A Look at the Different Types of Commercial Lighting That Exist Today

Feel like you’re in the dark when it comes to finding the right commercial lighting? Allow us to enlighten you about the types of commercial lighting you can choose from.

Whether it’s an office or warehouse, there are affordable lighting solutions that provide efficient, long-term lighting. Take a look at this list of the best lighting options for your commercial space. We promise it’ll brighten your day!

LED Lighting

Offices and warehouses are going with commercial LED lighting because it lasts longer and saves energy. Here are a few of the best commercial lighting solutions in the LED category.

Task Lighting

Task lighting provides light for a workspace to allow an individual to complete a task. They’re bright, easy to install, and energy-efficient. 

Recessed Troffer

Recessed troffer lighting replaces the standard CFL tubes you often see in offices. They are recessed into the ceiling hiding them from view. Some consider this the best office lighting because of the aesthetic and low heat emission.  

Track Lighting

Track lighting provides adjustable light fixtures that can be mounted on the walls or the ceiling. The track has wiring of its own so that each fixture doesn’t have to be wired individually. This form of light tends to be softer so it may be good for certain workspaces and not others.

For track lighting or any of the lighting solutions above, take a look at these lighting installation tips

Outdoor Lighting

You can use LED lighting as an outdoor lighting solution as well. Floodlights, shoebox lights, and wall-pack lights are all great options for security outside your commercial building. 

Floodlights provide a large amount of light over a large area. These are good for parking lots, patios, or entrances and exits. Shoebox lights are usually mounted to a metal or wooden pole in a parking lot. You can install a timer or motion sensor for a shoebox light for security.

Wall-pack lights are installed on the side of the building. It’s a good lighting solution for entrances and exits.

Incandescent and Fluorescent/Compact Fluorescent (CFL)

Outside of LED lighting options you might consider incandescent or CFL. Incandescent light bulbs have a high heat emission and they consume more energy. This means that you have to replace incandescent lights more often.  

Fluorescent lights have a longer lifespan and a lower heat emission than incandescent lights. However, because of the mercury found in the bulbs fluorescent lights are more likely to flicker and they can be tricky to dispose of safely.

Types of Commercial Lighting for You

Hopefully, this article has shed some light on your decision. Depending on space and energy concerns one of these types of commercial lighting could be perfect. 

Once you’ve made your decision, be sure to contact a professional installation company. A commercial electrician can confirm you have the right type of lighting and install it for you quickly.

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