen.
Light layering is complex to achieve and therefore requires the expertise of a lighting consultant. Good lighting design requires quality fixtures that are often expensive. In the case of a retail store, it brings better employee performance and generates better sales. The 5 types of lighting layers that can be used are distinct and each has its own usefulness.
General Layer / Ambient Layer
General lighting illuminates an entire area and must not be dazzling for visual comfort. It must be sufficient for people to be able to properly read labels and see products.
Perimeter lighting is helpful for circulation to make guests feel better oriented. More illuminated, it encourages the customer to explore the merchandise and attracts his attention.
Accent lighting creates intrigue and visual excitement on an accent point. It can illuminate up to 10 times more than the surrounding lighting.
Task lighting is essential for complex and precise work. It is important that it is applied to the task for the amount of light, uniformity, glare and colour.
Architectural enhancement serves to support architectural accents. It brings out the textures and brings out the colours of a material, such as wood.
Whether it's for lighting workspaces, restaurants, shopping malls, sports centres or even residential buildings, it quickly becomes clear that the importance of layered lighting is paramount. Even if industrial style lighting is in fashion in popular restaurants, their lighting is more decorative than functional. The source used in industry has been replaced and it is understood that a high-bay gymnasium luminaire has no place in a dining room. Contrary to other disciplines in the electrical world, such as heating, in lighting there is no universal fixture for all applications.
A wise man once said, "Lighting is both a science and an art."
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