More to Commercial Lighting Than Meets the Eye

When it comes to hiring a commercial electrician to design and install the lighting for a large commercial building, there really is so much more to it than you might think. Not only must areas be well lit where various tasks will be completed, but each task does, in fact, require a different number of lumens as well as lighting in different areas of the spectrum. Then there is accent lighting to be considered as well as decorative lighting and general lighting, all or some of which can be employed in a single area. Whether you are repurposing a commercial building or designing a new build construction, to do anything other than contact the services of a commercial electrician would be counterproductive. 

Let’s Talk About Task Lighting 

No matter what kind of commercial building it is, there will be various areas designated for specific tasks. Some areas will be for offices while other areas of a large commercial business may be for production, sales, warehousing and a myriad of other purposes. Each area will require a specific amount of illumination specific for the task that will be carried out with a localized and focused amount of illumination. Then, there is cost efficiency to consider. Thankfully, most businesses have made the switch from incandescent and fluorescent lights to LED lighting but even then, operating costs must be considered. To get an idea of just what is involved in a largescale commercial project and how it is possible to provide cost-effective lighting, check out these commercial electricians in South Florida. 

A Focus on General Lighting 

When it comes to a cost-effective way of lighting a large commercial facility, a focus should be placed on general lighting throughout the building. This would be the main lighting source within a space. While there will be other types of lighting such as decorative, task and accent lighting, general lighting provides the main source of light for a room. When designing the area, other sources of light should be planned so that they can be raised or lowered depending on the amount of light available in the room. Again, this is the main source of light for an area, so it should be the focus in the design stages of planning. 

Decorative and Accent Lighting for Character 

Decorative and accent lighting are what gives a room or space character. While they are functional sources of light, they are also decorative. A commercial electrician will always plan for a given effect but will also take into consideration the amount of light these types of commercial lighting provide. The amount of general lighting can be reduced by as many lumens as are being produced in decorative and accent lighting, as mentioned above, so that the level of light necessary to see clearly in a given spaced can be controlled. 
While any electrician could probably install commercial lighting, it would not be the type and amount of lighting necessary for each of the above-mentioned functions. When it comes to cost effectiveness and a focus on the type and amount of light needed, it takes an experienced commercial electrician to get the job done right. 

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