The quantity and quality of illumination, the impression it creates about the merchandise and the effect it has on the retail area’s appearance are all factors in a successful lighting design.
A designer must consider a variety of key characteristics when developing their lighting plan including lamp life, system efficiency, lumen maintenance, color rendering and appearance, daylight integration and control, light distribution, points of interest, cost, system control and flexibility.
Make the store look bright and open with by using a natural looking light source.
Establish a visually comfortable environment in which to evaluate merchandise.
Provide a visual hierarchy to direct the shopper to “must see” items and specials.
Create a signature appearance throughout the store.
Reduce heat from lighting fixtures; especially in areas with perishable products.
Lower maintenance and energy costs.
Source: Contech Lighting
Compiled in Editorial Board of Retailiran