Regardless of what your retail store sells, lighting is one of the most important components of a successful retail space. Lighting mistakes rarely go unnoticed and can have a direct impact on a customer’s shopping experience –– and we all know what happens when a customer’s shopping experience is poor.
Practical advice on commercial lighting from LED retrofits to lighting design.
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Bo Klune is our Regional Lighting Specialist Manager who oversees the Dallas and Atlanta regions. Bo has many years of experience in the lighting industry –– finding the most efficient energy savings for his customers. Every day we answer countless questions surrounding the topic of energy savings so he's here to help answer some of the most common. Here's Bo with more:
Topics: Energy Efficiency, Savings, Payback, & ROI, Education Facility, warehouse lighting, Hotel Lighting, Hospitality Lighting, Office Building Lighting, Multi-Family Lighting, Hospital Lighting, Retail Lighting, Parking Garage Lighting, Restaurant Lighting
As a lighting specialist that deals with mostly restaurant clients, Brandon Melton faces the topic of LED dimming almost daily. Brandon has many years in the lighting world and works with some of Regency's largest restaurant chain customers to eliminate common LED dimming issues and properly light their spaces. Here's Brandon with more:
The American Girl brand has been around since 1986 and is deeply embedded in so many childhood memories. They have a foundation of helping girls all over the world to build strong character and reach their full potential.
Topics: Retail Lighting
The impact of LED lighting on the seeming endless sea of options is greater than just a few new — significantly more efficient — options for a table lamp or track fixture. LED technology has brought plenty of new replacement products, but it has also introduced a whole new category of options: LED fixtures.
This is a question we commonly address: “I’d like to go with LED lighting, but how do I know if I should go with a screw-in replacement product or a new LED fixture?”
Of course, whether you're switching to an LED screw-in or a brand new LED fixture, you're probably well-acquainted with the lighting technology's many advantages. One important one to highlight here: the lumen output, or brightness, doesn't depreciate with LED like it does with fluorescent or HID technology. The lumen output will remain the same over the life of the product whether you go with a replacement lamp or fixture.
There are a lot of big numbers that get thrown around in lighting retrofit discussions. The savings –– from the cost of energy to the lessened maintenance workload –– can be eye-popping.
Yet, oftentimes, the only number that is really eye-popping to your boss is that of upfront cost.
The reality is, no matter how common sense a retrofit may seem, big expenditures rarely get passed swiftly. (And sometimes, the sheer size of the number on the price tag can delay a quick-ROI, "common sense" project for years.)
If you're like so many of our lighting-savvy customers who have had trouble getting budgetary approval for an energy-saving lighting conversion, maybe one of the ideas below can help you to get something pushed through and start saving your company money with a refreshed look.
Topics: LED, Savings, Payback, & ROI, Education Facility, warehouse lighting, Hotel Lighting, Hospitality Lighting, Office Building Lighting, Multi-Family Lighting, Parking Garage Lighting, Hospital Lighting, Retail Lighting, Restaurant Lighting, Movie Theater Lighting
LED is an exciting technology, but completely changing the lighting in your building over to LED may not always be practical nor the best choice today. We still get a lot of questions from customers asking where in their buildings are the best places to convert to LED.
Oftentimes, the switch to
When big shopping holidays like Black Friday and back-to-school shopping hit the retail world, it all too often means stores everywhere are scrambling to get the lighting right.
Linear fluorescent lighting has for decades been the workhorse light source for so many applications, thanks to its long life ratings and relatively efficient use of energy. But the emergence of linear LED technology over the last decade or so has really changed the landscape, making buying decisions for linear applications more complex.
We get questions all the time about linear lighting. Is it risky to invest in LED lighting products? Are more fluorescent phaseouts ahead? What linear lighting products does Regency suggest?
Lighting is one of those things that can be easily taken for granted. It’s sort of like cell phone service or drinking water –– it’s not something most people pay attention to unless it’s off.
Just like cellular networks and purified drinking water, details matter in lighting. Ensuring a cell signal isn’t spotty or that the total dissolved soluble content of water is palatable is a science. And it’s pretty easy to mess up.
With lighting, mistakes rarely go unnoticed. And even the less-noticed ones can have a trickle-down effect on sales.
The job of the lighting designer is to help you avoid such oversights, ensuring your lighting is sharp, consistent, and right for your brand.
In that spirit, here are the most common mistakes our team sees in retail lighting design: