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Every commercial building needs to have appeal and functionality. Out of the many areas where contractors can make improvements, lighting is the most critical part of any commercial establishment.

Building owners need to ensure that the lighting inside their building is adequate. Buildings can prevent inefficient lighting by following a few lighting tips.

Multiple Lightings

Commercial buildings may have small areas inside, and contractors might think it only needs a single light source. While this can save energy for the establishment, the lighting may not be efficient and leave tiny spots that don't have light. People can get annoyed when the room is not fully lit, so installing multiple light fixtures is the best option. Aside from illuminating the area better, the lights can also make the space larger.

Replace Bulky Light Fixtures With Compact Ones

Large light fixtures may look good, but will not save space and may cause an uneven light spread. Instead of large light fixtures, contractors should install compact light fixtures to spread the light better around the room. Contractors can also use slender pendants if commercial building owners want a hanging light fixture that's compact as well.

Use Recessed and Track Lights

If contractors already installed compact lights, the lighting may not be enough. Even if maintenance personnel replace the light bulbs, the illumination may still not be enough to achieve a vibrant room. The best way to enhance the lighting in the room is by using recessed or track lighting. Contractors can install them on the walls to support the main light fixtures on the ceilings. Installing them can also eliminate the dark corners, ensuring the room is more vibrant than usual.

Adding Lights to Accentuate Furniture Pieces

Contractors should consider adding lighting to shelves and large furniture, which can help eliminate dark areas and add more lighting to the room. Contractors can also add LED strips on the walls behind the furniture to hide the lights efficiently.

Incorporating Vertical Lighting Paths

While low ceilings may not be a problem for some, others do not prefer a low-ceiling room. An excellent way to resolve this problem is to use vertical lighting paths to give the illusion that the ceiling is higher than usual. Vertical lighting can divert peoples’ attention from the ceiling to the lights. Table lamps, floor lamps and uplight-wall sconces can achieve this lighting illusion as well.

Using Natural Light

The best way that commercial buildings can provide efficient lighting is by using natural lighting. Buildings don't need to use any electrical device to add light into the room because the windows can do that. Large windows can bring in more natural light, and the curtains should also pull apart efficiently to avoid blocking sunlight.


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